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Automated Options, Inc. continues to adapt to the changing needs of our clients and the rapidly changing technologies of computers, networks and the internet.


10/29/09 Microsoft Gold Certified Partner

We have maintained Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status for four years in a row.  Thanks to all of our current clients for their referrals.

10/29/08 AVG Gold Reseller Status

We have achieved Gold Reseller status with AVG anti-virus software. Thanks to all of our current clients for their referrals.

01/01/08 Dynamics CRM version 4.

Do you have everything you need to make sure your business continues to succeed? And as you grow, will your people be able to effectively share key information to stay productive? Let us give you a free introduction and learn how Microsoft Dynamics CRM can grow with your company and keep your people connected and profitable.

You will learn how Automated Options, Inc and Microsoft Dynamics CRM work together to provide a comprehensive Customer Relationship Management solution that addresses issues and concerns across departments. And with all departments working together, your people will be able to access and manage all the information they need to boost sales, increase profits, and keep customers happy. 

07/01/07 Dynamics SL Version 7.0 released.  It upgrades its development and configuration tools to Microsoft Visual StudioŽ 2005, making it a native .NET application throughout and providing new options for connecting business processes, as well as new application features such as QuickSend for automated electronic communication with vendors and customers, a new user interface similar to that of the Microsoft Office system, and RoleTailored business intelligence views for managers that can analyze up to 900 business activities.
Click here to see what's new.

07/01/07 Dynamics GP Version 10.0 released. Click here to see what's new.

06/15/07  We certified on Dynamics GP to add Great Plains to our product mix and be able to offer another solution to our clients.

09/19/06 Automated Options achieves "Gold Certified" Partner status with Microsoft.

01/01/06  Miles Crawford joins the team at Automated Options.

11/01/05  Microsoft releases CRM Version 3.0.  A great leap forward!

10/01/04 Solomon Version 6.0 released. Click here to see what's new.

01/14/04  Business Portal 2.0 is released.  Customers can leverage their data using Windows Sharepoint Services.

01/21/03  Microsoft introduces Customer Relationship Manager

05/16/02  Microsoft enters the Retail Point of Sale market with the acquisition of Sales Management Systems, Inc. 

10/01/01 - Microsoft Great Plains Business Solutions introduces Small Business Manager.

04/15/01 - Microsoft acquires Great Plains and Solomon.

5/25/00 - Solomon Software celebrates 20 years of "accounting for the changing needs of business."

5/1/00 - Solomon Software is acquired by Great Plains Software.  The synergy of these two giants in middle-market accounting will hasten the arrival of flexible internet accounting.