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Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine Starts 2015 Right, Saving Staff Time With Altus Dynamics ERP

Posted by Melissa Alvares on Dec 23, 2014 10:01:00 AM

CCNM-LogoWith an entirely new accounting solution implemented and live in less than six months, The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine can start 2015 off on the right foot with more efficient processes and improved insight for better planning for the future of the organization.

Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, a dynamic and in-demand college with over 550 students a year as well as a clinic that sees over 26,000 patients annually needed a more robust accounting solution that would meet the needs of their growing college for today and into the future. IT staff at the college were looking for simplicity in technology giving synergy with their productivity tools like Office, Exchange and SharePoint. Accounting staff wanted to look for ways to transfer time from unnecessary clerical tasks and maintaining spreadsheets to analytical work. Budget managers needed tools that would give them more accountability and autonomy with fluid budget planning.

In under six months, The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine worked through replacing their legacy accounting system and a third party procurement tool, while improving key accounting processes with Altus Dynamics ERP including Employee Web Apps, all powered by Microsoft Dynamics.

Benefits the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine can expect are:

  • An accounting solution with education and non-profit industry capabilities that is intuitive, keeps staff productive and IT staff happy from streamlined inter-operative and out of the box capabilities with Office, Exchange, Azure and SharePoint.

  • Eliminated shadow spreadsheets from integrated budget planning and forecasting keeping budget managers involved, engaged and accountable and the accounting staff happy with faster budget planning.

  • Integrated budgetary control increasing accuracy while reducing the unnecessary manual effort in approvals.

  • Accounting and budget managers stay informed and save time by being able to view any linked or scanned document from anywhere at any time.

By leveraging a Microsoft Dynamics solution and working with a Partner invested in the Education industry, the College can now consider integrating other aspects of their operations with extended solutions like Student Recruiting, HR and Payroll suite also offered by Altus Dynamics.

About The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) is Canada's premier institute for education and research in naturopathic medicine. CCNM offers a rigorous four-year, full-time naturopathic medicine program. CCNM is also home to the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, a dynamic naturopathic teaching clinic where senior clinicians and ND supervisors conduct more than 26,000 patient visits per year. The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine is accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME), the accrediting agency for naturopathic colleges and programs in Canada and the United States.

About Altus Dynamics

Altus Dynamics is a Canadian based information technology consulting and services company applying practical innovation through services and solutions that deliver tangible results for non-profit, education and government clients. Services include application development, ERP and CRM implementations utilizing the Microsoft Dynamics platform, including Microsoft Dynamics® NAV and Microsoft Dynamics® CRM as well as Microsoft SharePoint for employee portals.

Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Toronto, ON, Altus Dynamics operates across Canada and the United States. Altus Dynamics is a multi-award winning 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 Melissa Alvares
Melissa truly believes that technology can change the world for the better, and loves that she gets to see that in action every day at Sparkrock. She’s been involved in building computer labs and teaching technology skills in rural Rwanda and Uganda, and locally is a regular volunteer at the Daily Bread Food Bank and mentoring new immigrants through the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC)