Each year, our sister publication Computer Dealer News hosts the Channel Elite Awards to recognize IT Solution Provider for their innovation, leadership, and commitment for creating value for their customers. As Canada’s leading IT channel publication, CDN invited solution providers to submit their best work to nine different categories for 2013’s awards. Here, we present the case studies these award nominees put forward to us. Find out who the big winners are on Sept. 11 when CDN presents them at the CEA Awards Gala.

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Nominee: Plus Computer Solutions from Burnaby, British Columbia

Describe the solution, service or initiative
Plus Computer Solutions is now the only reseller of Intacct Cloud Accounting and Financial Management in Canada. Intacct’s sole focus is on building amazing professional-strength financial management and accounting applications that fit into your existing business infrastructure and integrate well with the key applications you use to run your business—giving you the freedom to choose and deploy the best applications for each of your departments. Intacct delivers a comprehensive, fully integrated financial management and accounting system that meets the needs of your evolving business. You can count on Intacct for: Professional-strength, game-changing financial applications; Rapid deployment with unlimited flexibility to adapt to your business needs; Infinite, real-time visibility into business performance, giving you the ability to gain deep insight into your business at any time; Superior return on investment and the lowest total cost of ownership; A perfect solution for Salesforce.com users and QuickBooks graduates; Industry-leading customer satisfaction; Robust security, performance, and availability; An award-winning product line.

What makes it original or innovative?
Intacct has been endorsed by Intuit as the recommended solution for their QuickBooks clients to progress to once they have outgrown QuickBooks. This is an endorsement that came after a 5 year research project done by Intuit which has since been renewed. Intacct is also the only Cloud accounting solution that seamlessly integrates with salesforce.com. One of the most popular CRM systems in the market which means Intacct provides stronger out-of-the-box integration capabilities than any other accounting system. Intacct does not try to be all things to all people. It has carefully selected its strengths and provides a ‘best-of-breed’ solution in order to provide the best functionality for every module. It is an accounting and financial management system at heart and has selected partnerships with the best of breed solutions in the market for every other application it integrates with. It is a leader in the Cloud Accounting system space and as that market grows, Intacct is leading the way.

Describe the improvement this solution made to the customer’s sales or revenues and provide measurable evidence of such.
Plus implemented our first Intacct sale this year with a leading skin care product company. We expect that with Intacct Accounting and financial management in place, they will reduce and in some cases eliminate completely, the duplicate, manual data entry and disparate systems they had experienced with QuickBooks, resulting in savings of over $12,000 per year for the company.

Describe the improvement that was made to the customers efficiency, with measurable evidence.
They expect to have increased visibility into the financial results and trends, be able to make better strategic business decisions in a more timely manner thanks to real-time business metrics in Intacct’s dashboards.

How did the solution improve the customer’s ability to serve internal or external clients?
They will now be able to transact with US customers and vendors as well as consolidate US and Canadian operations in Canadian dollars.

In what ways does the solution go above and beyond industry expectations?
Intaccts cloud solution provides them with the integration capabilities that the on-premise solutions lacked. Combined with minimal hardware investments, excellent ROI, local support, attractive pricing, and an easy migration path, Intacct was the obvious choice.

How does the solution further your customer’s green or environmentally friendly plans?
A Cloud solution such as Intacct drastically reduces a companies negative impact on the environment due to the accessibility of data anytime, anywhere. Because of that accessibility, there is a much lesser need to print large reports and documents on paper. There is also no hardware or server rooms required which significantly reduces the waste from old and broken machinery.

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