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Hanson Professional Services Selects Dynamics 365 and aec360 to Transform Project Management Practices.

Award-winning A/E/C firm selects Microsoft Dynamics 365 and aec360 as its next generation project management and accounting platform.

Atlanta, GA – January 29, 2021: HSO ProServ, author of the aec360 business management suite, today announced that nationally recognized engineering firm, Hanson Professional Services, has selected Microsoft Dynamics 365 and aec360 as the firm’s next generation ERP software platform. Having already deployed Dynamics 365 and aec360 as their CRM system for marketing and business development, Hanson will extend their Microsoft cloud investments to enable an integrated platform across marketing, business development, project management, accounting, and business intelligence.

Founded in 1954, Hanson specializes in engineering, planning, and a range of allied services to both public and private sectors that include transportation, power generation and distribution, telecommunications, healthcare, education, and other markets. The firm is headquartered in Springfield, IL, and serves clients out of over 20 offices across the United States.

“After achieving record growth and performance in recent years, Hanson needed a new platform to better manage and integrate its business development, marketing, accounting and project management efforts”, explained Jeff Ball, P.E., Hanson’s president and chief operating officer. “We’re confident aec360 will allow us to streamline our operational systems to better serve our clients. Our employee-owned company is results-oriented and focused on positive outcomes, quality deliverables and successful projects. We’re excited to deploy aec360 to grow our business and continue to build strong, profitable relationships with our clients.”

Microsoft Dynamics 365 is Microsoft’s next-generation business application suite, built to leverage the power of the Microsoft Azure cloud, Office 365 (now Microsoft 365), and Microsoft’s advanced intelligence tools. aec360 pre-configures and extends Dynamics 365 to meet the unique needs of the AEC industry, and will allow Hanson to efficiently manage their finances, projects, and clients within a single integrated cloud platform.

“Hanson takes a hands-on approach to its projects, with a clear focus on their clients’ goals, budget, and timelines”, explained Andy Yeomans, Executive Vice President at HSO ProServ. “By selecting Microsoft Dynamics 365 and aec360, Hanson will be able to leverage the Microsoft cloud to drive project delivery success, while also improving efficiency levels and gaining real-time insights across their business. We’re thrilled to welcome Hanson to the aec360 family and are excited to help them successfully complete this important transformation initiative”.

About accounting360

As Microsoft’s leading provider of Microsoft’s Dynamics™ 365 solutions and services to AEC firms, aec360 is a next-generation cloud-based business platform designed to meet the unique needs of the AEC industry. aec360 provides an integrated industry solution for marketing and business development, project management, accounting, and human resource management, and was built to leverage the best of the Microsoft cloud, helping AEC firms drive productivity, collaboration, and insights across their organization. For more information, please visit our website at www.aec360.com.

About Hanson Professional Services

Founded in 1954, Hanson is a national, employee-owned consulting firm providing engineering, planning, and allied services to public and private clients across the United States. The firm is headquartered in Springfield, IL, and serves clients from more than 20 offices nationwide. For more information, please visit www.hanson-inc.com.

In his role as Chief Operating Officer, Sean Skiver brings nearly 25 years of broad Microsoft Dynamics experience to provide strategic leadership around product development and client delivery services across the organization’s solutions and industry segments.

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John Aschenbrener is Director of Delivery Services for HSO | ProServ. John brings over 20 years of Microsoft Dynamics project and program management, consulting, and architect experience to his current role where he is responsible for driving PMO standards, methodology, and overall project delivery.

Gary Mills serves as Senior Vice President of Finance, Planning & Analysis for HSO | ProServ. Gary’s diverse industry background brings a unique perspective to the company, with more than 30 years in corporate finance, banking and commercial real estate.

A highly respected Microsoft Dynamics veteran, Jen Wisemore serves as CAO for HSO | ProServ. Jen was instrumental in the launch of sa.global’s US subsidiary in 2007 and has served in a wide variety of roles within Microsoft Dynamics consultancies across sales, pre-sales, program management, and leadership capacities.

Paramesh Rajan is Director of ERP and HR Products at HSO | ProServ. Paramesh has served in many Microsoft Dynamics project and program management roles over the past 20 years, and currently drives the development of the organization’s vertical ERP and HR solutions and outsourced development services.

Joe Stuckey is EVP and Director of CRM Product Development for HSO | ProServ, leading the company’s CRM product development efforts across the legal, AEC, consulting, and accounting markets. Joe leverages the power of Microsoft Dynamics and Power Platform technologies to design and develop purpose-built industry solutions.

Jan Dahl Sorensen’s deep experience with Microsoft Dynamics gives him a unique foundation to guide the HSO | ProServ client success team. As part of the original development team under Damgaard Data, Jan has been working with the Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions since 1995.

Andy Yeomans brings nearly 20 years of Microsoft Dynamics sales and marketing experience to lead the HSO | ProServ sales organization. Under Andy’s leadership, the organization has shown strong growth and has consistently been recognized by Microsoft as a top performing partner, winning multiple Microsoft Inner Circle and Partner of the Year awards.

Whit McIsaac is CEO of HSO | ProServ and brings over 20 years of leadership experience in the Microsoft Dynamics ecosystem to drive the group’s overall business strategy. Whit was Co-founder and CEO of aec360 and legal360 prior to merging these practices into sa.global, where he served as CEO of the Americas prior to launching HSO | ProServ.

In his role as CFO of HSO | ProServ, Brian Lounds leverages deep experience implementing Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions to drive excellence into the organization’s financial and practice management practices. Having worked with Dynamics solutions since 1998, he has a strong understanding of technology solutions and their application
to business initiatives.