SBS Group Teams Up with Bloomsburg University

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Woodbridge, NJ June 17, 2009 – SBS Group is proud to announce its partnership with Bloomsburg University through the Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance. With offices in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, SBS Group provides mid-market accounting & technology solutions to companies along the East Coast. The Academic Alliance program connects partners, customers and academic institutions that are passionate about technology and utilize the Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) accounting package in their business or curriculum.

Academic institutions receive free software, technical support, online training and the ability to customize accounting, operations and supply chain management courses with Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains). Microsoft Dynamics™ partners and customers host educated internship programs, participate as guest speakers and share ideas amongst innovative peers. SBS Group will assist Bloomsburg University with filling internship positions and creating independent study projects for students. Bloomsburg will help provide SBS with highly compatible candidates and opportunities for its staff to guest lecture.

Bloomsburg has been an active member of the Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance since 2005 and received Microsoft’s Pinnacle Award for Excellence in Education in 2007 based on its efforts to utilize Dynamics enterprise software to stimulate transformation of its business curriculum. Dr. John Grandzol, professor of management and leader of the interdisciplinary faculty team identifying opportunities for business process orientation supported by ERP, emphasizes the need for business education to reflect current business environments having fully integrated process and systems approaches: “We expect this partnership will provide further insights into the ways businesses really work for faculty who design and deliver curriculum, while offering additional opportunities for our students to gain first-hand experience through various internships. SBS Group’s broad range of services and extensive client network will help us realize these goals.”
“Over the past few years, SBS has grown its internship program to include our marketing, consulting and development departments. We are excited to expand the program and look forward to working with a forward-thinking institution like Bloomsburg University,” states James R. Bowman, Jr., President of SBS Group.

About SBS Group
SBS Group keeps its clients ahead of their competition by combining business savvy, technical prowess, and common sense values to deliver integrated technology solutions to mid-market companies along the Eastern seaboard. SBS delivers its solutions and services with the industry’s top technology partners including Microsoft, Sage Software, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Citrix, Cognos and others. Focused on distribution, manufacturing, supply chain management, customer relationship management, financial management, project management and accounting solutions, SBS Group has over 23 years of working with clients, not just for them. The SBS team has earned an award-winning reputation, having been recognized as a Microsoft Gold Partner, Microsoft Partner of the Year (Dynamics SL), NJBIZ Business of the Year Finalist, IBM Beacon Award recipient and Sage Software Leadership Academy member. The company is headquartered in Woodbridge, New Jersey and operates other offices in New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Ohio. More information about SBS Group can be found at www.sbsgroupusa.com.

About Bloomsburg University
A four-year, public university, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (www.bloomu.edu) is one of 14 members of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. It offers more than 80 programs of study leading to bachelor’s degrees, 38 undergraduate minors, 18 graduate programs leading to master’s degrees, a doctorate in audiology, and several certificate programs for professional educators. Typical enrollments number 8,000 undergraduate and 700 graduate students, most from the eastern half of Pennsylvania. More than 90 percent of Bloomsburg’s graduates are quickly at work within their field or advance to some of the nation’s leading graduate programs.
For over 75 years, the University’s College of Business has provided a high quality business education and today is one of 555 business schools that are accredited by AACSB International, the premier business school accrediting body in the world. The College offers undergraduate majors in Accounting, Information & Technology Management, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing, and a Masters of Business Administration. It also offers career concentrations in Fraud Examination, Information Assurance, International Business, and Supply Chain Management.

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