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Thornton Tomasetti Selects Microsoft Dynamics 365 and HSO’s aec360 for Its Next-Generation Cloud-Based Business Management Platform

Global engineering and scientific consulting firm set to future-proof its technology platform and improve business agility by migrating to an integrated marketing, business development, project management, accounting and business intelligence solution

ATLANTA (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 18, 2022

Global Microsoft solutions partner HSO, author of the aec360 business management suite, today announced that Thornton Tomasetti has selected Microsoft Dynamics 365 and HSO’s aec360 as the firm’s new cloud-based business management platform.

Founded in 1949 and with over 45 offices across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Pacific Rim, Thornton Tomasetti optimizes the design and performance of structures, materials and systems for projects of every size and complexity. Thornton Tomasetti employs over 1,500 engineers, scientists, architects, and other professionals who apply scientific and engineering principles to solve the world’s toughest challenges. The firm has successfully completed over 90,000 projects in more than 150 countries.

“Thornton Tomasetti has grown over the years based on our firm’s ability to quickly respond to new opportunities in the market,” explained Jim Dray, Chief Information Officer for Thornton Tomasetti. “As our legacy ERP software neared its end of life, we took a step back and evaluated new cloud platforms. After a thorough evaluation of the software market, it was clear to us that the Microsoft Cloud and HSO’s aec360 business management platform was the ideal combination to help us optimize the way we work and, position the firm for agility in the future.”

Dynamics 365 is Microsoft’s next-generation business application suite, built to leverage the power of the Microsoft Cloud, Office 365 (now Microsoft 365), the Power Platform and Microsoft’s advanced intelligence tools. HSO’s aec360 is an industry-specific solution that pre-configures and extends Dynamics 365 to meet the unique needs of the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, helping firms like Thornton Tomasetti gain a 360-degree view of their finances, projects, clients and people within a single cloud platform.

“We’re very excited to welcome Thornton Tomasetti to the aec360 family,” explained Andy Yeomans, Executive Vice President at HSO’s professional services industry group. “As they searched for a new business management platform that would help them continue to grow and expand their business, they needed a best-in-class cloud platform that was flexible enough to adapt with them well into the future. Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform, combined with HSO’s aec360, provides a modern technology foundation that will help them grow, evolve and future-proof their business without limitations. We look forward to helping them drive this transformation project and position the firm for continued success.”

About Thornton Tomasetti

Thornton Tomasetti applies engineering and scientific principles to solve the world’s challenges – starting with yours. An independent organization of creative thinkers and innovative doers collaborating from offices worldwide, our mission is to bring our clients’ ideas to life and, in the process, lay the groundwork for a better, more resilient future. For more information visit http://www.ThorntonTomasetti.com.

About aec360

Microsoft’s leading Dynamics™ 365-based solution for the AEC industry, aec360 is a cloud-based business platform designed to meet the unique needs of architecture, engineering, and construction firms. 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 http://www.aec360.com.

About HSO

HSO is a Business Transformation Partner with deep industry expertise and global reach, leveraging the full power of Microsoft technology to transform the way in which people work and how businesses operate, ultimately driving improvements in business performance for our clients.

HSO helps companies modernize business operations, adopt intelligent automation, deliver real-time performance insights and connect the enterprise – accelerating the impact of digital transformation based on Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft 365, and Microsoft Azure.

Founded in 1987, HSO has more than 1,800 professionals throughout Europe, North America, and Asia and is one of the world’s top business solution and implementation partners and a member of Microsoft’s elite Inner Circle representing the top 1 percent of partners worldwide.

For more information, please visit our website http://www.hso.com.

Contacts:
HSO
Amanda Sherry
Director Marketing, Professional Services
asherry@hso.com

Thornton Tomasetti
James Kent (he/him/his)
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
jkent@thorntontomasetti.com

Michael D’Alesio is VP, Customer Care at HSO ProServ | Michael has served in many roles during his tenure in the Microsoft Partner Channel for the past 25-years.  Michael currently is responsible for supporting, enabling and strategically leading the HSO ProServ Team responsible for HSO ProServ D365 installed based customers to accept, adopt the Microsoft platforms to ensure they attain business value and user adoption.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Paramesh Rajan is VP, Technology 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.

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.

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.

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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.

Amy Spencer leads the team that is responsible for go-to-market strategies, messaging, and demand generation in the US.

Amy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from The College of New Jersey and has 25+ years of experience in marketing management for technology and professional services companies.

As Vice President of Human Resources for HSO, Kristen Ramerini is responsible for initiatives including recruitment, onboarding, professional development/career progression, performance management, culture, and employee retention. Prior to her position with HSO, she worked in human resources and recruiting for Seviroli Foods on Long Island and CCN, Inc. in New York City. She holds an MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Hofstra University and is PHR certified.

Darren Gooding is VP of Delivery for HSO | ProServ, leading the company’s CRM delivery across the legal, AEC, consulting, and accounting markets. Darren applies his 25 years of experience and HSO’s industry focused intellectual property to successfully deliver large-scale, global engagements that ensure customer success.