Management of Rank Group’s financial systems governing retail and digital businesses will be improved thanks to a partnership between Rank and K3 Business Solutions (K3BS).
The deal will implement and supply New Microsoft Dynamics AX to replace two general ledger systems used across Rank’s Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casino brands. The deployment will enable Rank Group’s Financial Shared Services to improve the management and reporting on financial performance across approximately 140 retail sites as well as Rank’s fast-developing online operations.
Joanne Gordon, Director of Financial Shared Services, said: “We felt that New Microsoft Dynamics AX was the best fit solution following a detailed review of its functionality and that it was already successfully working in businesses with multiple high street premises but also online operations. We carried out a very robust assessment of our user and business requirements and AX proved to be the best fit.
“We chose K3 Business Solutions because we could see they worked with retail and leisure businesses and we didn’t have that level of implementation capability in-house. The complexity comes from our multi-site structure and we needed a provider with that experience.”
K3BS has more than 25 years’ experience in delivering integrated business management systems such as New Microsoft Dynamics AX and works with a number of well-known manufacturers and High Street brands.
Phil Snowe, K3BS Microsoft Dynamics AX Sales Consultant, said working with the Rank Group was a significant win for the organisation: “It’s a massive win for the group in terms of order size and scope of deployment,” he said. “Rank has hundreds of users across the UK and we are confident that the implementation of a single ERP in the form of New Microsoft Dynamics AX will greatly improve their business. This win is also great news for Microsoft in the UK.”
Mecca Bingo is Rank Group’s community-gaming brand for the British market, with more than one million customers a year and a national portfolio of venues, as well as gaming websites and apps that are growing in popularity. Grosvenor Casinos also serves more than one million customers a year through venues across the UK, with two also in Belgium, as well as online.