Sparkrock 365 Empowers Nonprofits and Educators with Better Business Processes

The new cloud solution offers best-in-class finance, HR, payroll, and
scheduling applications for the underserved nonprofit and social impact
sectors.

TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/EdTech?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#EdTechlt;/agt;–Today, software company Sparkrock launches Sparkrock 365, a new
cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution for social
impact organizations that offers nonprofits and educators access to
best-in-class enterprise technology.

Powered by Microsoft, Sparkrock 365 provides the unique features
and benefits that nonprofit and education leaders need, providing the
peace of mind that comes with using software built on the globally
recognized platform of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.
Purpose built to help these organizations reduce complexity and
digitally transform their finance, procurement, payroll, and workforce
management processes; Sparkrock 365 is the only all-in-one ERP
solution for nonprofits and social impact organizations that is native
to the cloud.

“This is the culmination of our vision to bridge the technology gap
between nonprofits and the commercial sector,” says James Faw,
co-founder and VP of Product Innovation. “Over the past 4 years we have
invested almost $6 million in Sparkrock 365 and worked with many
nonprofit CFOs, HR leaders, superintendents and other sector experts to
get the best possible solution for our customers.”

Commercial business leaders in digital transformation generate an
average of $100 million more in additional operating income each year,
according to a recent
report from Microsoft
. Canada’s nonprofit sector alone generates
over 8% of the country’s GDP – more than the entire retail industry –
but this year’s NetChange
survey
showed just 11% of nonprofit staffers say their
organizational approach to digital is “highly effective”.

Nicola Dickinson, Sparkrock co-founder and VP of Sales and Customer
Success, says this gap shows that nonprofits and social impact
organizations are missing out on the advantages that come from the right
technology, including better efficiency, lower risk, and increased
impact.

“We know that funders are hesitant to invest in back office
infrastructure, so a lot of nonprofits and social impact organizations
are stuck with outdated solutions and manual processes,” Nicola says.
“Our vision is to offer accessible, meaningful technology to help
nonprofits achieve the same digital transformation that has driven such
powerful growth in the commercial sector.”

Built in the intelligent cloud, Sparkrock 365 offers a choice of
deployment while still ensuring data is stored according to local data
residency requirements. The solution also provides improved scalability
and simpler implementation and use, compared to on-premise systems,
James adds.

The new solution will help Halton District School Board update their
back office systems, says Debra McFadden, HDSB Executive Officer of
Human Resources.

“I’m excited about the potential for Sparkrock 365 to make our
organization more efficient and agile. The functionality aligns tightly
with our needs as a large, growing school board in Ontario,” Debra says.
“It’s great to work with a partner that is proactively embracing the
potential of the Microsoft cloud and all the opportunities and
advantages that come with it.”

About Sparkrock

Sparkrock is a Microsoft Gold Partner that has been dedicated to serving
non-profits in Canada and the US since 2003. It was started to help
bridge the technology gap between nonprofits and commercial enterprises
and now helps over 30,000 nonprofit, K12, and human services users run
their organizations and improve the quality of life for the people,
families and communities they serve. By understanding what makes these
organizations unique, our purpose-built ERP and CRM solutions and
certified implementation consultants help reduce complexity and enable
our customers to operate more predictably, effectively, and affordably.
For additional information, visit www.sparkrock.com

Contacts

Caitlin Nobes
cnobes@sparkrock.com
416
849 7935