Braun Intertec selects Microsoft and HSO’s aec360 industry solution to drive digital modernization

Leading engineering, consulting, and testing firm to implement a modern Microsoft cloud business platform to drive increased automation and insights across the firm

New York, NY – April 1, 2024 – HSO, a business transformation partner with deep industry expertise and global reach, today announced that Braun Intertec has selected the Microsoft cloud, Dynamics 365, and HSO’s aec360 industry solution as the firm’s new integrated business management platform. Braun Intertec will partner with HSO to deploy their new software platform to help optimize their business processes and drive real-time visibility across their business. 

Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, Braun Intertec is an employee-owned geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, and testing firm that has grown to over 1,000 employee-owners. The company provides a broad set of geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, construction materials testing, nondestructive examination, and building and structure sciences services to clients across a wide range of market sectors. 

As the AEC industry looks to adopt emerging cloud technologies to improve overall business performance, many of today’s leading firms are gravitating to the Microsoft cloud and aec360 to enhance business development practices, integrate processes and tools across the project lifecycle, and take advantage of advanced intelligence solutions to gain better business insights. 

“As Braun Intertec looked to the future and embarked on a broader digital modernization initiative, we saw an opportunity to adopt a more integrated business platform to automate key processes, drive efficiencies across the business, and improve access to data we use to make business decisions. ,” described Shawn Burk, Braun Intertec Business Technology Vice President. 

“It is clear to us Microsoft Dynamics 365 and aec360 provided the best platform to help us modernize our operations and provide our employee-owners with the tools they need to best serve our clients.”

Shawn Burk Braun Intertec Business Technology Vice President

Dynamics 365 is Microsoft’s next-generation business application platform, built to natively leverage the power of the Microsoft Cloud, Microsoft 365 productivity tools (formerly Office 365), the Power Platform, and Microsoft’s advanced intelligence solutions. HSO’s aec360 is an industry-specific solution that pre-configures and extends Dynamics 365 to meet the unique needs of the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry, helping firms like Braun Intertec to gain an enhanced 360-degree view across their business.

“Braun Intertec is a premier organization within the engineering consulting industry,” explained Andy Yeomans, Executive Vice President at HSO. “As they looked to modernize their business applications and take advantage of today’s latest technology, the Braun Intertec team recognized that Dynamics 365 and aec360 were uniquely positioned to help them drive deeper integration across their business operations and adopt industry best practices while still accommodating the unique needs of their various service lines. Our team is excited to help Braun Intertec transform their business and position the firm for continued growth and success well into the future.”

About Braun Intertec 

Based in Minneapolis, employee-owned Braun Intertec ( is a premier engineering, environmental consulting, and testing firm with more than 1,000 employees located in 35 offices across Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin. Braun Intertec also owns Edwards-Pitman Environmental, a Division of Braun Intertec, based in Atlanta, Georgia with offices in Georgia and South Carolina.

About aec360by HSO

Microsoft’s leading Dynamics™ 365-based solution for the AEC industry, HSO’s aec360 is a cloud-based business platform designed to meet the unique needs of architecture, engineering, and construction firms. aec360 provides an integrated industry solution for marketing and business development, project management, accounting, and human resource management, and was built to leverage the best of the Microsoft cloud, helping AEC firms drive productivity, collaboration, and insights across their organization. For more information, please visit our website at

About HSO 

HSO is a business transformation partner with deep industry expertise and global reach. HSO leverages the full power of the Microsoft Cloud to transform the way in which people work and engage customers, ultimately accelerating the impact of cloud transformation and improving overall business performance. HSO helps companies innovate faster by modernizing business operations, adopting data-driven intelligent automation, delivering real-time insights and connecting the enterprise.

Founded in 1987, HSO has more than 2,500 professionals throughout Europe, North America, and Asia and is one of the world’s top business solution and implementation partners and a member of Microsoft’s elite Inner Circle, representing the top 1 percent of partners worldwide.

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