Roanoke County Streamlines Financial Management with Microsoft Dynamics AX for Public Sector and Implementation Partner AKA Enterprise Solutions

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AKA Enterprise Solutions was Awarded the Project to Replace the Legacy Financial Management System for Roanoke County and Roanoke County Public Schools

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AKA Enterprise Solutions, a leading Microsoft Dynamics partner dedicated to the sales, consulting, and support services for Microsoft Dynamics was chosen to be the software and implementation partner by Roanoke County in Virginia to replace the existing financial management system for the County and the County’s public schools. The original RFP was released in April of 2014, with selected vendors invited for a series of on-site demonstrations and presentations and AKA was notified of the County’s intention to award the contract in March 2015.

AKA Enterprise Solutions was one of the first Microsoft partners to deploy Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 for Public Sector and has been implementing AX for over ten years. The AKA team has worked on close to a hundred such projects. Based on prior projects, AKA has developed IP, DynamicsAdvantage, to fill gaps in AX for Public Sector, specifically around procurement, vendor contract management, contract pricing, and encumbrances for blanket purchase orders. AKA’s form enhancements, Excel import utility, templates, and workflows automate the process of adding new accounts and enhances reporting to improve control and compliance. Additionally, AKA had resources who were very familiar with Roanoke’s current Performance Series system and were able to bridge the gap between the solutions and reduce the complexity around data conversion. “With our depth of AX experience and a team of resources dedicated to state and local government, we are excited to be working on this project with the County of Roanoke and confident in its future success” said Alan Kahn, Managing Director, AKA Enterprise Solutions.

The County’s financial system was lacking a future roadmap and essential, required technical upgrades were unclear or unavailable. State and local government organizations need to be able to present roadmaps, budget information, reporting and forecasting to government officials and constituents to maintain transparency. Roanoke County needed a flexible and affordable business solution with the ability to adapt to keep up with industry best practices and requirements for local governments.

“AKA demonstrated a deep understanding of our current software and provided examples of prior successful AX implementations. After going through the RFP process, we determined that AKA was the best partner to provide implementation, training, support and maintenance in a timely manner” said Laurie Gearheart, Assistant Director of Finance with the County of Roanoke. Dynamics AX 2012 R3 and AKA’s DynamicsAdvantage for Public Sector provide a modern user interface with web portal access and the system’s scalability allows Roanoke County to adapt and grow as needed.

About Roanoke County
The County of Roanoke was formed in 1838. The County is located in the southwestern part of the State and is the suburban hub of the Roanoke Valley. Located in the largest urban area west of Richmond, it has a population of approximately 93,000 and is 251 square miles.

About AKA
For over 25 years, AKA Enterprise Solutions has been a leading partner dedicated to the sales, consulting, service and support of Microsoft Dynamics. AKA focuses on integrating and delivering all aspects of a client’s business needs including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Business Intelligence (BI), Systems Engineering, Business Process Consulting and Custom Application Development. AKA’s experience, proven methodologies and world- class consultants ensure customer success on every level.

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