Socius Partners with LINKFRESH® to Deliver Business Software Solutions for Fresh Food Producers and Distributors

June 1, 2017 –Socius, an award-winning business technology and consulting company, has partnered with LINKFRESH® to provide a combined solution leveraging Microsoft Dynamics 365 to give Fresh Food producers and distributors a platform for business growth and competitive advantage.

Through the combined power of Dynamics 365 and LINKFRESH, Socius’ solution empowers Fresh Food producers and distributors to move, track and trace products to market with speed, efficiency, transparency and profitability – in real time – through an integrated cloud solution that aligns all aspects of their operations with the flexibility and agility to keep them compliant and competitive in a highly demanding industry.

Socius’ solution also makes it possible to incorporate Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement to extend the benefits of a cloud business management platform to include fresh food suppliers’ customer and vendor data seamlessly.

Through their proven agile implementation methodology and expertise in the distribution and horticulture industries, Socius delivers functionality built to help Fresh Food Producers and distributors succeed by:

  • Equipping them with Audit Ready data to remain compliant with legislation and standards thanks to traceability.
  • Ensuring food safety and Quality Assurance with real-time data capture and retrieval.
  • Optimizing warehouse and production operations to avoid order shortfalls and missed deliveries.
  • Empowering them to identify, track, and reduce costs to maintain profit margins.


“We are very excited to be the premier LINKFRESH partner in the United States to provide this solution built upon Microsoft Dynamics 365,” said Bill Knapp, Senior Managing Director, Socius. “Our depth and breadth of experience and expertise in the horticulture and distribution industries as well as our proven agile implementation approach give Socius a solid foundation on which to provide these solutions to organizations across the Fresh Food supply chain.

“LINKFRESH is delighted to partner with Socius to deliver ground-breaking LINKFRESH solutions to new customers across North America,” said Andy Makeham, LINKFRESH Group CEO. “This partnership gives both our companies a fantastic platform to provide cutting edge, industry specific, solutions to Fresh Food producers and distributors in this globally important region for food production.”



LINKFRESH combines its expertise in information technology and the fresh food industry to meet the global demand for fresh, affordable and safe food in the most cost-effective way, enabling the food supply chain to grow and prosper responsibly. A reliable and proven ERP solution, LINKFRESH delivers produce-specific inventory control and traceability solutions across the whole food supply chain and helps balance supply and demand for the food supply chain in real-time.

LINKFRESH Inc. is based in California, US and has locations in both North America and Europe and deploys systems globally through an established partner network.

LINKFRESH is a leading software and IT consultancy group providing Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions. LINKFRESH has won numerous awards over many years for the innovations incorporated into its solutions coupled with the returns on investment achieved by its clients. In 2016 LINKFRESH was awarded the Frost & Sullivan Technology Leadership Award for Food Safety Software. Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated uniqueness in developing and leveraging new technologies, which significantly impacts both the functionality and the customer value of the new products and applications.

In 2014, 2012 and 2010 LINKFRESH was named to the Microsoft Dynamics Presidents Club, representing the top 5% of Microsoft Dynamics partners worldwide. In 2013 LINKFRESH was invited to join Microsoft’s Global Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Program.

About Socius:

Socius ( is a strategic business consulting partner that provides comprehensive business management solutions to help companies leverage technology to fuel their growth and profitability and compete more successfully in today’s economy. As a Tier 1 Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider, Gold Certified Microsoft Partner, Microsoft Dynamics Master VAR, a Sage Authorized Partner, and the largest NetSuite Partner in Ohio, Socius represents the most trusted accounting, enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and business intelligence and analytics technologies on the market. Backed by over 30 years of award-winning experience, Socius proudly serves clients throughout the country from its headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, and its 28 additional locations.