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Alberta School Board Selects Altus Dynamics for Financial, Human Resources and Payroll Solution

Posted by Colin Dickinson on Dec 3, 2010 11:06:00 AM

red-deer-catholic-regional-schoolsAltus Dynamics was selected following a comprehensive market evaluation process with input from Red Deer Catholic Regional employees.

Altus Dynamics has proven experience in this area and demonstrated that Altus Dynamics and Microsoft platform is closely aligned to our existing business model and provides many benefits from its flexible architecture. It was clearly the right choice for our board”, said Rod Steeves, Secretary-Treasurer of Red Deer Catholic Regional.

Red Deer Catholic Regional expects the Altus Dynamics platform to reduce administration costs, improve budgeting, improve accountability for funds spent and improve services it provides to schools. Altus Dynamics EDU aims to provide Red Deer Catholic Regional with a complete, flexible and integrated solution in the areas of financials, human resources, payroll, document management and school portals.

Our board’s vision is to aspire for excellence. We focus on the student’s ability for learning both academically and spiritually. In our quest to provide students with the best learning experience possible; we believe that Altus Dynamics EDU, an integrated Microsoft-based, enterprise-wide application powered by Microsoft Dynamics NAV, will enable us to achieve greater potential in our board’s goals for success”, explained Steeves.

The flexible nature of the Microsoft platform is also a considerable cost-saving benefit; it can allow Red Deer Catholic Regional to rapidly adapt its accounting and reporting processes in the face of regulatory and business change, with minimal investment in IT resources. Financial information is designed to be readily available to school staff through Altus Dynamics School Portals, empowering staff to gain access to budget reports and increasing insight into budget availability from purchasing regardless of their location. Most importantly, Red Deer Catholic Regional will have the capability to make informed decisions on all facets of the operations.

“Altus Dynamics EDU is based on Microsoft Dynamics NAV; a robust enterprise-wide management application that delivers decision making information from the integration of all core areas of a board: Financial, HR and Payroll data. We are confident of the potential of this application, installed in over 200 sites world-wide, for school boards, non-profits and public sector” said Colin Dickinson, VP Sales, Altus Dynamics.

With a streamlined implementation approach our clients can realize the value from our solutions and services quickly. We are thrilled to be working with Red Deer Catholic Regional and are enthusiastic about ensuring this board achieves true success from Altus Dynamics EDU”, shared Greg Dimmock, VP Client Services.


Red Deer Catholic

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools serves over 6,700 students in Red Deer, Sylvan lake, Rocky Mountain House, Innisfail, and Olds. As a learning institution, the Division is committed to serving children and parents with a complete offering of learning opportunities delivered within the context of Catholic teachings and within the means of the Division.

Altus Dynamics

Altus Dynamics is focused on delivering, implementing and supporting ERP and CRM solutions in the Non-profit, Education and Government markets in North America, including Altus Dynamics NAV, Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Dynamics® CRM. Altus is a Gold Certified Partner, and Microsoft Dynamics Industry Solutions Vendor (“ISV”). For more information about Altus Dynamics please visit


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This Post Was Written By Colin Dickinson
Colin Dickinson is the CEO and managing partner at Sparkrock. Given his business and accounting knowledge, Colin provides valuable insight as well as strong comprehension as to how Sparkrock can help organizations address their individual business challenges. He is passionate about the non-profit community and regularly contributes to local youth based non-profits by volunteering his time and fundraising.
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