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History of TGO Consulting

In the beginning 3 brave souls had a vision for an exciting new company
1988

TGO Consulting was Born

Tracey Whitehouse, George Braun, Orgad Gratch, TGO Founders

A computer wiz (Tracey Whitehouse) and two CAs (George Braun & Orgad Gratch), saw a need in the business world to help organizations become more efficient by automating manual processes.

1990

TGO Specializes in AccPac and BusinessVision

ERP systems were evolving and TGO expanded their offering to provide financial accounting solutions utilizing AccPac & Business Vision.

1992

TGO Wins Canadian Partner of the Year for BusinessVision

This award was presented to TGO for their accomplishments in providing clients with excellent service.

1994

TGO Partners with Microsoft

TGO is one of the first companies in Canada to become a Value Added Reseller (VAR) and Implementation Partner for Great Plains Software, which is now known as Microsoft Dynamics GP. TGO continues to implement business solutions for mid-market and enterprise organizations.

1995

TGO Receives Inner Circle Status 8 times!

Inner Circle status ranks TGO Consulting amongst the top 1% of Microsoft Dynamics global network of business management software partners. This elite group demonstrates industry leadership in providing outstanding business solutions to customers. TGO Consulting has been recognized with this honour and to date has been a member of this select group for eight years.

1999

TGO Receives the Excellence in Customer Care Award

Microsoft Dynamics Customer CareTGO receives the Microsoft Dynamics GP award for “Excellence in Customer Care”. This achievement recognizes TGO for being the worldwide leader for customer care.

2000

TGO Receives the Excellence in Customer Care Award for the Second Year in a Row

TGO again receives the Customer Care Award for a second time and becomes the first and only partner to ever receive this award twice.

2001

Microsoft Acquires Great Plains Software

Although TGO was already a Gold Certified Microsoft Partner, the acquisition further tightened the relationship between TGO and Microsoft.

Microsoft Recognizes TGO with the Front Office Excellence Award

TGO evangelizes the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) arena and Microsoft recognizes them with the “Front Office Excellence” award.

2002

TGO is Named Global Partner of the Year

TGO Consulting Global Partner of the YearAmongst 4,500 global Value Added Resellers (VARs), TGO is named Microsoft Business Solution’s “Global Partner of the Year”.  This award is given to the Partner who has been a champion of financial management software, an advocate of new technology and a strong representative of Microsoft throughout the industry.  TGO is the 1st Canadian Partner to win this award.

2003

TGO Becomes Microsoft Gold Certified and the First Microsoft Learning Centre in Canada

Microsoft Gold Certified PartnerTGO becomes a Microsft Gold Partner and remains ‘Gold Certified’ todate. TGO also becomes the first Certified Learning Centre in Canada and begins offering formal classroom training. At the same time, Microsoft commissions TGO to create and write course material for
other global learning centres.

2005

TGO Opens Office in Ottawa

As TGO grows and expands it opens up an office in the Ottawa region.

2006

TGO Partners with PNMsoft

PNMsoft is a globally recognized developer of process automation software (SEQUENCE Kinetics). It provides solutions in advanced workflow and business process automation.

TGO is Nominated for the Dynamics ERP Solution of the Year Award

At the Microsoft Canada IMPACT award ceremony, TGO is nominated as one of the finalists for the “Dynamics ERP Solution of the Year” award. The IMPACT awards recognize excellence across the large and diverse community of Microsoft’s Canadian technology partners.

2007

TGO is Recognized for their Participation in the Microsoft .NET Challenge

TGO receives recognition for their participation in the Microsoft .NET Challenge. TGO’s solution helps automate a Workflow Purchase Approval Process by integrating the Process Management functionality of SEQUENCE Kinetics with Microsoft’s Outlook and Dynamics GP.

2008

TGO Achieves Microsoft’s Performance Management Specialization

TGO becomes the first Partner in Canada to achieve Microsoft’s Performance Management Specialization. This achievement heightens TGO’s ability to provide solutions in the Business Intelligence (BI) and Performance Management arena. This enables clients to better monitor, analyze, plan, budget and forecast.

TGO Wins the Customer Experience Award

TGO wins the IMPACT Award for “Customer Experience”. The Customer Experience Award recognizes a Technology Partner that provides an outstanding customer experience and exemplifies customer satisfaction.

TGO is Nominated for the SOA and Business Process Solution Award

TGO is named a Finalist in the “SOA and Business Process Solution” award category in the annual Microsoft Canada IMPACT awards.

TGO is Named one of Microsoft’s Global Business Intelligence Partners of the Year

Out of tens of thousands, TGO is recognized as one of the Top Three Partners globally, for providing innovative and game changing business intelligence solutions in Microsoft’s “Business Intelligence Partner of the Year” category.

TGO Moves to Larger Location to Accommodate Growth

TGO Office TGO expands and moves their head office to a new location at 120 – 140 Renfrew Drive in Markham, Ontario – Canada’s high tech capital.

2009

TGO Grows Stronger in the Budgeting, Consolidation and Compliance Arena

In order to provide advanced budgeting, consolidation and compliance reporting solutions to clients, TGO partners with Clarity Systems, a leading developer of Corporate Performance Management (CPM) systems.

TGO is Again Recognized by Microsoft for Outstanding Customer Service

Microsoft again grants TGO Inner Circle and President’s Club status recognizing outstanding client service.  Inner Circle is an elite award limited to the top 1% of Dynamics global partners who demonstrate industry leadership in providing outstanding business solutions to clients. This marks the eighth time TGO has been awarded Inner Circle status.

Microsoft Recognizes TGO’s Business Intelligence Practice

Microsoft recognizes the technical expertise of TGO’s Business Intelligence practice by awarding Alan Whitehouse MVP status.  Microsoft MVPs are a select group of active and credible experts in online and offline technical communities that demonstrate a passion to share their expertise.

2010

Allan Candy, TGO’s Long Standing Client, Wins the “Evangelism” Award

Allan Candy, TGO’s long standing client, wins the “Evangelism” award at the Dynamics Customer Excellence Awards.  Allan Candy works closely with TGO as their partner for implementation and on-going support of their Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.

TGO implements Business Intelligence Solutions

TGO becomes one of the first Partners worldwide to implement a Business Intelligence solution utilizing the BI components of SharePoint 2010.  The innovative solution is highlighted through a series of videos and case studies during the global launch of the product.

2011

TGO Partners with Sage to Deliver ERP X3 solutions

TGO Consulting partners with Sage ERP X3 TGO partners with Sage to expand their business management solution portfolio with Sage ERP X3. Sage is the world’s largest vendor of ERP software and their X3 solution allows TGO to expand their offerings into the Manufacturing and Distribution industries.

 

TGO Develops and Launches True Sky® Budgeting, Planning & Forecasting Solution

TGO develops True Sky Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting TGO develops and launches the North American release of True Sky® Budgeting, Planning & Forecasting. True Sky® offers a powerful and flexible solution that helps organizations manage and streamline their planning, budgeting & forecasting process.

2012

TGO Introduces Value Pricing

After listening to their clients, TGO introduces Value Pricing. Value based pricing offers clients a fixed price upfront with viable options – only pay for the value you receive! This is the “TGO Guarantee”.

Tracey Whitehouse, COO of TGO, Accepts Role of Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at York Technology Alliance

Tracey Whitehouse, COO of TGO, is honoured to accept the role of Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at York Technology Alliance. The YTA is a technology community leader that helps other technology businesses succeed; making a sustained economic impact throughout the Greater Toronto Region.

Tracey Whitehouse is Featured in the Voice Magazine

Tracey Whitehouse on cover of The Voice Magazine

Markham Board of Trade’s Business Magazine, “The Voice”, features Tracey Whitehouse as their main story and cover.

2013

TGO celebrates its 25th Year of Business Success

TGO celebrates its 25th year of business success by providing clients with outstanding solutions and service!

Tracey Whitehouse Appointed to Chair of the Board at TechConnex

Tracey Whitehouse was appointed to Chair of the Board at TechConnex (formerly known as YTA), her previous role was as Vice Chair in 2012, and her mission is to “further advance its presence in the GTA as a business growth hub.” TechConnex focuses on connecting technology companies so they can share knowledge and grow their businesses and their people.

TGO Achieves President’s Club Status 14 times!

Microsoft Dynamics President’s Club is an annual recognition program for Partners who achieve exceptional fiscal sales. This achievement is a direct result of TGO’s outstanding dedication to customer satisfaction through the delivery of innovative business solutions. This prestigious group represents the top 5% of Microsoft Dynamics partners worldwide. Membership is granted based on continual, committed efforts aimed at offering solutions that meet the needs of their customers. TGO has been recognized with this honour and to date has been a 14 time member of this distinguished group.

2014

TGO Named to President’s Club for the 15th time!

presidents-club-stacked_2014“Each year we recognize and honor Microsoft Dynamics partners from around the world for exemplary performance,” said Neil Holloway, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Business Solutions Sales & Partners. “The award-winning partners contribute to the ecosystem and customer businesses alike through their exceptional commitment and expertise. Microsoft is honored to recognize TGO Consulting for their achievements this past year and for their dedication and support of Microsoft Dynamics applications.”

TGO’s Partner True Sky Launches Version 2014 R2

NEW-ts-logoPlanning, budgeting and forecasting became more powerful and intuitive with the release of True Sky 2014 R2. True Sky is a powerful and configurable planning, budgeting and forecasting solution designed to meet complex needs of larger organizations. While other solutions promote their “Excel-like” look and feel, the True Sky interface is Excel and provides users with a comfortable and robust interface which facilitates the planning process.

TGO Partner True Sky Expands into U.S. Market

SWK Crooped LOGOTrue Sky, a budgeting, planning and forecasting solution announced business application and consulting company SWK Technologies, as their inaugural partner. The partnership saw the True Sky solution included in SWK Technologies’ offerings to go along with a variety of software such as Sage ERP X3, Sage Business Works and Netsuite.

TGO Partners with ctc Train Canada

ctc1TGO Consulting is excited to announce this partnership with ctc Train Canada, a corporate training solution company. Both seasoned companies are recognized with over 25 years of experience in their industry. With 10 locations across Canada, TGO is confident that this partnership will be able expand the reach of both companies.

TGO Named to Bob Scott’s 2014 Top 100 VAR Stars List

ctc1“Each year, 100 VAR Stars are picked from the best organizations that market financial software.,” said Bob Scott. The end of each year Bob Scott publishes a list of top 100 businesses that market financial software. Companies are selected upon factors such as growth, industry, leadership and recognition, and innovation. TGO is eager and ready to ride this momentum going forward in the new year.

2015

TGO increases product offerings providing greater value to the CFO

tgoTGO continues to enhance their product offering to provide greater value to their current and future clients. TGO introduced three new products: Business Direction Gap Analysis, Financial Systems Quality Assessment and Financial Systems Assurance. These solutions are designed to help the office of the CFO optimize current financial systems in order to grow the business in a more cost-effective manner.

TGO’s premier budgeting and forecasting solution, True Sky, was added to the Sage X3 pricelist

sageTrue Sky, Budgeting and Forecasting, was certified by Sage through the Sage Certified Solution program for Sage X3 and has added the solution to their price list. A distinction that underscores True Sky’s technical proficiency in developing add-on applications for Sage X3. TGO is partner of both True Sky and Sage.

True Sky version 2015 is released

TGO’s budgeting and forecasting provider, True Sky, released their latest update, Version 2015. The latest release boasts enhanced reporting and analytical capabilities. True Sky is a full featured Corporate Performance Management solution, simplifying the budgeting and forecasting process.

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