“It was important to our board that the solution we selected provide us with investment protection and is affordable, high performing, flexible and scalable for our size and expected growth. We also needed a system that aligned well with our IT strategy and technology investments already made,” said Wanda Muirhead, Senior Manager – Finance Services at YRDSB. “The combination of Altus’s experience and knowledge in education and Microsoft® software provided us with comfort that we were going with the ‘right’ solution to help meet many of our needs.”
YRDSB is the seventh Ontario school board to implement Altus Dynamics’s business and financial suite, designed specifically for the needs of Canadian school boards. Other Ontario Boards are Waterloo Catholic District School Board, Avon Maitland District School Board, Durham Catholic District School Board, Durham District School Board, Huron Perth Catholic District School Board and St. Clair Catholic District School Board.
“York Region District School Board needs a flexible and scalable solution to manage their financial activities and reporting needs,” says Nicola Dickinson, Partner at Altus Dynamics. “A solution like Microsoft Dynamics NAV gives York the technology breadth, scalability, agility and flexibility they need to help keep up with their growth and aligns very well with other Microsoft-based investments like SQL Server™ 2005, Microsoft Office. We are very excited about the possibilities at York.”
“We are happy to see the Microsoft partner community extending their technology expertise to educational institutions like the York Region District School Board,” said Mike Parkhill, Director, Academic Sector, Microsoft Canada Co. “Altus Dynamics’s implementation of Microsoft Dynamics-based financial and business software for the school board is a great example of how technology partners are able to present their unique expertise directly to the customer, and Microsoft Canada is pleased to support this initiative.”
About York Region District School Board YRDSB is the third largest school board in Ontario, with over 109,000 students enrolled in York Region’s public elementary and secondary schools in 2007. With new schools opening every year, YRDSB is committed to meeting the increasing demand for school space and growth while maintaining the focus on success and achievement that keeps York Region students performing consistently above the provincial average.