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Monday, July 13, 2015

Armanino Partners with Convergent Computing to Expand Microsoft Cloud Solutions Practice Area

SAN RAMON, CA (July 13, 2015) – ArmaninoLLP (www.armaninollp.com), the nation’s 26th largest accounting and business consulting firm and a leading provider of Microsoft Dynamics solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with Convergent Computing (CCO), Microsoft’s 2015 Global Partner of the Year for business productivity and infrastructure (Messaging & Modern Data Center) solutions. The two firms will partner to offer a full lifecycle of Microsoft cloud technologies for infrastructure, enterprise applications and business productivity. 

“We’re proud to be partnering with CCO, a company that shares the same long-term commitment to providing Microsoft business solutions as Armanino,” said Scott Mangelson, Armanino partner and Microsoft Dynamics CRM practice leader. “Together, we offer a turnkey solution to growing and enterprise companies looking to provide best-in-class solutions to their employees, customers and suppliers.”

Armanino is a full service CRM (customer relationship management) advisory practice, providing clients throughout North America with strategy, business process re-engineering, and branding and communications consulting services.  The firm is a Gold Certified ERP/CRM Microsoft Dynamics partner and a member of the Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle, which represents the top 1% of partners worldwide.

“For the 2nd year in a row, and 4th time in 8 years, CCO was proud to be named Microsoft's Global Partner of the Year. Later this summer, we will roll into our 30th year in business under the same leadership and management, a major milestone and feat in itself,” said Rand Morimoto, founder and CEO of CCO.  “Our new partnership with Armanino will enable us to continue to keep ahead of the ever-changing technology industry and strategically assist our clients with the best guidance and expert level hands-on assistance in the marketplace, providing technology and services that helps the business succeed.”

CCO is a full-service technology infrastructure and business communications consulting firm, offering World Class Expertise in Technology, Strategy, and Processes that leverage both cloud-based computing options and traditional on premise datacenter solutions that address user productivity, data security, compliance and disaster recovery needs. Founder and CEO Rand Morimoto, an internationally known and respected technology expert, author and former White House security advisor, will serve as the keynote speaker on Cybersecurity for Armanino’s EVOLUTION Client Conference on September 10, 2015 in San Jose, California.

About Armanino's Microsoft Dynamics Consulting Practice
Armanino is a Microsoft Inner Circle and Gold Certified Microsoft Dynamics ERP/CRM partner and among the top 1% of partners in the world. The firm is a value-added reseller (VAR) and implementation partner for Microsoft Dynamics AX, Dynamics GP, Dynamics CRM, SharePoint and Office365. Additionally, the firm offers a variety of add-on solutions, including Microsoft Dynamics AX for High Tech Industries' Certified for Microsoft Dynamics (CfMD); Revenue Management, Supply Chain Interface, RMA and Warranty Management. Armanino provides implementation, training, upgrade and customization services to a variety of mid-market and enterprise clients across the nation.

About Convergent Computing
CCO is known for being the best in the world in the planning, migration, implementation, and problem solving of Microsoft technologies as well as with enterprise cloud and infrastructure solutions.  CCO is a team of experts who truly enjoy working on business and technology strategy, enjoy rolling our sleeves up to learn some new technology and figure out how we can best leverage it to the benefit of our clients. And then when the technologies are available to the general public, to be able to share what we know, what we've learned, what we've experienced to make this stuff work RIGHT for our clients!

About ArmaninoLLP
Armanino LLP (www.armaninollp.com) is the largest independent accounting and business consulting firms based in California and one of the largest firms in the United States. Armanino provides an integrated set of audit, tax, consulting and technology solutions to companies in the U.S. and globally. The firm helps clients adapt and change in every stage of business from start-up through rapid growth to the sale of a company. Armanino emphasizes smart technology; leading a cloud revolution of financial, operational, sales and compliance tools that are transforming the way companies do business. Armanino extends its global services to more than 100 countries through its membership in Moore Stephens International Limited – one of the world's major accounting and consulting membership organizations. In addition to its core consulting and accounting practices, Armanino operates its division—AMF Media Group (www.amfmediagroup.com), a media and communications services agency. Its affiliate, Intersect Capital (www.intersectcapitalllc.com) is an independent financial planning, wealth and lifestyle management firm.