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Southfield ERP Provider Signs Up With Online Tech

Southfield-based Waterloo Managed Software Services USA Inc. has signed a strategic partnership with Ann Arbor-based Online Tech Inc. to support demand for its rapid, worldwide growth for ERP cloud computing services. Online Tech will provide WatServ with additional data center capacity for the United States and Canadian markets in its Michigan data centers.

Greg Fischer, vice president of technology at WatServ, said that "Online Tech was a natural fit for WatServ. The facility has the best-in-class security features, technical redundancies and the audit certifications that are required by some of our customers. The available internet bandwidth at Online Tech and their technical expertise were differentiators for us. The synergies between the two companies will enable WatServ to continue to deliver the outstanding services that our customers have come to expect."

WatServ is a specialized managed services provider providing companies with cloud computing services for hosted Microsoft Dynamics ERP

"Our data center strategy involves the use of regional, shared data centers that can be deployed quickly where and when needed", said Tom Doerner, president of WatServ. "The extensive use of shared services is critical to providing cloud computing solutions at a low price point. Online Tech is an excellent addition to our list of existing strategic partners that provide us with critical shared services."

Online Tech's Mid-Michigan data center was originally built by EDS as General Motors' disaster recovery data center. The SAS 70-certified, 32,500-square-foot facility includes 22,500 square feet of raised 24-inch floor space and 10,000 square feet of furnished, power-protected workplace recovery space.

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Working with the Microsoft partner channel, WatServ provides enterprise class computing that is simple, reliable and low risk at 30 to 50 percent lower cost than running on-premise. Flexible solutions are bundled into a single, per user per month cost. WatServ is headquartered in Southfield and Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. For more visit

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