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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Launch Event

April 1, 2014 by in blog,News / Leave a comment

If you haven’t already heard, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2013 R3 is launching soon, and you do NOT want to miss out on their April 10th launch event! Engage with customers, run agile operations, and expand your business. By delivering a better customer experience you will increase customer loyalty and stand apart from the competition. Eager to meet your growth targets? Microsoft Dynamics AX 2013 R3 can ensure that your business is agile enough to do so and allows employees to do their best work.

Transform your company into a dynamic business and deliver a superior customer experience! Register here for the April 10th launch event.

Cal-Tex Goes Live With Microsoft Dynamics GP

March 26, 2014 by in blog,News / Leave a comment

Contact:
I.B.I.S., Inc.
Angela Goldberg
Chief Marketing Officer
(770) 903-3182

Cal-Tex Goes Live With Microsoft Dynamics GP

I.B.I.S., Inc. Completes Project On Time, On Budget

PEACHTREE CORNERS, GA — March 25, 2014 — I.B.I.S., Inc., leading provider of Microsoft Dynamics supply chain solutions to distributors and manufacturers, is pleased to announce the successful completion of the Microsoft Dynamics GP implementation for Cal-Tex Protective Coatings, Inc., premier provider of automotive protection products.

“After many years on a legacy system, we decided to make the move to Dynamics GP. We knew this was going to be a massive undertaking, and we selected I.B.I.S., Inc. to be our implementation partner, primarily because they were extremely knowledgeable and trust-worthy,” said Scott Smiley, Director of Information Services. It was very important to Cal-Tex that they complete the project on time and on budget and they wanted a partner with demonstrated success in this area. After talking to many I.B.I.S., Inc. clients they were confident that I.B.I.S., Inc. has a proven track record.

According to Mr. Smiley, “I.B.I.S., Inc. was able to migrate us to Microsoft GP within a 9-month time frame. Unlike some partners, I.B.I.S., Inc. did not try to lengthen the project. They were committed to meeting our aggressive goals. We consider them our long-term partner for Dynamics and have recently selected them to implement our e-commerce solution.”

About I.B.I.S., Inc.
I.B.I.S., Inc. is a premier provider of Microsoft Dynamics next-generation supply chain software and services. Based on 25 years of proven success helping midmarket companies optimize their supply chains for profitability and embedded in Microsoft’s next-generation ERP system, Advanced Supply Chain Software powered by I.B.I.S. is uniquely designed to address supply chain planning, management, and execution challenges for a new generation.

I.B.I.S., Inc. is a two-time winner of Microsoft Dynamics Outstanding Partner of the United States Award, the winner of Worldwide Partner of the Year Award for Microsoft Dynamics GP, a Worldwide Finalist for the Microsoft Dynamics AX Partner of the Year, a Microsoft Partner with four Gold Competencies (ERP, CRM, Business Intelligence, and Application Development), and a nine-time Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle Partner. I.B.I.S., Inc. is AMR Research Industry Certified in Distribution and Discrete Manufacturing.

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IBM & I.B.I.S., Inc. Launch Wholesale Distribution Video

March 19, 2014 by in blog,News / Leave a comment

Does your ERP system offer the comprehensive features, scalability and global reach you need along with the simplicity your users demand? IBM Accelerated Distributor Solutions, enabled by I.B.I.S., Inc., on Microsoft Dynamics AX, offers the features and capabilities you need to address these challenges.

I.B.I.S., Inc.’s New Book Helps Distributors Get the Most Out of Microsoft Dynamics AX

March 18, 2014 by in blog,News / Leave a comment

PEACHTREE CORNERS, GA — March 18, 2014—I.B.I.S., Inc., leading provider of Microsoft Dynamics supply chain solutions to distributors and manufacturers, announced today the launch of a new book written by I.B.I.S., Inc. AX Solution Architect and Microsoft MVP, Murray Fife. “A Distributor’s Guide to Microsoft Dynamics AX” was written to help distributors get comfortable with Dynamics AX and put them on the path to becoming more profitable.

According to Fife, “When first introduced to Dynamics AX, many of our clients find it overwhelming because there is so much functionality.” Fife equates the experience of distributors learning AX to being dropped in a completely foreign land, unable to speak the language, and not knowing which direction to start walking in.

Fife points out in the book that it may be even worse for distributors in the midst of a software selection where they are selecting between multiple solutions. Fife states, “In that case, you are in multiple foreign lands, and no one is speaking the same language. This book is designed to change all that.”

The book is divided into two parts. The first is a general overview of the system, reviewing each of the usability features at a high level. The second part is a functional overview that details all of the functionality within Dynamics AX that is important for distributors to understand.

Fife concludes, “In essence this book teaches you the language of a new land called ‘Dynamics AX’, supplies you with a map, and helps you start moving in the direction that best suits your specific business needs.”

To receive a discount code for purchase of the book, please inquire at marketing@ibisinc.com.

For more information, please contact Angela Goldberg at 770.901.3182 or via email at agoldberg@ibisinc.com.

IBM to Resell Advanced Supply Chain Software powered by I.B.I.S., Inc.

March 11, 2014 by in blog,News / Leave a comment

I.B.I.S., Inc. is pleased to announce that IBM will be reselling the company’s supply chain solution, Advanced Supply Chain Software.™ IBM chose Advanced Supply Chain Software as the supply chain solution for their Dynamics AX wholesale distribution offering. According to IBM, this “expanded collaboration with Microsoft and I.B.I.S., Inc. offers wholesale distributors the innovative business and technology capabilities they need to compete in today’s fast-paced, customer-centric marketplace .”

This endorsement from IBM is further validation that Advanced Supply Chain Software is the right solution for distributors and manufacturers looking for ways to innovate, improve margins, increase profitability, and realize sustainable growth. But companies also need the right partner with the depth and breadth of experience and expertise to ensure a successful, on-time, on-budget implementation. With over 25 years of proven success optimizing supply chains for distribution and manufacturing companies, the experts at I.B.I.S., Inc. have become the go-to-consultants for implementing supply chain solutions based on Dynamics AX.

To read the complete Industrial Distribution article featuring the collaboration between I.B.I.S., Inc., Microsoft, and IBM, click here.

Also visit www.advancedsupplychainsoftware.com for more information.

JEGS Electrical Transforming Customer Service, Sales with Help of IBM and Microsoft

March 4, 2014 by in blog,News / Leave a comment

 

ARMONK, N.Y. and Atlanta, G.A. – 04 March 2014: IBM and Microsoft (NYSE: MSFT) today announced that JEGS, a UK-based national distributor of electrical, house ware, DIY, and gardening products, has chosen a combination of innovation software and services from Microsoft and IBM to reach new customers and markets by automating key business processes.

JEGS supplies a network of more than 5,000 independent retailers in Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands, as well as local and trade customers and electrical contractors. The company is recognized as an industry leader in customer service, winning the prestigious British Hardware Federation Direct Diamond Supplier of the Year Award in 2010, in recognition of its high service levels. JEGS wanted to continue to improve its competitive advantage on service by further enhancing its internal processes, increasing productivity, and enabling staff to focus on customer support rather than administrative work. However, the planned business transformation was hindered by the limitations of its existing IT systems.

Processes like tele-sales, purchasing, warehouse logistics, finance and its commerce platform were hindering the business to the point whereby JEGS had developed manual processes to support the IT system rather than having an IT system which supported the business. The company wanted to continue to improve its competitive advantage on service by further enhancing its internal processes, increasing productivity, and enabling staff to focus on customer support rather than administrative work.

By selecting Microsoft Dynamics AX with IBM Global Business Services, JEGS has seen ongoing efficiency improvements as the company has grown. Within the first six months JEGS had saved more than 600 hours manual time entering sales orders as customers switched to ordering via the website. The fully integrated and scalable platform provided by Microsoft and IBM makes cross departmental collaboration easier than ever. For example, stock transaction processes have been streamlined across business entities leading to greater stock accuracy, The reporting abilities provided give us the opportunity for real time review and analysis, leading to faster reaction to information, greater insight into business performance and the ability to focus on the right areas to achieve the goals set.

“The new solution from Microsoft and IBM gives our company a more comprehensive way of managing our business processes, and makes life much easier for our staff,” said Eloise Gibbons, Managing Director. “The ease of use, combined with the automation of key business processes, means that our staff spends less time on administrative tasks, and more time catering to the needs of our customers. The more productive we can become, the better the service we can offer – which will help us to maintain and build on our leadership position in this market.”

IBM and Microsoft with I.B.I.S, Inc. Helps Drive Innovation for Wholesale Distributors

With today’s news, IBM and Microsoft are also announcing an expanded relationship, combining the powerful capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 distribution solutions with IBM’s proven global leadership in delivering integrated, enterprise wholesale and distribution solutions. The relationship also includes plans for IBM to develop and deploy differentiated intellectual property to offer unique, enhanced value to customers around world.

To further enhance delivering integrated and differentiated solutions for the wholesale distribution industry, IBM and Microsoft have expanded collaborations with I.B.I.S., Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end advanced supply chain solutions. The relationship combines the unique strengths of Microsoft, IBM, and I.B.I.S., Inc. for an optimal blend of skills, experience, and technologies to ensure customers get industry-leading solutions that help them reduce cost and complexity, and enable them to always be ready for what’s next.

“Businesses need intelligence to help optimize their supply chains and deliver great customer experiences,” said Hal Howard, CVP Microsoft Dynamics ERP Research & Development. “Our collaboration with IBM and I.B.I.S. will provide more advanced solutions to customers looking to succeed in today’s more connected and competitive global wholesale distribution market.”

“IBM’s expanded collaboration with Microsoft and I.B.I.S. offers wholesale distributors the innovative business and technology capabilities they need to compete in today’s fast paced, customer centric marketplace,” said Jill Puleri, Vice President, Global Industry Leader for Retail and Consumer Products, IBM Global Business Services.

More information on the new capabilities offered by IBM Accelerated Distributor Solutions enabled by I.B.I.S., Inc on Microsoft Dynamics AX can be found at

I.B.I.S., Inc. Reveals Prime Booth Location at Convergence 2014

January 30, 2014 by in blog,Events,News / Leave a comment

We are looking forward to seeing you at Convergence 2014, and we are pleased to announce our booth location for the event! Drum roll, please…the I.B.I.S., Inc. booth will be located directly adjacent to AX in the Microsoft Solutions Experience area!

Come visit us at BOOTH #2337 and enter our drawing to win a free Microsoft Xbox 360!

A live demonstration of Advanced Supply Chain Software will be held in Booth #2337, along with our premier consulting services offering, DynamicsCare. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!

I.B.I.S., Inc. will also be leading several sessions at Convergence! Stay tuned for more details to follow, and as always, please let us know if we can assist you in registering for Convergence 2014. We look forward to seeing everyone in Atlanta!

 

Patton Hospitality Management Selects I.B.I.S., Inc. as Microsoft Dynamics GP Implementation Partner: Company Chosen for Deep Expertise

January 21, 2014 by in Existing Clients News,News / Leave a comment

Patton Hospitality Management, a recognized leader in vacation property management, has chosen I.B.I.S. Inc. as the implementation partner for its Microsoft Dynamics GP software solution.

Offering a portfolio of more than 30 resort properties, Patton required a new ERP system to help its General Managers access information more efficiently. After an extensive selection process, the company selected Dynamics GP as its solution, due to the software’s fast operation, enhanced reporting options and remote access to help the company manage more than $375 million in hospitality assets.

To ensure a smooth implementation, Patton worked closely with I.B.I.S. Inc., a Microsoft Global Independent Software Vendor (GISV) and leading provider of Microsoft Dynamics to the midmarket. I.B.I.S. was selected for its deep expertise in Dynamics GP and 25 years of demonstrated success with complex implementations.

“From the beginning, I.B.I.S. was very upfront, responsive and easy to work with,” said Dennis Patenotte, Chief Financial Officer of Patton. “The implementation was a success, thanks to seamless project management. In fact, I.B.I.S. made the process so easy that we plan to work with them again to implement additional modules for our system.”

About I.B.I.S., Inc.

I.B.I.S., Inc. is a premier provider of Microsoft Dynamics next-generation supply chain software and services. Based on 25 years of proven success helping midmarket companies optimize their supply chains for profitability and embedded with Microsoft’s next-generation ERP system, Advanced Supply Chain Software powered by I.B.I.S. is uniquely designed to address supply chain planning, management, and execution challenges for a new generation.

I.B.I.S., Inc. is a two-time winner of Microsoft Dynamics Outstanding Partner of the United States Award, the winner of Worldwide Partner of the Year Award for Microsoft Dynamics GP, a Worldwide Finalist for the Microsoft Dynamics AX Partner of the Year, a Microsoft Partner with four Gold Competencies (ERP, CRM, Business Intelligence, and Application Development), and a nine-time Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle Partner. I.B.I.S., Inc. is AMR Research Industry Certified in Distribution and Discrete Manufacturing.

About Patton Hospitality Management

Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Patton Hospitality Management offers more than 150 years of combined experience in selling, managing and operating condominiums, resorts and hotels. Patton properties include 28 vacation resorts, three hotels, 12 luxury catamarans and one marina.

I.B.I.S., Inc.’s Frank Hamelly on MSDynamicsWorld.com

January 6, 2014 by in News / Leave a comment

Our very own Frank Hamelly, Senior Consultant, recently wrote on increasing profitability for distributors on MSDynamicsWorld.com.  Frank dissects Texas A&M’s survey of distribution companies and explains the findings.  Check out the full article here:

http://msdynamicsworld.com/story/optimizing-distributor-profitability-value-best-practices

I.B.I.S., Inc. Featured on WALB News

January 3, 2014 by in News / Leave a comment

WALB News recently featured I.B.I.S., Inc. for their prestigious 2013 VAR Star recognition.  In Bob Scott’s article naming the 2013 VAR Stars, Bob Scott highlights I.B.I.S., Inc.’s remarkable growth in both revenue and number of employees, despite a challenging business environment.

Read the complete article here: http://www.walb.com/story/24350820/ibis-inc-named-2013-var-star-by-prestigious-online-magazine-bob-scotts-insights-credits-supply-chain-expertise-for-companys-success