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Microsoft Business Solutions partner Sytation celebrates 10 years of offering business applications to UK SMEs this August and will be celebrating by inviting customers to take a behind the scenes tour of the Jaguar Formula One racing team factory.

The company, which is based in Loughborough in the East Midlands, was the first partner signed by Great Plains when it came to Europe in 1993.

Since then, as the market for business applications has grown and the market has become increasingly sophisticated, Sytation has remained an important part of what has subsequently become the Microsoft Business Solutions channel, following the acquisition of Great Plains by Microsoft in 2000.

Nick Richards, Head of Marketing at Sytation, said: "We were here first with the Great Plains product and from that day to this we have made it our business to exceed customer expectations when it comes to delivering systems based on the Great Plains platform. Here we are 10 years later and we are still committed to providing our business customers with systems that transform the way they do business."

Simon Edwards, Microsoft Business Solutions Country Manager for UK and Ireland, said: "Congratulations Sytation on this significant milestone. In any business sector 10 years is a long time, but even more so in the technology industry where the pace of change is so fast. We look forward to the next 10 years of Sytation delivering excellent solutions based on Microsoft technology."

About Sytation
Sytation was set up to work with Great Plains in 1993 (the first European Partner) and has continued to work exclusively with Microsoft Business Solutions ever since.
At Sytation our clients gain huge value from the fact that we have implemented more than 350 Microsoft Business Solutions Great Plains sites across Europe. In practice this means that when problems arise our clients feel secure knowing that Sytation has the right experience to draw on.

About Microsoft Business Solutions
Microsoft Business Solutions, a division of Microsoft, offers a wide range of integrated, end-to-end business applications and services designed to help small, midmarket and corporate businesses become more connected with customers, employees, partners and suppliers. Microsoft Business Solutions’ applications optimise strategic business processes across financial management, analytics, human resources management, project management, customer relationship management, field service management, supply chain management, e-commerce, manufacturing and retail management. The applications are designed to provide insight to help customers achieve business success. More information about Microsoft Business Solutions can be found at

About Microsoft
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software — any time, any place and on any device.


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For more information, press only:
Sarah Perkins, Microsoft Business Solutions
Tel: +44 (0)118 909 5665

Ruth Angrave, Sytation
Tel: +44 (0)1509 505 777

Sean Fleming, Clarity Public Relations
Tel: +44 (0)118 925 5975

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