The Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board (HPCDSB) is part of the rich tradition of Catholic schools in the area, with the Catholic schools of Huron and Perth counties having served students in this area for over 150 years. One of their core beliefs is creating an organizational culture that is caring, recognizes the contributions and achievements of its members, supports innovation and creativity and constantly strives to enhance the learning opportunities and experiences provided through leadership development, continuous improvement and stakeholder dialogue.
HPCDSB will be implementing Altus Dynamics – EDU, the education business application suite powered by Microsoft Dynamics – NAV®. The functionality includes financial management, budgeting, procurement, inventory management, fixed assets, reporting and web portals.
"We evaluated the leading competitors in the school board business application market, but what impressed us most about the Altus product was its flexibility," explains Kevin Kale, Manager of Business Services at HPCDSB. "With Altus Dynamics – EDU we have the flexibility we need to respond to changing Ministry of Education reporting requirements. In addition, we feel confident that with the backing of Microsoft and the dedication of both Altus and Microsoft to the education market we were purchasing a product that would continue to be well supported in years to come."
"Altus’s commitment to the Ontario school board market coupled with the flexibility of the Altus Dynamics EDU technology allows us to provide a solution that is always compliant with the Ministry of Education’s reporting requirements," says James Faw, Partner at Altus Dynamics. "Altus EDU’s mission is to provide a solution that addresses the business needs of Ontario school boards today AND in the future. With Microsoft’s support and with the advent of our EDU Product Advisory Board, we can continue to stay at the forefront of MOE reporting requirements and school board accountability needs. We are pleased to have HPCDSB joining our product advisory board. This can only be an advantage for both our current clients and additional school boards that join us in the future."
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Microsoft Canada offers Microsoft Dynamics® NAV, formerly Microsoft® Business Solutions-Navision® software solutions for financial management. The solutions provide organizations with the means to improve their financial management—all using familiar tools and existing skills. Strong financial management, made possible by Microsoft Dynamics® NAV, enables organizations to establish a firm foundation to realize their potential.