AKA Enterprise Solutions Expands its Cloud Consulting Practice with New Leadership
Microsoft Dynamics Certified Gold Partner hires Greg Inks, Microsoft Cloud expert and Big 5 veteran, to deliver transformative Cloud solutions and services
NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 9, 2017 – Leading system integrator, managed services provider, and Microsoft Dynamics Gold Certified Partner AKA Enterprise Solutions continues the expansion of its Cloud consulting practice with the addition of Greg Inks, a Cloud technology expert, experienced digital marketing professional leveraging cloud computing, and veteran of the Big 5 consulting arena.
As AKA’s Cloud Practice Lead, Inks will tap into his experience working with Microsoft as well as some of the largest, most successful technology providers and client companies in the world to help customers define and evolve their Cloud strategy, with actionable migration plans that maximize ROI, reliability, and security.
AKA Enterprise Solutions Selected as a Member of Bob Scott’s 2016 VAR Stars
Microsoft Dynamics Certified Gold Partner is recognized for the 8th consecutive year
NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 8, 2016 – Leading Microsoft Dynamics Gold Certified Partner AKA Enterprise Solutions has been selected as a member of the Bob Scott’s VAR Stars for 2016, a group of 100 organizations honored for their accomplishments in the field of midmarket financial software.
Members of the VAR Stars were selected based on factors such growth, industry leadership and recognition, and innovation. Selection is not based on revenue, and those firms chosen represent a wide range of sizes and many different publishers of accounting software.
Microsoft Recognizes AKA Enterprise Solutions as a 2016 Dynamics U.S. Partner of the Year Award Finalist
AKA is recognized for outstanding performance
NEW YORK, NY – JULY 27, 2016 – Leading Microsoft Dynamics Gold Certified Partner, AKA Enterprise Solutions was named as a finalist for Microsoft Dynamics U.S. Partner of the Year Award. This recognition was achieved as a result of AKA Enterprise Solutions demonstrating exceptional business success by optimizing the use of Microsoft Dynamics to deliver innovative solutions that exceed customer expectations and surpass business goals.
This prestigious award was received at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2016, which took place this year in Toronto, Canada and recognized and honored partners from around the world. Several key criteria were considered in selecting Microsoft Dynamics Certified Partners for the special recognition, including outstanding sales performance, thorough technological expertise on Microsoft Dynamics products and services, and feedback from Microsoft team members.
AKA Enterprise Solutions Achieves the 2016 Inner Circle for Microsoft Dynamics
AKA is honored by Microsoft for outstanding sales achievement and innovation
NEW YORK, NY – JULY 22, 2016 – AKA Enterprise Solutions, a leading Microsoft Dynamics Consulting Company has achieved the prestigious 2016 Inner Circle for Microsoft Dynamics. Membership in this elite group is based on sales achievements that rank AKA Enterprise Solutions in the top echelon of the Microsoft global network of partners. Inner Circle members have performed to a high standard of excellence by delivering valuable solutions that help organizations achieve increased success.
Green Beacon Solutions and AKA Enterprise Solutions Announce Merger
Leading Microsoft Dynamics Partners Unite to Deliver Deeper Expertise and a Broader Solution Offering to Mid-Market and Enterprise Organizations
NEWTON, MA & NEW YORK, NY – May 12, 2016– Green Beacon, a leading provider of solutions built on Microsoft Dynamics® CRM, and AKA Enterprise Solutions, one of the most distinguished Microsoft Dynamics partners globally, have signed a definitive merger agreement. Green Beacon will continue servicing current and future customers while conducting business as AKA Green Beacon.
AKA Enterprise Solutions Joins the Microsoft SMB Champions Club Program
New York, NY – February 16, 2016 – AKA Enterprise Solutions recently joined Microsoft’s SMB Champions Club, an exclusive program designed for industry leading Microsoft partners. In recent years, AKA has added to our SMB practice, graduating as a top performer from the Dynamics CRM Online Acceleration Program, joining the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program, offering Azure hosting services for SMB customers and becoming a certified Marketing Sales Center (MSC).
“In partnership with Microsoft we have developed a strong SMB marketing, sales and delivery engine that contributed to 50% growth in SMB customer adds in 2015. Our membership in the SMB Champions program demonstrates our continued commitment to providing awesome value to small and medium sized companies,” said Jack Ades, Managing Director, AKA Enterprise Solutions.
AKA Enterprise Solutions was Selected as a Winner of the 2015 VAR Stars Award by Progressive Media Group’s Bob Scott’s Insights.
New York, NY – December 22, 2015 – AKA Enterprise Solutions, a globally distinguished Microsoft Dynamics Partner was named a 2015 VAR Star by Progressive Media Group’s Bob Scott’s Insights. The selection of mid-market accounting software resellers for Bob Scott’s VAR Stars is based on growth, industry leadership and innovation and the representation of a broad range of products and services with quality, not revenue, as the deciding factor in picking the businesses selected for this honor. Each of the 100 members named to the list has equal standing and is not rated.
“We are extremely pleased to be recognized again, said Jack Ades, Managing Director of AKA Enterprise Solutions. “Our acquisition of Green Beacon’s AX practice, continuing large projects within our core verticals, and growing our managed services offering have been key to the company’s strong performance in 2015.”
AKA Enterprise Solutions Awarded Project to Replace the Legacy Financial Management System for Roanoke County and Roanoke County Public Schools
New York, NY – October 29, 2015 – AKA Enterprise Solutions, a leading Microsoft Dynamics partner dedicated to the sales, consulting, and support services for Microsoft Dynamics was chosen to be the software and implementation partner by Roanoke County in Virginia to replace the existing financial management system for the County and the County’s public schools. The original RFP was released in April of 2014, with selected vendors invited for a series of on-site demonstrations and presentations and AKA was notified of the County’s intention to award the contract in March 2015.
AKA Enterprise Solutions Awarded General Services Administration Information Technology Schedule 70 Contract
New York, NY – October 06, 2015 – AKA Enterprise Solutions, a global leader in the sales, consulting, implementation and support of Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM solutions has been awarded the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) IT Schedule 70 contract, granting municipalities direct access to industry experts who address the IT needs of federal, state and local governments.
AKA Enterprise Solutions and Green Beacon Solutions Announce AKA’s Acquisition of Green Beacon’s Microsoft Dynamics AX Practice
New York, NY — August 21, 2015 — AKA Enterprise Solutions, one of the most distinguished Microsoft Dynamics partners globally, and Green Beacon Solutions, a leading provider of Microsoft Dynamics CRM solutions, announces that AKA has acquired Green Beacon’s Microsoft Dynamics AX practice.
Microsoft recognizes AKA Enterprise Solutions for ongoing business success and commitment to customers at Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC).
New York, NY-July 22, 2014- The Microsoft Dynamics President’s Club honors top performing partners with commitment to customers that are reflected in their business success and growth. This prestigious group represents the top 5 percent of Microsoft Dynamics partners worldwide.
AKA Enterprise Solutions Launches Web Site for Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP and CRM Users
New York, NY-December 17, 2013– AKA Enterprise Solutions, a leading Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, dedicated to the implementation, training and support of Microsoft Dynamics Business Solutions, announces the launch of a new web site, DynamicsAdvantage for Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP and CRM users.
AKA Enterprise Solutions Launches Web Site for Media and Entertainment Companies
New York, NY-July 22, 2013– AKA Enterprise Solutions, a leading Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, dedicated to the implementation, training and support of Microsoft Dynamics Business Solutions, announces the launch of a new web site for media companies.
AKA Enterprise Solutions Launches Life Sciences Industry Site
New York, NY-July 8, 2013– AKA Enterprise Solutions, a leading Microsoft Gold Certified Partner dedicated to the implementation, training and support of Microsoft Dynamics AX for Life Sciences companies, launched their new site, ERP for Life Sciences today. “This site will provide valuable resources for Life Sciences companies, such as whitepapers, third party solutions, industry insights and demos. We are committed to evaluating industry trends and addressing current pains and issues that Life Sciences organizations face.” said Jack Ades, Managing Director, AKA Enterprise Solutions.
Visit the site: www.erpforlifesciences.com.
AKA Enterprise Solutions Announced as MAXLife Reseller
NEW YORK, NY — May 23, 2013–AKA Enterprise Solutions, a leading Microsoft Gold Certified Partner dedicated to the implementation, training and support of Microsoft Dynamics AX for Life Sciences companies, announced today that they have signed a Reseller Agreement with Merit Solutions, Inc. to resell their MAXLife ERP software. The signing of the Reseller Agreement will enable AKA Enterprise Solutions to provide clients in the BioTech, BioMed, Medical Device, and Pharmaceutical industries with the leading Life Sciences ERP software solution built on Microsoft Dynamics AX.
AKA Enterprise Solutions to Present and Exhibit DynamicsADvantage for Media and Entertainment Companies at Media Finance Focus 2013
NEW YORK, NY — May 7, 2013– AKA Enterprise Solutions, a leading Microsoft Gold Certified CRM and ERP partner, will exhibit DynamicsADvantage for Media and Entertainment companies at Media Finance Focus 2012, the 52nd Annual Conference for the Media Financial Management Association (MFM) and its BCCA subsidiary at the Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans, LA, May 20-22, 2013.
AKA’s DynamicsADvantage for Media and Entertainment features a comprehensive ad sales and ad billing solution for publishers, broadcasters and other media companies that sell advertising. DynamicsADvantage works within Microsoft Dynamics CRM and ERP to offer ad sales automation, advertiser/agency relationship management, campaign management, ad billing, revenue recognition and forecasting for linear and non-linear products and gives media companies the ability to contract with customers for products and services across multiple business units and revenue models.
AKA and partner Arvato Systems will be presenting two sessions at the event:
Alan Kahn, Co-CEO AKA Enterprise Solutions, Interview with Revenue Rocket:
Key Growth Strategies and Enhancing Profitability.
New York, NY. March 22, 2013- Alan Kahn is the co-Chief Executive Officer of AKA Enterprise Solutions, a New York City-based, Microsoft Gold Certified Partner dedicated to the implementation, training and support of the Microsoft Dynamics line of products including Microsoft Dynamics GP – (Great Plains), Microsoft Dynamics AX (Axapta) and Microsoft CRM, as well as Microsoft- based portals and business intelligence solutions.
What’s your background, and how did you get started?
“After having graduated from Rutgers University in New Jersey with a BS in Accounting and a BA in Economics, I began my career with Arthur Andersen as a member of the audit and consulting group, staying there about two years. I then went to work for a mid-sized distribution company focusing on the building market in a strategic management role.”
AKA Enterprise Solutions Exhibiting at Microsoft Convergence 2013 –DynamicsAdvantage product suite offers integrated end to end solutions for Media and Entertainment and Financial Services companies.
New York, NY – March 11, 2013- AKA Enterprise Solutions, a leading Microsoft Gold Certified CRM and ERP partner, will exhibit DynamicsADvantage for Media and Entertainment and DynamicsAdvantage for Financial Services companies at Microsoft Convergence 2013, the premier Microsoft customer event held in New Orleans, LA, March 18-22, 2013 at booth #447 inside the Microsoft Convergence Expo.
AKA Enterprise Solutions Selected as a 2012 BI360 Partner of the Year
Los Angeles, CA —January 28, 2013 – Solver announced its BI360 Partner of the Year awards in recognition of the strongest performing resellers (VAR) for demonstrating significant customer impact by delivering Solver’s innovative business intelligence solutions to help drive customers’ businesses forward. Solver’s BI360 is a leading Business Intelligence software and it integrates directly with Microsoft Dynamics AX and GP.
AKA Enterprise Solutions Recognized Among Top Three Finalists for the 2012 Microsoft Dynamics ERP Partner of the Year Award
NEW YORK, NY — July 20, 2012– Today, AKA Enterprise Solutions announced it has been selected as one of the top three finalists for the Microsoft Dynamics ERP Partner of the Year Award worldwide.
“We are thrilled to receive this exclusive recognition from Microsoft which we have had the privilege of receiving several times over the past ten years. With our recent acquisition of Business and Decision‘s Dynamics AX practice, our growth will accelerate in the coming months and years and further our success as a top ERP partner,“ said Alan Kahn, Co-CEO AKA Enterprise Solutions.
AKA Enterprise Solutions Acquires the Business & Decision Microsoft Dynamics AX Practice
NEW YORK, NY — July 2, 2012– AKA Enterprise Solutions, one of the most distinguished Microsoft Dynamics partners globally, announced today that it has acquired Business & Decision’s North American Dynamics AX practice.
Business & Decision (B&D) is a European-based consulting and systems integration company with a North American operation comprised of ERP, CRM, BI, Managed Services and eBusiness practices. AKA acquired the Microsoft Dynamics AX practice from B&D as an asset purchase.
AKA Enterprise Solutions to Exhibit DynamicsADvantage for Media and Entertainment Companies at Media Finance Focus 2012
NEW YORK, NY — May 15, 2012– AKA Enterprise Solutions, a leading Microsoft Gold Certified CRM and ERP partner, will exhibit DynamicsADvantage for Media and Entertainment companies at Media Finance Focus 2012, the 52nd Annual Conference for the Media Financial Management Association (MFM) and its BCCA subsidiary at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, May 21-23, 2012.
AKA Enterprise Solutions Launches DynamicsAdvantage ERP for Financial Services
The Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 integrated solution provides multi–entity and multi -currency consolidation, treasury management, financial reporting and compliance.
NEW YORK, NY — April 8, 2012– AKA Enterprise Solutions, a leading Microsoft Gold Certified partner, unveiled their new product DynamicsAdvantage for Financial Services, an integrated back office solution for multi-entity consolidation, treasury management and financial reporting and compliance at the Microsoft Convergence event in Houston Texas.
AKA Enterprise Solutions to Exhibit at Microsoft Convergence 2012
NEW YORK, NY —February 27, 2012 – AKA Enterprise Solutions, a leading Microsoft Gold Certified CRM and ERP partner, will exhibit DynamicsADvantage for Media & Entertainment and DynamicsAdvantage for Financial Services companies at Microsoft Convergence 2012, the premier Microsoft customer event held in Houston, Texas, March 18-21, 2012 at booth #252 inside the Microsoft Convergence Expo.
Bob Scott’s Insights Names AKA Enterprise Solutions as 2011 VAR Star
NEW YORK, NY —January 3, 2012 – AKA Enterprise Solutions, one of the most distinguished Microsoft Partners globally, was selected a winner of the 2011 VAR Stars award by Progressive Media Group’s Bob Scott’s Insights.
The 2011 VAR Stars on the list have a practice involving the sale of mid-market financial software and while most derive significant revenue from other sources, accounting software is the core to their business. Each of the 100 members has equal standing and is not rated. The selection of VARs included several factors including growth, industry leadership and innovation and representation of a broad range of products. AKA sells and supports Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics CRM solutions.
AKA Enterprise Solutions Named Technology Pacesetter for 2011 by Accounting Today
NEW YORK, NY —November 29, 2011 – AKA Enterprise Solutions, a leading technology consulting firm specializing in the implementation and support of Microsoft Dynamics business solutions has been chosen as a “Technology Pacesetter” for 2011 by the editors of Accounting Today.
For the past 15 years, Accounting Today’s Pacesetters list has represented the top resellers in the accounting and ERP software marketplace. The editors’ choices are based on factors such as industry awards received, growth, innovation, customer service, participation in building the profession and a firm’s general reputation in the marketplace.
All of the organizations included on the Technology Pacesetters list this year have remained agile in the face of changes in the economy and VAR marketplace. Seth Fineberg, Technology Editor for Accounting Today, wrote, “For years, the members of our Technology Pacesetters list of topflight accounting and ERP value-added resellers remained nimble, often adapting to change sooner than later. More recently, they’ve begun to usher in one of the larger evolutions in the sector by offering expanded product lines including cloud or hosted solutions and, in some instances, providing more consulting services than traditional software reselling.”
As a leader in the industry, AKA has invested in developing both their on-premise and cloud services practices, empowering clients with the ability to choose an on-premise or cloud deployment for their Microsoft Dynamics ERP or CRM solutions.
“ AKA is embracing the cloud platform and offers clients a healthy mix of on-premise, hosted and cloud solutions. By expanding services to the cloud, we continue our focus on flexible, cost-effective, integrated applications and infrastructure services to meet client’s goals and budget,” said Jim Bretschneider, Executive VP Sales and Marketing, AKA Enterprise Solutions.
This is the ninth year that AKA has been included in this prestigious list of Technology Pacesetters. Additional recognition InterDyn AKA has received in 2011 includes Microsoft ERP Partner of the Year for the East Region and one of top three partners worldwide, Bob Scott’s Insights Top 100 VARs, Accounting Technology’s VAR 100, Microsoft MVP for Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
The names of all 100 organizations are published in the November 2011 issue of Accounting Technology and can be accessed at http://digital.accountingtoday.com/accountingtoday/201111#pg28
AKA Enterprise Solutions Consultants Honored for Second Consecutive Year with the 2011 Microsoft MVP Awards.
NEW YORK, NY —October 21, 2011 – AKA Enterprise Solutions announced two of their senior consultants received the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Dynamics GP for the second consecutive year. The award recognizes exceptional technical community leaders from around the world who voluntarily share their deep, real-world knowledge about Microsoft technologies with others.
MVPs are recognized as the best and brightest from technology communities around the world with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award. These exceptional community leaders represent the voice of thousands in the community through the powerful and independent feedback they provide Microsoft , and for helping customers maximize the potential of their software.
Potential MVPs are nominated by other technical community members, current and former MVPs, and Microsoft personnel who have noted their leadership and their willingness and ability to help others make the most of their Microsoft technology.
To receive the Microsoft MVP Award, MVP nominees undergo an extensive review process. A panel that includes members of the MVP team and Microsoft product groups evaluates each nominee’s technical expertise and voluntary community contributions over the past year. The panel considers the quality, quantity, and impact of the nominee’s contributions.
MVPs are independent of Microsoft, with separate opinions and perspectives, and are able to represent the views of the community members with whom they engage with. The Microsoft MVP Award Program honors non-Microsoft employees who are outstanding members of the technical community. The consultants’ status as MVPs comes to them due to their dedication to Microsoft technology, and the support they gladly give to the global technical community. As MVPs, the two will provide Microsoft product teams with critical feedback, speaking on behalf of the Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics CRM technical communities they represent. In addition, they will have the opportunity to speak at several IT-focused conferences and participate in evaluating unreleased software through beta testing programs. This privilege allows them to test future products and offer feedback on how to make the product better before it goes to market.
AKA Enterprise Solutions Wins East Region Partner Award 2011.
NEW YORK, NY —September 1, 2011 –Microsoft proudly announced the 2011 East Region Partner Award winners during a ceremony at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Los Angeles, CA. “The Field Partner Awards Program gives Microsoft the opportunity to recognize its top regional partners at a global event. It acknowledges the extraordinary contributions of Microsoft partners serving small, mid-market and enterprise commercial customers throughout the past fiscal year,” said Jack Braman, Vice President-East Region, Small and Mid-market Solutions and Partners (SMS&P) for Microsoft.
AKA Enterprise Solutions was recognized with the 2011 Microsoft East Region Partner of the Year award. The company was honored among the top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.
AKA Enterprise Solutions named as one of three finalists for the 2011 Microsoft Dynamics ERP Partner of the Year Award.
Leading IT consulting firm ranks among the top three out of 4,600 plus Microsoft ERP partners worldwide.
NEW YORK, NY —July 7, 2011 –Today, AKA announced it has been selected as a top three global finalist for the Microsoft Dynamics ERP Partner of the Year Award.
Awards were presented in multiple categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 4,600 partners worldwide. The Microsoft Dynamics ERP Partner of the Year Award honors a partner who has exhibited excellence in providing innovative and unique sales, services, solutions, and/or support based on Microsoft Dynamics ERP AX, GP, NAV, or SL. This award recognizes AKA, who has demonstrated consistent, high-quality, predictable service to Microsoft Dynamics customers that helps to ensure significant business benefits from their Microsoft Dynamics ERP investments.
AKA Enterprise Solutions to Exhibit DynamicsADvantage at Microsoft Convergence 2011
DynamicsADvantage for CRM and DynamicsADvantage for GP integrated with Microsoft Dynamics facilitates ad sales automation and ad billing for broadcasters, publishers and other media companies.
NEW YORK, NY —April 6, 2011 – AKA Enterprise Solutions, a leading Microsoft Gold Certified partner specializing in the media and entertainment industry, will exhibit DynamicsADvantage, a comprehensive ad sales automation and ad billing solution for publishers, broadcasters and other media companies at Microsoft Convergence 2011, the premier Microsoft customer event held in Atlanta, GA. April 10-13th.
AKA Enterprise Solutions to Sponsor Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 US Launch
Leading Microsoft CRM partner to exhibit award-winning Microsoft CRM Solution for media and entertainment companies at Microsoft’s New York regional launch event.
NEW YORK, NY —February 14, 2011 – AKA Enterprise Solutions, a leading provider of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, has announced their sponsorship as a regional U.S. sponsor of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Product Launch Event at the Grand Hyatt, at Grand Central Station, New York, NY, March 10, 2011.
Microsoft will unveil their latest version of Microsoft CRM at eight regional live events across the U.S., giving demonstrations and sharing customer success stories on how it’s designed to help boost sales, improve marketing and enrich customer service interactions. Attendees can also explore partner solutions by industry-expertise including InterDyn AKA’s DynamicsADvantage for CRM solution for media and entertainment companies.
AKA Enterprise Solutions Announces New Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Strengthens Microsoft Dynamics AX, CRM and Vertical Sales Growth Initiatives
NEW YORK, NY —January 14, 2011 – AKA Enterprise Solutions, a leading gold certified Microsoft partner announced Jim Bretschneider as executive vice president of sales and marketing. In his new role, Mr. Bretschneider will be responsible for the continued expansion of AKA’s sales and marketing initiatives to achieve significant growth in revenue and profitability within key vertical markets and the Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM product lines.