The finance department of Nottingham CityCare Partnership, a community healthcare provider in the UK, has become fully independent with the help of an integrated enterprise resource planning and accounting solution based on Microsoft Dynamics NAV from Azzure IT.
CityCare is benefiting from significant time and money savings, and as a social enterprise, these savings are put back into services, patient care, staff training or community benefit projects.
Previously part of the National Health Service, CityCare was set up in 2011 to provide better healthcare to those in the community.
“It became clear we needed to move away from our shared system,” said Trevor Nicholas, director of Resources at Nottingham CityCare Partnership. “Having our own comprehensive solution that would provide strong functionality for both accounting and budgeting, became a necessity and we were convinced the Microsoft solution from Azzure IT could provide us with that.”
Azzure IT has met CityCare’s requirements and implemented finance and purchasing features as standard – from general ledgers, cost centre budgets and purchase orders, to management reporting and dimensions for detailed financial analysis. CityCare also needed a system which allowed remote access, and customisation to specify which staff work full-time and which part-time.
“While CityCare’s main accounting functions are carried out at our offices in Nottingham, most of our budget managers are based in the community and require access to the system too,” added Nicholas. “Now it’s simple for them to do that through the Dynamics NAV Windows’ application and web browser. Plus, the system automatically specifies the working hours of each member of staff so they can be accounted for in the right budget.”
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