Woodbridge, NJ— October 24, 2011 – Today, Microsoft officially announced SBS Group as the first Master VAR in Microsoft’s new Master VAR Program. SBS Group, a New Jersey-based technology consulting firm, provides mid-market accounting & business management solutions to companies across the U.S. Microsoft’ Master VAR Program provides new opportunities and resources to smaller Dynamics partners by affiliating with Master VAR partners who have committed to provide extensive support to the program.
Utilizing the foundation and success of SBS Group’s Partner Network (SPN), SBS will be accepting new partners into the Network through its participation in the Master VAR Program. The SBS Partner Network is a program conceived and dedicated to helping Microsoft Dynamics Partners succeed in the areas of sales, marketing and service delivery. Over the past year, the Network has grown to 16 regional offices across the United States. SBS Group delivers extensive benefits to Microsoft Dynamics Partners who want to accelerate their business growth. Based on best practices derived from more than 25 years of business, from local and global Dynamics partners as well as leading marketers, the program helps partners take a pragmatic approach to growth.
James R. Bowman, Jr., President and CEO of SBS Group states, “We are gratified to have been selected as the first partner for this new program. Over the past 18 months, we’ve developed the SPN to meet the needs of Dynamics’ Partners who want to succeed in building their business and delivering exceptional customer service. We expand their solution portfolio, vertical expertise, and reduce their operating costs. We enable them to continue to serve their clients and their increasingly complex needs. It is a win-win program for everyone. We believe this is the future of partnering in the Dynamics channel.”
“Joining SBS Group’s Partner Network just made logical business sense for us,” states Robert O’Brien, General Manager of SBS Group Atlanta. He continues, “We now have the ability to capitalize on the marketing, sales, billing and support programs in addition to the added technical and pre-sales resources available from SBS. We are excited to extend additional solutions and enhanced services to our valued clients.”
Carolyn Chasteen, General Manager of SBS Denver who has just celebrated her first year in the SPN says, “We grew our customer additions and overall business substantially this year as part of the SPN. The marketing support has been fantastic and SBS has done a terrific job of listening to each location’s needs. I would highly recommend this program to Dynamics partners who really want to grow their business.”
The SPN is available to Dynamics Partners who meet the program’s criteria. “First and foremost we are seeking partners who want to grow their business and are passionate about providing business solutions,” notes Joseph Longo, Vice President of Sales & Marketing. He adds, “From our extensive work in business networks and in prior partner aggregation models, we’ve carefully crafted our program to leverage that experience. From our support offerings to sales and marketing programs, we attempted to maximize the positive benefits a partner can receive without intruding on their entrepreneurial spirit.”
Additional information about the program can be found at http://www.sbspartnernetwork.com or from SBS Group’s main office at 888.725.2555.
About SBS Group
SBS Group provides business management solutions to mid-size companies across the country. SBS delivers its solutions and services with the industry’s top technology partners including Microsoft, Sage Software, Deltek, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Citrix, Acumatica, and others. Focused on distribution, manufacturing, supply chain management, customer relationship management, financial management, project management, service management and accounting solutions, SBS Group has over 25 years of working with clients, not just for them.
The SBS team has earned an award-winning reputation, having been recognized as a Microsoft Gold Competency Partner, Microsoft 2011 Inner Circle Member, Microsoft Partner of the Year (Dynamics SL), New Jersey Best Places to Work Winner, NJBIZ Business of the Year Finalist, IBM Beacon Award recipient and Sage Software Leadership Academy member. The company is headquartered in Woodbridge, New Jersey and operates other offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Toledo, Pittsburgh, Washington, DC, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. For more information, please visit SBS Group’s website at www.sbsgroupusa.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/sbsgroup and find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/SBS-Group/316030805149.
Kimberly A. Kohlhepp