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Business Technology Solutions Joins Net@Work A Leading Provider of Business and IT Solutions

Net@Work's expands already extensive MAS 90/200 expertise, while deepening its bench of ABRA HRMS and HR automation specialists.

Raleigh, NC - November 18, 2008 - Business Technology Solutions (BTS) today announced it has joined the Net@Work team, a leading provider of integrated business and technology solutions. BTS is a North Carolina based consulting firm specializing in SAGE MAS 90, MAS 200 and ABRA HRMS accounting and Human Resources (HR) solutions. In 2008 BTS was named a Top 100 NC Small Business by Business Leader Media.

Net@Work was founded in 1996 as a network support company, and has evolved into a provider of a full range of IT services and solutions, including accounting and CRM software, custom application development, web design, document management, and information security services. Headquartered in NYC, they have grown rapidly throughout the northeast and now are extending down the eastern seaboard. Partnerships with proven technology leaders, including, Sage Software, Microsoft, Dell, HP, Citrix, and Cisco, allows Net@Work to deliver a range of unbiased, integrated solutions that bring its clients every competitive advantage possible.

BTS's over 350 customers will have access to Net@Work's full complement of business (CRM, accounting, HR) and infrastructure solutions, as well as its industry-leading support. BTS offers all Net@Work's clients unmatched ABRA HRMS and benefits automation expertise and expanded MAS 90/200 talent. Bringing BTS into the fold signals Net@Work's plans to establish a national presence in 2009. BTS Founder, President, and CEO Lissa Johnsen will head up Net@Work's new HR Practice from its North Carolina office; all BTS employees will remain on board.

"Having worked with Net@Work in the past, we're in perfect sync as far as our consultative approach and emphasis on customer support, which will make for a smooth transition – for our employees as well as for our clients," said Lissa Johnsen. "Net@Work gives our clients a broader solutions set, providing CRM as well as expanded accounting and infrastructure support, web site design, ecommerce systems and document management solutions. Our staff of certified Human Resources and payroll professionals will provide Net@Work clients an entirely new level of expertise in implementing systems that allow them to simplify workforce management and improve workforce productivity."

"We've long admired BTS's depth of accounting and HR expertise, especially in the areas of MAS 90, MAS 200 and ABRA HRMS," said Alex Solomon, Net@Work's Co-President. "We've also had occasion to collaborate on a number of HR and accounting projects in the past, which will make the transition process seamless. In addition to expanding Net@Work's talent pool, BTS gives us some of the best HR, accounting and IT specialists in the industry. We are particularly pleased to have someone with Lissa Johnsen's expertise and track record head up our HR practice. BTS customers will benefit by having all their technology needs provided by a single vendor—one that has earned a reputation for providing the industry's most responsive support."

About Business Technology Solutions

Headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, Business Technology Solutions has catered to the growing accounting, HR and technology needs of small to mid-sized businesses. Business Technology Solutions is a Sage Software Authorized Training Center for Sage Abra HRMS, Sage MAS 90 ERP, and Sage MAS 200 ERP. They are a Certified Sage Select Partner for Sage MAS 90 and 200, Sage BusinessWorks Accounting, Sage Abra HRMS, Sage TimeSheet, SageCRM, Sage FAS Fixed Assets, ACT! By Sage, plus other integrated solutions. Business Technology Solutions utilizes their vast experiences in industry, consulting, training, human resources, and public accounting to help their clients. Their consultants orchestrate real solutions to meet business needs by providing clients with support, implementation and consulting services, as well as a full range of networking services.

For more information, please visit www.BTSolutions.net or call 919-781-2900.

About Net@Work

Founded in 1996 as a network support company, Net@Work has evolved into a provider of a full range of IT services and solutions, including accounting and CRM software, custom application development, document management, and information security services. Headquartered in NYC, with a staff of 120+ consultants, programmers, and hardware engineers, Net@Work supports over 1,500 clients and has received numerous awards for its high level of client satisfaction. Partnerships with proven technology leaders, including, Sage Software, Microsoft, Citrix, and Cisco, allows Net@Work to deliver a range of unbiased, integrated solutions that bring its clients every competitive advantage possible.

For more information, on Net@Work please visit http://www.netatwork.com or call (212) 997-5200.

 

Lissa Johnsen of Business Technology Solutions Named Treasurer of ITA

Raleigh, NC, July 28, 2008 – Business Technology Solutions, a Raleigh based business consulting firm, announces today that Lissa Johnsen the President/CEO has been named the Treasurer of the Information Technology Alliance. Previously Lissa has chaired the ITA’s Spring Members Conference and for the past two years has been a member of their Board of Directors. “It is an honor to be requested by the Board and my peers to serve in such an important role for this influential organization” states Lissa Johnsen.

The ITA is a professional association of leading firms and companies whose purpose is to provide a collaborative environment where leading IT professionals share information and build relationships that significantly enhance the way they, and their clients, do business.

 

Business Technology Solutions Named in the Top 100 Small Businesses

Raleigh, NC, July 1, 2008– Business Technology Solutions, a Raleigh based business consulting firm, announces today that the firm was named in the Business Leader’s Top 100 North Carolina Small Businesses. The rankings were published in the June issue of Business Leader Magazine.

“We are delighted to be included along with these other great organizations on the list of North Carolina’s Top 100 Small Businesses,” states Lissa Johnsen, President / CEO. “We feel this honor affirms our commitment to providing small and medium sized businesses exceptional services to solve their unique needs in accounting systems, business management, technology management and human resource systems.”

The rankings for the top 100 small companies were decided primarily on company growth and community involvement. Other criteria included staff size and the percentage of work completed within the state of North Carolina.

 
 

Business Technology Solutions Recognized Again as "Technology Pacesetter"

Raleigh, NC – Business Technology Solutions has been named as a Technology Pacesetter for the sixth year in a row by Accountants Media Group the publishers of Accounting Technology, Accounting Today, Practical Accountant and WebCPA.  Technology Pacesetters is one of the most distinguished awards for accounting software resellers.  The publishers select from thousands of companies and Business Technology Solutions joins only 100 other leading technology-focused companies named to this prestigious list.   

“Being named as one of the top firms in our industry is something we are very proud of,” said Lissa Johnsen, President / CEO of Business Technology Solutions.  “We are honored to be in this select group.  We believe it is a reflection of our continue drive to  help organizations achieve their goals through automating and streamlining their business, accounting and HR processes.”

The Technology Pacesetter award recognizes top organizations that have distinguished themselves through their performance.  Factors that go into this selection include awards won by the organization, leadership, industry reputation, sales per employee and growth.

 

Paralea Boose Attains Key Certifications in Sage Abra HRMS

Raleigh, NC, March 28, 2008– Paralea Boose a Senior Consultant at Business Technology Solutions has attained Implementation Certification for Sage Abra Workforce Connections – Employee Self Service, Benefits Enrollment, and eRecruiter. More small and medium sized organizations are taking advantage of the value offered by these powerful applications creating a demand for consultants with such proven skills.

Lissa Johnsen President / CEO of Business Technology Solutions states, “Paralea continues to provide exceptional service and is continually obtaining the key knowledge to support our client needs. Because this is a rapidly expanding area of human resources we look forward to the opportunities to help our clients.”

For more information on how organizations are benefiting from the capabilities found in these systems click here. Be sure to download the white paper “10 Myths About Employee Self Services – Exposed!” 

 

Chad Watson Promoted to Manager of Client Engagements at Business Technology Solutions

Raleigh, NC, February 19, 2008– Business Technology Solutions has named Chad Watson as Manager of Client Engagements. Chad has been with the company for 2 years and has consistently driven value to clients by providing solutions targeted at their specific needs. He has over 10 years experience with a strong background supporting various HR, payroll, and accounting systems.

Through his career Chad has successfully designed, planned and implemented technology solutions for small and large scale companies.   He has led the integration of HR and Payroll systems through multiple company mergers ensuring data integrity throughout the entire process.  He also has extensive experience utilizing Crystal Reports®, FRX, and Visual Basic designing creative solutions to complex problems.

Prior to joining Business Technology Solutions, he was the Director of Information Technology for an organization with over 75 locations spread out across the state.  His leadership helped solve tremendous network challenges as the company expanded from 1000 employees to 2500 in less than three years.

Lissa Johnsen President / CEO of Business Technology Solutions states, “Delivering results and meeting client expectations are two of Chad’s strengths. We are pleased to have him in the critical role of managing projects and engagements.”   

 

Aldo Simmons Joins Business Technology Solutions as a Senior IT Consultant

Raleigh, NC, October 9, 2007 – Aldo Simmons has joined Business Technology Solutions as a Senior IT Consultant.  He brings over 10 years experience applying information technology to real life day-to-day operations.  His services have provided economical, efficient, and secure ways for multifaceted organizations to accomplish their goals.

Aldo’s background includes configuration and administration of Novell, Windows 2000, Windows Small Business Server 2003 Exchange, Windows XP, Sage MAS 90 ERP, Microsoft Office, and various database management systems, in addition to network infrastructure implementation and management.

Lissa Johnsen President / CEO of Business Technology Solutions states, “We are pleased to have Aldo as a part of our expanding IT Services Team.  His focus on satisfying client needs fits perfectly with our approach.” 

 

Jim Stubanas of Business Technology Solutions Has Become A JobOps Certified Consultant

Raleigh, NC, July 24, 2007 – Jim Stubanas, a Senior Consultant with Business Technology Solutions, has become a JobOps Certified Consultant.  JobOps is a suite of Job Shop Tracking Software modules for use with Sage MAS 90 ERP and Sage MAS 200 ERP software. The modules are primarily used by businesses in small / medium manufacturing, on-site installation and construction, depot and field service repairs, contractors, project oriented work and anyone who needs to track the costs of labor, materials, and outside services while scheduling resources to meet required completion dates.  The product is specifically designed to manage operations, workflow and costing of jobs or projects.

Jim has over 15 years of experience in design, implementation and support of accounting systems on a variety of hardware platforms including Novell and Windows Servers. His services include the planning, implementation, and support of small / medium sized businesses accounting, customer relationship management (CRM) and network systems.

He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, with a B.A. in Business & Economics, with a minor in Finance and a concentration in Accounting. Jim's prior work experience includes work as a Cost Analyst and Internal Auditor with CSX; Staff Accountant and Computer Consultant with a regional CPA firm; and, most recently as a Systems Manager for a Virginia furniture manufacturer.

   

Lissa Johnsen of Business Technology Solutions Named to the board of Ita

Raleigh, NC, March 6, 2007 – Lissa Johnsen President/CEO of Business Technology Solutions has been named to the Board of Directors of the Information Technology Alliance (ITA).  The ITA is an independent, not for profit, professional association of leading firms and companies whose purpose is to share information and build relationships that improve the way its member firms, and their clients, do business. The membership roster consists of some of the most highly regarded mid-market technology professionals, consultants, and product/service providers in North America.

Lissa has been an active member of the ITA for a number of years having chaired the 2005 Spring Members Meeting and Conference.  “Being a member of the ITA identifies to our clients that among other things our firm can be counted on to act with the highest level of integrity, be dedicated to continual improvement and to deliver services based on industry-accepted best practices.”  To learn more about the ITA go to www.italliance.com.

 

Business Technology Solutions Adds Sage TimeSheet to Product Offerings

 
 

Raleigh, NC, November 9, 2006 – Business Technology Solutions announces the addition to its product offerings of Sage TimeSheet application which allows for quick, easy entry and collection of employee timesheet data. This PC and Web-based solution adds sophisticated time and expense data collection to all major financial, project management, and payroll systems or it can function as a standalone time management tool.

Companies can also eliminate time-consuming, administrative tasks associated with collecting employee timesheets and save countless hours in re-entering data into their payroll system. Sage TimeSheet is flexible and customizable so that it easily adapts to your organization’s or workgroup’s project structure and workflow with easily-defined feature sets such as time entry black out dates, definable workflow approval processes with e-mail notification, multi-level sign off and more. The Sage TimeSheet Budgeting module provides enhanced budget tracking and scheduling capabilities for more comprehensive project tracking. By tracking billable and non-billable time, professionals can manage project profitability and resource usage from anywhere in the world via familiar Windows, Web and Palm OS interfaces.

“Sage TimeSheet can help any small and mid-sized businesses track time more profitably while optimizing the flow of information on project schedules, expenses, and workforce allocation. An additional appeal of Sage TimeSheet is that any company with hourly employees can use this to automate time tracking and approvals” states Business Technology Solutions President and CEO Lissa Johnsen. “The product is well suited for organizations with single locations, multiple locations or virtual workforces.”

 
     
 

Business Technology Solutions Adds Sage CRM to Product Offerings

 
 

Raleigh, NC, October 2, 2006 – Business Technology Solutions announces the addition to its product offerings of Sage CRM an award-winning, wireless and Internet-based CRM system. Sage CRM is an easy to use, fast to deploy, feature rich CRM solution providing enterprise-wide access to vital customer information - anytime, anywhere. With Sage CRM, you can better manage your business by integrating field sales, internal sales, customer care and marketing information.

In addition Business Technology Solutions represents SageCRM.com a comprehensive on-demand CRM solution for clients seeking a low-cost, low-risk solution. One price gets you everything: CRM application, support, training, backups, and updates. SageCRM.com also offers the flexibility to migrate to an onsite Sage CRM system as business needs evolve.

“Companies are finding significant rewards in utilizing CRM systems and we are excited about the features and benefits of the Sage CRM solution,” states Business Technology Solutions President and CEO Lissa Johnsen. “We look at this as an opportunity to provide additional value to our existing customers, while at the same time providing an introduction of our capabilities to a broader range of organizations."

 
 

About Business Technology Solutions

Headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, Business Technology Solutions caters to the growing accounting, HR and technology needs of small to mid-sized businesses. Business Technology Solutions is a Sage Software Authorized Training Center for Sage Abra HRMS, Sage MAS 90 ERP, and Sage MAS 200 ERP.  They are a Certified Sage Select Partner for Sage MAS 90 and 200, Sage BusinessWorks Accounting, Sage Abra HRMS, Sage TimeSheet, SageCRM, Sage FAS Fixed Assets, ACT! By Sage, plus other integrated solutions. Business Technology Solutions utilizes their vast experiences in industry, consulting, training, human resources, and public accounting to help their clients.  Their consultants orchestrate real solutions to meet business needs by providing clients with support, implementation and consulting services, as well as a full range of networking services.

     

 

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