REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 4, 2008 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that Force 3 Inc., a leading IT solutions provider to the federal government and other organizations, has selected Microsoft Dynamics NAV to integrate and streamline its project accounting and financial management operations, manage its fast-growing business, and handle the stringent compliance obligations it faces as a government contractor.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV is a versatile, cost-effective and quick-to-set-up enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that enables mid-sized companies to grow their business, fuel productivity and meet their industry-specific needs.

Crofton, Md.-based Force 3 chose Microsoft Dynamics NAV as one of the only ERP systems capable of integrating its disparate operations into a single business management solution. Force 3’s operations span product sales, such as the networking gear and other hardware it sells to customers, and services, including the value-add customization, deployment, system integration and maintenance its skilled engineers provide at client sites.

Force 3 has performed network design and installation for hundreds of U.S. government agencies and private businesses, including more than 150 U.S. military hospitals worldwide. The company ranks as one of America’s largest minority-owned small businesses that is pre-approved as a government contractor.

In its federal government business, Force 3 must furnish Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) auditors with extensive documentation and reports to meet the rigorous auditing requirements that government contractors face when servicing U.S. government agencies. Microsoft Dynamics NAV demonstrated its ability to amply meet these critical requirements of doing business with federal government clients.

Force 3 also liked the fact that Microsoft Dynamics NAV is tightly integrated with its existing Microsoft systems, including Microsoft Office. This enables Force 3 to get its employees up and running quickly with minimal training and support, and to protect and extend the company’s IT investments.

The solution, to be implemented by Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Pleasant Valley Business Solutions LLC (PVBS), replaces a myriad of incompatible systems that lacked the capabilities Force 3 needed to take its business to the next level.  To read more please visit http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/nov08/11-04Force3PR.mspx or www.pvbs.net.