Acorn Releases Integrated Profitability and Cost Management Solution for Microsoft Dynamics AX

  Acorn Releases Integrated Profitability and Cost Management Solution for
  Microsoft Dynamics AX

Business Wire

HOUSTON -- March 20, 2013

Acorn, a provider of profitability and cost management solutions and a
Microsoft Managed Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner, today announced a
new integrated solution for Microsoft Dynamics AX customers. Designed to drive
even greater profitability and cost efficiency from their ERP investment,
Acorn’s Total Profitability for Microsoft Dynamics AX is available immediately
to Microsoft Dynamics AX resellers and customers.

Acorn has been a Microsoft Managed ISV Partner for eight years and recently
signed a global strategic collaboration agreement with Microsoft to drive
mutual innovation and solutions for manufacturing and other industry

“We are excited to welcome Acorn as a member of the Global ISV program,” said
Doug Kennedy, Vice President of Partners for Microsoft Dynamics. “Their long
history of delivering value through profitability and cost management
solutions aligns directly with our goals for the initiative. Acorn, in
combination with Microsoft Dynamics AX, allows our customers to drive more
profitable volume and truly understand and manage their operations.”

Total Profitability for Dynamics AX combines Acorn’s ability to drive real
business insight with the proven backbone of Microsoft Dynamics AX. Tightly
integrated to Dynamics AX, it is an easily configured, highly flexible
modeling and calculation solution. Joint customers will understand the true
operating profit of customers and products, including the ‘cost to serve’ and
‘net landed cost.’

“Our goal is to deliver true visibility into the business operations of
today’s complex enterprises, delivering insight into customers and products,
understanding which are making or losing money and why. A simple premise, but
one that has been stuck for years at a gross level and not taken into account
concepts like cost to serve and net landed cost,” says Jerome Patterson, Chief
Marketing Officer of Acorn.

“We will make Microsoft Dynamics AX customers more profitable and allow
partner resellers to further delight and deliver value to their strategic
clients,” says Patterson. “Basically this Acorn integrated solution is getting
back to the basic premise of ERP – to drive profitability and cost

Microsoft Dynamics partner resellers are already thrilled by the potential, as
Luc Van Aelbroeck, Managing Partner of Delaware Consulting remarks, “We are
excited about the potential of the Acorn solution to truly transform the
business value our clients see from their investments with Microsoft and our
company. With Acorn, we know we can drive profitable volume and outpace the

About Acorn

Acorn provides companies with profitability and cost management solutions to
drive better business decisions. Combining proprietary technology with proven
methodology, Acorn reveals enterprise-wide profit opportunities. Our unique
approach enables clients to make continuous, fact-based decisions to improve
their bottom line.


Susan Wanek, 713-963-9000 x2031
Ketner Group PR + Marketing
Caitlin New or Catherine Seeds, 512-794-8876
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