About the Customer
Founded in 2016, ConstructConnect provides important preconstruction software and workflow automation solutions to help plan projects before beginning to build. ConstructConnect is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, but its customers can access and utilize the software from anywhere on a single, comprehensive platform.
ConstructConnect in a nutshell
ConstructConnect grants access to the largest network of subcontractors, making it easy to build an efficient bid process for construction projects. ConstructConnect is a leader in its field, and it enables customers to publish projects with just a single click.
ConstructConnect struggled from a lack of cloud infrastructure and lack of a requisition automation solution which made it much more difficult to automate workflows and control indirect spend.
The decision to upgrade
ConstructConnect decided to migrate from Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 Business Central to take advantage of newer Dynamics 365 cloud-based technology. The ConstructConnect team began searching for the right Dynamics partner to assist with this migration and interviewed five different partners for this critical project.
The arrival of DemandDynamics
In October 2020, after a rigorous selection process, ConstructConnect selected DemandDynamics to manage the migration to ensure success. David Storer, ConstructConnect’s Controller, shared that “DemandDynamics was excellent through the sales process…very knowledgeable and responsive…the clear selection among five potential providers”.
The Ultimate Take off
With expert guidance from the DemandDynamics Team, ConstructConnect migrated from Dynamics GP to Business Central in December of 2020 including 2 companies, Financials with Dimensions, Purchasing, Banking, Fixed Assets, Financial Reporting and Power BI. The migration enabled cloud-based computing, better financial management, and company consolidation among its eight primary brands. The DemandDynamics Team also worked closely with the ConstructConnect Team to design and deploy a requisition automation solution using Power Automate.
How the GP to BC migration has helped ConstructConnect?
The successful Dynamics GP to Business Central migration enabled ConstructConnect to have complete control over key financial business processes, from automated requisitions, to asset tracking, to financial reporting and dashboards. ConstructConnect currently has 12 Full Business Central Essential licenses and 100 Business Central Team Member licenses, and hopes to expand its cloud infrastructure even more in the future.
“Thanks to the dedication of the DemandDynamics Team, ConstructConnect’s migration from Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 Business Central was completed on time and under budget, and has provided huge advantages to our financial management. Our newly integrated Business Central environment supports workflow automation and control of indirect spend, and it provides intelligent, actionable insights that have helped us better define our business and financial close processes.” – David Storer, Controller at ConstructConnect