NEW ORLEANS, March 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Convergence 2013 -- Edgewater Fullscope, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Edgewater Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:EDGW) ( http://www.edgewater.com), today announced a new series of solutions designed to extend functionality in Microsoft Dynamics AX enterprise resource planning (ERP) and Microsoft Dynamics CRM to help solve specific manufacturing challenges. "The development or acquisition of intellectual property for key industries continues to be a core part of our overall business technology strategy," said Russell Smith, senior vice president for Edgewater Fullscope. "With our heritage of building solutions for Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP, and now extending our development strategy to include CRM and leveraging Edgewater's expertise in Microsoft SharePoint and Business Intelligence, we can bring the right solutions to the table and help manufacturers solve very specific pains throughout all aspects of their business." The Fullscope EDGE Industry Solutions for Microsoft Dynamics AX will include software for chemical, life sciences, pharmaceutical, food and consumer product goods (CPG) manufacturers that build on and extend the industry functionality available in the core Microsoft system. The first solution, EDGE for Life Sciences & Pharma, will address core issues that life sciences and pharmaceutical manufacturers face, including Corrective Actions & Preventive Actions (CAPA); electronic device history records; enhanced eSignatures; flexible sampling plans; approved customer lists; vendor scorecards and validation requirements. Fullscope will continue to invest in and release new solutions for food, chemical, CPG and industrial manufacturers. For additional information, see Edgewater Fullscope Announces New Series of Industry Solutions for Manufacturers. The Fullscope EDGE Solutions for Microsoft Dynamics CRM help manufacturers with complex sales channels (including inside sales, field sales, direct sales, reseller networks and partner sales) improve communication gaps and have better visibility to data. The solutions are EDGE for Partner Relationship Management (PRM); EDGE for Sales Force Automation (SFA); EDGE for Customer Service Assistance (CSA) and EDGE for Trade Promotion Management (TPM). The Fullscope EDGE Solutions for CRM can be deployed in the Cloud, on premise and, for select functionality, on mobile devices. For additional information, see New Fullscope EDGE Solutions for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Now Available. Fullscope will sell its EDGE Solutions through its national sales force and worldwide through strategic Microsoft Dynamics partners.