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Avon Maitland District School Board selects Microsoft Navision and Altus Dynamics

Posted by Colin Dickinson on Jun 30, 2005 1:27:00 PM

Avon_Maitland_new_logo_cropped.jpgThe Avon Maitland District School Board, serving 54 schools over an area of 6,000 km in Southwestern Ontario will be implementing Navigator, powered by Microsoft Business Solutions - Navision. Avon Maitland will be replacing its current accounting and purchasing application to address key business areas like financials and purchasing services.

“Our evaluation process enabled us to identify a partner that could provide the right consulting services along with solution knowledge and fit,” said Sandra Hunt, Administrator of Financial Services. “We chose Microsoft Navision and Altus Dynamics because we felt we saw a good solution fit for our operations while better positioning our Board to address the rapidly changing mandated reporting requirements."

“We are very excited about our partnership with Avon Maitland. After several meetings, we feel confident in claiming we have an excellent solution for Avon Maitland District School board with a low risk implementation plan” said Nicola Dickinson. “We look forward to continuing to partner with more school boards to also help them in their day to day operations.”

"Microsoft Canada is committed to helping Canadian School Boards with their strategic direction,” said Cathy Tracey, Solution Specialist, Microsoft Business Solutions, Microsoft Canada Co.“It is through the work of Microsoft Certified Partners like Altus, that the Avon Maitland District School Board can explore new initiatives through technology to achieve their education goals."

About Avon Maitland District School Board

The Avon Maitland District School Board is a full service, public, English school district committed to unlocking the potential in each of their approximately 18,400 students by providing the highest possible quality education. The Board operates 44 elementary schools, 9 secondary schools, four Adult Education sites as well as a full-service on line secondary school.

About Microsoft Canada in Education

Microsoft Canada Co. is committed to providing technology tools, programs, and solutions that enable lifelong learners to realize their full potential.

The Microsoft Canada Education group envisions the world itself as an enriched learning environment, where learners in the classroom, on the job, and at home easily connect with each other and with relevant information. This is called the Connected Learning Community and in order to bring about this vision, Microsoft helps create learning opportunities for today's students and tomorrow's knowledge workers by:

  • Partnering with other innovators in education and technology
  • Nurturing communities that connect educators with each other and with resources for using technology to enhance their teaching
  • Funding research and programs that provide access to technology and training to prepare students for tomorrow's careers
  • Developing powerful technology to help educators individualize learning plans, to encourage students to collaborate, and to meet institutions' needs to track and analyze information more effectively

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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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