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Crowe Metals Accelerator earns “Certified for Microsoft Dynamics” accreditation

Accelerator becomes the first Microsoft Dynamics AX certified solution for the metals industry

CHICAGO (Feb. 24, 2014) – Crowe Horwath LLP, one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the U.S., announced that its Crowe Metals Accelerator has been awarded the “Certified for Microsoft Dynamics” accreditation. Successfully meeting all certification requirements signifies that the Crowe solution has met Microsoft Corp.’s highest standard for partner-developed software, becoming the first Microsoft Dynamics AX certified solution for the metals industry.

The Crowe Metals Accelerator works with Microsoft’s leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology, Microsoft Dynamics AX, with processes that are specifically configured for producers, processors, fabricators and service centers in the metals industry. The solution enhances core business functions that are found in Microsoft Dynamics AX by tailoring them specifically to the metals industry. It features divergent production processes such as slitting, shearing and saw-cutting; remnant management; advanced pricing logic; and methods to manage product attributes, dimensions and specifications.

Solutions that are “Certified for Microsoft Dynamics” have demonstrated quality development and compatibility by passing rigorous software testing performed by VeriTest (a service of Lionbridge). In addition, the Microsoft Dynamics partner must have multiple customers who are successfully using the certified solution and are willing to recommend it.

“This milestone demonstrates Crowe’s commitment to delivering the most effective business solutions and expertise for our customers,” said Cecilia Flombaum, Chief of Staff of the Sales Division, Microsoft Dynamics. “We congratulate Crowe for meeting Microsoft’s highest standards of quality.”

“We’ve worked with leading metals companies to design the only flexible, scalable solution that addresses the specific needs of the metals industry within the highly popular Microsoft Dynamics AX platform,” said Josh Cole, a principal with Crowe in the performance services group. “We’re thrilled that it’s received Microsoft’s highest level of certification.”

For more information on the Crowe Metals Accelerator, please visit http://www.crowehorwath.com/metals.

About Crowe Horwath
Crowe Horwath LLP (www.crowehorwath.com) is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of "Building Value with Values®," Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. Crowe and its subsidiaries have offices coast to coast with more than 3,000 personnel. The firm is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world, consisting of more than 150 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 100 countries around the world.

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