integrated accounting solutions for higher education



Financial Software & Consulting Professionals

Financial Technologies Group (FTG) helps businesses gain greater control over their finances, resources and information by elevating their accounting and business management software. Through automation of AR/AP, streamlining back office operations, and more efficient workflows, real-time reporting turns data into business insight.


 
Gain Greater Control
Greater control is about having visibility into how your business is doing. If you have no idea how much inventory you have in your bookstore, and it’s a pain to find out, or if it takes an act of congress to reconcile financial information using a myriad of spreadsheets, or your employees spend hours every week manually entering purchase orders into different accounting and sales order processing systems, you might need to re-assess the accounting software you’re using. Whether you have outgrown Quickbooks, or need help optimizing your existing software solution, FTG can help you gain control.

Streamline the Back Office
With seamless integration of general ledger, payables, receivables, and collections management
Timely Information and Insight
Real-time reports and role-based dashboards give you an indepth view of your entire business

Automate Processes
Eliminate the need for manual data entry increasing employee productivity and reducing user error
Report with Accuracy
When all information is retrieved from one source, and you can migrate data from one application to another, you can make more accurate business decisions


 
The FTG Advantage
 
Founded in 2003, FTG is a Microsoft Certified Partner specializing in Microsoft Dynamics GP. We help small to mid-market companies who need a more robust accounting and business management solution.

Dynamics GP is what we do
FTG focuses exclusively on Dynamics GP, giving our team unmatched depth of expertise. Every team member has over 20 years experience with Dynamics GP. We are a few of the Great Plains Software pioneers.

Service Over Sales
We do not have a sales force. Shawn Tuttle and Drew Nelson founded FTG when they recognized a Successful Sales Engagement did not equal an Effective Customer Experience. Our success is largely due to customer referrals and an acknowledgment of our skill sets within the private sector college and university industry. Quite a few of our current customers switched their VAR to FTG when their software investment was not living up to its sales promises.  FTG is your trusted Dynamics GP partner throughout the implementation process, but most importantly, beyond the go-live date.

Education Industry-Specific Solutions
FTG has in-depth experience in the private sector college and university industry. We understand the unique and complex problems facing higher education. We have created a full suite of proprietary solutions aimed specifically at the higher education market, overcoming the hurdles typically associated with connecting leading SIS applications to Dynamics GP. FTG is the only Microsoft Business Partner that provides an integrated bookstore operation and inventory management system connecting your student ledger cards to your inventory control system.

 
The Education Industry is Our Focus
65% of our customers are colleges and universities  
 
 
Private sector colleges and universities face increasingly complex accounting, reporting, and regulatory requirements. FTG has built ERP-based solutions that solve specific issues within the higher education industry.

We have partnered with several leading SIS providers to create APIs that automate and connect daily transactions to Dynamics GP. Daily deposits and checks issued from your front office are available to your accounting department immediately. No re-keying of data. Financial data is updated instantly, providing real-time access to critical information.

Seamless transfer of GL, AR, AP, and Bank Rec data from your SIS to Dynamics GP

Comprehensive inventory control that interfaces with your GL and student ledger cards

Full electronic bank reconciliation and funds transfer functionality

Manage payroll in-house or integrate data with leading payroll providers

Fully customizable solutions for your unique business needs

 
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Leverage the Power of Microsoft
Best-In-Class ERP Software

The best business solutions are simple, usable, and flexible. As a Microsoft Certified Partner, we work with the best accounting and business software available today - Microsoft Dynamics GP.

Many companies reach a tipping point where the basic accounting software that supported their business growth begin to hinder their ability to act with agility and insight. Dynamics GP is a complete enterprise resource planning solution that connects your people, processes, and systems to make managing your financials, supply chain and operations easier and more efficient. It is designed for rapid implementation and ease of use, so you can get right to work. And since it is a Microsoft solution, Dynamics GP works like (and with) your favorite productivity tools—Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel—reducing training time. It is designed to grow with you, meaning, it's easy to expand functionality and add new users.




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Services
FTG holds a number of Microsoft certifications enabling us to assist our clients with network infrastructure requirements if necessary. FTG has assisted our clients with the creation of network topology diagrams to the installation of remote access servers to facilitate remote support options.

Business Process Reviews
From remedial reviews of your basic accounting practices or assistance with more in-depth management and business process modifications, FTG has the knowledge and experience to assist you. From conceptual process design to comprehensive process flow diagrams and custom documentation, we can help.
Implementation Services
  • Software installation and configuration
  • Data migration
  • Integration configuration and testing
  • System training and Go Live support
  • Data collection and analytics
  • Post-implementation review

Custom Microsoft SQLServer Applications
In some cases, our customers require modifications to communicate information from a front-office application to the back-office financial applications. FTG has the in-house skills and experience to streamline front and back-office communications and determine the most cost-effective solutions for our customers.
Training
We provide training to make sure your employees are knowledgeable, confident, and self-reliant. We provide one-on-one training to enhance specific functionality, onsite classroom training using your facilities, and we can also provide discounted training rates with one of our offsite training partners.

Support Services
Our multi-tiered (silver, gold, and platinum) annual support plans provide customers with a choice of service that aligns with their individual needs. Our support services include a designated Support Manager, guaranteed response times, after hours coverage, remote control acess, and self-service Help Desk software. We also offer proactive services, such as monthly database maintenance and Service Pack review and applications.


 
Here's What Some of Our Customers are Saying About Us
Our clients are typically small to medium-sized universities and business challenged by inefficient workflows that cost money and waste time; systems that no longer support the goals of the company, and lack visibility into business data which impedes effective decision making.
"We truly benefitted from FTG's ability to look beyond basic software implementation services and assist our staff with refining (and sometimes redefining) business processes, and customizing the software to work beyond our expectations."

"After meeting the staff of FTG at the 2011 APSCU Convention, and learning of their focused support of Dynamics GP in the private sector college industry, we made the decision to transfer our Dynamics GP support to this group. Since we made the decision to switch to FTG, they have exemplified professionalism and demonstrated their unique understanding of our needs as they relate to private sector colleges."

"We have been working with FTG for several years, and they have never failed to impress us with their attentiveness to our needs and their availability. Their genuine interest in improving our existing processes has not only inspired confidence, but has encouraged us to try new approaches to solve problems. Not only has FTG improved the way we use Great Plains, but their creative approach to problem solving and system integration has also improved and automated many of our manual processes. We now get more out of both Great Plains and our CampusVue student information system."

"Your assistance to the Finance and Accounting Department at Daymar College has been essential to our business success. Our partnership with FTG has been a great one. We appreciate all of your support in helping us to change lives one person at a time."



Get in touch
We want to hear from you
Unlike the other guys, we aren't going to send you through the process of filling out a form. In order to help you as quickly and effectively as possible, please give us a call directly at our support number:
(866) 383 - 2401
When we aren't busy helping our other customers, we're available to talk from 9-5 on normal business days. If you leave us a message, we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Of course, you can send us an e-mail anytime as well at:
info@ftechgroup.com
We look forward to hearing from you!


Shawn Tuttle, founding partner
Mr. Tuttle has over 28 years experience utilizing technology to provide business solutions in a variety of industries. During the infancy of distributed processing, Mr. Tuttle was employed by one of the nation’s largest investor-owned utilities, as part of a quality improvement team, to review and document core business processes, as well as develop a secure and productive IT infrastructure. The QI team’s efforts resulted in effective business process controls, earning the Deming Prize for the company, one of the highest awards on TQM in the world. Mr. Tuttle recouped a failed implementation of Great Plains C/S+ (now called eEnterprise) for a Texas-based Wholesale Company and in that role contributed several white papers to the Microsoft Great Plains Technical Team resolving long-standing issues for which they were unable to provide a solution. Mr. Tuttle has since managed over 30 Dynamics GP implementations, customizations and conversions for national and international companies, some with operating budgets in excess of $300 million.
Drew Nelson, founding partner
Mr. Nelson has 20+ years experience working in information technology specializing in business finance. Mr. Nelson was involved in the development of multiple 3rd party applications/API’s for Dynamics GP and worked as a key design/development manager in developing the Field Service Application Suite. The Field Service module continues to be an integral part of the Dynamics GP ERP suite of software to this date. Mr. Nelson has implemented Dynamics GP for many customers, including system integration firms, communication companies, internet dot-com ventures, financial services organizations, and higher education companies. Through these experiences as a project manager, he has developed a repeatable, detailed, and extremely organized implementation methodology. Mr. Nelson’s extensive project management background and unique insight into the Microsoft Dynamics GP development process, ensures that any client seeking to leverage the strength and capabilities of Dynamics GP will receive the best solution available to meet its unique business needs.