Atlantic DataSystems (ADS)

Atlantic DataSystems (ADS)

February 01, 2013 14:53 ET

Atlantic DataSystems (ADS) Awards $30,000 Small Business IT Makeover Contest to Sandler Training-Halifax, Nova Scotia

ADS provides Sandler Training with over $30,000 in Sage ERP business software and IT professional services to help transform their business

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 1, 2013) - Atlantic DataSystems (ADS), a leading IT solutions provider for small to midsized business throughout Atlantic Canada, today announced Sandler Training - Halifax, Nova Scotia as the grand prize winner of the Small Business IT Makeover Contest. Sandler Training will receive a grand prize valued at more than $30,000; comprising Sage ERP and CRM software licenses, and all professional services required for implementation. Sandler will also receive, one year of the ADS iSupport remote IT monitoring service, in addition to $2,500 in computer hardware to help transform their business.

To coincide with Small Business Week 2012, ADS launched the small business contest; inviting small to midsized Atlantic Canadian businesses to share their business stories and explain how this technology prize could make a difference in achieving long-term growth goals. Each entrant was then ranked by a judging panel against pre-determined and weighted criteria to determine the most compelling business story to be selected for the grand prize.

The grand prize winner, Sandler Training - Halifax, Nova Scotia, is an authorized Sandler Training office located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia that delivers internationally-proven sales, business development, customer care, and management training focused on top line revenue growth for their local, regional and national customers. For over 10 years, Sandler Training has helped hundreds of business professionals achieve their goals with its successful reinforced training approach delivered within training centers across the region as well as on-line using their state of the art interactive learning platform. Participants are introduced to specific topics each session through a multitude of non-traditional and collaborative teaching methods.

With their continued success, Sandler Training has outgrown their pre-existing accounting software, needing more meaningful reports across the organization to support up to the minute decision-making. Additionally, Sandler Training wants to ensure that its business operations are fully aligned with technology, as manual processes are inefficient and can run the risk of duplication errors. "We want to streamline and leverage the right technology, creating a seamless process to reach our goals", says Eric Fry, Partner, Sandler Training. "As a forward thinking organization, we want to focus on providing value to our customers and driving business, not dealing with accounting software and IT infrastructure concerns that could slow us down".

With a license for additional Sandler training centers in other Atlantic Canadian provinces, Sandler is positioning itself to achieve its aggressive growth goals for 2013. "The Sage ERP software platform will allow us to scale our business and repeat the success that we have had within the Nova Scotia market," concluded Mr. Fry. "With Sage 300 ERP, and the opportunity to partner with a proven Nova Scotia-based partner like ADS, Sandler Training can work to provide more customers with the necessary training to help them increase their top line revenue and achieve their goals. With the help of ADS, we are confident that Sandler Training will be able to realize our strategic growth goals for 2013."

About Atlantic DataSystems (ADS)

Atlantic DataSystems (ADS) is a leading technology consultancy and provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) software. The largest Sage Business Partner in Atlantic Canada, ADS has over 30 years of experience providing ERP solutions and IT services to growing businesses throughout Canada. These services include iSupport, a solution that gives small businesses access to monitored IT infrastructure and network services, traditionally reserved for companies with large, in-house IT departments. Headquartered in Newfoundland with offices in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario, their team of experts is committed to helping small to midsized businesses leverage technology to achieve their goals. For additional information, please visit

ADS is a member of the Group zed family of companies. With roots dating to 1992, Group zed is a privately owned and operated corporation, which provides its family of industry leading companies with the strategic vision and tools to deliver on the promise of technology to customers, setting them apart from other industry peers. For more information, please visit

About Sandler Training - Halifax, Nova Scotia

Sandler Training is the leading provider of sales and management training for Fortune 500 companies, and small to medium-sized businesses; combining an innovative, non-traditional selling system and reinforcement training efforts, to create lasting performance improvement. For more than 40 years, authorized Sandler Training centers have helped sales professionals and management executives achieve personal and organization goals through a full range of sales and management training programs. Among its many achievements, Sandler has been awarded the #1 ranking for its training programs in Entrepreneur Magazine's "Franchise 500" nine times since 1994, the most recent being for 2010. At the core of Sandler Training's success, is the Sandler selling methodology, developed in the late 1960's, it introduced the concept of 'reinforcement training' which served as a foundation for proven sales training programs. Sandler Training has a network of over 220 licensed training centers in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia and provides worldwide training in 12 languages.

The Sandler Training Nova Scotia team has trained hundreds of business professionals using a blend of personal experience and internationally proven sales training and leadership techniques. The Halifax Sandler Training office is located at 202 Brownlow Avenue, Suite EG Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3B 1T5 and can be reached by phone at 902-468-0787, by fax at 902-468-5228, email at or by visiting

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