High-Growth Government Contractor Says Microsoft Dynamics NAV Solution from PVBS Helped Company Manage Growth and Optimize Contract Opportunities
Reston, VA (November 15, 2007)– Pleasant Valley Business Solutions (PVBS), Microsoft’s leading provider of government contractor ERP, financial management and project accounting solutions, announced that its customer, Oberon Associates, topped the 2007 Washington Technology Fast 50 list of fastest growing government contractors. The company also received recognition as the 2007 Greater Washington Government Contractor of the Year, with revenues between $25M and $75M, at the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce’s Northern Virginia Government Contractors Council Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards banquet held in early October. Oberon Associates, a woman owned, service disabled veteran owned business, provides operational intelligence, engineering, and information technology services to the intelligence community and government agencies.
Veterans Jodi Johnson and David Young founded the Manassas, VA company in 2002. It has since grown to 420 employees and reported $48.4 million in revenue in FY2006, for a compound annual growth rate of more than 135 percent. Johnson was profiled in the Washington Technology Fast 50 issue in September.
The article states how the company got its first win in September 2002, “when the Office of the Secretary of Defense awarded Oberon an IT services and communications contract.” Johnson said she expects the company’s government revenue will be almost $90 million this year, due in part to six recent contract wins including a new prime contract 5-year award valued at $86M from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).
The company partnered with SAIC to provide communications support for U.S. Ambassador Paul Bremer during his yearlong assignment in Iraq. The company also works with SAIC on biometrics projects for the Defense Department. In addition to biometrics applications and integration, Oberon’s core competencies are intelligence support, communications engineering and enterprise data management, the company’s newest area of business.
Oberon became a PVBS customer in 2006 when Johnson, Young and their management team realized that the company’s fast growth was quickly exceeding the limited capabilities of its QuickBooks accounting application. The company evaluated the Microsoft Dynamics NAV from PVBS solution against a well-known project accounting and financial management offering for government contractors. The Oberon leadership and finance and accounting teams liked the standard Microsoft ease of use in the Dynamics NAV solution, which meant training and maintenance costs would be lower. Johnson and Young expected that the Microsoft look and feel would allow Oberon users to get up to speed quickly on the system’s functionality. Johnson and Young also wanted a solution that would help the accounting department better support the operations and project management groups, since the company was adding new contracts frequently.
Johnson and Young said, “Our management team liked how everything is integrated in the PVBS solution, from reporting to business analytics, which eliminated the requirement for costly and often incompatible third-party add-ons. The analytics were particularly interesting to us because it would help us understand how well we are managing our contract opportunities.”
“Our selection committee was very impressed when we learned that Microsoft had a substantial solution for government contractors with the Dynamics NAV solution from PVBS.”
Bernard Mustafa, CEO and President at PVBS said, “Oberon’s success is a testament to the company’s sound leadership and focus. Many government contractors, such as Oberon, have found that our software with its vast reporting capabilities and built-in integration, ideally support their high-growth. The fact that Microsoft continues to make huge investments in the Dynamics product line gives them the confidence that their ERP, project accounting, and financial management needs will be met for many years to come.”
Efrem Stringfellow, General Manager of Microsoft Midatlantic said, “Oberon Associates’ growth is remarkable and Microsoft Dynamics for government contractors from PVBS was the perfect decision to support this growth. It’s notable that Dynamics NAV supported Oberon’s growth without Oberon having to invest in more functionality. The solution was robust enough to meet the needs of a high growth and award winning government contractor even as they experienced 135% growth over a 4 year period.”
Stringfellow said, “Government contractors need better automation, operational integration, and flexible financial solutions that can grow with them. Dynamics NAV is designed to support their expected continued growth well into the future.”
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 www.pvbs.net.
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