At the time of the conversion, Essex Power was managing approximately 14 companies, each doing 200 – 15,000 transactions per year. Before the actual conversion, Paragon recommended the printed all the financial statements after the second quarter financials were completed. They then migrated the customized financial statements, closed the books, and conducted the actual conversion.
Afterwards, the statements were checked against the ones on the previous system, and everything was identical. Every entry was there – in tact. “We were truly excited about Paragon’s ability to conduct this mid-year conversion and protect all our data with confidence,” commented Liane Sherman.
“Paragon addressed each and every issue and concern to ensure we were confident with moving forward.”
“They made a very difficult conversion that could have been a nightmare a wonderful dream. They are a company that has a can-do attitude and are completely professional while still giving you that personal touch.
Essex Power’s Ready with the New System
In four short weeks, Essex had a new server, three new desktops for accounting and a fully functioning, up-todate financial management system with Microsoft Dynamics GP. Everyone who needed access to the password protected system had access to download any required information for reports and analysis. Paragon also had set up training on the new system before the conversion so Essex could hit the ground running – immediately.
Today, Essex Power utilizes Microsoft Dynamics GP version 10 with SQL Reporting Services and Excel Reporting on Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008.
Microsoft Dynamics GP is a comprehensive business-management solution for managing and integrating finances, e-commerce, supply chain, manufacturing, project accounting, field service, customer relationships and human resources. Built on an affordable and highly-scalable platform, it’s a cost-effective solution that allows companies to access and analyze their company data and information as they need it.
Paragon specializes in taking a best-of-breed financial application and integrating it with both vertical and horizontal applications.
Essex Power Services, Inc. is based in Boston, Massachusetts. For more information, call 617-367-0032.