Morgan McKinley Recruits SAP Business One

Global Professional Recruitment Consultancy looks to SAP to Streamline Financial Processes

FELTHAM, MiddxSAP today announced that Morgan McKinley, a global professional recruitment consultancy, has selected SAP Business One to help it streamline its financial operations, improve business efficiencies and provide an enhanced platform for growth.

The organisation was formed in 1988 in Cork, Ireland, and through both organic growth and acquisitions has grown to become a global professional recruitment consultancy. Morgan McKinley connects specialist talent with leading employers across multiple industries. Its recruitment expertise spans; banking & financial services; commerce & industry and professional services with 24 offices in 9 countries.

Due to the nature of the growth of the business, Morgan McKinley had been using many bespoke and best-of-breed financial systems which were becoming difficult to manage as there were many different sources of data, meaning retrieving information was time consuming and not always accurate.

“We knew we had to change our finance systems to remain competitive and ensure we have a platform for growth. We looked at SAP among other vendors including Navision and Sage and found that SAP Business One provided greater functionality in multiple areas that mattered to us. As we are global, we need to manage different currencies and SAP’s ability to deal with multiple currencies and consolidation ticked all the right boxes. The solution can also help us to meet all financial regulations,” said Jon Hurley, Director, Morgan McKinley.

Hurley continued; “A major part of our business is dealing with and paying temporary staff so it’s critical that we have flexible, accurate financial systems that allow us to deal with our candidates in a timely fashion. Our clients are happy that we are moving on to the SAP solution as they are familiar with the technology and trust it, which is extremely important to us.”

Morgan McKinley has recruited SAP Partner Intelligent Information Systems to handle the implementation.

“We signed the contract with the customer last month and are working towards a go-live date of June 2011. We will work closely with Morgan McKinley through the entire project to ensure it goes live on time and that the customer and its employees globally have a good understanding of the solution,” said Morgan Browne, Managing Director of Intelligent Information Systems.

The SAP Business One offering is a single application that can simplify Morgan McKinley’s back office processes, allowing easy access to accurate information at the right time. The company will have 30 users in its finance team using the solution, as well as 500 employees worldwide that will access the solution via the portal.

“To be recognised by customers and prospects as having the best offering on the market for SMEs is really important to us and we will continue to listen to their requirements to ensure we carry on doing so. I’m delighted to welcome Morgan McKinley to our customer base and I wish them every success with their implementation,” said Stephen Read, Director.

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