m-hance, a leading Microsoft Gold Partner and provider of Microsoft solutions, was selected by the eQuality Solutions Group (eQS) to modernise its existing finance solution and deploy new processes and systems that will support the organisation’s ambitious growth targets.
The eQS Group’s purpose is to unlock true potential and improve outcomes for both individuals and organisations by removing barriers to learning in education, employment and life. The business employs 40 full-time staff with 80 consultants operating nationwide, providing assistive technology equipment, training and its own software solutions through its portfolio of four companies; Invate, e-Quality Learning, Learning Labs and Amano.
Founded 14 years ago, eQS has experienced rapid growth over the last three years and formulated a strategic ‘buy and build’ plan for continued development that aims to triple revenue over the next three years. This was fuelled by a substantial investment from London-based Shard Credit Partners to fund a management buy-out (MBO) and to provide significant funds for acquisitions, the first of which, Amano, has already been completed.
eQS was looking to work with a Microsoft solutions partner who would engage with them, offer professional advice and guidance, provide innovative software and services that deliver flexible modern solutions and increase automation in order to support the organisation’s impressive growth targets. The team selected m-hance, as the solutions provider offered an excellent working knowledge of their existing systems, but also had one eye on the future in terms of new Microsoft technology features and functions, as well as cloud computing.
Matt Fleming, New Business Development at m-hance, says “We were delighted to assist the team at eQS with their finance system requirements. The team recognised us as a trusted supplier to guide them through the process of upgrading their existing Microsoft Dynamics GP solution to the latest version, which offered a range of new features out of the box that could be implemented without significant cost. Therefore, an upgrade was planned for Q1 2021 and was successfully delivered on time and under budget.”
The successful completion of the upgrade also provided eQS with a modern IT platform on which they could build, as it also offered access to the Microsoft Power Platform technology products (Power Apps, Power BI and Power Automate).
Kim Scott, eQS Head of Finance says “By taking advantage of the new features in the latest Microsoft Dynamics GP version, we’ve been able to automate financial document creation and distribution saving the Group significant time and money across the business. We’ve been delighted with our engagement with m-hance. It’s made a huge difference working with a partner who’s taken the time to understand our needs. We’ve really managed to quickly progress our requirements around IT and are looking at introducing Continuous Improvement Planning for our infrastructure and financial applications.”
The automation of eQS’s Purchase to Pay process was also reviewed, with the aim of reducing manual intervention, re-keying, errors and reducing overall processing time. m-hance demonstrated its Purchase & Expense Management (P&EM) application, which is built on a Power App and uses Power Automate to create workflow automating data sharing to both the Finance & SharePoint databases. As a SaaS solution, it kept costs down and the plan is to deploy P&EM in 3 days with integral Power BI reporting.
As the largest Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner in Europe, m-hance has over twenty years’ experience in supporting its customers with ERP, CRM, SharePoint and hosting requirements. The organisation’s wealth of experience in Microsoft technology means that it has built a range of add-on solutions so that customers can get even more from their Microsoft ERP and CRM systems.
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