Las Vegas, Nevada — July 15, 2019 – XAPT today announced a plan to collaborate with Microsoft, contributing its deep, industry-specific knowledge to a common data model developed for the Automotive Industry on top of Microsoft Dynamics 365.
Together with other thought-leading, global providers within the automotive and industrial equipment vertical, began work in early May with the ambition of increasing the interoperability of industry applications throughout the lifecycle of the vehicles, equipment and assets. XAPT and Microsoft aim to simplify integration efforts required to empower modern day data-driven solutions as well as enabling custom solutions built leveraging this new common data model. XAPT brings its own unique experience in the industrial heavy-equipment sector to that effort.
“XAPT has been a longstanding Microsoft partner and we are proud to be part of the development of the Dynamics 365 Industry Accelerator for Automotive,” said Panos Gikas, Chief Operating Officer. “We are happy to bring our expertise and represent the interest of heavy-equipment OEMs, distributors and end-users as we establish a helpful industry standard. XAPT has always aligned its strategy with Microsoft’s and we are eager to create value for our industry and our customers.”
“Microsoft welcomes XAPT and looks forward to leveraging the knowledge they bring about the heavy equipment industry,” added John Reed, Director of Automotive Customer Experience Solutions, Microsoft.
XAPT works with equipment dealers all day every day. This is at the core of our company, employing hundreds of professionals around the globe with one focus: providing the leading dealership solution for industrial equipment dealers and manufacturers. In addition, XAPT works closely with Microsoft to utilize all capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics 365 as well as Azure and its services, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics to aid in the digital transformation of our customers. XAPT serves dealers around the world, with offices in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia and with partners in several other regions around the globe.