Castle merges systems for Dundee and Angus College

Case Study: Infor SunSystems

On the 1st November 2013 Dundee and Angus Colleges merged to create a college with the vision, skills and resources capable of playing its full part in the development and regeneration of the communities that it serves across Tayside.

The two colleges shared a strong common commitment to providing a high quality, wide ranging and intensive curriculum that is relevant and offers access for all.

The initiative required the Colleges to merge their financial management systems, both operating on Infor SunSystems, to provide a single format of information by 1st August.

The College chose Castle Computer Services to manage the transition to a single system, having previously upgraded their existing systems.

Marlene Anderson, Finance Manager, Angus College, said:

“We have worked with Castle for some time and they demonstrated a very strong track record of experience in SunSystems and the further education sector along with a full understanding of our needs in terms of merging systems.

“There was a deadline of 1st August to create a single system format as both finance departments were merging into one with a merger vesting date of 1 November 2013.

"SunSystems’ ability to consolidate the information from both College entities resulted in easier and more efficient reporting, whilst at the same time retaining all of the detailed analysis and flexibility that comes with SunSystems.”

George Strathie, Software and Services Director, Castle Computer Services, added:

“It was imperative that the two systems were merged smoothly and efficiently, without disruption to the organisation. Our team has considerable experience in the further education sector, having managed the mergers of different accounting systems for Fife and Glenrothes Colleges, as well as Clackmannan and Falkirk Colleges.

"We worked closely with the Colleges to create a staged implementation plan that was carefully managed along every step to deliver a successful and hassle-free outcome.”

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