Crowe will welcome ExtOrg personnel

Microsoft Dynamics and automotive consulting talent joining national firm


CHICAGO, Ill. (Jan. 8, 2013) – As part of the Crowe Horwath LLP continuing expansion, the firm will soon be welcoming the people of ExtOrg, a Microsoft Dynamics consulting firm specializing in the automotive supplier industry. Crowe Horwath LLP, one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the U.S., is also purchasing automotive industry-specific intellectual property from ExtOrg. The company’s 19 professionals, including its founder, will be joining Crowe in February.

Established in 2004 in Chicago by Jacob Chacko, ExtOrg has built an established Microsoft Dynamics consulting practice and developed a solution called “Automotive Release Accounting.” The solution offers automotive suppliers a way to manage forecasts, orders, releases and shipments in the automotive supply chain. ExtOrg’s Automotive Release software provides all essential features and services required for companies in the automotive industry running on a Microsoft Dynamics AX® platform. Combined, ExtOrg’s professionals have more than 100 years of consulting experience. Chacko will be a director at Crowe, based in the firm’s Performance Consulting group.

“Our goal is always to provide an exceptional client experience, and with ExtOrg personnel joining our team, we will be able to expand and enhance our overall Microsoft Dynamics service capabilities, in addition to offering compelling solutions for our automotive clients,” said Joe Santucci, managing partner of Crowe’s Performance Consulting services. “The people synergies will also help us to continue expanding as a national firm, branded globally.”

“We’ve worked with Crowe on several projects and we’re very excited to join Crowe’s Performance Consulting team,” said Chacko. “We’re looking forward to continuing that excellent relationship and with Crowe’s industry expertise and international presence making our software the preferred solution for Dynamics AX and the auto industry across the globe.”

As part of the transition, Crowe is opening a new entity in India, where many of ExtOrg’s personnel reside.

About ExtOrg
ExtOrg ( provides Microsoft Dynamics AX® consulting to automotive, retail and jewelry industries. ExtOrg was founded in 2004 and is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner. With an excellent, dedicated team, highly proficient in Microsoft Dynamics AX®, ExtOrg provides a complete range of services in niche markets. These include requirement analysis, program development, AX maintenance, customization, Dynamics AX implementation and training. With this focused attention, ExtOrg keeps abreast of the latest developments and skills to provide innovative, highly client-focused solutions.

About Crowe Horwath
Crowe Horwath LLP ( is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of “Building Value with Values®,” Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities, while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. With offices coast to coast and 2,600 personnel, Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world, consisting of more than 150 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 100 countries around the world.

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