As discussed on this blog previously, the Architecture & Engineering market is a key vertical market for SAGlobal, and is one of three core services-based industries that we provide Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP solutions to. We are putting an increased emphasis on the A&E market these days, as we were recently selected as one of three Dynamics AX partners to participate in Microsoft’s Virtual Industry Team Unit (VITU), where we’ll be working closely with Microsoft to take Microsoft Dynamics AX solutions to market in the A&E industry.
Over the years, ERP software systems has got a very good at collecting large volumes of information about your business. For professional services organizations, this includes capturing all sorts of details about your clients, your projects, your finances, and your resources. The challenge has always been for ERP systems to provide the ability for your users to access that data in a meaningful way that can help them make good business decisions.
As we’ve written about on this blog before, one of our core focus areas as a business is around providing Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP solutions to A&E firms (Architecture & Engineering). In fact, Systems Advisors Group was recently named part of Microsoft’s Virtual Industry Team Unit that will be working closely with Microsoft to provide Dynamics AX ERP solutions to A&E firms. As part of this initiative, we’re also in the process of planning a webcast with ZweigWhite, a respected industry authority providing publications, events, and management consulting services to firms in the A&E industry. More details on this webcast will be provided soon.
A new study released by Kennedy Consulting Research shows some interesting trends within IT Consulting firms. One of the more notable trends is that IT Consulting firms are increasingly getting requests from clients to provide services on a fixed-fee basis rather than time and materials (T&M). According to the study, clients feel that they can better control costs with fixed fee billing. However, many IT Consulting providers are countering this request by proposing more of a hybrid billing method where only a portion of the project is done on a fixed fee basis.
SAGlobal is happy to announce that Gage has gone live on Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 as their new business management software platform. Headquartered in Plymouth, MN, Gage is a digital marketing consultancy that helps leading brands grow sales, profits, and market share through strategic technology-driven solutions and services. Gage offers solutions that span technology, media, and the full spectrum of marketing disciplines, including promotion, relationship, and digital marketing. Their client roster includes popular brands like Coca Cola, Best Buy, 3M, Thomson Reuters and Microsoft.