Avaap: a Leading Global IT Services Provider

 

What is Avaap?

The name Avaap is inspired by the five elements, written in the language of Sanskrit.

 

Leadership

Dhiraj Shah President & CEO

Dhiraj Shah founded Avaap in 2006 to address critical business gaps for organizations that rely on Infor Lawson software. In 2011 he made the decision to strategically focus on Infor software solutions.Under his leadership, Avaap has experienced significant growth and exceeded its goals every year since its inception. Today, Avaap is among the largest Infor Alliance Partners, testament [...]

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Dhiraj Shah

President & CEO

Dhiraj Shah founded Avaap in 2006 to address critical business gaps for organizations that rely on Infor Lawson software. In 2011 he made the decision to strategically focus on Infor software solutions.Under his leadership, Avaap has experienced significant growth and exceeded its goals every year since its inception. Today, Avaap is among the largest Infor Alliance Partners, testament to Dhiraj’s vision and genuine desire to improve customer business practices through strategic partnerships and exceptional software services.

Avaap has earned accolades including Infor Alliance Partner of the Year (2014 and 2015); Infor Services Partner of the Year (2013) and Infor Partner of the Year for Innovation (2012). Avaap has also been recognized for its fast growth, including the Best in Biz award; NJBIZ’s Fastest Growing Companies and five-year honoree on the INC. 500 list. Additionally, Avaap has earned recognition as a great place to work.

Prior to Avaap, Dhiraj held several positions at Lawson Software. He was instrumental in developing Lawson’s offshore strategy by helping establish a global center of excellence in Chennai. He has spoken at numerous industry conferences including Inforum, Infor Partner Summit, INC. 500 conference, and the Kaplan Institute.

Dhiraj graduated with honors from New Jersey Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Computer Science and a minor in professional communications. He is an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, a global networking organization of successful entrepreneurs.

Dhiraj has the unique talent for leveraging the latest technologies and conceptualizing them into turnkey solutions that drive better efficiency and efficacy for Avaap’s growing customer base. His deep industry knowledge has helped Avaap build a strong presence in the healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and public sector verticals, among others.

 

Leadership

Brett Weiss Vice President, Strategic Markets, Healthcare East

Brett Weiss is vice president of Strategic Markets, Healthcare East at Avaap, responsible for managing Avaap’s net-new software and services sales portfolio, alliance relationships in addition to developing new offerings and improving Avaap’s ability to compete and grow existing and new lines of business. In this leadership position, Weiss supports Avaap in all interfaces with [...]

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Brett Weiss

Vice President, Strategic Markets, Healthcare East

Brett Weiss is vice president of Strategic Markets, Healthcare East at Avaap, responsible for managing Avaap’s net-new software and services sales portfolio, alliance relationships in addition to developing new offerings and improving Avaap’s ability to compete and grow existing and new lines of business.

In this leadership position, Weiss supports Avaap in all interfaces with Infor to ensure strategic and operational alignment, helping to solidify the company’s stance as a preferred Infor Alliance and Services partner. Since joining the company in 2011, Weiss has built and led a national sales force which has produced an average of 80 percent year-over-year growth.

Prior to joining Avaap, Weiss served in various capacities at Lawson Software, within both the service delivery and sales divisions.  Weiss brings deep healthcare industry expertise and a background in Supply Chain Management, assisting hundreds of organizations in capitalizing on their ERP investment across Lawson’s new and existing customer base. Weiss holds vast knowledge in Infor Lawson technologies and solutions that address critical business gaps. A frequent speaker at HIMSS and Inforum, Weiss offers a dynamic understanding of healthcare IT and technologies available to address the challenges of a volatile market.

 

Leadership

Greg Benton Vice President of Strategic Markets, Healthcare and Retail, West

Greg Benton is Avaap’s Vice President of Strategic Markets, West, leading Avaap’s healthcare and retail practice for new business. Benton brings a 17-year career in enterprise software sales and deployment, specializing in Infor Lawson software, managed services and cloud hosting solutions for healthcare and retail organizations. With in-depth knowledge about customers and the healthcare market, [...]

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Greg Benton

Vice President of Strategic Markets, Healthcare and Retail, West

Greg Benton is Avaap’s Vice President of Strategic Markets, West, leading Avaap’s healthcare and retail practice for new business. Benton brings a 17-year career in enterprise software sales and deployment, specializing in Infor Lawson software, managed services and cloud hosting solutions for healthcare and retail organizations.

With in-depth knowledge about customers and the healthcare market, Benton is responsible for implementing sales initiatives and customer-led packaged solutions from Infor that align with Avaap’s business goals and customer demand.

Prior to joining Avaap, Benton served in leadership capacity at two Infor Lawson Partner organizations where he championed the company’s cloud and managed services initiatives.

 

Leadership

Adam Goldstein Vice President, Products & Services

Adam Goldstein is vice president of Products and Services at Avaap, responsible for product architecture, development, support and all Infor Lawson S3 delivery. With 14 years of professional ERP experience specific to Lawson, Goldstein brings expert-level knowledge of methodologies, processes, and tools to Infor Lawson ERP implementations. Specialized as an Infor Lawson Solutions Architect, Goldstein [...]

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Adam Goldstein

Vice President, Products & Services

Adam Goldstein is vice president of Products and Services at Avaap, responsible for product architecture, development, support and all Infor Lawson S3 delivery. With 14 years of professional ERP experience specific to Lawson, Goldstein brings expert-level knowledge of methodologies, processes, and tools to Infor Lawson ERP implementations.

Specialized as an Infor Lawson Solutions Architect, Goldstein possesses significant experience working on ERP implementations with roles ranging from technical lead to the detailed design and development of dashboards, reports, process automation, interfaces, conversions and extensions. He has deep understanding of Infor Lawson technologies and data structures and has worked on many projects that range variably in size and complexity.

Since joining Avaap in 2008, he has been highly leveraged as the architect for Avaap’s portfolio of turnkey solutions and dashboards, built with one key objective to seamlessly integrate with Infor Lawson customer environments.  Goldstein has an impeccable consulting track record due to his strong technical expertise and hands on approach.

Prior to joining Avaap, Goldstein served as a senior consultant at Bearing Point, a multinational management and technology consulting firm, and as a Technology Consultant at Lawson Software.  Goldstein has received numerous awards for his work and spoken at industry conferences such as CUE and INFORUM.

 

Leadership

Andy Anderson Vice President, M3 Service Delivery

Andy Anderson serves as vice president, M3 Service Delivery, at Avaap. Anderson joined Avaap in September 2012 to build a dedicated Infor M3 practice. Anderson brings more than three decades IT and business experience and a proven track record of providing Infor Lawson consulting services. Prior to joining Avaap, Anderson was a practice director at [...]

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Andy Anderson

Vice President, M3 Service Delivery

Andy Anderson serves as vice president, M3 Service Delivery, at Avaap. Anderson joined Avaap in September 2012 to build a dedicated Infor M3 practice.

Anderson brings more than three decades IT and business experience and a proven track record of providing Infor Lawson consulting services. Prior to joining Avaap, Anderson was a practice director at Lawson software for 4 years where he developed Lawson’s QuickStep implementation methodology, a solution that pre-configures core processes and minimizes the impact of implementations on the IT department.

Anderson has sat on both sides of the desk as a vendor and client. Anderson served as information technology director for Red Wing Shoe Company, an American manufacturing organization, and as the vice president of Americas M3 Users Group. His vast experience as a client and on vendor IT capabilities delivers a unique perspective on the challenges and objectives faced by clients and how to bridge the gap between the two.

Anderson received a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Moorhead State University.

 

Leadership

Andy Cariveau Vice President, Retail Services

As Vice President of Retail Services, Cariveau is responsible for creating and driving programs for retail customers that generate significant revenue, expand market share, and position Avaap as partner of choice for Infor implementations in retail. Cariveau brings 15+ years of retail industry experience, starting his career at Retek (Oracle Retail) and specializing in merchandising, [...]

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Andy Cariveau

Vice President, Retail Services

As Vice President of Retail Services, Cariveau is responsible for creating and driving programs for retail customers that generate significant revenue, expand market share, and position Avaap as partner of choice for Infor implementations in retail. Cariveau brings 15+ years of retail industry experience, starting his career at Retek (Oracle Retail) and specializing in merchandising, planning and inventory activities that enhance the customer experience.

Cariveau has a strong background working in multiple entrepreneurial environments. He joined Retek (Oracle Retail) prior to IPO and eventual acquisition by Oracle, playing lead roles in the development, implementation and integration of the Retek Merchandising System. Cariveau then played a crucial role in the growth of OLR, an Oracle Retail partner, helping the company grow from 10 to 100+ consultants where he hired, trained, mentored and managed the North American consultant base.  Cariveau works with retailers on the creation long-term sustainable solutions, ensuring smooth implementations and manageable maintenance.

 

Leadership

Amar Kulkarni Vice President, M3 Business Development

Amar Kulkarni is vice president of Business Development at Avaap, bringing more than 16 years of Infor M3 sales and service expertise. Amar is experienced in sales and project delivery in a wide variety of business applications with a proven track record of solution selling and implementing multi-million dollar projects, and leading large consulting teams. [...]

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Amar Kulkarni

Vice President, M3 Business Development

Amar Kulkarni is vice president of Business Development at Avaap, bringing more than 16 years of Infor M3 sales and service expertise. Amar is experienced in sales and project delivery in a wide variety of business applications with a proven track record of solution selling and implementing multi-million dollar projects, and leading large consulting teams.

Amar joined Team Avaap following several high-ranking positions at global enterprise technology firms where he led successful ERP software implementations from sales process, solution design through execution. Amar’s comprehensive knowledge of vendors and trends in the ERP market coupled with real world application benefits clients, ensuring implementations are smooth, successful, and follow industry best practices. Amar plays an integral role in the growth and development of the Avaap brand while helping customers navigate the ever-changing ERP landscape.

Amar holds a Master’s degree in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor’s degree in Production Engineering.

What is Avaap?

The name Avaap is inspired by the five elements, written in the language of Sanskrit.

agni (fire)
vayu (wind/speed)
akash (sky)
ap (water)
prithvi (earth)
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History

Learn more about us through our timeline.

Avaap started in a small New Jersey office. Today, we are among the largest Infor Alliance Partners and fastest growing IT services and solutions providers with a dedicated EHR integration practice. See how we've grown!

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Awards and Accolades

Infor Alliance Partner of the Year 2014-2015-2016

2014, 2015, 2016 - 100 Best Places to Work in IT

6-Year Honoree Inc 500 Fastest Growing Companies

NJBIZ Fastest Growing Companies

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Our Partnership with Infor

Trusting a certified partner to help guide you through software implementation is critical

Our attention. Avaap is strategically focused on Infor IT services and solutions.

Our people. Avaap is comprised of some of the industry’s best talent, averaging 15+ years of experience with Infor software.

Our services. Avaap is a certified Infor partner specializing in Infor Lawson, Infor M3, EAM and HCM applications. We also provide hardware resell and staging capabilities for a complete end-to-end solution. With a dedicated EHR practice, Avaap is the only partner with a single source solution for clinical, business and financial applications.

Our solutions. Avaap has created Infor-specific applications to extend functionality and fill critical business gaps.

Clients

Avaap brings an industry-focused, partnership approach to
client engagements, helping our customers reach business and technology goals to optimize Infor investments. Here’s a sampling:

// Healthcare
// Public Sector
// Retail
// Manufacturing & Distribution
// Process
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Our Products

Avaap has invested heavily in software development designed for Infor customers, producing a suite of JumpStart solutions that implement software at peak efficiency, streamline processes, enhance visibility into business activities and help achieve faster time to value of  Infor investments.

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Our Services

Avaap specializes in Infor software installations, upgrades and technology services, ensuring technology investments are implemented at peak efficiency and fully leveraged to meet customers’ evolving business needs. A dedicated EHR practice provides healthcare customers with a single source solution for clinical, business and financial applications.

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Infor Lawson Implementations

Avaap specializes in Infor Lawson. Our JumpStart methodology and portfolio of acceleration tools for installs, testing and support gets you up on the latest Infor Lawson software in the most efficient manner possible with the highest degree of speed and security. Avaap has helped countless organizations reengineer processes, update business software and take advantage of the most modern technology Infor has to offer.

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Infor Lawson Upgrades

Avaap’s Infor10 upgrade methodology and JumpStart implementation acceleration tools deliver an efficient and enjoyable software deployment experience, helping you stay current while bringing the most modern Infor Lawson software functionality to your business users. Avaap’s approach is designed to mitigate risk, accelerate time to value and help you implement at a lower services cost.

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Xi Financials

Avaap has a track record of success in Lawson implementations. Now, Avaap is bringing the most compelling and engaging next generation financial business applications to customers. Infor Xi delivers on the vision for industry-specific cloud applications that combine responsive design with machine-learning and big data analytics. Experience a seamless migration and technology deployment experience.

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Infor M3

Avaap is a certified M3 services partner and solutions provider.  Our competitive rate structure combined with the industry’s top M3 consulting professionals assures our customer’s cost effective and successful project outcomes. Avaap is the only M3 partner to provide end-to-end services which include hardware and software services.

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November 28, 2016

Avaap Expands Infor Consulting and Implementation Services Business to Europe

EDISON, N.J. and LONDON, U.K. (November 28, 2016) – Avaap, the largest Infor systems integrator, and Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced a strategic partnership to deliver implementation services and consulting for Infor software solutions in Europe. The scope of the agreement between […]

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November 17, 2016

Avaap Ranked Number 251 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2016 Technology Fast 500

Avaap earns multiple awards and honors, including NJ Tech Council Private Company of the Year and NJBIZ 2016 Fast 50 EDISON, NJ, (November 17, 2016) –Avaap, the largest Infor-focused software development and system implementation firm, today announced it earned awards for technology innovation and growth from Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, the New Jersey Technology Council […]

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October 04, 2016

Avaap Acquires Falcon Consulting, Creating a Healthcare Powerhouse in Infor and Epic Technology Services

Largest Infor Systems Integrator Expands Consulting, Software Solutions and Implementation Services EDISON, N.J. and CHICAGO (October 4, 2016) – Avaap, the largest Infor systems integrator, announced today it has acquired Falcon Consulting, LLC, a KLAS-leading Epic Systems implementation and optimization firm. With this acquisition, Avaap has put itself in the distinctive position of servicing the […]

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Georgia Alabama User Group Meeting (GALUG)

Date December 09, 2016

Time 8:30 am

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Winter CPLUG Meeting – Lawson

Date December 09, 2016

Time 9:30 am

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NRF’s Big Show 2017

Date January 15, 2017

Time 10:00 am

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December 05, 2016

Interoperability: Why It Matters More Than You Think

Moving from spreadsheets to an EHR system offers significant benefits to healthcare organizations, yet adoption rates for non-acute facilities are low as compared to other healthcare systems. While non-federal acute care hospitals are seeing EHR adoption rates around 96 percent, the small amount of data found on for-profit long-term care facilities shows less than half […]

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December 01, 2016

Staying Risk-Free and Compliant

Against the backdrop of changing financial reporting and regulatory requirements, there’s increasing pressure to keep ERP systems secure to protect against internal and external risks. As companies grow and expand, and new employees join the company, and others leave or their positions change, the challenge of managing system access control grows. Many organizations rely on […]

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November 28, 2016

Improve your Next ERP Implementation or Upgrade with this Important Factor

When looking to implement or upgrade an ERP system, it is critical to select the right implementation partner. An ERP system is a huge, complex, resource-intensive investment, requiring a services partner who will work with you throughout your implementation, from selection through go-live, to ensure long-term success. Systems integrators that have developed their expertise in […]

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Avaap Careers

A Great Place to Work in IT

Avaap offers a culture of reward and respect against the backdrop of quality software services and technology innovation. See why the most talented Infor consultants build their careers with Avaap!

Our Headquarters

Avaap USA, LLC
510 Thornall Street, Suite 250, Edison, NJ 08837

Phone: 732.710.3425
Fax: 732.243.9550
Email: info@avaap.com

Avaap Midwest 
6 West Fifth Street, 8th Floor, St Paul, MN 55102

Global Center of Excellence 
Chennai ONE, IT SEZ, Upper Stilt, Pallavarm-Thoraipakkam, 200 ft Road, Thoraipakkam, Chennai 600096. INDIA

Technical assistance for Avaap Managed Services and Product customers: support@avaap.com