TD SYNNEX forges collaboration in partner ecosystem to enable development of transformational new finance solution for public sector

By Simon Meredith | 15th April 2024
  • Success story facilitated by the distributor is testament to long-standing partnerships and opportunity focus
  • Collaboration forged at TD SYNNEX-hosted event to explore opportunity of Dynamics Business Central

Basingstoke, 15 April 2024 – TD SYNNEX (NYSE: SNX) has supported a public sector specialist and a Microsoft Dynamics Business Central partner in forming an alliance that has led to the development of a transformational finance solution, tailored for town and parish councils, that is already generating new business only six months after the companies were introduced to each other.

TD SYNNEX hosted a partner meeting to explore the business potential of Dynamics Business Central and facilitated the connection between Microsoft partners CloudyIT and Prosperity 24/7. CloudyIT had several public sector customers it could potentially target with a finance solution, while Prosperity 24/7 had the requisite skills in Business Central to build an app that would meet their needs.

“It was meeting of minds that made sense and would deliver positive results for everyone”, said David Hall, managing director of CloudyIT. “Through our contacts and knowledge of the public sector market, we were able to identify what was needed by the customer and give Prosperity 24/7 a clear brief on what they needed to build.”

The result was GovFinance, a solution built on Microsoft Business Central and hosted on Microsoft 365, that harnesses the power of AI and automation to transform the way local governments manage their finances. It was launched at the SLCC (Society of Local Council Clerks) Conference in January this year and the first deal was signed seven days later.

“The GovFinance proposition has been received really well”, David Hall added. ‘It’s already led to one new customer acquisition and there are several more on the horizon, which is exactly what we wanted to achieve.”

Phil Berrill, head of ERP at Prosperity 24/7 stated: “We’re excited to be part of this collaboration. Our track record in delivering effective business solutions of this kind is testament to this type of partnership and the resulting benefits speak for themselves.”

Ian Turner, Microsoft Dynamics 365 UK lead, TD SYNNEX, said: “The success of GovFinance is an example of how we can help partners to unlock new value through personal connections and peer-to-peer engagement.  The success story is a testament to the power of our partner ecosystem when we work together to harness expertise and partnership opportunities. We are here to help our partners to connect, collaborate and make good use of their respective areas of expertise to the mutual benefit of their businesses and to their customers.”

TD SYNNEX has a full enablement and support programme in place for Dynamics 365 Business Central and brings partners together on a regular basis to discuss developments and opportunities. It also encourages partners to form alliances through its Industry Ecosystems initiative, under which it runs seven communities focusing on different vertical market and technology areas, such as Financial Services, Sustainability and Cybersecurity. An eighth ecosystem, which will focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI), will be launched in April.

Picture: Ian Turner, TD SYNNEX.

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