Our History

Agility Business Solutions (ABS) was started in 2002 as the sister company of Agility, Inc., a global provider of ERP software and services on the classic IBM AS400/IBMi platform.  ABS was created to offer ERP software and services to a new client/server community committed to Microsoft Business Solutions, leveraging the wealth of experience of it's ERP consultants to serve this growing ecosystem.

We chose the name Agility from a paper written in 1993 by Dr. Steven L. Goldman, Technical Director of the Agile Manufacturing Enterprise Forum-Iacocca Institute at Lehigh University. That paper entitled “Agile Manufacturing-A New Production Paradigm for Society”, described a new method of production for manufacturing, “Agile Manufacturing” as:

“…the ability to thrive in a competitive environment of continuous and unanticipated change, to respond quickly to rapidly changing markets driven by customer-based valuing of products and services…”

And so you see the essence of who we still are today. It was our goal to not only emulate these characteristics, but be identified with corporations who also would embrace them. Customer-based products/services, nimble and able to adapt, and living in an environment that is always competitive and changing. It is the ability to respond to the these changes that has continued to fuel our success.

Milestones

  • 2017

    ABS Named to the RCP 200 List Again!

    (PREAP.COM) Cleveland, Ohio (June 28, 2017) Agility Business Solutions, Inc. (ABS), a Microsoft Certified GOLD Partner in Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions, has been named by Redmond Channel Partner magazine to the RCP 200, a list of the top 200 Microsoft partners in the United States. "We are very excited to be named to the RCP 200 list for the second year in a row," says Gino Manocchio, Vice President of Sales at ABS. "The recognition is great, but the appreciation and trust our customers have in our team is especially gratifying. The mutual investment that we are making with Microsoft is resulting in successful implementations for our valued customers." "The great Microsoft partners combine strong technical expertise with a sophisticated understanding of their customers' business requirements to deliver great solutions. The companies that made our 2nd annual RCP 200 list demonstrated those qualities," said Scott Bekker, Editor-in-Chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine, the leading channel publication for the Microsoft partner community. Companies in the RCP 200 range from those partners who produce sizable revenues in Microsoft practices to companies with very specialized practices to partner companies with great connections to Microsoft's internal product experts. "Our team has shown the ability to thrive in a competitive environment of continuous and often unanticipated change," says David Friihauf, President of ABS. "Their deep knowledge of Microsoft products and dedication to our customers demonstrates their expertise in this age of digital transformation. The recognition is well deserved." The article and complete list are available in the May/June issue of Redmond Channel Partner magazine and on RCPmag.com at https://rcpmag.com/articles/2017/06/01/rcp-200.aspx
    About Redmond Channel Partner
    Redmond Channel Partner (RCP) is an independent advocate for Microsoft partners, including solution providers, managed services providers (MSPs), hosters, cloud partners and independent software vendors (ISVs). https://rcpmag.com
    About Agility Business Solutions
    Agility Business Solutions is a privately held company headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. With Microsoft competencies in both Enterprise Resource Planning and Data Management Solutions, ABS professionals assist manufacturers and distributors in dramatically improving their operations through enhanced business practices utilizing Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft D365 for Operations, and Microsoft platform products.
    CONTACT INFORMATION
    Gino Manocchio
    sales@agilitybiz.net
    http://www.agilitybiz.net
    440-546-8384

  • 2016

    ABS Named to the RCP 200 List

    (PREAP.COM) Cleveland, Ohio (June 8, 2016) Agility Business Solutions, Inc. (ABS), a Microsoft Certified GOLD Partner in Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions, has been named by Redmond Channel Partner magazine to the RCP 200, a list of the top 200 Microsoft partners in the United States. "Being named to the RCP 200 list demonstrates our goal to exceed our customers expectations," says Gino Manocchio, Vice President of Sales at ABS. "Our sole purpose is to build solutions and provide services based on Microsoft Dynamics AX and the Microsoft platform. We greatly value our partnership with Microsoft." "Based on our 11 years of experience covering the Microsoft ecosystem, we've named companies to the RCP 200 that have demonstrated a laser focus on Microsoft technology and a strong commitment to providing great value for their customers," said Scott Bekker, Editor-in-Chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine, the leading channel publication for the Microsoft partner community. Companies in the RCP 200 range from those partners who produce massive revenues in Microsoft practices to companies with very specialized practices to partner companies with great connections to Microsoft's internal product experts. "This recognition is a testament to our employees' dedication to our customers, and their proficiency in the products that Microsoft provides. This recognition is theirs and well deserved," notes David Friihauf, President of ABS. The article and complete list are available in the June issue of Redmond Channel Partner magazine and on RCPmag.com at https://rcpmag.com/articles/2016/06/01/top-us-microsoft-partners.aspx
    About Redmond Channel Partner
    Redmond Channel Partner (RCP) is an independent advocate for Microsoft partners, including solution providers, managed services providers (MSPs), hosters, cloud partners and independent software vendors (ISVs). https://rcpmag.com
    About Agility Business Solutions
    Agility Business Solutions is a privately held company headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. With Microsoft competencies in both Enterprise Resource Planning and Data Management Solutions, ABS professionals assist manufacturers and distributors in dramatically improving their operations through enhanced business practices utilizing Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft platform products.

    CONTACT INFORMATION
    Gino Manocchio
    sales@agilitybiz.net
    http://www.agilitybiz.net
    440-546-8384

  • 2012

    ABS Beats US Benchmark

    Agility Business Solutions, Inc. (ABS) Beats US Benchmark

    With Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP customer satisfaction survey

    Cleveland, Ohio November 19, 2012-Agility Business Solutions, Inc. (ABS) just completed its Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) certification renewal as a Gold Certified ERP and Silver Data Management Competency partner. Part of this process includes a survey to customers regarding their satisfaction with ABS services for the Dynamics AX ERP solution. 

    "We're pleased to announce that based on the results of the Customer Satisfaction Survey, we scored 7 points above the US Benchmark and 15 points above other partners of our type," says David Friihauf, partner and president of ABS. "This is an impressive showing."

    ABS took an early lead as a Microsoft Dynamics AX partner nearly ten years ago. As a result of this commitment, today ABS offers some of the most experienced and skilled consultants for Dynamics AX customers.

    Several happy ABS customers submitted their comments as part of this survey: 

    "The Agility personnel I have worked with have all been very professional and responsive to every technical need we have come across. We are not 100% complete with all modifications just yet. But of all the software partners we used on this project, Agility definitely stands out as the company that helped us out tremendously to get over the hump and come up on AX. I would highly recommend Agility to any company migrating from an AS400 to Dynamics AX! Thank You!"

    "Agility is an outstanding partner and makes us feel like we're their only client. They are easy to do business with and provide outstanding value."

    "I am struggling to come up with anything Agility could do to be more effective at meeting our needs. Agility has been an ideal business partner." 

    "I have had nothing but positive interaction with them." 

    "ABS has complete responsibility to keep our IT hardware platform, software platform, security, and backup systems reliable above industry standards. Cost is no object. They have exceeded our company's expectations on a continuous basis."

    ABS is a top notch, trusted firm specializing in tailoring ERP software solutions to work as tools for companies to achieve their business goals. Our team of experts in manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain management apply real world practices and methods to design and implement successful ERP and Lean Manufacturing solutions.

    Our clients are world class enterprises recognized by publications like The Wall Street Journal, Manufacturing Weekly, Fortune, Forbes, and MSI for their organizational excellence.

  • 2011

    ABS Achieves Gold Certified Partner Status

    Agility Business Solutions announced today that it has achieved Gold Certified Partner Status with a competency in Enterprise Resource Planning, in the Microsoft Partner Network program. As a Certified Partner, Agility Business Solutions has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and a proven ability to meet customers needs. In order to meet the requirements of a Gold Certified Partner, Agility Business Solutions had to meet a variety of testing and certification requirements; provided customer references and to have met and maintained high levels of customer satisfaction. Less than 2% of the 640,000 members of Microsofts partner channel are expected to achieve Gold-level Partner status. 

    "Agility Business Solutions is pleased to have achieved this distinction within the Microsoft Partner Network. This illustrates our organizations deep commitment to developing deep product and industry knowledge." stated Gino Manocchio, Vice President of Sales for Agility Business Solutions. "We have developed a deep knowledge of, and base our solutions around the Microsoft Dynamics AX platform. We have found that it is an excellent fit for our manufacturing and distribution clients."

    "Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities," said Allison Watson, corporate vice president of the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. "They need to trust in a company that can act as an expert adviser for their long-term strategic technology plans. Microsoft Certified Partners, which have certified expertise and direct training and support from Microsoft, can build a positive customer experience with our technologies. Today, Microsoft recognizes Agility Business Solutions as a new Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise in providing customer satisfaction using Microsoft products and technology."

    The Microsoft Partner Program (later renamed Microsoft Partner Network) was launched in October 2003 and represents Microsofts ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partner expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help partners businesses be successful. Microsoft Dynamics is a line of ERP and CRM applications delivered by a world-class network of reselling partners.

    About Agility Business Solutions

    Agility Business Solutions is a privately held company headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. Agility Business Solutions is a Certified Partner for Microsoft Dynamics AX and specializes in assisting manufacturers and distributors to dramatically improve their operations through improved business practices and enhanced utilization of systems.

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