Eclipse joins Navision Axapta ranks

Eclipse joins Navision Axapta ranks

In a bid to target the manufacturing sector, Eclipse Computing has become the latest Navision reseller in Australia.

The mid-market business software integrator has signed an agreement with Navision to resell its Axapta enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. The agreement also sees Eclipse become the first Great Plains and Navision certified partner in the country after Microsoft completed its $US1.45 billion acquisition of the Danish-based ERP vendor last month.

Both Navision and accounting software from Great Plains fall under Microsoft's Business Solutions division. According to Martin Wildsmith, Eclipse Computing Australia's national business development manager, the safety of Microsoft was a key factor in adopting the product line.

Wildsmith said there were three main reasons Eclipse sought certification on the Navision Axapta product suite: the belief that Microsoft's ownership will secure the future of the product; Axapta fits the mid to high-end enterprise space, which Eclipse focuses on; and Axapta is well-suited to the manufacturing market, a market Eclipse has yet to crack.

Eclipse has ambitions to become the largest reseller of Axapta in Australia over the next 12 months, according to a company statement. To achieve this, Eclipse has hired four Axapta-certified staff and already has two customer sites, Wildsmith said.

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