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Futurpreneur Canada To Provide Improved Young Entrepreneur Support By Implementing Sparkrock ERP

by   Colin Dickinson on 07.04.14

Futurpreneur, formally the Canadian Youth Business Foundation, is an organization that helps young individuals with a solid business plan get financing and access to expert advice – bringing great business ideas to life and forming better communities. As part of Futurpreneur’s long term strategic plan, they wanted to implement a new solution that would allow them to help more young entrepreneurs and provide better insight into company information as a whole.

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Robin Hood Association extends its Sparkrock software family with the purchase of Sparkrock CRM 2013

by   Colin Dickinson on 07.04.14


The Robin Hood Association operates 4 major facilities and 41 residential group homes. With such a large network of locations, they identified the benefits to be gained from a solution to house all of their client data, as a means of improving service delivery. Following the positive results gained from their existing Sparkrock solution, the Robin Hood Association engaged Sparkrock to provide a CRM solution that met their needs and an implementation team that could deliver.

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TVO Now Live on Sparkrock ERP

by   Colin Dickinson on 06.10.14

Educational media organization, TV Ontario (TVO) is now live on their new Sparkrock ERP solution. This new system provides them with state-of-the-art accounting and financial management capability to collect, process, analysis and report on the finances of the organization. Hundreds of non-core users have been granted secure role specific access to data and functionality such as expense or purchase requests via their new online employee self service portals.

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Kenora District Services Board Joins The Social Services Customer Family At Sparkrock

by   Colin Dickinson on 05.28.14

The Kenora District Services Board (KDSB) is one of ten unique, northern Ontario quasi-municipal entities created to deliver social services in the District of Kenora, covering a jurisdiction of approximately 400,000 sq.km. KDSB and its partners strive to support the district's individuals, families and communities helping them reach their full potential through the provision of people services, enabling healthier lives and contributing to caring communities. In order to deliver on that mission they began searching for an updated ERP system and an experienced solutions partner to implement it, eventually selecting Sparkrock.

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Sparkrock Continues Expansion Of Its Microsoft Dynamics CRM Practice With New Customer And Product Additions

by   Colin Dickinson on 05.09.14


When Sparkrock was founded over 10 years ago, its focus was on providing financial management and ERP solutions for clients such as Waterloo Catholic District School Board and the Vancouver Olympics. Over the years that offering expanded to include specific functionality created by Sparkrock to meet the needs of the non-profit and public sector as well as SharePoint-based employee portals. However it has been the CRM practice that has undergone the greatest expansion in the last number of years. The flexibility and continued development of the platform by Microsoft, now used in over 40,000 organizations worldwide, has opened the door to a wide range of applications and opportunities as well as demonstrated to customers the power of this constituent relationship management solution.

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Sparkrock Named One Of CIO Review’s 10 Most Promising Accounting Software Providers 2014

by   Colin Dickinson on 04.24.14

Every year CIO Review Magazine assesses hundreds of solution providers worldwide and shortlisted the ones that are at the forefront of tackling challenges faced by their industries. Vendors are assessed on a range of criteria including capability to fulfill the needs of the sector, bringing the gap between finance operations and IT and the supply of a variety of services that support core business processes, including innovation areas related to Cloud, mobile, Saas, PaaS and ERP, Big Data and analytics, mobility and social media.

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV Still The Powerhouse of the Dynamics Family

by   Colin Dickinson on 03.14.14

Every year around this time Microsoft Dynamics Convergence creates a lot of buzz and new product offerings, solution updates and news from Microsoft on the performance of Dynamics. 2014 is no different delivering exciting news on the sales performance of Dynamics. Microsoft Business Solutions division executive vice president, Kirill Tatarinov showcased a 10% revenue growth for Microsoft Dynamics in 2013.

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Sparkrock Donor Engage Launch Brings Powerful Donation Management Capability To Microsoft Dynamics CRM

by   Colin Dickinson on 12.23.13

Since 2003, Sparkrock has been working with non-profit organizations, helping them successfully fundraise, engage their supporters and grow their donor base. The launch of the Donor Engage solution brings this to the next level, enabling organizations to gain an in-depth holistic view of their constituents as a result of its underlying, flexible and powerful technology platform, Microsoft Dynamics CRM. By combining many years of experience and knowledge and the power Dynamics CRM provides, this new solution allows non-profits deliver on their Mission, in a cost effective and flexible tool.

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Sparkrock Welcomes New Alberta Social Services Customer With The Addition Of The Robin Hood Association

by   Melissa Alvares on 11.27.13

The Robin Hood Association is an agency-based organization providing support services for children and adults with disabilities, their families and the wider community. In order to improve the services and support they provide across multiple communities in Alberta, they realized the need for better back office and support software to enhance the operations of the Association. They began searching for a suitable ERP system to meet their needs and an experienced solutions partner to implement it and eventually selected Sparkrock.

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Sparkrock Earns ‘Certified For Microsoft Dynamics’ Distinction For Its Sparkrock ERP Solution

by   Colin Dickinson on 09.16.13

Solutions that are Certified for Microsoft Dynamics have demonstrated development quality and compatibility with the Microsoft Dynamics product on which they run by passing rigorous software testing for Microsoft Dynamics performed by VeriTest (a service of Lionbridge). In addition, the Microsoft Dynamics partner must have customers who are successfully using the certified solution and are willing to recommend it and be a Gold Certified Partner in the Microsoft Partner Program.

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Sparkrock Reaches A Major Milestone Toward Achieving the Certified for Microsoft Dynamics Accreditation

by   Colin Dickinson on 09.04.13


Certified for Microsoft Dynamics is Microsoft Corp.’s highest standard for partner-developed software. This certification represents a significant step in elevating the standard for partner-developed software solutions for industry-specific business applications. Solutions with a successful software test have demonstrated development quality and compatibility with the Microsoft Dynamics product. VeriTest, a service of Lionbridge, performed independent and rigorous testing on the solution’s integration with Microsoft Dynamics. Sparkrock has also earned the Microsoft Certified Partner designation with the ISV Competency.

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