Canada’s leading Microsoft Partner merges with Western Canada Dynamics partner, Etelligent Solutions

January 2017

Calgary, Alberta, 3 January, 2017 – BDO Canada LLP (‘BDO’), one of the largest accounting and advisory firms in Canada, announces the merger of Etelligent Solutions Inc. (ESI), effective December 16, 2016.

With offices in Calgary, and Edmonton, the addition of ESI further strengthens BDO’s IT Solutions practice as the leading Microsoft Solutions partner in Canada. Western Canada has always been a successful market for BDO’s IT Solutions practice. Merging with ESI will create one of the more experienced consulting teams in Canada, with over 60 professionals serving Alberta and specifically the Edmonton – Red Deer – Calgary corridor.

This merger is a continuation of BDO’s ambitious growth strategy. With the additional partners and staff being added, the high standards for value, quality, depth and integration will continue to be met. Strategic mergers with firms like ESI places a focus on acquiring the best talent, with knowledge and expertise, in key markets across Canada.

Founded in 2000, ESI is a Microsoft Gold Partner consulting firm that specializes in the Microsoft Dynamics products suite, specifically GP, NAV and CRM. Their staff are comprised of financial consultants, project managers, business analysts, technical specialists and support staff. Since their inception, they have had a strong focus on technology, and have developed specific intellectual property that have helped their clients grow their businesses.

“Over the last 16 years, ESI has developed into a trusted Microsoft Solutions partner,” commented Jim Krahn, the managing partner of BDO’s Calgary office. “Their status as a Microsoft Gold Partner speaks not only to their technical knowledge, but also to the quality of their staff. We look forward to working together to deliver high quality services as we meet the needs of our clients.”

ESI’s offices in Calgary and Edmonton will work closely with BDO’s existing offices in those markets. The depth and expertise of ESI complements BDO’s current offerings, by adding more professionals to BDO’s IT Solutions practice.

“Etelligent Solutions is extremely excited to be joining forces with BDO,” stated Fabian Perez-Parada, President, ESI. “This merger will provide our clients with a greater depth of resources and breadth of services to meet their ever changing needs. As well, it will provide our staff the ability to eliminate some of the day to day administration, allowing them to focus more on what they do best, consulting on the Dynamics group of products.”

BDO’s IT Solutions practice helps organizations align technology to their overall business strategies using Microsoft technology. Specializing in implementing Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP, NAV, CRM and Business Analytics, BDO Solutions enables clients to streamline their business processes and improve overall operational efficiency.The practice is a national Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, three time winner of the Microsoft Dynamics Canadian Partner of the Year Award and member of the esteemed Microsoft Dynamics President’s Club and Inner Circle.

About BDO

With over 100 offices nationwide, BDO is one of the largest national accounting and advisory partnerships in Canada. Our professionals serve both public and private organizations across a broad range of industries. As a member firm of the international BDO network, we leverage the knowledge and experience of advisors from over 1,000 offices in more than 100 countries.

BDO Canada LLP, a Canadian limited liability partnership, is a member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms.

BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and for each of the BDO Member Firms.


Jim Krahn
Office Managing Partner
BDO Canada LLP
Tel: 403-231-5440