16. October 2019

KUMAVISION wins award at Microsoft Partner Conference

KUMAVISION was honored at the European Microsoft Partner Conference Directions EMEA 2019 in Vienna with the award for the successful transformation into a SaaS provider and the resulting CloudBusiness excellent. The ERP specialist is one of the first Microsoft partners worldwide to have ERP industry solutions based on the new technology platform Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central developed and successfully placed on the market. The award recognizes the success of CloudBusiness of KUMAVISION, the strategy of the business unit as well as the advantages for the customers of the operator model Software as a Service (SaaS): More future security through a leading technology, simplified interaction of ERP, CRM, BI and Office 365 as well as the direct integration of trend topics such as IoT, AI or Big Data.

As a matter of course, Directions EMEA is an event hosted by Microsoft Partners for Microsoft Partners, which is also reflected in the awards: The award is presented by the partner community. "The fact that our transformation has become a provider of CloudWe are particularly proud of SaaS-based solutions and our associated digitization offerings. The award shows that we are pursuing the right course for our customers and thus also for our company, "explains KUMAVISION CEO Markus Birk.

In addition to the success of the SaaS solutions, the jury especially acknowledged the strategic orientation of the long-standing Microsoft partner KUMAVISION: "Through the acquisition of the entire Microsoft CloudKortavision has created impressive metrics, impressive growth, new markets, and satisfied customers, "said laudator Michael Hartmann, CEO, commenting on the creation of an Innovation Lab that challenges all traditional thinking from organization through processes to product QBS Group, on the occasion of the award ceremony in Vienna.

Success recipe for industry solutions

"The ERP world is facing fundamental changes - especially in the context of the digital transformation of the economy. With our ERP industry solutions based on the new technology platform Microsoft Dynamics 365 We have created the answer to these challenges and added a SaaS offer to our portfolio. Already today, our customers receive the appropriate instruments to actively shape digitization, to simply establish new business models or to react quickly to market changes, "says Markus Birk.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 provides applications for ERP, CRM (Sales, Customer Service, Field Service and Marketing) as well as Business Analytics on a unified technology platform, seamlessly integrates with Office 365 and the communication software teams. The long-standing Microsoft partner KUMAVISION extends the inherently industry-neutral Dynamics 365Applications with industry-specific functions, workflows and templates. "We offer our customers a unique package of future-proof technology, our many years of industry experience and personal attention at eye level," promises Birk. The process landscape of the companies is represented by best practice solutions, which incorporate the experience of KUMAVISION from 1.700 ERP and CRM projects. The concept of industry software as SaaS solution enables companies to dispense with time-consuming individual developments and thus to work productively with their new ERP software and expand it modularly.

Future-proof strategy

The focus at KUMAVISION is on reducing the complexity of ERP projects while at the same time creating a flexible and open system. The operator model Software as a Service plays a key role here: "Dynamics 365 puts us in a position to implement projects quickly and easily. Thanks to the modular principle, our industry solutions can be expanded flexibly. We simplify deployment and operations - for example, the technology platform and industry solution in the SaaS operating form are always up to date, "says Birk.

At Dynamics 365 all applications work with the same database without interfaces. In addition to the applications of the platform are business apps in the Microsoft AppSource, Azure Cloud Services and 200 third-party software connectors for custom solutions. The seamless interaction with the CloudComputing Platform Microsoft Azure provides services for the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (such as image and speech recognition), and big data.

Worldwide premiere

The KUMAVISION Board of Directors discussed the opportunities that the new technology platform offers and what special features should be considered during the keynote address at this year's Microsoft Partner Conference with keynote speaker Toby Bowers, General Manager of Product Marketing at Microsoft, and Johan Gerrits, Director Product and Development at Cegeka. cegeka and KUMAVISION are among the first partners worldwide to offer SaaS solutions for Dynamics 365 have developed. "It was an honor for us to share our experiences with other Microsoft partners in an interview. We see in Dynamics 365 not just a new technology, but an enormous potential for our customers to sustainably increase their competitiveness, "says Markus Birk.

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