Sparkrock Blog

Sparkrock Announces Corporate Partnership with Benchmarks

by   Melissa Alvares on 03.02.17

Sparkrock is pleased to announce a Corporate Partnership with Benchmarks, an alliance of nationally accredited agencies committed to providing quality care, leadership, and accountability in services to children, adults, and families in North Carolina. 

"Benchmarks and Sparkrock share a common mission around helping people reach their full potential, contribute to their communities and live healthy lives." stated Colin Dickinson, President of Sparkrock. "Benchmarks achieves this through advocacy and education, and Sparkrock achieves this by creating software to help Human Services agencies serve more people with less effort, stress and expense. We are excited to work together with Benchmarks and all their member agencies"

Topics: News Release

Take a Sneak Peak at Sparkrock's Exciting New Product Packaging!

by   Andrew Cheung on 02.15.17

Sparkrock is excited to announce that we have changed the way we package our products.

Topics: News Release , Technology

Call for Proposals: Share your Industry Secrets and Best Practices at Alliance 2017

by   Cait Abernethy on 08.22.16


Here at Sparkrock, we have a passion and commitment to connect with our clients in a way that allows us to understand their specific needs and deliver solutions that provide tangible results. That’s why our annual Sparkrock Alliance conference is such a special time of year for us.

Topics: News Release

Sparkrock is one of the Best Workplaces in Canada!

by   Melissa Alvares on 04.22.16

We are super excited to announce that Sparkrock is being recognized as one of this year’s Best Workplaces in Canada! This list, and related stories, appeared in a special national report on Friday April 22, 2016 in The Globe and Mail.

“At Sparkrock, we’re pleased, humbled and excited about being recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Canada.” states Colin Dickinson, President of Sparkrock. “Corporate Culture is not about what’s written on a plaque on your wall. It’s about what’s demonstrated in the hundreds of decisions made by your colleagues every day. There’s an expression that has motivated me for years: 'character is what you do when no one is watching.' Our place among these other worthy recipients is a testament to the hard work, dedication – and yes, character – that our colleagues demonstrate every day for each other and for our customers who do some of the best work on the planet. It’s an honour to work with them, and it’s a ton of fun to come to work with such a great group of people.”

Topics: News Release

Microsoft Pledges to Donate $1 Billion in Cloud Computing to Nonprofits and University Researchers

by   Cait Abernethy on 01.20.16


Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s Chief Executive Officer, announced yesterday that Microsoft Corp. has pledged to donate $1 billion in cloud services to nonprofit groups and university researchers over the next three years, a move that it says will help ensure the technology’s benefits are not limited to the wealthy.

Topics: News Release , Finance , Technology

The Grey-Bruce Health Unit Choose Sparkrock

by   Nicola Dickinson on 11.19.15

The Grey Bruce Health Unit, an Ontario based public health agency, made the strategic decision to choose Sparkrock as its new partner in implementing an integrated finance and HR solution. The Health Unit had been increasingly taxed with managing disparate systems. The team knew that an integrated system offers a number of advantages and decided to pursue an integrated and automatic technology strategy when going to market for a new solution.

Topics: News Release

Sparkrock Earns Certified For Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015

by   Colin Dickinson on 10.20.15

It’s official!

As of October 2015, Sparkrock ERP solution is Certified for Microsoft Dynamics (CfMD) NAV 2015. What does it mean to be CfMD? Solutions that are Certified for Microsoft Dynamics are:

  • Designed for a unique business and industry need
  • Abide by the governmental policies and regulations
  • Tested for seamless integration with Microsoft Dynamics
  • Used and recommended by other companies and organizations
  • Low-risk to use, fast to implement, and simple in maintenance

Topics: News Release

Expanding our organization to benefit the greater good

by   Nicola Dickinson on 07.26.15

At Sparkrock, our team is made up of highly skilled people with a diverse range of talents, and every individual on our team is dedicated to providing benefits to non-profit and public sector organizations. Through hard-work and creativity, our team is able to create, build and facilitate innovative technological solutions for our growing customer base.

Topics: News Release

Action Group sees the value of integrated HR, Payroll, Employee Scheduling and Accounting

by   Colin Dickinson on 07.02.15

Action Group, an Alberta-based social services organization, made a strategic decision and chose Sparkrock to provide their enterprise needs for Accounting, HR, Payroll and Employee Scheduling. Operating in the social services sector for over 30 years, they provide key services to the community by supporting adults and children with developmental disabilities.

Topics: News Release , Finance

From Classic to Role-Tailored, North Bay Health Unit Upgrades to NAV 2013 R2

by   Melissa Alvares on 05.04.15

The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit is one of only 36 health units across Ontario. With an expansive reach, the North Bay Parry Sound Health Unit services over 30 municipalities. As a health unit they provide a wide variety of services to their communities such as promoting healthy living, inspecting food premises, supplying vaccines, and keeping the public informed and trained on healthy living.

Topics: News Release

Equine Canada Enters The Winner’s Circle By Selecting Sparkrock ERP

by   Melissa Alvares on 04.10.15

Equine Canada is the leading national sport and equine non-profit organization in Canada, which fulfills a broad range of governance, advocacy and development functions. As an organization planning ahead for future growth, they realized that they were quickly outgrowing their old DOS based finance solution – ACCPAC. It was limited in its reporting capabilities and it had become a very time consuming task to get meaningful information out of the application.

Topics: Fundraising , News Release