Microsoft has recognised SaaSplaza as its first global CSP Indirect Partner for Microsoft Dynamics AX, based on the distributors enhanced capabilities around the enterprise resource planning software.
According to the tech giant, the deal is based on SaaSplaza’s deepened investments in qualified personnel, training and certifications, as well as support capabilities.
In addition, the distributor is also the first Microsoft partner globally to become both a CSP Indirect, which provides AX to end-customers via Microsoft partners, and a CSP Direct Partner, which provides AX directly to end-users.
Consequently, ahead of Microsoft’s 2016 Australia Partner Conference in Gold Coast this week, local partners that choose to work with SaaSplaza will continue to be recognised for sales in applicable Microsoft recognition and incentives programs, while working together to provide the full range of cloud services to Dynamics AX customers.
“SaaSplaza brings a demonstrated record of commitment, energy and experience with the Microsoft cloud and Microsoft Dynamics AX to the CSP program,” Microsoft director of Partner Business and Development, Phil Goldie, said.
“For Microsoft Partners looking to grow their own cloud business, they have an opportunity to collaborate with a global partner that really understands the landscape, with a long history of building effective business relationships.”
As a CSP Indirect Partner, Goldie said SaaSplaza will handle the management of Microsoft Dynamics AX after deployment on Microsoft Azure.
Terms of the agreement will enable Microsoft partners to sell the new Microsoft Dynamics AX via SaaSplaza without making the commitment to become a Microsoft CSP Direct Partner.
For Goldie, this collaboration allows partners to continue to build Microsoft cloud business, while maximising the impact of investments and the scope and value of the solutions they can offer to customers.
“Every Microsoft partner who has seen the new Microsoft Dynamics AX knows that the global ERP landscape has changed forever,” SaaSplaza CEO, Berend-Jan van Maanen, added.
“AX is ready to disrupt the entire ERP industry, and move ERP from a functional necessity to a core enabler of business transformation.
“We are excited to work with all of our existing AX partners around the world, and to welcome new AX partners who want to work with us, to seize this exciting opportunity.”
Globally, SaaSplaza works directly with more than 100 enterprise customers and 250+ Microsoft Dynamics partners, powering 1500+ Microsoft Dynamics SAAS applications worldwide.