13 march 2014
GMCS with Microsoft Russia opened a competence center of solutions Microsoft Dynamics AX and CRM in Vladimir

GMCS, a member of MAYKOR, jointly with the Vladimir State University named after Alexander and Nikolay Stoletovs and Microsoft Russia announced about opening of the largest in the Vladimir Region competence center of ERP and CRM solutions on the base of Microsoft Dynamics AX and CRM.

The Vladimir State University is the leading educational establishment, centre of science and culture of the Vladimir region taking an active part in the country's innovation educational program. In the beginning of 2014 the Vladimir State University joined the academic program Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance with the support of GMCS. Today, the program participants are the largest educational institutions in the country. The University and GMCS opened a classroom, installed servers, and deployed the latest versions of Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics CRM that would provide the students opportunity to try to work with these systems.

"We are pleased to adopt the proposal of GMCS to establish such a center of competence, because the Vladimir State University aspires to expand constantly the range of solutions, technologies and services for learning, as well as the employability of students and graduates of the university. Participation in the program Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance gives us vast opportunities for training students to work with business solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics. Now we are cooperating very closely with GMCS, including the development of joint seminars and master-classes," noted Denis Gradusov, Associate Professor of department "Management and informatics in technical and economic systems" and the curator of the center of the Vladimir State University.

The competence center will educate and train students to prepare highly qualified specialists in the field of products Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics CRM for a variety of business sectors. The first attendees will be fourth year students of specialty “Applied Computer Science”. In addition, cooperation between GMCS and the university involves the joint elaboration and implementation of innovative and research projects and programs aimed at the development of the information society and technology in the region and beyond.

The center is also closely linked to the global project of Microsoft - CityNext, designed to help cities to develop in conditions of rapid urbanization, modernization and austerity. Microsoft together with its partners offers more than 40,000 applications and services that enable cities to be more competitive, engage citizens more actively to manage and accelerate economic and social development. It is assumed that on the basis of the center in the Vladimir State University will be prepared specialists for projects, including CityNext.

"Microsoft is interested in increasing level of professionalism of the future IT specialists not only for the company, but in general for the development of Russia's innovation economy in the sphere of information technologies. We are confident that the initiative of GMCS and the Vladimir State University will multiply the number of young professionals working with modern and flexible business solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics, and the competence center will play an important role in the implementation of the program CityNext," commented Alyona Gekler, Director of Microsoft Business Solutions in Russia.

"We are excited to work with one of the oldest universities in the country with the rich history and strong resource base. We plan to develop the competence center as a platform for sharing experiences, developing new projects and interesting solutions. Acquaintance with advanced technology business, study and examination of developments of our company will provide highly qualified professionals, capable to work on projects of ERP and CRM systems of the highest level of complexity at the corporate market as well as in the field of automation of public enterprises and institutions," said Dmitry Mitrofanov, Branch Manager GMCS in Vladimir.

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