Partner Watch, July 12
Fullscope debuts software solutions for process manufacturers, and seven companies join or move up in the Microsoft Partner ranks.
a supplier of process manufacturing solutions and a Gold Certified
Partner, Friday announced the launch of Process Industries for Microsoft
Business Solutions-Axapta at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference
2005 in Minneapolis, Minn. The new software was developed as part
of the Microsoft Industry Builder initiative is designed to help
food and beverage, pharmaceutical, life sciences and primary metals
companies optimize their process manufacturing operations for increased
profitability and competitive advantage.
"Microsoft, together with ISV partner Fullscope, now offers
a highly competitive business management solution tailored to the
industry-specific needs of customers in the global process manufacturing
market," said Mark A. Jensen, general manager of Microsoft
Axapta at Microsoft.
"Process and discrete manufacturers face very different problems,"
said Russell Smith, Fullscope president and CEO. "Process manufacturers
work in a flow-oriented environment, using formulas or recipes to
manufacture products that must be produced to exacting standards,
tracked continuously and delivered safely to price-conscious customers.
Process Industries for Microsoft Axapta is a robust, enterprise
system that addresses these specific problems while delivering a
very low total cost of ownership."
Process Industries for Microsoft Axapta features a single, three-tiered
architecture that enables businesses to customize one tier without
affecting functionality of other tiers. The potential risk of customization
and upgrades is reduced, helping to ensure a long-term solution
with low total cost of ownership. The solutions are fully customizable
using X++ or Microsoft .NET code, compliant with Microsoft SQL Server
2000 and Oracle database standards, and offer Multisite Enterprise
Portal and Commerce Gateway connectivity.
(Needham, Mass.) – media
processing and call control products; Gold
Certified, July 6.
(Hauppauge, N.Y.) – IT solutions
and services; Advanced Infrastructure and
Security Competencies; Gold Certified, July
1 Software Inc.
(Landham, Md.) –
customer communication management (CCM) solutions;
Gold Certified, July 8.
(Hackensack, N.J.) –
wireless asset management solutions; Certified,
(Vancouver, Canada) –
CRM and contact management software; ISV/Software
Solutions Comptency; Gold Certified, July
(San Antonio, Texas) – IBM eServer reseller
and IBM On Demand solutions; Gold Certified,