Socius Strengthens National Presence with Acquisition of Microsoft Dynamics GP Practice, IBIS, Inc.

Dublin, Ohio – September 25, 2015 – Socius, a national technology consulting firm, announced today that they have acquired the Microsoft Dynamics GP practice of Atlanta-based partner, IBIS, Inc., strengthening their presence in the Southeastern and Southwestern United States.

As part of this acquisition, Socius will welcome IBIS, Inc.’s Microsoft Dynamics GP consulting and development teams and client base to their growing organization. Today Socius serves business clients nationally from locations in 18 states with over 110 professionals and 23 Affiliate firms. The addition of IBIS’ consultants and developers will strengthen Socius’ presence in Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, and Texas.

“We are excited to welcome the IBIS, Inc. Dynamics GP practice to the Socius team,” said Jeff Geisler, CEO and Senior Managing Director of Socius. “IBIS, Inc. is a solid, strong Microsoft Dynamics partner and I am confident that the consultants joining our team will align well with our vision to fuel our clients’ growth through innovative technology, specialized expertise, and strategic partnerships while exceeding expectations in every interaction. We look forward to the opportunity to provide additional resources, solutions, and services to our new clients from IBIS, Inc.”

Socius, which offers the entire portfolio of Microsoft Dynamics solutions including AX, NAV, SL, and CRM, as well as GP. Socius has been a Dynamics GP partner since its original release in 1984 as Great Plains Software. Since that time, they have established one of the largest Dynamics GP client bases in the world, been a finalist for and received the Microsoft Dynamics GP Worldwide Partner of the Year award, and been named to the Microsoft Inner Circle 19 out of 22 possible years – more than any other Microsoft partner worldwide.

“It is with mixed emotions that we enter into this agreement to divest our Dynamics GP practice to Socius,” said Andy Vabulas, owner and CEO of IBIS, Inc. “We now laser focus IBIS Inc. on our Microsoft Dynamics AX and Dynamics CRM businesses. At the same time, this move gives our former Dynamics GP employees and clients new opportunities through working with an organization that now has one of the largest Dynamics GP client bases anywhere.”

The acquisition is effective immediately and the terms are undisclosed.

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 Gold Certified Microsoft Partner, 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 our 28 additional locations.

About I.B.I.S., Inc.

Founded in 1989, I.B.I.S., Inc. provides business solutions which enable companies to maximize their business success. Through a strategic relationship with Microsoft, the company provides world-class solutions for enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), Data Analytics (BI), and Application Development. I.B.I.S., Inc. specialties include Microsoft Dynamics AX and CRM solutions focused on the supply chain needs of distribution, manufacturing, and retail industries.
I.B.I.S., Inc. is a two-time winner of Microsoft Dynamics® Outstanding Partner of the United States Award, a Worldwide Finalist for the Microsoft Dynamics® AX Partner of the Year, Dynamics Distribution Partner of the Year, a Microsoft Partner with Four Gold Competencies (ERP, CRM, Business Intelligence, ISV), and a ten-time Microsoft Dynamics® Inner Circle Partner. In addition, I.B.I.S., Inc. is among the very select few companies that are Microsoft Dynamics Global Independent Software Vendors for Dynamics AX and CRM with a focus on Supply Chain solutions.


Bill Knapp


About Socius and Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner since 1984

Only 19 year member of Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle

2008 Microsoft Dynamics GP Worldwide Partner of the Year

2009 Microsoft Dynamics GP Worldwide Partner of the Year Finalist

Thousands of successful implementations

Largest client base worldwide


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