Microsoft Dynamics Partner Roundup: Channel management; Document + payment automation; Jet acquired; VAR buy; Payroll for BC; Connected field service

May 3 2019

In this week's Microsoft Dynamics partner news roundup:

  • Insightsoftware acquires Jet Global Data Technologies
  • Metafile Information Systems and ACOM Solutions form strategic partnership
  • Impartner collaborates with Microsoft to accelerate direct and indirect sales; co-market and co-sell solutions
  • Synoptek expands their Dynamics business by acquiring Chicago-based Dynamics Resources
  • Payroll NOW by Integrity Data provides integrated payroll solution for Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • Connected field service solution focuses on manufacturing companies

Insightsoftware acquires Jet Global Data Technologies

Insightsoftware,  a provider of ERP and enterprise performance management (EPM) reporting solutions, has acquired Jet Global Data Technologies, which builds reporting, analytics, and budgeting solutions for Dynamics. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The acquisition builds on Insightsoftware's strategy of delivering reporting platforms that allow organizations to access and distribute financial and operational data, according to company officials.

Jet Global's solutions is intended to enable flexible reporting from any Dynamics source, including Dynamics AX, NAV and GP, in the Excel environment users are familiar with, officials said.

Metafile Information Systems and ACOM Solutions form strategic partnership

Metafile Information Systems, the company behind MetaViewer, an automation-document management solution, and ACOM Solutions, a B2B payment platform provider, have teamed up to launch a new invoice-through-payment automation solution.

MetaViewer aims to enhance Dynamics ERP systems for customers by adding integrated workflow, document imaging, and dashboard views of business processes, according to officials.

Combined with the power of Dynamics, MetaViewer and ACOM have teamed up to round out their accounts payable and payment automation processes. The companies now allow organizations to expand the current MetaViewer workflow with invoice-through-payment automation, officials said.

ACOM and MetaViewer customers can now implement invoice-through-payment automation, according to officials.

Impartner collaborates with Microsoft to accelerate direct and indirect sales; co-market and co-sell solutions

Impartner, a provider of partner relationship management (PRM software), is teaming up with Microsoft to offer an integrated technology solution in a bid to help customers accelerate direct and indirect sales from within a single console.

Impartner is also launching Impartner PRM for Microsoft Dynamics 365 to provide channel marketing and sales professionals with a clean, integrated master view of their channel success, according to officials of the companies. Microsoft will co-market and co-sell the solution.

"We couldn't be more excited about this collaboration to better serve the tidal wave of demand we've seen from our customers, many of whom are embracing the power and flexibility of Microsoft Dynamics 365, and are looking for a proven joint solution that ensures they can be up and running quickly,” said Impartner CEO Joe Wang in a statement.

Synoptek expands their Dynamics business by acquiring Chicago-based Dynamics Resources

Synoptek, an IT business consulting, technology leadership and management firm, has acquired Dynamics Resources, a business and IT consulting firm.

The move strengthens Synoptek's competencies in Microsoft's cloud platforms and increases its presence in Chicago and the Midwest.

"Dynamics Resources has the most experienced Microsoft business solutions teams in the industry," said Tim Britt, CEO at Synoptek. "What doesn't make sense about this? This is a perfect match. We expect our Microsoft business solutions and cloud platform business to grow 20%-40% a year as a result of our combined resources for the foreseeable future."

Payroll NOW by Integrity Data provides fully integrated, complete payroll solution for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Integrity Data has rolled out Payroll NOW, an embedded payroll solution designed to operate seamlessly inside D365 Business Central. Customers will be able to download Payroll NOW on Microsoft AppSource soon.

In addition to integration with Business Central, Power BI, Office 365 and other critical business applications, Payroll NOW includes extended functionality unique to the solution, such as payroll processing, employee self-service, HR onboarding, ACA compliance reporting and state and federal electronic tax filing. 

"The Dynamics 365 Business Central platform enables us to create the most modern and powerful payroll and HCM tools all within the application," said Patrick Doolin, CEO of Integrity Data, in a statement. "We have a lot of great things on the horizon beyond the initial release. Our goal is to empower payroll and HR teams with everything they need to be successful and productive."

Connected field service solution empowers field service and manufacturing companies

MCA Connect, a systems integrator, has launched its Connected Field Service for Manufacturing solution. This offering combines traditional field service and modern Internet of Things (IoT) technology with the goal of enabling manufacturing field technicians to perform their jobs more efficiently.

The new system is built on D365 and utilizes Azure, Power BI and IoT devices, according to company officials. The solution offers service technicians predictive insights into the products and equipment.

"The ability to create reports in real-time helps technicians to increase their capacity to improve first time fix rates," said Claude Watson, CEO of MCA Connect, in a statement. "Our Connected Field Service solution for Manufacturing ultimately turns a service cost center into a profit center for clients."

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