Comprehensive, Industry-Specific Front- and Back-End Software
Applications Interact Seamlessly Within Microsoft Dynamics
SAN RAMON, Calif. and MINNEAPOLIS, July 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Armanino Consulting, the business consulting division of Armanino
McKenna (http://www.amllp.com/microsoft-dynamics) and a leading
Microsoft Dynamics Partner, and Axonom (www.axonom.com), a premier
provider of business-to-business software solutions, announced they
have partnered to launch the first "fully unified" ERP/CRM solution,
designed to meet the specific enterprise-level needs of semiconductor
and high technology electronics companies.
The announcement, made during the Microsoft 2012 Worldwide Partner
Conference in Toronto, Canada, is exciting news for electronics
companies in the high tech space according to Scott Mangelson,
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Practice leader at Armanino Consulting.
"This industry-specific solution is the first to truly unify business
processes across departments, locations and systems for electronics
companies," he says. "The ERP and CRM applications are designed to work
as one system, with built-in support for cross-system business
The unified solution allows cross-departmental business processes to
flow between ERP and CRM automatically and includes specific functions
for forecasting, quotes, order management, credit management, invoices,
shipping status, backlog, available-to-promise, inventory status,
financials and other business processes.
Mike Belongie, vice president of sales for Axonom said the new solution
has "power that goes beyond a standard integrated solution. For
customers who implement this solution, the risks associated with major
IT projects are dramatically reduced and return on investment is
achieved in a much shorter interval."
Belongie says that the unified CRM/ERP solution automatically
integrates front-and back-office processes and data. Some of the
benefits to users include:
-- The product is aligned with the semiconductor and electronics business
-- Seamless front- and back-office integration.
-- Empowers complex, multi-tiered channel sales networks with design win
management, product configuration, forecast management, and customer and
-- Simplifies complexities of semiconductor supply chain management,
providing rich support for supply chain partner integration, mixed-mode
manufacturing and advanced planning scenarios including reverse BOM
planning, yield management, binning and grading, substitutions and
alternate production paths.
-- Operates on Microsoft Dynamics platform.
-- Enterprise-wide unification of business processes across departments,
locations and systems.
-- Industry-specific functionality is Certified for Microsoft Dynamics
(CfMD), indicating the solution has met Microsoft's highest standard for
partner developed solutions.
Solutions that are CfMD have demonstrated development quality and
compatibility with the Microsoft Dynamics product on which they run by
passing rigorous software testing for Microsoft Dynamics. For
customers, CfMD helps identify Microsoft Dynamics solutions that have
been tested for compatibility, meet high quality standards, and are
successfully used by existing customers. The certification represents a
significant step in elevating the standard for partner-developed
software solutions for industry-specific business applications.
"Microsoft Dynamics products are scalable, flexible, effective and
affordable," adds Mangelson. "These technology platforms have been
great to implement for our clients. When they are combined with the
business process engineering expertise and industry specific knowledge
of our consultants, our clients are able to gain insight into their
businesses and significantly grow their enterprises."
Effective strategies and specific benefits of the unified ERP/CRM
breakthrough are detailed in a new White Paper by Armanino Consulting
entitled "Gain Greater Efficiency, Agility and Control with a Unified
ERP and CRM solution with Microsoft Dynamics." The White Paper is
downloadable for free at http://learn.amllp.com/unified-erp-crm.
About Armanino Consulting
Armanino Consulting is a division of Armanino McKenna LLP, the largest
accounting and business consulting firm based in California. It is one
of the largest Microsoft Dynamics partners in the nation as a
value-added reseller (VAR) and implementation partner for Microsoft
Dynamics CRM, Dynamics AX, and Dynamics GP. Additionally, the firm
offers the Microsoft Dynamics AX for High Tech Industries(TM) Certified
for Microsoft Dynamics (CfMD) solution. This product helps software and
internet, semiconductor, medical device, and electronics manufacturers
to empower their sales forces, cut costs and time-to-market, improve
forecast accuracy, and manage distributor relationships and supply
chains.. Armanino Consulting very recently was named to the 2012 Inner
Circle for Microsoft Dynamics, placing it in the top echelon of
Dynamics partners worldwide. The honor demonstrates deep experience in
extending the Dynamics line of products to meet customer needs.
Armanino Consulting sells and implements Microsoft Dynamics CRM, which
automates the sales, customer service and marketing efforts for 30,000
customers and over two million users worldwide.
Axonom, a B2B solutions provider, delivers tools to successfully
service customers and partners in an environment that requires
multi-level relationship tracking, web self-service, partner/dealer
loyalty management tools, streamlined quote-to-order processing,
hassle-free payment options and a worldwide presence. Enriched with
mobile extendibility, Powertrak's High-Tech Industry Solutions include:
Customer and Partner Portals, Product Configurator, Design Win, Service
Management, Forecasting, and Time and Billing. By delivering more
transactions more efficiently through channels at a lower cost,
Powertrak helps customers realize greater profit potential. For more
information, please visit www.axonom.com .
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