In 1984, Jack Boyer had just earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Penn State University, and Solomon Software was launching a new ERP software. Boyer joined the Solomon team, working initially in technical and application support before going on the road to teach partners the software across the country. The firm promoted Boyer to regional manager and relocated him to Chicago, where he grew, then maintained the top-performing region for 6 years.
After an eventful nine years working directly for the ERP software firm, Boyer set his sights on learning the business from a partner’s perspective. After one year working for a partner, Boyer decided to start his own ERP consulting company. Boyer had seen firsthand how ERP software helped to transform organizations through increased efficiencies, marked improvement of accuracy and better reporting.
However, not all companies enjoyed the same success, and Boyer knew that selecting the right partner was a critical component. In February 1994, Boyer launched Boyer & Associates, a consulting company that sold, implemented, and supported the Solomon Software solution he knew so well. By hiring the very best talent, Boyer could ensure that his clients would receive the full benefit of their investment.
Eventually, Microsoft acquired both Great Plains and Solomon. Boyer’s company continued to support the solution now rebranded as Dynamics SL. Over time he added other Microsoft ERP solutions. Boyer successfully built practices around Dynamics GP, Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central — becoming an early adapter of Microsoft’s newest flagship offering in the cloud. This resulted in Boyer & Associates being named in the top 5% of Microsoft partners taking clients to the cloud.
For each practice, he use the same philosophy of only hiring the best consultants. In fact, Boyer is commonly called upon to perform “implementation rescues” for clients frustrated with other partner’s efforts. “Performing rescues of poorly implemented software is not the easiest work, but you certainly have a friend for life once it’s accomplished,” he said.
Today, Boyer remains president of what is now a full-service Microsoft ERP, CRM and Power Platform solution provider. As the company expands its sales presence nationwide, Boyer focuses much of his own energies in the nonprofit segment. He is passionate about serving nonprofit organizations and knows that his company can help them increase efficiency, which facilitates their ability to do even more meaningful work.