CRGroup History

We have been quite busy since we opened our doors in 1989.

Check out some key CRGroup milestones!

CRGroup Launches Rapidstart

February 14, 2018

CRGroup Launches Rapidstart

CRGroup Announces Reseller Agreement to Deliver Rapidstart Budgeting Software to North American SMBs

CRGroup Add-Ons Now Support Dynamics GP 2018

February 7, 2018

CRGroup announces that all Dynamics GP Add-On Solutions are now compatible with the latest v2018 version of Dynamics GP.

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CRGroup Leverages Microsoft Canadian Datacenter

January 10, 2017

CRGroup helps businesses plan and migrate business systems to the cloud, leveraging Microsoft’s Canadian datacenters and Azure for secure and localized data.

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CRGroup Forms Strategic Partnership with Markido

January 9, 2017

CRGroup forms strategic partnership with Markido Engage. This alliance will allow CRGroup to distribute custom CFO PowerPoint slides to Dynamics GP users looking to automate data visuals.

CRG emPerform on the Podium Again

December 13, 2016

CRG emPerform, CRGroup’s all-inclusive employee performance management software solution, was awarded Bronze in ‘Best Advances in Talent Management Technology for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses 2016’ by Brandon Hall Group.

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CRGroup Hosts First Ever Canadian Board User Group Meeting in Ottawa

October 25, 2016

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Corporate Renaissance Group Named Canada’s 2016 Microsoft Dynamics ISV of the Year Finalist

July 12, 2016

The award celebrates the remarkable achievements of companies that have demonstrated outstanding success with Microsoft Dynamics and have gone above and beyond to exceed customer expectations and business goals. Read full story…

CRGroup Becomes A Certified Reseller of Dynamics AX

May 31, 2016

CRGroup becomes certified reseller of Dynamics AX, of Microsoft’s Enterprise Resource Planning Solutions.

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CRGroup Forges Strategic Partnership with Atlassian

May 29, 2016

CRGroup forms strategic partnership with Atlassian, leading software development and collaboration tools.

CRGroup Partners with PDS and Vista HRMS

March 31, 2016


CRGroup Unveils emPerform v5.0

March 14, 2016

CRG emPerform, CRGroup’s award-winning employee performance management software, releases version 5.0 – a significant update including a revised user interface and compatibility with mobile & tablet devices. Read full story…

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CRG emPerform Gilded Once More!

December 21, 2015

CRG emPerform, CRGroup’s all-inclusive employee performance management software, is awarded the 2015 Bronze Award from Brandon Hall Group in recognition of excellence in talent management technology for small and medium-sized businesses.

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CRG emPerform & iCIMS Forge Partnership

March 15, 2015

CRG emPerform forms alliance with iCIMS, a leading provider of cloud-based talent acquisition solutions. Together, these solutions provide complete talent acquisition and employee performance management.

CRGroup Celebrates 25 Years!

February 1, 2014

CRGroup celebrates 25 years of business success! This milestone was celebrated with an extraordinary gala alongside partners, customers, friends, and the mayor of Ottawa, Jim Watson.

“We are thrilled to have accomplished so much over the last quarter-century,” said Dr. Vijay Jog. “CRGroup has made a great home in Ottawa and we look forward to forging ahead with new innovations and further growth in the years to come.”

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CRG emPerform Wins the Gold!

January 1, 2014

CRG emPerform wins Gold in Brandon Hall Group’s 2013 Best Advance in Talent Management Technology for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses.

CRGroup Announces Strategic Partnership with Board

September 9, 2013

CRGroup announces a key partnership with Board international to distribute and support its leading CPM/Budgeting application.

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CRGroup Forges Key Alliance with Adaptive Insights

September 6, 2013

CRGroup forges alliance with Adaptive Insights to distribute and support its cloud-based budgeting/CPM solution.

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CRGroup Academy Takes Flight

July 3, 2012

CRGroup launches ‘CRGroup Academy’, expert-led classroom training of Dynamics Systems. Explore current courses available…


CRGroup Partners with Kemp Technologies

May 1, 2012

CRGroup Partners with KEMP Technologies to bring load balancers to market.


Company Combiner is Released

March 1, 2012

CRGroup releases Company Combiner, the only solution available to consolidate multiple Dynamics GP company databases into one.

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CRGroup Becomes Official Reseller of Tableau

May 1, 2011

CRGroup becomes an official reseller of Tableau software for business intelligence and visualizations.

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CRG Cost Allocator is Certified for Microsoft Dynamics

September 1, 2010

CRGroup’s Cost Allocator is Certified for Dynamics GP.

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CRGroup recognized as finalist for the 2010 Microsoft Dynamics ISV Partner of the Year for Canada

July 6, 2010

6th Year in a Row!

July 1, 2010

CRGroup named to 2009 Microsoft Dynamics President’s Club for Outstanding Customer Commitment and Sales Achievement for the 6th year in a row!

CRGroup Recognized as Finalist for the 2010 Microsoft Dynamics ISV Partner of the Year in Canada

July 1, 2010

Dr. Vijay Jog Recognized for Business & Community Achievements

October 3, 2009

CRGroup Founder and President, Dr. Vijay Jog, is recognized by the Indo-Canada Ottawa Business Chamber (ICOBC) with an award for Business Achievements and Community.

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From Coast-to-Coast – CRGroup Has You Covered!

September 1, 2009

CRGroup opens office in Kelowna, BA, expanding its Canadian footprint from coast-to-coast in Canada!

CRGroup named to 2008 Microsoft Dynamics President’s Club for Outstanding Customer Commitment and Sales Achievement

July 1, 2009

CRGroup Launches AA Tools for Dynamics GP Analytical Accounting

March 1, 2009

CRGroup launches AA Tools, easy-to-use add-ons for Dynamics GP that allow users to enhance their Analytical Accounting modules.

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CRGroup named 2007 Dynamics President’s Club for Outstanding Customer Commitment and Sales Achievement

July 1, 2007

CRGroup Expands to the East

May 8, 2007

CRGroup opens Atlantic office in Halifax, NS.

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CRGroup Makes an IMPACT

November 8, 2006

CRGroup is a Business Intelligence finalist in the Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT awards.

CRGroup on the Podium Again

July 11, 2005

CRGroup named 2005 Dynamics President’s Club for Outstanding Customer Commitment and Sales Achievement.

CRGroup Gets Decorated!

July 10, 2004

CRGroup named 2004 Dynamics President’s Club for Outstanding Customer Commitment and Sales Achievement.

Introducing CRG emPerform

February 1, 2004

CRGroup launches CRG emPerform for automated employee performance management.

CRGroup Releases Enterprise Scorecard v4+

June 25, 2003

CRGroup Open Office in Broken Arrow, OK USA

February 1, 2003

CRGroup Releases ‘Cost Allocator’

September 1, 2002

CRGroup launches Cost Allocator a flexible and efficient costing application that performs multi-level step-down cost allocations by percentage, fixed value, cost drivers, or balances in other accounts to determine true costs and profitability.

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CRGroup Launches ‘QuickOLAP’ for Business Intelligence

July 1, 2002

CRGroup releases QuickOLAP, an out-of-the-box Business Intelligence solution for Microsoft Great Plains Business Solutions platform (now Dynamics GP).

CRGroup Joins Forces with Inovo Solutions

June 30, 2002

CRGroup and Inovo Solutions join forces to deliver FlexABM and Enterprise Scorecard.

CRGroup Launches Shared Services Manager (SSM)

June 23, 2001

CRGroup Acquires ‘Competitive Analysis’

October 1, 2000

CRGroup acquires local firm, ‘Competitive Analysis’.

CRGroup Moves to 6 Antares Dr.

September 1, 2000

CRGroup is growing! The office moves from Preston to 6 Antares Dr, Phase 1 Suite 200 Nepean, where it remains today.

Dr. Jog Named ‘Leader in Management Education’

March 1, 2000

The National Post selected Dr. Vijay Jog, President of CRGroup, as the winner of the 2000 ‘Leaders in Management Education’ Award.

CRGroup India Development Office is Opened!

October 1, 1999

CRGroup India is born and includes a top development and business team.

CRGroup Focuses on Business Intelligence

September 1, 1998

CRGroup becomes an official Cognos partner and enters into business intelligence.

CRGroup South Africa Office is Open

December 20, 1997

CRGroup opens office in South Africa – one of the first steps to CRGroup becoming the global company it is today.

CRGroup Launches ‘Investor’s Corner’

February 1, 1996

CRGroup releases “Investor’s Corner”, a free on-line financial database for ~100 Canadian Companies.

CRGroup Develops FlexABM

September 30, 1995

CRGroup develops FlexABM, still widely used today as an enterprise-wide Activity-Based Costing and Management (ABC/M) solution.


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Certified Microsoft Partner!

June 21, 1994

CRGroup becomes a certified member of the Microsoft Partner Network and becomes official distributor and solution provider for Great Plains (now Dynamics GP).


Name Changed to ‘Corporate Renaissance Group’

June 19, 1994

PC Edge becomes Corporate Renaissance Group and CRGroup is officially born!

CRGroup Launches Re-Formatter for Dynamics GP

June 15, 1993

CRGroup expands on the list of add-on solutions for Dynamics GP with Re-Formatter, still the only tool available to help companies quickly & easily modify the account framework in Dynamics GP.

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CRGroup Launches ‘Changer’ for Dynamics GP

June 15, 1993

After years of implementing and configuring Dynamics GP, CRGroup develops and launches Changer™ – an easy application that allows companies to change, merge, and combine codes and data in GP. Since then, CRGroup has developed many add-on solutions for Dynamics GP to help tackle similar data management challenges faced by Dynamics users.

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Doors open under the original name: PC Edge

February 1, 1989

Doors open under the original name of ‘PC Edge’ with first employees David Jardine, Ian Douglas, Doug Hum under the leadership of founder Dr. Vijay Jog.

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