Industry: Serviced Offices
Solutions: Microsoft Dynamics NAV
Citibase PLC chooses Technology Management to implement hosted Microsoft Dynamics NAV accounting solution to improve financial management and reporting as well as streamline key financial processes.
The UK’s 3rd largest business centre provider, Citibase, has chosen Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Technology Management, to implement a hosted Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution.
With plans for continued growth, we needed to find a software solution that would meet our current requirements and was flexible enough to grow with us – and it needed to be from a recognised and respected software company."Paul Bowers, Financial Controller
In spite of the recession, Citibase have doubled in size over the last 2 years and needed a more powerful accounting solution to handle greater volumes of data, enable transactions to be captured in greater detail, speed up month-end close and ultimately improve reporting and analysis. The solution will also replace many paper-based processes such as procurement, supplier payments and direct debit payments & reconciliation.
Citibase undertook an extensive review of solutions before selecting Technology Management and Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Paul Bowers, Financial Controller at Citibase explains, “With plans for continued growth, we needed to find a software solution that would meet our current requirements and was flexible enough to grow with us – and it needed to be from a recognised and respected software company. For our implementation partner, we wanted to work with a team that would take the time to listen to our requirements and become our trusted partner for on-going support and future developments”.
A hosted solution also enables us to easily add new business centres and allow staff to securely access the solution wherever they have internet connection."Paul Bowers, Financial Controller
Paul Bowers continues, “As an SME (small to medium sized enterprise), we were looking for a hosted solution so we didn’t need to invest in in-house IT expertise or hardware. A hosted solution also enables us to easily add new business centres and allow staff to securely access the solution wherever they have internet connection. On our balanced scorecard of requirements, Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Technology Management were the clear choice.”
“Citibase join a growing list of both large and small customers opting for our hosted/Software-as-a-Service Microsoft Dynamics NAV, CRM and Microsoft SharePoint solutions. With our own UK based data centres, Dynamics expertise and track record of over 600 business management software implementations, we can provide our customers with a complete solution – and without all day to day headaches of managing their own IT infrastructure,” explains James Crowter Managing Director, Technology Management.
James Crowter continues, “The combination of new client wins such as Citibase as well as the expansion of existing client projects, has seen our turnover increase by 17% compared to 2011. We are forecasting further growth and expansion - in both turnover and staff numbers - for 2013”.
Citibase provides fully serviced business centres for cost conscious SMEs from multiple locations around the UK. The Directors intention is for Citibase to expand quickly within the current fragmented, yet consolidating area of the serviced office sector, offering a branded accommodation solution for small businesses and start-ups.
Freedom At Work - Citibase’s unique ‘Freedom At Work’ branding focuses on giving individuals and businesses the independence, flexibility, control, support and confidence to create, run and enjoy their work.
With flexible, short-term agreements, simple transparent billing, prestigious addresses, professional reception and administration support services, immediate starts and a friendly environment, Citibase is creating a positive alternative in the business centre market.