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CASE STUDIES OF HOW PARAGON SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS IMPROVED BUSINESS PROCESSES IN NON-PROFIT INDUSTRY

Alaska-Based Kawerak Automates Accounting and HR with Microsoft Dynamics® GP

CASE STUDIES OF HOW PARAGON SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS IMPROVED BUSINESS PROCESSES IN NON-PROFIT INDUSTRY

As a paper-based system organization, Kawerak employees would fill out a piece of paper to request office supplies, get the appropriate approval signatures and walk the paper down to accounting. Time cards were automated but not integrated into the accounting system so the information needed to be re-keyed. Much of the accounting system was paper-based.

Kawerak implemented Microsoft Dynamics® GP to automate accounting, HR and payroll functions. They also implemented eRequester®, a purchase requisition system from Paperless Business Systems and TimeForce from Qqest Software for tracking employee hours and attendance.

Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley Non-Profit

Paragon Software Solutions Provides Unlimited Financial Management System Support to United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley

Paragon Software Solutions, a Microsoft Partner, announced that the company has been providing unlimited technical support to the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley since 2004 for its financial management system. Over the past 7 years, Paragon has performed two major system upgrades to the organization’s Microsoft Dynamics® GP financial system including implementing Fixed Asset Management for Dynamics GP. With an up-to-date system, United Way is able to automate and streamline financial processes that drive productivity, increase operational efficiency, and with up-to-date, relevant financial information, allow for informed strategic decisions.

Paragon delivers prompt and reliable technical support, including remote upgrades that generally take place over a weekend to provide very minimal or no interruption to the client’s day-to-day operations. These types of upgrades also generally take less time than on-site installs.

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley brings communities together to help improve people’s lives and strengthen neighborhoods through education, income stability and healthy lives. With offices in both Boston and Lowell, the organization supports close to 200 agencies throughout the region. For more information, visit: https://unitedwaymassbay.org

Paragon Software Solutions Upgrades Financial Accounting System for United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley

Burlington, Mass. – Aug. 2012 – Paragon Software Solutions, a Microsoft ® Partner, announced today that the company successfully upgraded the Microsoft Dynamics ® GP financial system for United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. Paragon has been providing technical support for the organization’s financial management systems for more than 8 years. This recent upgrade delivered the latest capabilities in financial processes and automation for maximum operational efficiency, cost reduction and improving accuracy.

“Upgrading our GP system was absolutely necessary, but losing any time for an upgrade is always a challenge,” commented Domenic L. Pallaria, director, financial reporting at United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. “Paragon scheduled the time with our IT department on fairly short notice, allowed 2-weeks for us to test and learn the new system and then performed the conversion over a weekend so our downtime was very minimal. Paragon also dealt with the few issues we had very quickly so it was a very smooth transition.”

Paragon delivers prompt and reliable technical support and financial management system upgrades, including remote and “after-hours” conversions that generally take place over a weekend for very minimal or no interruption to the client’s day-to-day operations. These types of upgrades also generally take less time than on-site installs.

One of the region’s largest nonprofits, United Way’s work ensures that children enter school ready to learn, youth stay engaged in school so they graduate with options for the future and parents attain financial stability. No other single organization has the scope, expertise and influence to bring together hundreds of human services agencies, government, businesses, private foundations and dedicated volunteers around a common vision of creating maximum impact and achieving long-lasting results. 

For more information, visit: http://supportunitedway.org