The Western Washington Fair, known as the Puyallup Fair, used an older UNIX, character-based system for more than 15 years to manage its financials and payroll. Specific project objectives for the Microsoft Dynamics GP implementation include transitioning the organization from its current unsupported, legacy, green-screen system to the Microsoft platform in order to improve their reporting capabilities and increase their operational efficiencies. One key part of the project will be in providing the Association with the ability to efficiently process payroll for its more than 1,600 seasonal fair workers. After the initial implementation they will implement Microsoft Dynamics Forecaster™, a fully integrated budgeting and planning solution.
“The Resource Group is really excited to have Western Washington Fair Association as a client. Not only are they a landmark in Western Washington and part of the rich heritage of our state, they are also an organization that gives back to the community. The Resource Group looks forward to developing a long-term, trusted relationship with the Fair.” Marty Schillaci, CEO, The Resource Group.
“Over the past few years, we have been researching software and found several potential options. The determining factor in our decision to select Microsoft Dynamics GP was the quality of the people at the Resource Group. The Resource Group and the Fair share many of the same values, including the importance of long term relationships. We are excited to transition to the new accounting software and are confident that our team at the Resource Group will make it as smooth as possible,” said Renee McClain, CFO, Western Washington Fair Association.
About The Resource Group
The Resource Group is a seasoned team of business professionals that help companies gain valuable business insight from their financial systems, enabling customers to manage their business more efficiently and effectively. We are a leading provider of services, customizations and integrations for Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) accounting and business management software solutions. For over two decades, The Resource Group has helped hundreds of organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest streamline operations, increase profits, and improve reporting.
About the Western Washington Fair Association
The Puyallup Fair is the largest single attraction held annually in the state of Washington. The Puyallup Fair continually ranks as one of the largest fairs in the world. The Western Washington Fair Association hosts two annual events at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center - the 17-day Puyallup Fair every September, and the four-day Spring Fair in Puyallup every April. The Puyallup Fair started in 1900 and is the largest in the Pacific Northwest. Big name entertainment, the PRCA Rodeo, rides, exhibits, food, flowers and animals are mainstays of the 17-day event each September.
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For more information about the Western Washington Fair Association, visit www.thefair.com.