The Apex Alliance Offers Best of Breed Collaborative Capabilities across the Microsoft Solution Stack
Organisations in need of digital transformation services are set to enjoy an enhanced level of collaborative expertise across the Microsoft 365 portfolio, thanks to a new partnership announced by four Microsoft Gold Partners.
The Apex Alliance comprises four companies: Intelogy, Preact, Total Enterprise Solutions and Wellingtone. The alliance aims to provide a joined-up digital solution portfolio that will positively impact business strategy, process, and delivery. It will do so by introducing each company’s clients to wider solution and strategy services from tried and tested partners – each with their own in-depth field of expertise.
The four partners, who between them have 125 years’ combined experience and more than 500 clients – from start-ups and SMEs to FTSE100 companies – also offer significant strategic input across all aspects of digital transformation – from application development to work collaboration and content, Cloud Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Project and Portfolio Management (PPM).
This ensures wide coverage of the Microsoft solution stack, including Office 365, Dynamics 365, Business Central, Project Online, Azure & Exchange.
Deep expertise, collaboration, client-focused service and cost efficiency are the driving values of the alliance – which was originally conceived by Andrew Tomlins, Commercial Director at Intelogy, in response to client feedback. “Our work across the Office 365 stack is often a gateway to clients wanting to explore other Microsoft solutions that will benefit their businesses,” he explains. “As an alliance, each of us can offer our own specialism in different areas of the Microsoft suite. Such expertise can be hard to find from a more general systems integrator in this crowded marketplace.
We also share the same commitment to transparent ethics, a client-first approach, innovative market knowledge and fair pricing. So, when we refer a client to an alliance partner, they can be confident that they are working with proven experts who will enhance their digital strategy. They are not going to get any nasty surprises, in terms of either cost or level of service. I believe that the Apex Alliance has the capability to deliver true and meaningful digital transformation across the board.”
Warren Butler, Marketing Director at Preact, agrees. “It’s great to be part of an alliance with organisations that have a similar set of values and shared ethos,” he says. “Each is a highly successful Microsoft Gold Partner in its respective field. By working together, we are better able to help our clients in their digital transformation by introducing wider solutions that fall outside our own core competencies.”
Paul Faulkner, Managing Director at Total Enterprise Solutions, is keen to highlight the fast-moving scope of the alliance’s work, saying: “The Microsoft Office 365 and Dynamics 365 suite of tools are now more tightly integrated than ever, offering clients a wide range of solutions to support their needs. It’s important that solution providers are aware of – and capable of – delivering the wider O365 / D365 solutions to clients, and that the optimum application is proposed for each client requirement. The APEX Alliance provides an aligned group of partners with in-depth specialist knowledge of each application, ensuring that clients receive the best possible advice and service.”
Baz Khinda, Commercial Director at Wellingtone, adds that; “Many of our clients are looking to make a step change in their project and portfolio management (PPM) maturity when they approach us. Our mission is to help them to exceed their goals – but retaining our own focus on PPM is also vital to give them the value they expect. The ability to introduce them to trustworthy partners who are technical and business process experts in their own areas – without diluting our own offering – ensures that the client enjoys the quality of service and business benefits they seek.”
The Apex Alliance: About the Partners
Intelogy is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner specialising in Office 365 and Azure technology. Intelogy is structured to deliver digital workplaces via intelligent process automation, platform solutions, information management & compliance and enterprise applications. In the last twenty years, Intelogy has accumulated significant technical and commercial experience and developed long-term relationships with a wide range of clients. These include FTSE 100 companies, high performance enterprises and progressive public-sector organisations, as well as a range of SMEs. Intelogy’s values have helped the company to build strong relationships with clients by delivering quality solutions and providing a support service backed by experts.
Preact is a specialist CRM partner that leads with Microsoft Dynamics 365. Preact helps small and mid-sized firms get closer to their customers, improve business processes and achieve a clearer view of their business by increasing productivity and growth through Microsoft Dynamics 365. CRM is a continual process, so Preact provides help wherever organisations are in their journey.
This includes initial requirements scoping, system build, configuring third party integrations and delivering user training. Through on-going support and technical consultancy, Preact will resolve any issues, provide guidance and implement changes that will further enhance the value of Dynamics 365 for each business.
Total Enterprise Solutions (TES)
Established for over a decade, Total Enterprise Solutions specialises in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central/ NAV. TES provides business management solutions that offer rapid deployment, agile scalability and complete integration with the Microsoft suite from one single application. TES’s market leading Enterprise Resource Planning solutions are available on any mobile device, on premise or in the cloud. TES eradicates many common issues for organisations such as complex accrual reporting, duplication of spreadsheets and achieving real time financial visibility. TES partners with aspirational organisations to realise their vision by providing technology solutions delivered with integrity, experience and passion.
Wellingtone is a specialist Project Management company that works with clients to make a step change in their PPM Maturity. The company offers methodology, PMO, training & support and Microsoft PPM services. A corporate member of the Association for Project Management (APM) since 2008, Wellingtone is a certified APM trainer and offers a range of PMO and project management courses with APM accreditation. Wellingtone publishes the annual State of Project Management Report – the largest research project of its kind in the UK – in partnership with APM. In 2017, Wellingtone launched its inaugural FuturePMO conference – which proved to be a sell out and will be repeated in future years.
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