Yesterday, over 200 clients of Socius using Microsoft business solutions convened with 60 Socius employees and 20 software vendor sponsors for the annual Aspire conference in Columbus, Ohio. This year’s event centered on the theme of “Retool, Revision, Rethink” and featured over 34 breakout sessions on topics relating to finding innovative ways to fuel your growth as a person and a professional.
Prior to the keynote address on growing regardless of outside circumstances by leadership speaker, Joe Mechlinski, Socius honored three outstanding clients with Aspire Awards for Excellence in embracing new possibilities that have led to organizational success. The 2014 Aspire Award winners are:
The Gorilla Glue Company, a leading manufacturer and distributor of “tough-strong” glue and tape products in Cincinnati, Ohio, received the Technology Innovation Award for their continuous transformation of their Microsoft Dynamics GP solution. They have innovatively adapted their solution and added Microsoft Dynamics CRM in order to maximize the efficiency of their manufacturing and distribution processes and support their rapid business growth.
A leading supplier of high-impact merchandising systems and accessories for retailing segments in Twinsburg, Ohio, FFR Merchandising, Inc., won the Business Operations Excellence Award. FFR has gained numerous operational efficiencies and saved millions of dollars through their use of Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
The Cloud Transformation Award was given to Park Place International, LLC, a full-service cloud services provider and technical systems integrator of Medical Information Technology, Inc. (“MEDITECH”) software, headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts. By moving their Microsoft Dynamics GP solution to the cloud, Park Place International achieved operational, licensing, maintenance, and IT cost savings all while being able to maintain their focus on revenue generating activities thanks to a lack of business interruption during the implementation.
“Working with these industry leading organizations is an honor and privilege. We are pleased to recognize their many accomplishments,” said Jeffrey R. Geisler, CPA, Socius’ CEO. “These clients are prime examples of the ways that retooling, revising, and rethinking can lead to achieving technical and organizational results. In the true spirit of partnership that we share with our clients, we share in these successes and celebrate with them.”
Socius is holding a similar event for their clients using Sage ERP and CRM solutions on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio and our west coast Microsoft clients on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in San Francisco, California.