Western Computer Announces Strategic Partnership with Zap Technology to Deliver Agile BI for Microsoft Dynamics AX and NAV

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Western Computer to partner with Zap Technology to deliver agile BI.

“Western Computer has taken the strategic direction of leading with the Zap BI solution on all new Dynamics AX deals

Western Computer and Zap Technology announced today a strategic partnership to offer Zap's Business Intelligence (BI) software for Western Computer’s Microsoft Dynamics AX and Dynamics NAV implementations.

“Western Computer has taken the strategic direction of leading with the Zap BI solution on all new Dynamics AX deals,” said Tim Harris, AX Practice Manager. “We believe the value of this partnership will provide Western a strategic advantage over the competition."

“The partnership will allow for reduced implementation hours, valuable business analytics and reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) through Zap’s simple interface,” explained Harris. “The ease of use of this application ensures that all end users can view, create and distribute BI reports without a technical background, greatly expanding the reporting capabilities of any organization.”

When working with Microsoft Dynamics AX, NAV and CRM, Zap’s BI technology provides these additional benefits:

  •     Integrated Security Model for a single source of truth of security
  •     Hypercube vs. Individual segregated cubes to enhance cross functional reporting in the organization
  •     Full integration with the role centers in Dynamics AX
  •     Automatic suggested cube creation with inherited data relations (no need to manually create the relationships between data)
  •     Exception alert framework which supports reports being emailed when certain metrics are beyond a defined threshold
  •     Ad-hoc analysis, What-If scenarios, KPI’s/Scorecards
  •     Automated emailing of reports

Western Computer chose Zap’s BI technology after finding a low level of adoption and a high level of additional service hours required to manage the standard out of box BI functionally related to its Microsoft Dynamics AX practice. Western and Zap can now deploy a robust BI solution with customized reports in approximately 3-4 weeks. Pointed training to end users over 2 days is typically all that is required to allow Western Computer clients to self-manage their BI environment ongoing, greatly reducing the TCO.

“In working with Western Computer it is fantastic to see the excitement in the eyes of customers who are investing heavily in Dynamics,” said Garth Laird of Zap, “and achieving business changing outcomes from Day One. By integrating Zap into the sales cycle, customers can actually see in the pre-sales stage just how Zap combined with Microsoft Dynamics AX or NAV will transform their business.”

About Western Computer
Western Computer has been providing clients of every size with turnkey consulting, programming, installation and training on customized applications for ERP, CRM, supply chain management and business intelligence since 1987. Headquartered in Oxnard, California, Western Computer is a Microsoft Gold Enterprise Resource Planning Partner with highly skilled full-time developers and a strong team of project managers, each with at least five years of experience. The company’s customers encompass mid-range companies to large enterprises, in the manufacturing and distribution channels, as well as narrow vertical markets. For more information, visit: http://www.westerncomputer.com

About Zap
Zap creates business intelligence (BI) solutions that help improve corporate performance. Our software is based on the Microsoft SQL Server® platform and is used globally by mid-market and enterprise organizations across most major industries. Zap also offers a range of out-of-the-box analytics for Microsoft Dynamics AX, NAV and CRM. Zap Technology is proud to have been named Microsoft ISV/Software solutions Partner of the Year 2009, and Microsoft Country Partner of the Year 2010. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Zap has offices worldwide. For more information, visit: http://www.zaptechnology.com


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