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Collège Boréal To Implement Dynamics CRM 2013 in Less Than Two Months Using Sparkrock ‘Fast Start’

by   Melissa Alvares on 07.25.14

In September of 1995 the first (and only) French language Collège in Northern Ontario, Collège Boréal, officially opened. Since then the Collège has grown and expanded – more students, more faculty, more events, etc. Up until now they have been manually managing the organization’s members, donors and event information in Microsoft Excel, which was becoming very challenging and extremely time consuming to manage. And with the new Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), it was the final push they needed to start investigating a customer relationship management system.

Topics: Fundraising , News Release

Alberta School District, The Latest Educational Organization To Select Sparkrock EDU Suite

by   Colin Dickinson on 07.22.14

In late 2012 Palliser Regional Division No. 26 (Palliser) began the process to find a replacement solution for their existing financial management solution provided by Alberta-based Bellamy Software. This new solution needed to replace the functionality currently in place including a range of specific integrations, while also taking advantage of the latest in ERP technology and school administration software.

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Sparkrock Adds New 27,000 Member Association To Its Customer Family

by   Melissa Alvares on 07.14.14


The Canadian Professional Sales Association (CPSA) is the nation’s largest sales association, with 27,000 members from all across Canada. As an organization that works to enhance the effectiveness, efficiency and professionalism of the sales community, it was important for them to have a software solution that reflects their mission. Meeting their criteria, Sparkrock will implement Sparkrock NAV 2013, Jet Reports, and Dynamics CRM with ADX Portals.

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Hot On The Heals Of Futurpreneur, Sparkrock Welcomes Another Entrepreneurial Support Organization, Enactus Canada

by   Melissa Alvares on 07.11.14

Enactus Canada is a community of students, academics and business leaders whose goal is the advancement of the business community through entrepreneurial action. As the organization grew, it became very challenging to manage contacts, donors and accounts using the existing paper and Excel spreadsheet system. Recognizing the roadblock to growth, management began investigating potential constituent relationship management solutions to streamline and manage their data and processes.

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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.

Topics: Fundraising , News Release

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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