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Why An ERP Solution Performs Better In The Cloud

Posted by Cait Abernethy on Oct 21, 2016 12:17:30 PM


You’ve done your research, reviewed RFP responses, calculated and confirmed ROI, and have settled on a new ERP solution that is perfectly suited to meet your organization’s unique requirements – congratulations! The last decision you now have to make is between an on-site or cloud deployment. While there are advantages and disadvantages to both approaches, we believe that, without a doubt, an ERP solution performs better overall in the cloud.

Don’t believe us? Here’s why:

How to “Talk the Talk” when it comes to Change Management

Posted by Cait Abernethy on Oct 20, 2016 11:31:56 AM

You’ve likely heard the term “change management” hundreds of times before and used in many different circumstances. It is a common term used by leadership and management teams, as well among project and IT teams, when navigating any type of organizational change. There are countless theories on how to best manage change and how to lead effectively in times of change, all of which are jam-packed with jargon. The truth is, you don’t need any of the fancy words or theories in order to follow some best practices for change management, and chances are you’re already implementing some of these recognized best practices – you might just be using different words.

Humans of Altus - Jeff Rintoul

Posted by Kevin Dayno on Oct 14, 2016 1:30:00 PM

Here at Altus, we are committed to empowering our customers by providing them with solutions that allow them to better serve their clients and reach their full potential. Our goal is to not only form a strong customer relationship, but to also establish a healthy long-term partnership with our customers. Jeff Rintoul, an Application Consultant in our Professional Services Department, is one of the many experienced and knowledgeable individuals who help us to attain this goal. Read on to hear about what Jeff has to say about his experience at Altus and what motivated him to join the team.

Announcing our Featured Keynote: Minister Tracy MacCharles

Posted by Melissa Alvares on Oct 13, 2016 4:57:42 PM

We are excited to announce that the Featured Keynote speaker on Thursday morning of our Alliance 2017 conference will be Minister Tracy MacCharles.

She brings with her over 20 years of experience in human resources, accessibility and social services and will be speaking about her motivation for a career in service, how to inspire teams and how to incorporate people with disabilities into your organization.

3 Reasons Why Altus Finance Users Love Dimensions

Posted by Andrew Cheung on Oct 13, 2016 9:12:07 AM

An organization’s chart of accounts (COA) is crucial in organizing and analyzing all transactions, which is essential for your Finance Manager and ultimately important for your Finance department’s success. However, many organizations are inefficient and experience headaches with their COA. More specifically, many older systems have one line for an account code, which cannot be broken apart and analyzed separately.

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Using Technology to achieve better health, better care and lower cost.

Posted by Melissa Alvares on Oct 12, 2016 4:58:02 PM

Last week Altus, along with over 100 attendees, participated in ANCOR's Annual Technology Summit and Showcase in Denver, Colorado. The goal of this conference was to bring together peers, advocates and experts to talk about ways technology can help the Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) community achieve the goal of better health, better care and lower cost.

Need new technology? Here's how to build the business case.

Posted by Nicola Dickinson on Oct 7, 2016 9:00:00 AM

For many Human Services organizations, the ROI of technology is indisputable. Yet some organizations have been stung by very memorable IT project failures, and these failures stick in the minds of the people who write the checks. As a result, the level of trust in software can be low, and this lack of trust (combined with growing economic pressures and scrutiny from boards) has caused business leaders to become highly skeptical when it comes to spending big bucks on IT projects (“the last time we gave you money, you blew it!”).

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Introducing the Microsoft Portal: Connecting You to Your Constituents

Posted by Chris Carre on Oct 6, 2016 9:43:37 AM

As relationships and interactions have become more important for the Public sector, we have seen a shift from Altus bringing up Portal functionality with clients, to organizations having it on their list before they even reach out to us. For years, multiple Microsoft partners have been vying to be the best at meeting the Portal demands of organizations, and Altus has worked with several different tools to find the optimal solution for meeting the needs of our clients. Over the last few years, we settled on a portal that had the richest functionality and best integration to Dynamics CRM. Microsoft thought the same and acquired the portal partner in 2015, adding it to a growing set of tools that organizations can leverage to expand functionality. Below is a quick insight into the functionality and what you can expect to come:

11 Helpful Tips for Getting the Most Out of Alliance

Posted by Cait Abernethy on Oct 5, 2016 9:15:00 AM


So you’re coming to Alliance 2017. That's great!

What’s in store for you? You’ll attend dozens of sessions led by professionals in your industry, learn tips and tricks to optimize your solution, network with a ton of new people, and have a great time at all of our evening events.

Your Human Services IT System May be Putting You at Risk: 5 Identifiers that You Should Look For

Posted by Cait Abernethy on Sep 28, 2016 10:16:00 AM


Sometimes risks are good. If people didn’t take risks, we would have far less cool inventions or extreme sports. But taking risks when it comes to your organization, and specifically the software you use to keep everything running smoothly, is a whole other ball game. If your organization is running on decades-old software, you could be exposed to risks that could be potentially devastating to your organization, your staff, and the clients you serve. And while we understand that many human service organizations operate their administration on a shoestring budget so that funding can be channeled into services, some risks are too great to take and may end up costing you more in the long run. Not sure if your system poses a threat to your organization? Here are 5 identifiers that your current software could be exposing your organization to risk:

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