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Sisseton-Wahpeton Housing Authority



Sisseton-Wahpeton Housing Authority (SWHA) manages over 700 tribal housing units. Their ever-increasing need to automate various functions requires flexible software. Prior to Microsoft Dynamics GP, they used a fee accounting package which was managed offsite. As the number of properties continued to grow, it was apparent they needed to switch to an in-house system. Making that move would provide them access to information whenever it was needed so that timely reports could be provided to management and to the Board of Commissioners. The system would also need to handle all their operations including reporting, financials, tenant accounting, payroll and job costing functions.



SWHA began looking into software solutions to handle their growing number of housing units. Several products were considered, but Microsoft Dynamics GP was the front-runner due to many factors including: area references, system functionality, previous system experience and scalability. SWHA decided to purchase Microsoft Dynamics GP and DFC Property Management. The packages both seamlessly integrate and provide a fully capable solution for the housing authority. The cost to run the fee accounting package for a single year was higher than the cost to purchase Microsoft Dynamics GP.


After just one week of implementing GP, they were already running payroll. Weeks later they entered beginning balances and completed their first financials with no issues. Because they chose to work with DFC Consultants they also take advantage of the premier support plan, giving them unlimited software support, user groups along with discounted accounting support.


Understandably there was resistance in various departments. However, once the system was in place, those who were skeptical soon saw the benefits of the new in-house system.


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