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Brentwood College School’s Pursuit of Excellence Leads Them to Select Altus Dynamics

Posted by Colin Dickinson on Apr 16, 2012 12:06:00 PM

brentwoodOver their 90 year history Brentwood has constantly looked to improve the level of education and the learning environment for their students. They recently came to the realisation that in order to support their core mandate they needed to address the issues with their existing accounting and reporting solution. In order to continue to be a leader in their field, they needed a new system to provide the school’s Management with the tools needed to make informed and timely decisions.

They underwent an extensive search to find a new accounting system to meet their needs, reviewing existing solutions in the EDU space including ACCPAC, Blackbaud’s Financial Edge and Microsoft Dynamics GP. During this process Brentwood became aware of Altus Dynamics and ultimately selected them based on their status as a leading EDU Microsoft Partner.

“We had in our heads that we wanted a solution based on a Microsoft platform”, commented Derek Muzyka, CFO & Business Manager, Brentwood College School. “Through our evaluation process, it became abundantly clear to us that Altus ‘out-shone’ the other Dynamics partners with their understanding of our overall vision, as well as the right mix of solutions that addresses the ‘bigger picture’ needs of our school. Also their experience in the education sector led us to select them over other local vendors.

Altus Dynamics has a strong focus on the education sector; from independent schools, and small universities to large district school boards. This knowledge and experience coupled with their tailored solutions and the backing that comes with being a Gold Certified Microsoft Partner meant the team at Brentwood could rest assured that their new accounting solution would mirror the high standards they set in providing education in British Columbia.

After a speedy implementation of just 3 months, Brentwood has already benefited from NAV; from improved efficiencies in customer and vendor invoicing - reducing the time it takes from days to seconds. Also, as the solution is based on the familiar Microsoft environment, the team at Brentwood have been quick to adapt to and to adopt their new accounting system.” said Colin Dickinson, Managing Partner at Altus Dynamics.


About Brentwood College School

Brentwood College School is a co-educational university preparatory school for students in grades 9 through 12. Founded in 1923, Brentwood has established itself as a leader among boarding schools with a strong reputation for guiding our students to be the leaders of tomorrow. With 435 students who enjoy the 49 acre oceanfront campus and our modern facilities, Brentwood is a truly remarkable place to meet lifelong friends while gaining a world class education. Find out more at


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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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