Posted on March 3, 2011 by pvbs01
We’re excited that Bob Burleson, Chief Financial Officer of Software Process Technologies (SPT), will participate on the Government Contractor Panel at the Microsoft Government Contractor Summit on March 17. Register for the Summit here. Here’s his bio:
Robert Burleson is a “high-tech” Chief Financial Officer with experience in both the IT and Biotech industries. With a background that includes working for Private and Publicly traded companies he has experience in both buying and selling Government Contracting entities.
He is currently Chief Financial Officer of Software Process Technologies (SPT). In this position, he oversees the finance, accounting and business operations of the company. SPT partners with client organizations in need of cleared personnel to design, develop, implement and deploy high-end, custom, technology based solutions by integrating existing and emerging concepts.
Before joining SPT, Burleson was Senior Vice President of Business Operations and Finance for TechTeam Government Solutions, Inc. Jacobs Engineering acquired TechTeam in the fall of 2010. Prior to this, he was Chief Financial Officer for ATCC, a world leader in providing standard biological reference material. As CFO, he has managed all accounting, information systems and administrative matters.
Starting in 2005, he began been teaching in the Graduate School of Medicine at Georgetown University. The topics he covers includes Federal Grants and Contracts.
Burleson earned his B.S. in Business Administration from George Mason University and his M.B.A. in Accounting/Finance from Marymount University.
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Posted on March 31, 2010 by pvbs01
For Powertek Corporation, efficient financial management and compliance with Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) requirements was a critical need. Powertek engaged PVBS to optimize its technology infrastructure and implemented Microsoft Dynamics NAV for Government Contractors, which facilitates complex reporting, compliance, and financial management; passed a DCAA audit; and now confidently pursues larger contracts.
Executives rely on real-time business intelligence to manage growth, and project managers have the insight to boost the performance of the company’s client commitments. Read the entire case study here.
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Posted on October 21, 2009 by pvbs01
Microsoft and Tatum, LLC are proud to announce that Peter A.S. Pfeiffer, Managing Partner of Tatum’s Mid-Atlantic practice, has been named as a new member of Microsoft’s Government Contractor Executive Forum. “It is an honor to be asked to support such an important program at Microsoft, one that parallels Microsoft’s objectives with Tatum’s value proposition in the Government contracting space”, said Peter A.S. Pfeiffer.
The Microsoft Government Contractor Executive Forum is comprised of senior level executives from the government contractor industry. The Forum provides insight into key business challenges relative to high growth government contractors. A one day Government Contractor Summit will be held on November 17, 2009. The Summit will expose interested government contractors to Microsoft Dynamic DCAA Compliant Financial Management solutions and CRM solutions in addition to networking with peers and gaining access to best practices.
“Government Contracting is a very specialized industry with ever evolving compliance needs. As we service the needs of forward thinking CEOS, having Peter Pfeiffer of Tatum, LLC take a board position was a very natural next step. Through their deep industry expertise, Tatum, LLC is about unveiling possibilities and delivering operational expertise to the contracting community. This marries up well to what Microsoft Dynamics offers the contractor marketplace. This collaboration becomes a real winning combination,” said Christine Zmuda, Strategic Engagement Manager for Microsoft.
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Posted on June 1, 2009 by pvbs01
Microsoft and PVBS are offering two opportunities in June to learn more about how Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 for Government Contractors will help your company better optimize its government contracts. One event will be an online webcast; the other will be a lunch seminar at the Microsoft Technology Innovation Center in Reston.
Momentum Webcast: Why Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Is an Ideal Choice for Government Contractors.
Discover how Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 from PVBS can help your company pass the new Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audits criteria. This webcast is intended specifically for companies that provide services or sell products to the U.S. government. We discuss what you need to know about the new DCAA audit requirements, why government contractors need more than just DCAA compliance, and how a single enterprise resource planning (ERP) and financial management solution can serve both your commercial and public sector practices. Click here to register. (June 10, 2009, 12noon EST/9am PST).
Lunch Seminar in Reston: Everything You Need to Know about Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009
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Posted on March 27, 2009 by pvbs01
The Dynamics NAV 2009 for Government Contractors and Product Resellers Launch Event attracted over 100 business owners and finance executives to the Reston Technology Center on March 19. Here are some photos from the event.
GovCon Exec Panel Discussion
PVBS CEO Bernard Mustafa Kicks Off Event
Bernard Mustafa Welcomes Nearly a Hundred GovCon Execs to the Event
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Posted on December 15, 2008 by pvbs01
Here’s how Christine Zmuda, the Microsoft leader for its government contractor Dynamics practice, described the opening session of the Microsoft Government Contractor Summit. Read more in her blog.
Despite a very rainy morning in DC, Microsoft hosted over 200 government contractors at the Fairview Park Mariott on December 11, 2008.
The day opened with an industry panel which focused on Exit Strategies in Turbulent Times. This session was sponsored by Pleasant Valley Business Solutions and moderated by Nick Wakeman, Washington Technology Editor-in-chief. Panelists included: Robert D. Kipps, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Co.; William J. Mutryn, Partner and Co-Leader M&A Practice, Holland & Knight LLP; Bernard A. Mustafa, CEO, PVBS; Dave Young, Co-founder, Oberon, a Stanley Company and Jodi Johnson, Co-founder, Oberon, a Stanley Company.
Much of the discussion was centered on the successful sale of Oberon and Associates to Stanley and what government contractors can expect now from the market if they are on a buy or sell situation. Dave Young and Jodi Johnson shared very candidly that this was well thought out and shared key learnings from the process. A couple interesting takeaways:
- Oberon’s Dave Young commented that they management team did not take the highest bid but rather the offer from the company that best married up to their culture.
- Oberon and Associates took care of employment agreements well in advance of the sale. This was a great way to recognize employees and keep business continuity post sales.
- Jodi Johnson commented that they built the company with best of breed foundational tools. Dynamics NAV was a great choice because the smart college hires they brought on all grew up on Microsoft. It was easy for them to navigate and management information was also readily accessible to all by role. This was critically important as there were over 700 due diligence questions many of them requiring financial data that were more easily obtained through Dynamics NAV for Government Contractors.
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Posted on December 4, 2008 by pvbs01
Pleasant Valley Business Solutions (PVBS) is proud to be the Premier sponsor of the second-annual Microsoft Government Contractor Summit which will take place on Thursday, December 11 at the Fairview Park Marriott. This event is limited to 300 executives so please reserve your spot today.
Click here to register.
When: Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008.
Where: Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA. Free Parking on Site
The day’s highlights include:
8am: Registration, Exhibition Hall Opens
9am: Exit Strategies in Turbulent Times
Sponsored by PVBS and moderated by Nick Wakeman, Washington Technology Editor-in-chief. Panelists include:
Robert D. Kipps, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Co.
William J. Mutryn, Co-Leader M&A Practice, Holland & Knight LLP
Bernard A. Mustafa, CEO, PVBS
Dave Young, Co-founder, Oberon, a Stanley Company
Jodi Johnson, Co-founder, Oberon, a Stanley Company
10am: Anticipated Changes in Government Contracting Post Election, featuring Dan Mintz, CIO of Department of Transportation and Kim Nelson, Executive Director for Microsoft EGovernment
Noon: Lunch, CFO-CIO Best Practices Panel Discussion
1pm: Breakout Sessions (choose one)
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Preview. Come See What the Buzz is About (Presented by PVBS)
Best Practices in DCAA Compliance
Managing Projects for Greater Profitability
Empowering the Project Team
2:30pm: Breakout Sessions (choose one)
How Earned Value Management (EVM) Can Provide Early Warnings of Operational Issues and Profit Opportunities (Presented by PVBS)
Pursuit Management for Government Contractors
To Tax or Not to Tax: Current Thinking on Tax Exempt versus Taxable Purchases by Government Contractors (Presented by Grant Thornton)
How Managing Performance Increases Your Win Rate (Presented by I3 Solutions)
Click here to register.
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Posted on October 23, 2008 by pvbs01
Signal magazine, the official publication of AFCEA, published a great profile on Curt Kolcun, the head of Microsoft’s F$1B+ Federal Government division. The article delved into Microsoft’s on-going efforts into the market and where he sees growth and opportunity.
“And I think the opportunity for us and the opportunity in this marketplace, especially given the financial constraints we see on the horizon, is that our customers will continue to realize significant value with commercial off-the-shelf technology. The real discussion is, how does software really enable an agency to achieve its mission in a way that reduces costs across the board?”
Click here for the article.
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Posted on September 19, 2008 by pvbs01
On December 11th, Microsoft will be holding a full day event geared to help Government contractors capture more business and manage financial growth. The event will be held at the Fairview Park Marriott, Fairfax, VA.
Hear from Industry Experts, C-Suite Executives of Fast Growing Organizations, and key partners, such as PVBS. To reserve your seat at this exclusive event, please register today.
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Posted on April 18, 2008 by pvbs01
We just got back from the Microsoft Convergence 2008 conference which is the premier event for current and future Microsoft Dynamics customers. The commitment Microsoft is making to the Dynamics product line, and Dynamics NAV in particular, will spell great things for high-growth government contractors. The customers who were at the event with us said they felt the same way. Over 9,500 people were in attendance.
There were a few things we learned about how significant the Dynamics product line is in Microsoft’s portfolio that I’d like to share. Microsoft is investing over $1B a year in research and development on this product family. In addition to Dynamics NAV, which is the flexible ERP, project accounting and financial management solution PVBS brings to market for government contractors, the Dynamics product family also consists of basic, horizontal accounting solutions for general use such as GP (formerly Great Plains) and SL (formerly Solomon). Other Microsoft Dynamics solutions include Microsoft CRM and RMS (Retail Management System).
An AMR Research Report on “Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Spending” shows Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) leading all other ERP vendors on evaluation lists for ERP software purchases. When asked which vendors would be considered for ERP applications during the next year, surveyed companies chose MBS, Oracle, and SAP in the top three positions.
For Dynamics NAV specifically, the worldwide acceptance is staggering:
- More than 65,000 entities around the world use NAV
- There are almost 300,000 Dynamics customers worldwide and growing.
- More than 2,700 certified partners have built more than 1,500 add-on solutions (including PVBS)
- There are more than 40 localized versions and NAV is sold in more than 150 countries
- More than 1 million licensed users
- Business Solutions gets a significant internal investment with one of the Top 5 R&D budgets in Microsoft.
- With a large R&D and the interoperability with Microsoft Office, Microsoft is investing in the Dynamics product lines and focusing on the convergence of its solutions into the next generation’s solution.
Dynamics NAV is Microsoft’s fastest growing ERP and accounting solution. These milestones show that Microsoft Dynamics NAV provides real business value to high-growth and mid-sized businesses around the globe, such as the fast growing service providers and product resellers to the Federal Government that PVBS services.
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