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TMCNet:  Armanino Extends Microsoft CRM Capabilities

[January 29, 2013]

Armanino Extends Microsoft CRM Capabilities

(GlobeNewswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SAN RAMON, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ArmaninoLLP (www.amllp.com) – the 35th largest accounting and business consulting firm in the United States and a provider of an integrated set of audit, tax, consulting and technology solutions to a wide range of organizations operating both in the U.S. and globally – today announced it has strengthened its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) consulting practice by merging in Gradient Vision, a consulting services company specializing in Dynamics CRM and SharePoint technology solutions from Microsoft as well as solutions from other providers. Details of the transaction, which was completed earlier this month, are undisclosed.


Joining Armanino is Gradient Vision Founder Rajya Bhaiya, an industry thought leader and co-author of a popular series of books on Microsoft CRM entitled "Microsoft Dynamics CRM Unleashed" and "Microsoft Dynamics CRM Integration Unleashed." Bhaiya is a recognized expert on collaboration, client portals, intranet/extranet networks, workflow and document management.

"Raj is a national leader in cloud-based applications and our clients will be able to leverage his knowledge to improve their sales, marketing and web-portal processes in a wide variety of industries," says Scott Mangelson, Armanino's CRM practice leader. "His depth of knowledge around Microsoft CRM, as well as SharePoint and Office 365, will enable our clients to increase productivity, reduce overhead and increase efficiencies in their own businesses." The transaction made sense because of close alignment between Armanino and Gradient Vision, says Tom Mescall, partner-in-charge of Armanino's consulting practice. "Our client bases are very complimentary and Gradient Vision has resources and relationships that strengthen our own CRM practice." The addition of SharePoint expertise augments the Armanino product line, Mescall adds. "SharePoint is a great technology for businesses that have collaborative cultures," he says. "It dramatically reduces or eliminates many cumbersome processes that inhibit productivity and extends collaboration between employees, supply chains and sales channels." Microsoft SharePoint is scalable and easily integrated into back and front end applications both at customer location and in the cloud, notes Mangelson. "Adding this solution to our suite of Microsoft products rounds out our Microsoft Dynamics (ERP and CRM) cloud offerings and allows us to offer manufacturing, sales and marketing organizations a great space to organize unstructured data and yet another way to do more with less in driving revenue growth." Mangelson notes that many of Gradient Vision's customers, as well as business partners, will be integrated into the Armanino business model. The deal "broadens our footprint and delivers additional, highly competent resources to our CRM practice." About ArmaninoLLP Armanino is one of the largest Microsoft Dynamics partners in the nation as a value-added reseller (VAR) and implementation partner for Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Dynamics AX, and Dynamics GP. Additionally, the firm offers the Microsoft Dynamics AX for High Tech Industries™ Certified for Microsoft Dynamics (CfMD) solution. This proprietary product helps technology companies, including software & internet, semiconductor, medical device, pharmaceutical and electronics manufacturers, to empower their sales forces, cut costs and time-to-market, improve forecast accuracy, and manage distributor relationships and supply chains. As a Microsoft Inner Circle partner, Armanino is among the top 1% of partners in the world.

Headquartered in San Ramon, California, ArmaninoLLP (www.amllp.com) is the 35th largest accounting and business consulting firm in the nation by revenue with approximately 400 employees at offices in San Francisco and San Jose, California; Naperville, Illinois; Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. The firm provides an integrated set of audit, tax, business consulting and technology solutions to a wide range of organizations operating in the U.S. and globally. Armanino focuses on the stages of company lifecycles, supporting its clients by helping them find the right balance of people, process and technology. For global companies, Armanino seamlessly extends its full range of services and resources to more than 100 countries and key financial centers through its membership in Moore Stephens International – one of the world's major accounting and consulting associations. Armanino consultants provide comprehensive services to the CFO organizations of fast-growing companies, including Microsoft Dynamics Implementation, CFO Advisory and Outsourcing services. It also provides a full suite of professional financial and accounting services in attest, tax and auditing. The firm's AMF Media Group division, located at its San Ramon headquarters, delivers strategic communications management and full-service tactical solutions for marketing, branding, public relations, corporate events and multi-media programming.

The Armanino LLP logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/ pkgid=16737 CONTACT: Lori Colvin Armanino 925.790.2736 lori.colvin@amllp.com Curt Olsen AMF Media Group 925.790.2620 curt@amfmediagroup.com Source: Armanino 2013 GlobeNewswire, Inc.

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