Sikich Client First to Go Live on Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 in North America
NAPERVILLE, Ill. — June 20, 2012 — Sikich LLP, a leading accounting, advisory, technology and managed services firm, delivered the first go-live of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 in North America last week. Sikich is also the first partner in the world to implement Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, in a hosted environment.
Sikich’s client, Deerfield, Ill.-based SagePath Medical LLC, is an early-stage integrated pharmaceutical sales support firm that required rapid deployment of a strong financial and ERP system to support its dynamic and high-growth business model. After working closely with SagePath to understand the company’s unique business requirements, Sikich recommended Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013. The solution’s flexibility provided an open platform for Sikich’s consultants to easily customize for these specific needs:
- Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 is highly configurable. SagePath has unique processes related to its sales and operations teams, customer service commitment, and future inventory warehouse needs for managing and tracking promotional items.
- Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 has a flexible chart of accounts structure. SagePath can manage and track its detailed customer contracts in the NAV chart of accounts by analyzing and presenting key information for internal and external reports. Dimensionality is especially important to SagePath employees since they will manage contracts with multiple clients, each with some unique reporting needs.
- Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 integrates easily into other software systems, including SagePath’s expense management, industry-specific customer relationship management, and payroll provider solutions.
- Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 handles international requirements. SagePath’s future growth plans include potential expansion into international markets, and NAV is designed to meet local regulatory and international market requirements with more than 40 localized versions that include multi-currency and multi-language capabilities.
“Sikich has been implementing Microsoft Dynamics NAV for many years, and NAV 2013 is, by far, Microsoft’s most significant release in the past 10 years, especially for enhanced features and functionality,” said George Ball, partner of Microsoft Dynamics NAV for Sikich. “As a full-suite provider of Microsoft Dynamics and a member of the Microsoft Technology Adoption Program for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, we knew the solution was an excellent fit from both a technical and business requirements standpoint for SagePath.”
With plans to hire more than 200 employees by the end of 2012—a tenfold growth in six months—it was critical that SagePath went live on the solution as quickly as possible in order to efficiently manage their evolving financial controls and GAAP compliant needs. By rapidly deploying the solution in Sikich’s hosted environment, SagePath also greatly reduced its up-front capital investment and will alleviate some workload of its information technology staff.
“During the selection process, we were looking for the right solution—one that was not one-dimensional—as well as the right partner who could scale with our fast-paced growth,” said Kevin Conway, VP, Program Management of SagePath. “After determining that NAV 2013 was the most intuitive and familiar option for our employees, Sikich implemented a quick, efficient and cost effective rollout of the solution, and did so in less than 12 weeks.”
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About Sikich LLP
Sikich LLP is a nationally-ranked top 50 accounting and advisory firm providing accounting services, operations and management consulting, IT services and business software and managed services. With more than 375 employees and offices in Naperville, Chicago, Decatur, Rockford, and Springfield, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; St. Louis, Missouri; and Denver, Colorado, Sikich serves middle market companies, governmental entities and not-for-profit organizations. Visit www.sikich.com to learn more.
About SagePath Medical LLC
Founded in the fall of 2011 by three partners—all seasoned executives in the pharmaceutical industry—SagePath Medical provides high quality, cost-effective pharmaceutical contract sales expertise, driven by data analytics, and focused across the entire product lifecycle. Visit www.sagepathmedical.com to learn more.
About Microsoft Dynamics
Microsoft Dynamics solutions empower your people to be more productive and your systems to last longer and scale as your business grows, while enabling you to derive the insights necessary to respond quickly in an ever-changing world of business.