Global Design Firm Selects Microsoft Dynamics as Its Blueprint for Business Success

REDMOND, Wash. — Sept. 4, 2007 — EwingCole, a prominent multidisciplinary design firm offering architecture, engineering, interior design and planning services to domestic and international clients, has selected Microsoft Dynamics™ AX 4.0, Professional Services for Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 as the foundation for driving its project management initiatives across the company. EwingCole will use the platform to bring together its data into a single integrated system to improve client service, better manage project-related information and processes, and easily adapt its technology infrastructure to changing business needs.

Professional Services for Microsoft Dynamics AX enables EwingCole employees to access up-to-the-minute critical project data across the enterprise, giving them the ability to respond to clients quickly and with greater business insight than they were previously able to do.

“Microsoft’s integrated technology will provide the end-to-end project management, accounting, document management and business development solutions we need to provide our clients with the highest quality service,” said John Gerbner, president of EwingCole.

EwingCole employees will also be able to access data and information via the familiar 2007 Microsoft® Office system user interface available through Microsoft Dynamics Client for Microsoft Office and SharePoint® Server. This ability to access data through one screen rather than navigating through several applications to find relevant information increases employee productivity.

“We finally have a way to ensure that vital information is not only captured, but can be used by the entire firm in a way that is familiar to them,” said Michael Schuldt, managing principal for technology at EwingCole. “This is a large step forward for EwingCole in increasing the capabilities and effectiveness of our business intelligence.”

With Microsoft Dynamics, EwingCole has the flexibility to adapt its infrastructure to respond to changing client or market needs. This solution will ensure that EwingCole is able to take advantage of leading technology to continue to thrive in a competitive global environment.

“By supporting multiple languages and currencies, Microsoft Dynamics AX will help EwingCole grow and manage its business operations across its geographic locations,” said Jeff McKee, director of global product management at Microsoft Dynamics AX. “Coupled with Professional Services for Microsoft Dynamics AX, EwingCole can be confident it has a solution that will meet its specific business needs.”

In selecting and preparing to deploy Microsoft Dynamics AX, EwingCole worked closely with its implementation partner, Computer Generated Solutions Inc., to review the company’s existing systems infrastructure and determine the optimum solution. Headquartered in New York, Computer Generated Solutions is a leading global provider of end-to-end, technology-enabled business solutions, and is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.

About EwingCole

EwingCole (, a prominent multidisciplinary design firm offering architecture, engineering, interior design and planning services to domestic and international clients has selected Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics CRM with the Architecture and Engineering offering. Headquartered in Philadelphia with additional offices in Washington, DC, Irvine, CA, Las Vegas, NV and Cleveland, OH, EwingCole has grown from a small firm in 1961 to over 350 professionals. EwingCole is well known on the East Coast for designing Citizen’s Bank Park (home of the MLB Philadelphia Phillies). The firms’ portfolio includes a diverse collection of projects in the healthcare, research and development, corporate interiors, sports and entertainment, academic, cultural, government and senior living market sectors.

About Computer Generated Solutions, Inc.

For twenty five years, Computer Generated Solutions, Inc. (CGS) has enabled global organizations to build competitive advantages by delivering cross-industry expertise and technology solutions on multiple platforms. CGS offers end-to-end, technology-enabled business solutions and services including ERP, CRM, PLM and WMS, portal, e-commerce and application development, learning, training and professional staffing, help desk, customer care, and global sourcing solutions. CGS is headquartered in New York City and maintains a worldwide presence with 18 locations in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information visit us at

About Microsoft Dynamics

Microsoft Dynamics is a line of project, financial and customer relationship solutions that helps businesses work more effectively. Delivered through a network of channel partners providing specialized services, these integrated, adaptable business management solutions work like and with familiar Microsoft software to streamline processes across an entire business.

About Microsoft

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