Socius Recognizes Three Cleveland Area Businesses with Aspire Awards at Annual Conference

More than two hundred professionals attended Socius’ annual conference, Aspire. The keynote address was given by Archie Griffin, and thirty-five breakout sessions were presented by Socius consultants and leaders, software partners, and leadership training experts. The Aspire Awards were presented to three of Socius’ clients who effectively use their Microsoft or Sage Software business solutions to enhance their growth and profitability.

Dublin, OH, October 03, 2008 --( Over two hundred professionals from companies in and around Ohio gathered at The Conference Center at NorthPointe in Lewis Center, Ohio on September 11, 2008 for Aspire 2008, Socius’ annual conference.

This year’s event was centered on the theme “Developing Your Personal and Professional Game Plan” and featured a keynote address by Ohio State football legend, Archie Griffin. Thirty-five breakout sessions dedicated to equipping attendees with the tools to maximize success professionally and personally continued this theme. Presented by Socius consultants and leaders, software partners, and leadership training experts, the sessions covered a range of topics from software specific insights to applications to hone leadership skills.

The event also featured the presentation of the Aspire Awards, recognizing the distinguished achievements of three of Socius’ client organizations for enhancing their growth and profitability through effective use of their Microsoft or Sage Software business solutions. The Aspire Award winners are:

FirstMerit Bank received the Outstanding Teamwork Award in recognition of their collaborative efforts within their organization and with Socius in expanding and improving their ability to attract and retain customers through their use of Sage SalesLogix software.

Reidy Medical Supply, a supplier of medical equipment to nursing homes and visiting nurse organizations, received the Distinction in Innovation award for their unique use of their Sage MAS 90 software to solve a complex billing and restocking issue.

Experient, Inc., a conference planning organization, received the Vision Award for their continually keeping abreast of technology advancements over many years as a Socius client and using those advancements to maximize their use of their Sage SalesLogix and Microsoft Dynamics GP software solutions. Their vision in crafting solutions to benefit their unique business needs is exemplified in their current project with Socius to develop a data warehousing and business intelligence solution that allows them to quickly and easily analyze their client data.

“We are honored to work with these industry leading organizations and pleased to recognize their many accomplishments,” said Jeffrey R. Geisler, CPA, Socius’ CEO. “With the nature of the partnership we have with our clients, we share in their successes and celebrate with them.”

About Socius:

Socius is a strategic business consulting partner that provides comprehensive business management solutions to help companies leverage technology to accelerate their growth and profitability and compete more successfully in today’s economy. As a Sage Authorized Partner and a Gold Certified Microsoft partner, Socius represents the most trusted accounting, enterprise resource planning (ERP), business analytics, and customer relationship management (CRM) technologies on the market. Backed by more than 24 years of award-winning experience, InterDyn - Socius proudly serves clients in Ohio and the surrounding area from its offices in Cincinnati, Columbus, and Cleveland, Ohio.

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