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RWDI Chooses Dynamics 365 and aec360 as Next Generation Cloud Business Platform.

Leading global A/E/C firm selects Dynamics 365 and aec360 as its new CRM, ERP, HRIS, and Business Intelligence platform.

Atlanta, GA – August 24, 2020: HSO ProServ today announced that global engineering and consulting firm, Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin (RWDI), has selected Microsoft Dynamics 365 and aec360 as the firm’s next-generation business software platform. RWDI will be migrating to Dynamics 365 and aec360 to enable an end-to-end business management, productivity, and business intelligence platform that will help the firm optimize its marketing, business development, project management, accounting, and HR practices.

Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Guelph, Ontario in Canada, RWDI is a respected science and engineering consulting firm specializing in building performance, climate engineering, and environmental engineering. The firm has over 650 engineers, scientists and support professionals working out of 17 global offices across Canada, the United States, Europe, and Asia Pacific. RWDI has been involved in many high-profile projects that include the Grand Canyon Skywalk, Shanghai Tower, and the Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building.

“As RWDI continues to grow and expand, we’re placing a higher emphasis on agility and the need to have real-time visibility across our global business,” explained Greg Conley, PMO Manager and Principal at RWDI. “A key to achieving this is having an integrated cloud software platform that can unify all areas of our firm. After an in-depth evaluation of A&E software vendors, it became clear that Microsoft Dynamics 365 and aec360 were best positioned to help us drive efficiencies and insights across our business. This platform will be a key part of our ongoing growth and success.”

Microsoft Dynamics 365 is Microsoft’s next-generation business application suite, built to leverage the power of the Microsoft Azure cloud, Office 365 suite, and Microsoft’s advanced intelligence tools. HSO ProServ’s aec360 industry solution preconfigures and extends Dynamics 365 to meet the unique needs of the AEC industry, and will allow RWDI to efficiently manage their finances, projects, clients, and employees within a single integrated cloud platform.

“RWDI clearly stands out for their history of innovation and ability to solve complex technical challenges, which led them to the Microsoft cloud”, explained Andy Yeomans, Executive Vice President at HSO ProServ. “By selecting aec360 and Microsoft Dynamics 365, RWDI will be able to leverage the latest Microsoft cloud technologies to engage with their clients in new ways, optimize key business processes, and drive improved employee engagement, which will help to further separate them from the competition. Our team is excited to welcome RWDI to the aec360 family and is looking forward to helping them drive this important transformation initiative.”

About aec360

A key offering from HSO ProServ, 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 to drive productivity, collaboration, and insights across their organization. For more information, please visit our website at www.hsoproserv.com.

About RWDI

Established in 1972, Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc. is a specialty consulting engineering firm specializing in building performance, climate engineering, and environmental engineering services. The RWDI group of companies has over 650 people working in 17 global offices across Canada, USA, United Kingdom, India, China, Singapore and Australia. For more information, please visit www.rwdi.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.