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Case Study: EBS gives Entity Solutions room to grow with NAV ← Evolution Business Systems

Case Study: EBS gives Entity Solutions room to grow with NAV

When Entity Solutions recognised that it had outgrown its accounting software, the multi-award-winning professional engagement (contractor management) services company turned to Evolution Business Systems (EBS) and the Microsoft Dynamics NAV enterprise management software to meet its needs.

With turnover growth of nearly 50 per cent in 2010-11, Entity Solutions chose MicrosoftDynamics NAV because it offered the ability to immediately meet its current needs and the flexibility to meet all requirements for the foreseeable future. For Entity Solutions CEO Matthew Franceschini, the Microsoft Dynamics NAV project was “the single most successful technology implementation I have ever seen” – on time, within budget and delivering more than EBS initially promised.

Business problem

Founded in 1999 and servicing Australia nationally with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, Entity Solutions is Australia’s leading professional engagement (contractor management) services company. Entity Solutions provide holistic engagement, management and value add services for white collar contractors (referred to as Independent Professionals or IPros by Entity Solutions) – and the organisations engaging them.

In the last 12 months, Entity Solutions supported more than 4,300 IPros throughout the country, invoiced more than 620 contracting organisations for their services and provided them with payment as well as a range of accounting and taxation compliance services. Entity Solutions Finance Manager Wayne Willey said the company is focussed on providing superior service to its customers. “Our role is to relieve the burden of administration for our IPro customers” he said. “We’re dealing with time-poor people, so we have to provide a solution for that problem. This makes it a special challenge in terms of accounting as we are dealing with people’s livelihoods, their money, their disposable incomes, so it’s not just running a standard Accounts Payable system.”

In 2010, Entity Solutions identified that it needed to replace its five-year-old accounting software, which was limited in its reporting and analytical capabilities by being a period-driven system that required third-party software to generate reports. The software sometimes crashed, which could cause a half-day of disruption to staff every month.

Technology solution

After examining the market and multiple suppliers, Entity Solutions selected Melbourne based EBS to provide the Microsoft Dynamics NAV enterprise resource planning system.

Mr. Willey said Entity Solutions chose EBS and Microsoft Dynamics NAV because they offered a straightforward evolution path for the business. “We chose EBS because they had superior knowledge of our business.” “EBS spent the time to understand what we needed. EBS became our partner rather than a supplier: If we wanted, I could take one of their people and put them in our business and they would fit in straight away.”

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