Microsoft Dynamics Partner Roundup: Fashion supply chain; Property management; Sales transformation; New alliance

September 7 2018

In this week's Microsoft Dynamics partner news roundup:  

  • Partner Sales and Simplanova join forces on a strategic partnership  

  • Visionet transforms Michael Gerald Ltd. operations using HauteLogic for Microsoft Dynamics 365  

  • Sovereign Housing Association and PowerObjects, an HCL Technologies Company announce partnership to implement Microsoft Dynamics 365  

  • Maxim Integrated partners with TCS on CRM sales transformation to accelerate business growth  

The Partner Sales and Simplanova join forces on a strategic partnership 

Partner Sales and Simplanova have joined forces to deliver their combined resources and automation tools to the Microsoft Dynamics channel, in a bid to help partners and end-users focus on their core business and operate more efficiently.  

Simplanova works with Microsoft Dynamics NAV partners to supply resources to help them achieve their goals during rapid business growth, according to officials of the two companies. Simplanova also offers a NAV upgrade tool pack for automated conversions: Simplanova's report, matrix form and dataport converters, and the NAV report designer, officials added.  

"Simplanova has a clear mission to become the service and innovation leader within the Microsoft Dynamics community," said Peter de Bruin, founder of The Partner Sales, in a statement. "The Partner Sales is committed to the success of all players within this ecosystem, and when we work together, we become inspired and continue to learn. That's why we connect Simplanova to our VARs and end customers."  

Visionet transforms Michael Gerald Ltd. operations using HauteLogic for Microsoft Dynamics 365  

Visionet Systems Inc.a provider of digital commerce services and solutions, has rolled out HauteLogic, its flagship supply chain management suite, for Michael Gerald Ltd (MGL), a casual lifestyle apparel company.  

Built on the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations platform and powered by Azure, Visionet's HauteLogic apparel industry solution is intended to digitize and streamline MGL's internal and partner-facing business processes, to enable the company to grow and succeed, according to company officials.  

Visionet's HauteLogic will allow MGL to standardize and digitize its apparel wholesale processes, including product management, centralized inventory management, EDI, and sourcing collaboration, by delivering integrated order to cash, procure to pay, advanced warehouse management, and finance on one unified platform.  

"Visionet was carefully chosen as our partner based on fashion and apparel industry expertise, to provide a comprehensive solution for us to manage every aspect of our business including planning, design, production, and distribution processes," said Dave McCullagh, CFO of MGL, in a statement. "The modularity of the HauteLogic solution has delivered us the process and data unification along with increased visibility to key business data."  

Sovereign Housing Association and PowerObjects, an HCL Technologies Company announce partnership to implement Microsoft Dynamics 365  

Sovereign Housing Association, one of the largest housing associations in the United Kingdom, and PowerObjects, an HCL Technologies Company, are teaming up to implement Microsoft Dynamics 365 across Sovereign's tenancy management, customer contact and Sovereign Living services.   

The project will support Sovereign's goal to become a more connected business, according to officials of the two companies.  

PowerObjects' integrated PowerProperty solution for housing associations, is built on Microsoft Dynamics technology. It offers housing associations a platform for digital service improvements, officials said.  

Sovereign plans to use Dynamics 365 to become more proactive in how it delivers services to customers using data and wider cloud services to identify risks that could become serious incidents as soon as possible, and prioritize those responses according to root causes, officials said. With Dynamics 365 for Field Service, Sovereign hopes to be able to deploy resources, to the right people, at the right time.  

Maxim Integrated Partners with TCS on CRM sales transformation to accelerate business growth  

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), an IT services, consulting, and business solutions provider, has successfully completed a CRM-based sales transformation program at Maxim Integrated Products Inc.  

Maxim needed a streamlined and agile digital sales process to increase sales and create a sustainable competitive edge in the dynamic and complex semiconductor ecosystem. Maxim partnered with TCS to design a cloud-based, collaborative, intelligent, and automated platform on the Microsoft Dynamics 365 CE platform to achieve this sales transformation, according to officials of the companies.  

"Leveraging our strong experience on Microsoft Dynamics 365 CE, we developed a best-in-class design, providing a robust, flexible and scalable system for Maxim," said V. Rajanna, senior vice president and global head, technology business unit, TCS, in a statement. "We look forward to continuing our partnership with Maxim in their exciting journey ahead."  

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