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Microsoft Dynamics Partner Roundup: NAV for healthcare; AX for steel distribution; Partner expansion, new hires

by Linda Rosencrance
Contributing Writer, MSDW

In this week's Microsoft Dynamics partner news roundup:

  • UK Healthcare Provider Goes Live with Dynamics NAV
  • Systems Limited to Implement Dynamics AX for BSi Steel in Africa
  • SaaSplaza Opens Munich Office;
  • Arke Systems Taps Margaret Wise to Focus on Dynamics Practice;

UK Healthcare Provider Goes Live with Dynamics NAV

UK community healthcare provider, Nottingham CityCare Partnership's (CityCare) finance department has gone live on a new integrated ERP & accounting solution from Azzure IT. The Microsoft Dynamics NAV system is saving the enterprise significant time and money, company officials said.

Previously part of a National Health Service (NHS) organization, CityCare was set up as a staff-led social enterprise in 2011 to provide better health and complete care to people in the community. As a social enterprise, excess funds are funneled back into services, patient care, staff training or community benefit projects. That's why it was key for CityCare to cut costs while still delivering quality healthcare, according to officials. However, CityCare's shared NHS system was not providing the flexibility it needed.

"It became clear we needed to move away from our shared system.  Having our own comprehensive solution that would provide strong functionality for both accounting and budgeting, became a necessity and we were convinced the Microsoft solution from Azzure IT could provide us with that," said Trevor Nicholas, Director of Resources at Nottingham CityCare Partnership, in a statement.

Azzure IT has been able to customize Dynamics NAV to meet CityCare's very specific requirements. In addition to the finance and purchasing features implemented as standard - from general ledgers, cost center budgets, purchase orders, right through to management reporting and dimensions for detailed financial analysis - CityCare ...

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About Linda Rosencrance

Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer/editor in the Boston area. Rosencrance has over 25 years experience as an reporter/investigative reporter, writing for many newspapers in the metropolitan Boston area. Rosencrance has been writing about information technology for the past 16 years.

She has covered a variety of IT subjects, including Microsoft Dynamics, mobile security issues such as data loss prevention, network management, secure mobile app development, privacy, cloud computing, BI, big data, analytics, HR, CRM, ERP, and enterprise IT.

Rosencrance is the author of six true crime books for Kensington Publishing Corp.