CINCINNATI – Cincom Systems, a worldwide provider of business software, and Microsoft have signed a strategic, global independent software vendor (ISV) agreement to deliver enhanced enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution capabilities to complex enterprises.
Combining the depth of Cincom’s more than 40 years of complex enterprise ERP expertise with the breadth of Microsoft Dynamics AX, customers in the following industries will be able to realize exponential gains in profitable growth.
• Aerospace manufacturing
• Defense manufacturing
• Instrumentation and controls
• Electronic-device manufacturing
• HVAC/R manufacturing
• Industrial-equipment manufacturing
• Discrete manufacturing
Cincom was selected by Microsoft to build on the Microsoft Dynamics AX foundation as part of its Global ISV program because of Cincom’s reputation as an industry leader with 40 years transforming complexity into sustainable competitive advantage for global manufacturers. Cincom fulfills a critical customer need by providing deep domain expertise in solving the most pressing complex enterprise challenges. The partnership will enable complex enterprises to quickly transform into dynamic businesses.
"Dynamic businesses display the agility to anticipate and embrace change while sustaining competitive advantage," said Doug Kennedy, vice president, Microsoft Dynamics Partners and Support Services. “The enhanced offering from Cincom, combines their vertical industry expertise with the powerful Microsoft Dynamics AX application, and is an example of the innovative solutions being delivered by our partners to help transform complex enterprises into dynamic businesses.”
“Leveraging the power of both companies and focusing on our strengths – Cincom’s deep industry knowledge and Microsoft's technology and business platform – will be a great benefit to customers worldwide,” says Dave Schwarber, managing director of Cincom’s Business Manufacturing Solutions division. “They will be able to embrace nimble, dynamic systems that quickly simplify complexity and keep pace with today’s ultra-competitive business environment.”
New capabilities derived from the Cincom/Microsoft global partnership will help complex businesses quickly increase customer acquisition, service and retention. An internal analysis of Cincom customers shows that Cincom products deliver a 30 to 1 return on investment. Combined with Cincom’s stellar ERP implementation record, complex enterprises can increase profit margins, improve quality and empower flawless supply chain execution on a project-by-project basis.