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Ken Jacobsen, The TM Group Inc.

New Hosting Offer For Microsoft Dynamics GP: Get Started With $1 And Your Server Is Free


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The TM Group, a leading Michigan-based provider of Microsoft Dynamics, announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with Secant Technologies of Kalamazoo, Michigan, to provide a hosted solution for Microsoft Dynamics based on Secant’s BusinessCloudsm Hosting Services.  The partnership’s launch promotion “3 Users for $1 and Your Server is Free” is aimed at first-time buyers of a new Microsoft Dynamics GP solution for accounting or ERP. The deal will combine a special software discount available from TM Group and Microsoft with a promotional offer on BusinessCloud Hosting.

“There aren’t many things today that cost a dollar, much less one of the most acclaimed accounting and ERP solutions for small and midmarket companies,” says Ken Jacobsen, director of sales at the TM Group.  “The 3 Users for a $1 deal for Microsoft Dynamics GP from Microsoft is unprecedented – anyone thinking of upgrading their business software should really take advantage of this limited offer.  And to have Secant combine it with their BusinessCloud Hosting Services at a special price of $99/per user per month – it makes even more sense for companies facing the need to buy new servers, storage, backup and on-going support responsibilities.”

“Using Secant’s BusinessCloud Hosting Service, our clients can run Dynamics and receive the advantage of servers managed by certified engineers and protected by best-practice backup and disaster recovery processes. Our clients consider their accounting data to be mission critical, but often they lack the resources to build an enterprise-class server environment and to maintain true disaster recovery capabilities.  With BusinessCloud, these items are just part of the service.” said Alex Ellingsen, Chief Technology Architect for Secant.  

 

BusinessCloud was built to support the needs of small and medium business.  Rather than taking a one-size fits all approach, each BusinessCloud client is provided with a virtual data center monitored and maintained 24x7 by certified professionals.   BusinessCloud can also provide hosting for the full suite of Microsoft applications including Exchange, SharePoint and SQL, as well as specialty and custom applications.   Users can access their applications and data on Secant’s BusinessCloud from any internet-connected computer or device. 

Jacobsen noted that TM Group’s support staff will have access to hosted BusinessCloud servers to provide complete support of the client’s Dynamics environment.  In fact with servers built and hosted by BusinessCloud, tasks such as upgrading is faster and safer than using traditional customer-owned hardware.  Companies who are moving forward on their business software upgrade projects are looking for not only software and hardware incentives, but are also very concerned about managing their implementation budget. 

“There is more to the cost of a new accounting and ERP system than just the price of the software, including set-up, implementation and training,” adds Jacobsen.  “The TM Group helped author a new whitepaper called Beyond Software: How to Budget the Cost of ERP Implementation ServicesIt provides our clients with a tool for proactively managing the expense of implementing a new system.  Choosing a hosting managed-service provider like Secant Technologies and their comprehensive BusinessCloud Hosting is an excellent cost-control measure.”

Highlights of the BusinessCloud hosted Microsoft Dynamics GP offer include:

3 Users for $1 for New Microsoft Dynamics GP Customers

New Dynamics GP customers can get up to 3 users of either the Business Essentials edition (normal price $2250 per user) or Advanced Management edition (normal price $3980 per user) for just $1.00 USD.  You must commit to pay the Business Ready Enhancement Plan (Microsoft maintenance plan) for 3 years.  (Enhancement Plan fees will be calculated based on the System List Price (“SLP”) of all users and components.)  Offer cannot be combined with other offers and promotions.  Offer expires June 25, 2010.

$99 per user per month for Secant BusinessCloud Hosting

BusinessCloud customers pay $99 per hosted user per month for only the number of active Dynamics users, minimum of 7 users required.  Promotional pricing for additional users and additional applications is available.  Offer expires June 25, 2010.

For more information and specific details about the special offers and whitepapers now available from The TM Group and Secant Technologies, please contact Jennifer Swiderski at 888.482.2864, or email jennifers@tmgroupinc.com.

by The TM Group, a Michigan Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner

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