LOS ANGELES, California, April 30, 2014 – Solver, Inc., a global leader in Business Intelligence for Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP, NAV, SL and other enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, today announced a strategic partnership with OfficeOps, a leading provider of business software and consulting services. The partnership will deliver significant customer impact by offering Solver’s BI360 software suite, which include excel- and web-based reporting, budgeting, dashboards, data warehouse, and collaboration tools.

“We’re thrilled to be able to offer Solver’s BI360 suite of solutions to give our customers deep insight and actionable information across all facets of their organization,” said Peter Vartabedian, Vice President of Client Services, OfficeOps. “Their track-record of delivering cutting-edge business intelligence solutions is unparalleled in our industry, and we’re confident they’ll continue to innovate well into the future.”

“Our partner program is a core driver for our success and one of the biggest reasons we’ve been able to grow so quickly,” said Nils Rasmussen, CEO of Solver. “We take pride in our partner-centric culture and continue to focus on strong alliances with proven success to help our partners exceed their customers’ specific needs.”

Solver works with more than 175 partners worldwide to assist them in delivering BI360’s suite of solutions, which drives increased productivity, better efficiencies, and ultimately complete insight into their customers’ business.”

About OfficeOps

OfficeOps is a nationwide provider of business software and consulting services, delivering exceptional enterprise value through effective technology implementation. OfficeOps applies its industry knowledge and best practices philosophy to provide ERP, B2B eCommerce and technology solutions throughout the United States. As a Microsoft Certified Partner, OfficeOps helps its clients effectively harness the latest in Microsoft business software technologies, delivering increased efficiency and augmenting their competitive advantages.

For any questions, please visit www.officeops.com or call (760) 930-6046, x210.

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 and has a presence on the Gartner Group CPM Magic Quadrant. 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, please contact us at info@solverglobal.com.

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