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Armanino Customer Ikanos Communications Named a Finalist in Microsoft Dynamics Industry Excellence Awards

ERP and CRM Platform Transition by Fabless Semiconductor Company Earns Recognition for Successful Accelerated Implementation

FREMONT, CA (March 18, 2013) – ArmaninoLLP (, the 8thth largest Microsoft Dynamics Partner in the US and a provider of integrated audit, tax, consulting services and technology solutions, proudly announces that its client, Ikanos Communications, is a finalist in the manufacturing category of Microsoft Dynamics’ Customer Excellence Awards program for 2013.

Ikanos, a developer of high-performance semiconductor and software products, received this honor for the exceptional success it enjoyed in rapidly replacing its legacy ERP and CRM applications with a complete Microsoft Dynamics solution. Partnering with Armanino, Ikanos achieved a rapid deployment of a world class, integrated front and back office solution composed of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 powered by Axonom and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 for High Tech Industries™, in approximately 4.5 months. In doing so, it solved a number of complex problems. Specifically, Ikanos:

Reduced costs and increased flexibility over previous ERP solution Infused greater order into complex supply chain management and production planning Created more internal visibility and rigor in the sales process Solved service challenges around warranty management Introduced a uniform process with accountability that drives sales behavior Created more efficient internal communications

Miscosoft Dynamics AX 2012 for High Tech Industries™ is a Certified for Microsoft Dynamics AX (CfMD) ISV solution designed by Armanino to accelerate implementations thorugh comprehensive, industry specific ERP funtionality for high tech manufacturers. Dynamics CRM powered by Axonom extends the already robust Microsoft CRM platform to help high tech manufacturers and distributors streamline their sales processes including Design Win, Forecasting and Channel Management.

The 2013 Customer Excellence Awards, which are presented in 16 categories, recognize and celebrate Microsoft Dynamics customers that have achieved notable accomplishments using Microsoft Dynamics solutions. To be considered as a finalist for this prestigious award, Ikanos demonstrated how it used Microsoft products to solve a series of challenging business and service problems.

Ikanos was able to achieve an immediate, measureable savings after Microsoft Dynamics AX and CRM were deployed. This quick tactical win for the semiconductor manufacturer was followed by full integration of Dynamics AX, which resulted in even more significant benefits including improved process automation and reporting capability around “chipset” metrics which are among Ikanos’ core key performance indicators.

“We are growing very fast and we needed business process solutions that would enable us to continue that growth and increase our competitiveness,” says Ed Abate, Sales Operations Senior Director at Ikanos. “Microsoft Dynamics AX and CRM solved many of our biggest challenges and with the advice and support of Armanino, we were able to deploy and realize significant productivity gains very quickly.”

Established in 1997, the Customer Excellence Awards are awarded each year at the Microsoft Convergence User Conference in the United States. Microsoft Dynamics is a line of financial, customer relationship and supply chain management solutions that help businesses work more effectively.

About Armanino LLP

Armanino is one of the largest Microsoft Dynamics partners in the nation as a value-added reseller (VAR) and implementation partner for Microsoft Dynamics AX, Dynamics CRM, and Dynamics GP. Additionally, the firm offers the Microsoft Dynamics AX for High Tech Industries™ Certified for Microsoft Dynamics (CfMD) solution. This product helps software and internet, semiconductor, medical device, and electronics manufacturers to empower their sales forces, cut costs and time-to-market, improve forecast accuracy, and manage distributor relationships and supply chains. As a Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle member, Armanino is among the top 1% of partners in the globe.

About Ikanos Communications

Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN) is a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the digital home. The company’s broadband DSL, communications processors and other offerings power access infrastructure and customer premises equipment for many of the world’s leading network equipment manufacturers and telecommunications service providers.

March 18, 2013

About ArmaninoLLP

Armanino LLP ( is one of the 25 largest independent accounting and business consulting firms in the nation. Armanino provides an integrated set of audit, tax, business management, 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 startup 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 is an independent member firm of Moore North America Inc. (MNA), which is itself a regional member of Moore Global Network Limited (MGNL), one of the world's major accounting and consulting membership organizations. All the firms associated with MNA and MGNL are independent entities, owned and managed in each location. Their membership in, or association with, MNA or MGNL should not be construed as constituting or implying any partnership between them. In addition to its core consulting and accounting practices, Armanino operates its division, AMF Media Group (, a media and communications services agency. Its affiliate, Intersect Capital ( is an independent financial planning, wealth and lifestyle management firm.

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