Diamond Welcomes the Town of Ponoka, Alberta
June 11, 2012
Diamond Municipal Solutions is pleased to welcome the Town of Ponoka to our growing family of public sector clients. The Town of Ponoka boasts a vibrant, rural lifestyle in the heart of central Alberta. Ideally located along the thriving Calgary-Edmonton Corridor, and nestled in the picturesque Battle River Valley, Ponoka is about 100 km south of Edmonton and 200 Km north of Calgary. Ponoka is home to some 6,700+ residents, and is still one of Alberta's 'best kept secrets', representing gradual and sustainable growth. Ponoka is a town with an old west charm and a progressive attitude. Ponoka's strong community appeal and ideal location for industry offers opportunities for all.
The Town of Ponoka had been using a DOS based ERP system for over two decades and began making inquiries for a new financial system when they realized they needed a more intuitive and user-friendly solution to meet their growing business needs. Their current solution lacked the ability to provide flexible reporting, provide users across the organization with fast and relevant access to information using familiar Microsoft tools and provide an integrated solution for managing and sharing data with other departments. In addition, they wanted a solution that had the ability to streamline the training of new staff and increase overall efficiencies. “We were in need of a complete financial system overhaul”, said Betty Quinlan, Director of Corporate Services. These challenges were all driving factors in the Town of Ponoka’s search for a new, more robust and integrated financial management solution.
It was the combination of user-friendly interface, product functionality and local market experience that convinced the Town of Ponoka that Diamond was the optimal solution for their needs. The Town of Ponoka is looking for improved access to information, drill-down reporting capabilities, and a system that will grow with them as their financial reporting needs change. “The software is intuitive and will most likely pay for itself in a few years - we are all really looking forward to the conversion”, said Quinlan. The town is hoping to gain significant functionality advantages through their partnership with Diamond so that end users can perform day-to-day tasks more efficiently and source information themselves with the built in reporting, business intelligence tools and office integration tools that are available.
Diamond looks forward to a long and productive relationship with the Town of Ponoka and welcomes them to our growing family of municipalities.
ABOUT DIAMOND MUNICIPAL SOLUTIONS:
Diamond Municipal Solutions delivers integrated financial and revenue management applications to the public sector, based on the Microsoft Dynamics GP ERP platform. Since 1994, Diamond has helped over 270 public sector customers to deploy scalable & full featured computing solutions that increase employee productivity and better serve the needs of stakeholders and constituents.