SOURCE: Tectura Corporation

December 02, 2008 08:29 ET

Microsoft Gold Partner Tectura Assists in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Launch

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - December 2, 2008) - Tectura Corporation, a worldwide provider of business consulting services, is pleased to announce that it was chosen to be part of Microsoft's Technical Adoption Program (TAP) for the latest Microsoft Dynamics release -- Microsoft Dynamics® NAV 2009. TAP is designed to provide a consistent experience for Microsoft partners to obtain real-world customer feedback on Microsoft pre-release products. The goal is to improve customer/partner experiences in evaluating and adopting Microsoft technologies. Tectura is one of only eight Microsoft Dynamics partners around the world asked to join Microsoft's software experts in this initiative.

One of the major goals of this TAP initiative was to test the new Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 release along with one of Tectura's ISV solutions. Each Microsoft Dynamics partner that was part of the TAP team ran an upgrade project with a selected customer. Andreas Voss, product manager for Tectura Germany, and his team, chose Tectura® Process Manufacturing to be Tectura's TAP solution candidate. This industry solution is successfully used by more than 180 clients around the globe; the solution is Certified for Microsoft Dynamics and is continuously updated to ensure it meets industry requirements.

The TAP client candidate selected was a German company running Tectura Process Manufacturing on Microsoft Dynamics NAV for the past 11 years. Explains Voss, "Our client was already considering updating their ERP solution. Plus, they wanted to improve the organizational processes within the company. Integration between their ERP and Microsoft Office was one of their goals. Upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 provided an excellent opportunity to reach their objectives."

The project began in December 2007. During a meeting in Copenhagen, Microsoft presented the solution development status to the TAP partners and asked them to work together on the planned release. What followed were many hours of testing, dozens of meetings and numerous discussions. The result? One of the most advanced ERP solution releases, tested by real clients. A major functionality component is personalized role centers. With 21 key job functions providing individual employees with tools, alerts and efficiency capabilities the system helps people work faster and smarter, giving businesses the flexibility to adapt to new opportunities and growth. "It is easy for users to adapt to the Role-Tailored views and business processes," said Voss. "Without juggling applications employees can use their favorite programs -- including Microsoft Office Outlook, Microsoft Office Excel, and more to access the data they need to perform their tasks."

"All the upgrade tools for our Tectura Process Manufacturing solution were intensely tested," Voss continues. Technical topics, like migrating objects to the new, role-based Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 client were as important as the underlying business logic. "What we have done with the Technical Adoption Program will make next steps for other partners who must also update their solutions, much more streamlined," Voss says. "We at Tectura are currently updating our other industry solution offerings. What we have learned during the program will make the whole process more efficient, and ultimately more valuable for our clients."

"Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 is a major step within our ERP strategy," says Jan Sillemann, Director, Microsoft Dynamics NAV Global Product Management. "Tectura was one of the selected Microsoft Dynamics partners to join our development process at an early stage. We thank Tectura for their commitment to our Technical Adoption Program. This enabled us to develop a new ERP generation that is based on user need and real life client feedback."

About Tectura Corporation

Tectura is a worldwide provider of business consulting services delivering exceptional service and sustainable value through consulting, software and IT implementation. Our diverse clientele includes mid-sized companies and divisions of larger enterprises in the aerospace, life sciences, manufacturing and distribution, retail and services industries.

With more than 1,800 team members in 20+ countries, Tectura applies its industry knowledge and best practices philosophy to provide Microsoft Dynamics® ERP, CRM and technology solutions throughout the Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pacific. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, we maximize our vast technology resources and deep Microsoft expertise to deliver increased efficiency, project acceleration and a competitive edge. Learn more at www.tectura.com.

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