Red Maple: Delivering “Connected Care” Services

Patrick Hodo, CTO, Red Maple
"Nobody wants to create their company’s next legacy system,” begins Patrick Hodo, CTO of Red Maple™. “Nor do they want to use generic web-based solutions that don’t address their business.” How does a company find a solution that has the benefits of both approaches? Red Maple’s solution is to help companies use the Microsoft “stack” as a foundation while providing business specific functionality on top of Microsoft Dynamics™ AX. “It’s this Final Mile approach,” Hodo states, “that creates a streamlined solution, increases productivity and reduces costs by bridging that gap.”

Red Maple, a Texas based Independent Software Vendor (ISV), provides turnkey solutions for Microsoft Dynamics™ AX. “All our solutions are native extensions of Microsoft Dynamics™ AX. They’re designed to improve business efficiency and support more complex scenarios than are delivered in the base solution. CIOs benefit by implementing a standard solution that doesn’t require additional integration or customization and uses existing data structures,” adds Hodo.

Red Maple has been a Microsoft ISV since 2000. Their solutions address financial, sales, trade and business management, all areas that historically required heavy customization and integration. More than 400 customers use their solutions for credit cards, trade and pricing, commissions, revenue recognition, workflow, warranties, and mobility.

With Advanced Credit Cards, Red Maple offers out-of-the-box integration with many global processors and they’re already working with customers to prepare for the new Europay, MasterCard, and Visa (EMV) standards that will be required in October 2015. Red Maple supports both Microsoft Dynamics™ AX and Microsoft Dynamics™ AX for Retail.

For upcoming changes to revenue recognition in FASB requirements, Red Maple’s Advanced Trade offers the functionality that addresses the new regulatory demands without losing focus on the customer. “Advanced Trade is essentially software for the next generation of companies. Instead of focusing on one-time sales, it supports continuing customer relationships through the subscription and maintenance model. It provides contract specific pricing, recurring billing for subscription management, and revenue recognition for businesses with deferred revenue requirements.”
Red Maple’s Advanced Commissions, extends the functionality of Microsoft Dynamics™ AX so companies can quickly calculate complex commission payment scenarios for employees, vendors and customers. “By automating compensation processes, our solutions enable businesses to respond quickly and decrease manual inefficiencies,” Hodo adds.


All our solutions are native extensions of Microsoft Dynamics™ AX and are designed to improve business efficiency and support more complex scenarios than are delivered in the base solution. CIOs benefit by implementing a standard solution that doesn’t require additional integration or customization and uses existing data structures


Likewise, their 50+ Advanced Workflow templates enable business users, as opposed to programmers, to create and launch workflows automatically based on specific criteria. Further, Red Maple’s Workflow Email gives companies the flexibility to approve, reject, or delegate tasks via email from mobile devices. “This enables employees and executives to securely engage in the approval process remotely, without having to login or be a Microsoft Dynamics™ AX user,” says Hodo.
The company works through Dynamics™ AX partners, and further differentiates itself by its ability to fast forward implementation and customer delivery.

Moving forward, Red Maple envisions enhancing its product offering with Azure and mobile services. They will continue to actively engage with both the Dynamics™ AX team and Microsoft technology readiness programs.

Company
Red Maple

Headquarters
Boerne, TX

Management
Patrick Hodo, CTO, Red Maple

Description
An independent Software Vendor with (ISV) with 15 years experience developing native, business specific extensions for Microsoft Dynamics AX. Their solutions address complex business processes for finance, sales, trade, commissions, warranties, credit cards, revenue recognition, mobility & workflow