Iteration2 Proves New Microsoft MBS Partner Strategy is a Winner

IRVINE, Calif., July 26 -- Iteration2, a leading Microsoft Gold and Axapta Partner providing tier-one ERP solutions that deliver competitive advantage, announced an impressive set of accomplishments and the significant addition of customers among industry leaders during its first six months as a Microsoft Business Solutions Partner.

"The key to Iteration2's success has been our ability to embrace the Microsoft Partnership. Microsoft has done its research and has invested heavily in developing the industry's best ERP value," says Greg Carter, Vice President of Iteration2. "The partner program provides our customers with great value and has created a tremendous business opportunity for us as a partner."

During its first six months as an MBS Partner, Iteration2 has competed successfully with ERP heavyweights SAP, Peoplesoft, and Oracle. "I have been in Enterprise Software for over 15 years and finally someone has cracked the mid-market ERP code. Microsoft has done it and I am glad to be a part of it," adds Carter. Industry leaders like Taser®, The Nunes Company, and Fire Materials Group selected Iteration2 and MBS during the month of June, adding to an already impressive list of Iteration2 customers across California, Arizona, and Nevada.

The six-month list of accomplishments doesn't end with customer wins. Iteration2 has achieved the distinction of becoming a Microsoft Gold Partner. Gold Partners are recognized to be in the top 2% of all Microsoft partners. Microsoft Gold Partners complete a rigorous certification process, provide successful customer references, and have a staff with advanced Microsoft certifications. Other Microsoft Partner designations earned by Iteration2 include Solomon Partner, Microsoft MapPoint Partner, Microsoft Project Partner, and Microsoft Axapta Partner. "The Microsoft Partner Readiness and Educational Teams have done great by us. We were able to gain the skills to be successful," added Gary Peterson, Vice President of Iteration2. Another example of Iteration2's commitment to Microsoft Partner Readiness and Education is the fact that Iteration2 was selected by Microsoft to develop the Axapta Setup and Configuration Guide.

A key factor in Iteration2's success is its laser beam focus and great execution on vertical industries and highly-specialized markets. An example of its extreme focus is the very successful JD Edwards World Migration Campaign. Iteration2 has invested in the development of a toolset to migrate World customers to Microsoft Axapta. "The value of Axapta to existing World customers is tremendous and easy to understand -- the functionality, ease-of-use, and total cost of ownership make the decision to migrate very easy," says Carter.

About Iteration2

Irvine, California-based Iteration2 is a leading Microsoft Gold Partner and Axapta Partner providing an industry-focused tier-one experience to its clients. Iteration2 offers a fully-integrated solution for manufacturers and distributors based on the complete suite of Microsoft Foundation Technologies.