Warwickshire-based tech consultancy and Microsoft Gold Partner, Tisski, are set to upgrade a finance system in the higher education space after being awarded a contract with not-for-profit, Jisc.
A membership organisation, Jisc provide UK universities and colleges with network and IT services, digital resources, relevant advice and procurement consulting; they also research and develop new information technologies and modes of working.
Currently relying on the Enterprise Edition of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations, Jisc identified a need to upgrade their existing finance system, having operated from a minimum viable system – consisting of ledgers, banking and credit control with sales functionality predominantly disabled – since 2018.
More recently, the organisation – backed financially by a combination of UK further and higher education funding bodies, and individual higher education institutions – have introduced purchasing functionality to their existing platform. Jisc will now work with Tisski to ensure their Dynamics system works harmoniously with their customer relationship management (CRM) software to complete their end-to-end, quote to invoice process.
“Upgrading our finance system is an important step forward for Jisc and Tisski took the time to really understand what we need the end result to deliver. Our quote to invoice process has long been disconnected, so the benefit of amalgamating our finance and CRM systems will be huge.” Nicola Arnold
Chief Financial Officer at Jisc
Tisski CEO, Anna Assassa, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Jisc, a membership organisation offering invaluable digital infrastructure and services in support of higher education institutions around the country.
“Our enterprise resourcing team (ERP) team have the knowledge and skill to make this system upgrade and merge of technologies a success, and we look forward to seeing the wealth of benefit the project brings to Jisc and its employees.”