July 8, 2014 — Edan Business Solutions, Edgewater Fullscope, KCS.net and Sable Systems have announced a business agreement to form Absolute Process Partners, a virtual partnership offering global sales and implementation services to process manufacturers with international deployment needs.

“The founding members of Absolute Process Partners are the top partners selling to process manufacturers in our respective regions, and many of our customers are part of global organizations. We had experience working together over the years on international engagements, and this was an excellent opportunity to formalize our relationship and offer what we believe is the greatest collection of process manufacturing knowledge and assets available to help drive value for manufacturers worldwide,” the founding partners stated.

Collectively, Absolute Process Partners represents over 150 Microsoft Dynamics AX process manufacturing customers in food and beverage, chemicals and pharmaceuticals; over 450 Dynamics AX and CRM consultants; and initial geographical coverage in 10 countries spanning three continents. The combination of local resources, industry-specific solutions and implementation expertise, and local legal and language knowledge will enable the virtual company to offer:

  • One organization to offer local and country-specific support for global deployments
  • Consistent, deep process industry experience
  • Support for mixed mode manufacturing that includes process and discrete operations
  • A common global implementation methodology for consistent quality
  • “Follow the sun,” 24 hours/five days a week support
  • More efficient and cost-effective implementations by sharing collective industry expertise with customers

“Each of these companies has a proven record of delivering industry-specific functionality that extends Microsoft Dynamics AX’s core capabilities, said Neil Holloway, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Dynamics.  “As part of this new venture, Absolute Process Partners will combine elements of their intellectual property and create a new industry-specific solution for global implementations. This is great news as the combined impact of these partners will help customers meet global requirements and help ensure international consistency in their implementation experience.”

Each partner has a proven record of delivering industry-specific functionality that extends the core functionality in Microsoft Dynamics AX. As part of this new venture, Absolute Process Partners will combine portions of their intellectual property and create a new industry-specific solution for global implementations. Details of the first product, AbsoluteFood, will be announced in the third quarter of 2014.