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Synergy Helps Finance Director Overcome New-System Fears (1:24)
Finding an Accounting Software Partner that Really Delivers (1:37)

Microsoft Dynamics SL

“Dynamics SL is intuitive. If you know how to use Microsoft (which everyone does), using Dynamics SL is not much different. The menus are well thought out and easy to follow. Ad hoc reporting is easy by using Dynamics SL’s Quick Query module.”

– Dan Jones, Finance Director, Esys Automation, engineer-to-order manufacturing

“Microsoft Dynamics SL gives us more data, better data, and more timely data. Our managers are able to make better, faster decisions each day, [and] more intelligent long-range planning decisions.”

– Brian Allen, Chief Executive Officer, ATS Automation, engineer-to-order manufacturing

“I can respond quickly to even their most challenging financial questions; when they [the principals] request data, I can easily pull that information from Dynamics SL.”

– Marcy McCoy, Controller, MacKay & Sposito, engineering, surveying, construction management

“With Dynamics SL, we now produce status reports in days rather than weeks, invoices within a week rather than up to four weeks, and have cut the average payment of bills by three weeks.”


– Kevin Sullivan, former Vice President / Controller, Kurion, engineering and environmental services

Client Support

“Synergy has been outstanding… They are knowledgeable and timely. By far the best software company I have worked with in my 25 years.”

– Dan Jones, Finance Director, Esys Automation, engineer-to-order manufacturing

“In all my years, I’ve never seen such quality customer service and support as I’ve seen with Synergy… They understand. They walk the talk.”

– Christine Finkbeiner, Senior Accountant, Computerized Facility Integration, software and IT services

How Synergy Helps Select, Implement, and Support a New System (0:47)
Top 3 Ways Synergy Supports this Project-based Company (0:34)

“It is a pleasure doing business with a firm that cares!”

– Wendy Randolph, Controller, CHR Solutions, technology and business operations services

“Synergy’s customer support is top notch. I’m always comfortable calling, even if I suspect it might be an obvious answer.”

– Kevin Sullivan, Vice President / Controller, Kurion, engineering and environmental services

“Since our ‘go live,’ Synergy support is always there, remotely or onsite, to guide us and resolve matters.”

– Misha Goloborodko, Assistant Controller, NuScale Power, safe and economical nuclear modules

How Synergy Supports this Finance Department (0:46)

“I was in a panic when our payroll clerk and her backup were out sick. One call to Synergy alleviated my fears. A Synergy consultant dropped everything to come onsite and prevent a crisis. Thanks Synergy, for being there for me!”

– Leonard York, IT Manager, Port of Vancouver USA , port services

“One of my favorite things about Synergy is that someone there always has the answer. Keep up the good work!”

– Jerry Balch, IT Manager, MacKay and Sposito, engineering, surveying, construction management

“What I like about Synergy are the people. They’re friendly, they know what they’re doing, they care about our company, and they’re fast.”

– George Copeland, IT Director, Oregon Cherry Growers, food production and processing

“We would not be as successful as we are today without Dynamics SL and Synergy. The support that the Synergy staff provides to GP&A is indispensable. Service is very quick and they are very responsive.”

– Robin Smyth, Owner, Gillespie, Prudhon & Associates, telecommunications engineering

“Your consultants are great! I haven’t seen a company with such efficient and attentive client service. Thank you sincerely!”

– Inal Tshovrebov, IT Manager, Committee for Children, children’s educational material >

Implementations & Upgrades

Synergy Conducts Needs Analysis and Implementation (0:34)

“Synergy spent the time to understand what information we need and how we use that information to manage our business and then configured Microsoft Dynamics SL to fit those exact needs.”

– Marcy McCoy, Controller, MacKay and Sposito, engineering, surveying, construction management

“Synergy really took time to understand our business and create a well-tested implementation plan that met our near- and long-term needs.”

– Misha Goloborodko, Assistant Controller, NuScale Power, safe and economical nuclear modules

“Synergy is definitely at the top of their game when it comes to Dynamics SL. Their consultants are extremely knowledgeable, a great resource, and delightful to work with. I look forward to having a long relationship with Synergy.”

– Kathy Oberg, CFO, Port of Longview, WA, Washington state port on Columbia River

“When I saw Synergy demonstrate what I consider to be the core of the solution, Project Controller and Business Portal, I knew we found the right solution and the right partner to bring us to the next level.”

– Jennifer Brown, Director of Information Services, Port of Longview, WA, Washington state port on Columbia River

“Synergy empowers us. They have an enormous knowledge base. They took the time to understand our business challenges and then used their expertise to help us optimize our processes and workflow.”

– Kevin Sullivan, Vice President / Controller, Kurion, engineering and environmental services

“Synergy is incredible. They treated us as if we were their number-one client and helped me perform a “triage” on a deficient installation that both of us inherited.”

– Richard Frankhauser, Controller, Pulver Dryer, designer and manufacturer

“…we recently engaged Synergy to perform an upgrade of our Dynamics SL implementation… The work was performed smoothly, on schedule and with a minimum of service disruption… This upgrade experience with Synergy is in stark contrast to a previous upgrade… which was very disruptive to our business over a much longer period of time… Synergy has been a responsive, competent and professional partner for us.”

– Chris Kobran, Director, Information Technology, HealthTrio, LLC, software for healthcare industry

Project/Cost Accounting

How Dynamics SL Solves Project and Financial Issues (0:45)
Getting the Most Out of Dynamics SL (1:24)

“Project accounting in Dynamics SL is straight forward and easy to understand. Every employee at Esys can easily see how each project is doing compared to budget and drill down to the expense level detail. This is a powerful tool that helps us monitor project profitability.”

– Dan Jones, Finance Director, Esys Automation, engineer-to-order manufacturing

“Synergy helped us streamline our accounting when our company could not afford to hire more staff. When we doubled our number of projects and only increased staff by one, no one felt under the gun. The new software integration Synergy implemented has transformed our morale and confidence.”

– Kevin Sullivan, Vice President / Controller, Kurion, engineering and environmental services

“The solution Synergy implemented makes us more effective and efficient. I get my reports in half the time with half the staff!”

– Alton Cherry, President / CEO, Hydro Resources, groundwater development

“The project management capabilities are phenomenal. There is the real ability to drill into the budgets, change orders, the estimates of completion, and to understand everything that is happening within a project.”

– Carolyn Blaylock*, VP Systems and Processes, Lee Technologies Group
*SL user, not a Synergy client

“In the past, if a key person in accounting was out sick, a customer request would have to wait until the next day for a response. Now everything a customer might want to know about his or her project is right at every employee’s fingertips. Our project managers don’t have to guess or make excuses. This leads to higher customer satisfaction.”

– Juli Valliant, Financial Manager, ATS Automation, manufacturing automation

“We needed an accounting solution that would expand as we expanded. With ineffective or manual processes across inventory, accounting, general ledger, accounts payable, and payroll, we couldn’t keep up. Synergy helped us zero in on a comprehensive solution, Microsoft Dynamics SL, which tied together financial and project accounting and materials management. The solution has helped us increase productivity, efficiency, and our output every single day.”

– Ryan Penrose, IT Manager, SAFE Boats International, make-to-order boat manufacturer

“Today, we can extract the meaningful information we need to make informed business decisions. Synergy spent the time to understand what information we need and how we us that information to manage our business and then configured Microsoft Dynamics SL to fit those exact needs.”

– Marcy McCoy, Controller, MacKay and Sposito, engineering, surveying, construction management

Government Contracting

Government Contractor Solves Their Top 3 Compliance Issues (1:48)

“Dynamics SL easily solved all our pain points with government compliance.”

– Julie Adelman, Controller, NuScale Power, government contractor

“Without Dynamics SL and our partnership with Synergy, we would be struggling with government compliance. Synergy’s knowledge and skillset and SL’s capability helped us pass our Accounting System Review. They also enable us to do accurate timekeeping, create custom allocation methods, track indirect rates, produce annual ICE reports, do government invoicing, and be ready for audits. In short, they make it so much easier.”

– Kevin Sullivan, Vice President / Controller, Kurion, government contractor

Financials

“I can respond quickly to even their most challenging financial questions; when they [the principals] request data, I can easily pull that information from Dynamics SL.”

– Marcy McCoy, Controller, MacKay and Sposito, engineering, surveying, construction management

“What I love about Dynamics SL is what it’s done for our company. Since we went live six years ago, we have tripled our revenue and have not added admin or overhead staff. We eliminated about 90 percent of our Excel spreadsheets and all of our non-integrated third party software. That has allowed us to be a lot more efficient… Everyone on my staff is doing more in less time.”

– Juli Valliant, Financial Manager, ATS Automation, manufacturing automation

“We now produce status reports in days rather than weeks, invoices within a week rather than up to four weeks, and have cut the average payment of bills by three weeks.”

– Kevin Sullivan, Vice President / Controller, Kurion, engineering and environmental services

“Dynamics SL allows the accounting department to manage the pieces of the business they’re responsible for, including open receivables and payables, and allows our executive team to better understand… the business overall.”

– Carolyn Blaylock*, VP Systems and Processes, Lee Technologies Group
*SL user, not a Synergy client

Reporting

“I get my reports in half the time with half the staff!”

– Alton Cherry, President / CEO, Hydro Resources, groundwater development

“Having access to detailed information that aligns with our business model helps me help our principals manage effectively. I can respond quickly to even their most challenging financial questions; when they request data, I can easily pull that information from Dynamics SL.”

– Marcy McCoy, Controller, MacKay and Sposito, engineering, surveying, construction management

“Microsoft Dynamics SL gives us more data, better data, and more timely data. Our managers are able to make better, faster decisions each day, as well as more intelligent long-range planning decisions.”

– Brian Allen, Chief Executive Officer, ATS Automation, manufacturing automation

“Microsoft Dynamics SL makes my job easier by giving me the information I need to make the right decisions for my company. I have no concerns about where we are moving in the future and feel very confident about the information that I’m using to make the decisions to build my business.”

– Paul Peck, President, Avidex, audio/video design and integration

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