An interview with Director of Manufacturing Solutions, Jack Moran
Company news - December 17, 2012
Dynamics Software is very pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with U.S. company Sikich LLP. Sikich is a leading accounting, advisory, technology and managed services firm, headquartered in Naperville, Illinois. With more than 400 professionals in 8 offices Sikich offers an extensive list of Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM services with dedicated industry teams and client commitment. Sikich has a strong focus and many years of experience in industries like Equipment Manufacturing, Wholesale and Industrial Distribution, Professional Services and Non-Profit. Let’s ask Jack Moran, Director of Manufacturing Solutions some questions.
Jack, can you give me a personal introduction?
Sure Bas! Quick snapshot would be a 30+ year track record in manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain management – half of that working for companies in High Tech and Capital Equipment manufacturing and the other half associated with solution architecting and business services delivery into the manufacturing and distribution industries in the US. Along the way I earned an MBA degree as well as professional certifications with organizations like APICS, Microsoft and others. Outside of work, my #1 passion is my family followed closely (too closely they might say J ) by a love for all forms of outdoor sports and recreation.
What convinced you and Sikich to partner up with Dynamics Software?
At Sikich, our manufacturing industry business unit is dedicated to a single mission – helping our clients in the Equipment Manufacturing sector to grow and prosper. We pursue that quest in two primary ways: with a business software solution built on Microsoft Dynamics AX and professional services delivered by a team of experts with deep industry credentials in equipment manufacturing. In Dynamics Software we saw a partner who could help us accomplish our mission. The solutions portfolio offered by Dynamics Software features enabling technologies that are critical for our equipment manufacturing clients. Examples would be your Advanced Service Management, Mobile Field Service, Enterprise Asset Maintenance, Graphical Planning and Scheduling, and Rental Management solutions.
Were there more reasons that accelerated the partnership?
Absolutely! As a leading developer and independent software vendor (ISV) in the Microsoft Dynamics AX channel, Dynamics Software builds its solutions directly into the architecture of Microsoft Dynamics AX. That means our clients do not have to worry about managing integrations between disparate systems on multiple platforms. It also means that the code set and tools that support Microsoft Dynamics AX can also be leveraged with the solutions offered by Dynamics Software. Last, but not least, Dynamics Software is one of the few ISV’s in the Microsoft Dynamics AX partner channel to have successfully attained CfMD (Certified for Microsoft Dynamics) accreditation with Microsoft. That means our clients can count on the quality, performance, and reliability of the products that Dynamics Software offers.
What are your predictions for the year 2013?
The upcoming year promises to be a good one for both our clients in the Equipment Manufacturing industry and for Sikich. Here in the U.S., equipment manufacturers have been an instrumental force in our recovery from the recent Great Recession. With that recovery beginning to pick up momentum in other areas of the U.S. economy, we expect to see continued opportunity for our clients. We also are excited to see the resurgence of business for our clients in key global economies as equipment manufacturing in the U.S. returns to its roots as a net positive exporter into the global marketplace.
Dynamics Software Managing Director Eric Veldkamp: “Working with partners like Sikich allows us to get a stronger footprint in the U.S. market. As part of the agreement, Sikich will promote Dynamics Software Industry Solutions within its portfolio of solutions for its clients. As a non-reselling ISV software company we bank our successes with partners like Sikich. Dynamics Software is committed to providing Industry Solutions that will help our partners to increase their closure rate. The integrated solutions we provide today bring Microsoft Dynamics AX to a much more competitive level. We are excited about the partnership with Sikich and bringing our successes more and more to the U.S. market”.