Sage 300 ERP
Corporate Benefit Provider
C L I E N T S U C C E S S STO RY

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People Corporation

BurCom Consulting Del...
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Bottom-Line Results for People Corporation

  1. 1. Sage 300 ERP Corporate Benefit Provider C L I E N T S U C C E S S STO RY Client People Corporation BurCom Consulting Delivers Bottom-Line Results for People Corporation Planning to drive efficiency, encourage Industry Corporate Benefit Provider collaboration, and better tie its budgeting activities to actual results. Spreadsheets prove inadequate Location Winnipeg, Manitoba The company has relied on the financial and accounting modules of Sage 300 ERP for many years, adding the Sage Budgeting and Planning No. of Employees 100 System Sage 300 ERP Sage Budgeting and Planning component recently as it sought to improve its overall budgeting and P eople Corporation is in the people planning process. business. Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the company is “We were juggling more than 25 separate a provider of group benefits, group budgets using spreadsheets, recalls Clint ” retirement, and human resource services. Kehler, senior financial analyst for People A publicly traded company, People Corporation. “Spreadsheets worked well Corporation has enjoyed significant enough when we were smaller, but as we growth through acquisitions, moving it grew, it became clear we needed more a from a regional firm to one with a national more powerful tool. We had to bring our presence. In 2013, the company made the GL data over manually, and much of our PROFIT 500 listing of Canada’s Fastest- work had to be duplicated each year and Growing Companies. for each entity. ” With multiple entities and departments With many people involved over an to track, budgeting and planning become expanded period of time, the company of crucial importance. People Corporation was experiencing problems with version relies on Sage 300 ERP (formerly Sage control. It was sometimes difficult to ERP Accpac) and Sage Budgeting and identify which version of the budget was CHALLENGE SOLUTION RESULTS As People Corporation grew into a national entity, its system of budgeting and planning using spreadsheets proved inadequate. BurCom Consulting implemented Sage 300 ERP with Sage Budgeting and Planning - providing a comprehensive, purpose-built solution to budgeting and planning. Real-time visibility into the budget process aids management in better decision making. Version control and user security ensure the right individuals are working on the current version of the correct budget.
  2. 2. the current version, and tracking who was Sage Budgeting and Planning provides working on what iteration was always a single database for the collection, difficult. organization, manipulation, and management of the company’s budget “In addition, our management team data. wanted real-time visibility in the budget cycle and spreadsheets just couldn’t About BurCom Consulting Ltd. BurCom Consulting, founded in 1992, is an award-winning Sage Authorized Partner with over 20 years experience in ERP CRM and , HRMS engagements. BurCom Consulting is focused on engagements that drive productivity, maximize efficiency and deliver measurable results. Our people are highly skilled IT, accounting and management consulting professionals. We support our customers’ success through: • nnovative technology and the I expertise to make it work for you. • ractical accountancy and a P talent for using it to add value. • ocused consultancy and a F passion for helping you realize your goals. BurCom Consulting is a leader in Sage 300 ERP in North America. It is a Canadian regional firm with offices in Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg. BurCom Consulting Ltd. 2508 Ellwood Drive SW Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6X 0A9 780.414.0364 888.746.5296 www.burcomconsulting.com Management now has real-time access provide that, Kehler adds. ” to the data needed to better guide the company. Plan Sheets, with a familiar Ready for a purpose-built solution spreadsheet look and feel, are sent to Kehler spoke with the company’s trusted the division and department managers business partner, BurCom Consulting, to facilitate their input into the budget who recommended the Sage Budgeting process. and Planning solution. “BurCom Consulting showed us how it could Robust security settings enable People improve and shorten our budget cycle, ” Corporation to limit the ability to view he says. “It integrates automatically or edit information to authorized users, with our general ledger data and is and email notifications ensure the time- highly flexible and configurable to fit our sensitive process keeps moving. processes. ” Smart and cost effective Improved budget process Sage 300 ERP with Sage Budgeting and The support for what-if analysis is of Planning is proving to be a smart and cost particular benefit to People Corporation. effective way for People Corporation to “We can instantly see what impact a 10 manage its complex budget process. percent increase or decrease in revenues will have, says Kehler. Other uses for the ” “BurCom Consulting has been a great what-if scenarios are reorganization and partner in this initiative, concludes Kehler. ” consolidation considerations. “They have helped us turn a tedious process into an efficient and painless one. More accurate forecasting is also proving to be enormously beneficial to the organization. “Forecasting helps us to identify trends and patterns in the business, which makes our planning and decision making more fact-based and useful, add Kehler. ” Built in security and version control In an organization where budgeting and planning functions are distributed across departments and locations, security and F helps “ toorecastingtrends us identify and patterns in the business, which makes our planning and decision making more fact-based and accurate.” version control of the budgets become vital. © 2014 BurCom Consulting. All rights reserved. The Sage logo and the Sage product and service names mentioned herein are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sage Software, Inc., or its affiliated entities. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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