MANCON Says PVBS Offers the Only Solution Available for Companies that Sell Products and Services to the Federal Government

Reston, VA (November 1, 2007)– Pleasant Valley Business Solutions (PVBS), Microsoft’s leading provider of government contractor ERP, financial management and project accounting solutions, announced that fast growing government contractor Management Consulting, Inc. (Virginia Beach, VA) is a new customer. The company, known as MANCON, sells products as well as services to the Federal Government and needed a solution that satisfied its complex business model. The company found that solution with Microsoft Dynamics NAV for Government Contractors from PVBS, which is the ideal solution for companies that sell products and offer services to the Federal Government.

MANCON is a leading provider of logistics, professional, technical and administrative support services to a wide range of Department of Defense, Federal and State Government, and industry customers. MANCON has locations stretching from New England to Florida to California. Outside of the United States, MANCON has serviced government and other customers in Guam, Japan, Spain, Bahrain, Azores and Italy. MANCON also operates retail operations at a number of military installations where they provide consumable supplies to Navy ship and shore activities.

MANCON purchased Microsoft Dynamics NAV for Government Contractors from PVBS to replace multiple existing legacy systems which had become outdated and obsolete. It had been operating three systems: one to manage the products business and two for the services operations. MANCON President Rick Clarke wanted one integrated solution that supported product and services sales. It also needed a solution that was designed to meet the unique requirements companies that service the Federal Government need to comply with. The PVBS offering met and exceeded all of MANCON’s requirements and was selected over numerous other offerings.

“The amount of duplicate data entry and number of manual processes we had to endure because of the multiple systems needed to operate our products and services business was huge.” Clarke said. “Beyond the extra work, the stress and the anxiety of closing each month and ensuring all the systems were balanced was hurting morale and straining working relationships.”

Clarke said, “As our company grows, we needed an integrated system to support our growth and better service our customer base. The PVBS solution has the functionality, flexibility, and breadth to serve us for a long time to come. We wanted a Microsoft-based solution and were very impressed by what PVBS brought to market for government contractors.”

Clarke also said that his company evaluated other solutions but could not find anything in the market that worked for government contractors with products and services businesses. “We knew for a while that we needed to integrate our products business with our services business but we could not find anything that met our needs until we viewed the PVBS offering.”

Efrem Stringfellow, General Manager of Microsoft Midatlantic said, “At Microsoft, we are seeing more and more adoption of Microsoft Dynamics solutions for government contractors because of the critical need for better automation, operational integration, and DCAA compliance. It’s an exciting time for customers who can get out of the gate more quickly with a skilled partner like Pleasant Valley Business Solutions and a Microsoft core accounting solution that works much like Office and Outlook in terms of user interface.”

Bernard Mustafa, CEO and President at PVBS said, “We are very excited to bring MANCON on as a customer. Their complex business model of selling products and services to the government made them an ideal customer for our Dynamics NAV offering.”

To meet MANCON’s requirements, Mustafa also said that two new partnerships were developed, with Diamond Mind, Inc. (Rockville, MD) and POSitive Technology (Gaithersburg MD). Diamond Mind offers Level III credit card payment processing solutions. POSitive Technology was Microsoft’s top Point of Sale solutions provider for the last four consecutive years. Both companies offered solutions that were invaluable to what was offered to MANCON.

The Level III payment processing capability Diamond Mind offers is important for government contractors who need to accept federal government purchasing cards and wish to have the card processing payment application integrated into Dynamics NAV. PVBS also established a new relationship with POSitive Technology, the leading provider of the Microsoft Retail Management System for retail point of sale solutions.

Mustafa said that all three companies worked together well to bring a great solution to MANCON.

About Pleasant Valley Business Solutions (PVBS)

Pleasant Valley Business Solutions (PVBS), a “Microsoft Business Solutions President’s Club Member 2007,” offers the Microsoft alternative for government contractor ERP, financial management and project accounting. Microsoft offers a better project accounting and financial management solution than what’s been available in the past to high-growth government contractors. Only PVBS offers a Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution that was created specifically for high-growth government contractors, to help these companies better manage and maximize their Federal Government business. PVBS is based in Reston, VA. Visit PVBS at

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