One of the reasons Solver’s software is so intuitive and easy to use is because we built it for non-technical users. In fact, before we developed our software, we were business intelligence consultants, so we understood the unique challenges BI users faced. In the ’80s and ’90s, organizations typically had technical reporting experts in their finance department, or they used IT staff to do this—formal experts who were responsible for creating reports, budget models, etc.
When the 2000s came along, there was more focus on usability and ease of use. As a result, many of the tools from the 90’s were simply repurposed with a more user-friendly skin, but still had legacy platforms under the hood. This required a great deal of technology to be put in place before the end users could effectively use these tools. Even then, BI tools were still fairly rigid and difficult to use.
When we created the blue print for BI360 in 2007, we started from a completely different angle. Ease of use was our number one priority. Every time we built a feature into the product, we measured its success through usability testing. When we finished and launched BI360 in 2009, customers immediately recognized the difference. Suddenly, normal business users could take ownership of and create useful reports, budget models, dashboards, and even manage the data warehouse. It completely shifted the power from traditional finance users to everyday business users.

LOS ANGELES, CA, February 6, 2014 – Today, Solver, Inc., a global leader in Business Intelligence for Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP, NAV, SL and other enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems honored their top partners for demonstrating significant customer impact by delivering the BI360 Suite to help customers optimize their performance management process. Solver honored 13 companies for their achievements in 2013, across various partner categories both globally and regionally.

“Recognizing the achievements of our top partners both in the U.S. and abroad is a fantastic way to begin a new year,” said Nils Rasmussen, CEO at Solver. “Our strong partner relationships are the reason for our fast-growing global presence. The success of BI360 is a direct result of their expertise, commitment and performance. On behalf of Solver, I thank our award winners and congratulate them for their achievements this past year and for their dedication and support of Solver and the BI360 product suite.”

Over 175 partners worldwide were in the running, and the partners qualified for the award by achieving the top sales volume of BI360 during 2013. The 2013 BI360 Partner of the Year award recipients are as follows (by category):

  • Global Partner of the Year: Tribridge
  • U.S. Best New Partner of the Year: Analytical Consulting Group, LLC
  • EMEA Partner of the Year: Ciall Systems Limited
  • EMEA Best New Partner of the Year: IQBI
  • Caribbean Partner of the Year: JT Consulting
  • APAC Partner of the Year: Olympic Software
  • Australia Partner of the Year: Hume Business Solutions
  • Canada Partner of the Year: Callow & Associate Management Consultants
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX – Partner of the Year: Sopris Systems
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP – Partner of the Year: T3 Information Systems
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV – Partner of the Year: Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.
  • Microsoft Dynamics SL – Partner of the Year: SBS Group
  • Sage – Partner of the Year: Nextec Group

About Solver

Solver provides BI360, the leading Business Intelligence suite for Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP, NAV, SL, Sage 500 and X3, Intacct, Acumatica and other ERP systems. Solver is a Microsoft Gold ISV Partner and the winner of the Microsoft BI Partner of Year Award. BI360 is sold through a world-wide network of resellers and is ideal for companies looking to find a user friendly, yet highly functional Reporting, Budgeting, Dashboard, Collaboration Portal, and Data Warehouse solution to give them deep insight and actionable information across all facets of their organization.

For any questions, visit Solver’s website or contact Solver at

About Gartner

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. We deliver the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, we are the valuable partner to clients in over 13,000 distinct organizations. Through the resources of Gartner Research, Gartner Executive Programs, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events, we work with every client to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual role. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, USA., and has 5,800 associates, including more than 1,450 research analysts and consultants, and clients in 85 countries.

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