Leading Online Education Portal Developer Implements Business Central to Help Teachers and Schools Reach Their Full Potential

PLS 3rd Learning is an online education portal developer that co-creates custom technologies to standardize learning and provides educators with innovative resources and professional development. PLS 3rd Learning is dedicated to leveraging the best ideas, strategies, and technologies to advance teaching and learning worldwide.

 

PLS 3rd Learning partnered with Bond Consulting Services (BCS) in April 2020 to make the switch from Sage 300 to Dynamics 365 Business Central. The BCS Team quickly and efficiently customized and implemented Business Central including Sales Order Processing with customizations, Inventory, Purchasing, Fixed Assets, Financials, Banking and Power BI. The BCS Team configured the Banking module in Business Central to support Bank Reconciliation, multiple bank accounts and check formats, and the Financials module to support important financial reports such as the Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cashflow. BCS worked closely with the PLS 3rd Learning Team to migrate data files including General Ledger History, Master Files (Customers, Vendors, Items and Fixed Assets), Open Payables, Open Receivables and Inventory with beginning balances so all of their most critical business data is in a single, centralized location for easy data analysis.

 

In June of 2020, PLS 3rd Learning issued a Change Order for further sales processing customizations to their Business Central instance. Our BCS consultants developed line-item page changes to accommodate Ship-To addresses when referencing the School Districts PLS 3rd Learning works with. Our expert consultants also developed a custom Sales Invoice that includes the Ship-To Address Codes to itemize the School Districts, as well as a custom report to highlight number of sales by School District. These specific customizations have enabled PLS 3rd Learning to streamline their sales process and improve customer engagement by automatically updating invoices with important customer and sales data.

 

PLS 3rd Learning is thrilled with their new Business Central solution that went live in August of 2020, and they continue to leverage the advanced Microsoft cloud capabilities to boost business performance. BCS enjoyed working with the leading online education developer and we look forward to supporting their Business Central solution long into the future.

Colin Freeburg, PLS 3rd Learning’s Chief Financial Officer shared:

“BCS and Dynamics 365 Business Central have greatly enhanced our engagement with the School Districts we work with by providing us with an automated system for tracking sales orders and invoices in a unified platform. For the last nine months, Business Central has supported our Inventory, Sales, Purchasing, Financial and Operational processes and improved our overall productivity, and we are excited to see what the solution will continue to do for PLS 3rd Learning in the future.”