Testimonials from AKA Clients – Leaders in the Media Industry
Forbes Streamlines Operations with AKA’s DynamicsADvantage for Media
“We approached AKA with our strategy and related system challenges. AKA paired Microsoft Dynamics with DynamicsADvantage, AKA’s media centric billing module, to provide one comprehensive solution that addresses all of our lines of business and even allows offerings from different lines of business to be sold on one order. We consolidated our former disparate systems onto one platform and streamlined our operations around a central system. This makes it much easier to extract pertinent information from our system and identify up-selling growth opportunities.” -Thomas J. Callahan, VP/Corporate Controller, Forbes Inc.
DynamicsADvantage for Media Eases Revenue Stream Integration for Westwood One
Luis Rodriguez, CIO of Westwood One explains why AKA Enterprise Solutions was the right choice to address their operational inefficiencies: “We chose AKA because of their depth of knowledge and experience in the media and entertainment industry. Radio content and syndication requires our systems to have flexibility so that we can easily integrate new revenue streams and automatically generate revenue recognition entries. The magnitude of our operations demands one single platform structure and AKA worked with us to address that need.”
WebMD Meets Order Processing & Billing Requirements
“WebMD chose Microsoft Dynamics because we were happy with the product functionality and appreciated the capabilities of the integrated DynamicsADvantage provided by AKA to satisfy our order processing, fulfillment, billing, and workflow requirements. We also liked the on-going total cost of ownership and the fact that AKA clearly had the commitment and understanding to make the technology work to our best advantage.”
AKA Helps Wolters Kluwer Health Pave the Way for Future Acquisitions
AKA’s deep knowledge of the media and publishing industry and Microsoft Dynamics was instrumental in helping us overcome a huge challenge to deploy Microsoft Dynamics and replace legacy systems across 15 different countries and 12 different currencies. AKA helped us create a strategy that will serve us optimally now and support more upcoming acquisitions.”-Curt DeFriez, VP of Finance IT, Wolters Kluwer Health.
AKA Supports Oxygen Media in Making the Switch to Microsoft
“We decided for Microsoft Dynamics GP because of the solutions’ ROI, especially as compared to PeopleSoft,” says John Rusak, Vice President of Finance at Oxygen Media. “Now, for a much lower cost of ownership, we have the same functionality we had with PeopleSoft, but with more control over our business and vastly increased ease of use of the business software.”
Young Broadcasting (now Media General) Refocuses on Core Competencies by Partnering with AKA
“Microsoft Dynamics GP was going to put more data at our fingertips, which would save time and open opportunities for more creative, and more effective, reporting,” explains Peter Grazioli, Young Broadcasting’s Vice President and CIO. The integrated aspects of the Microsoft Dynamics GP solution, along with its ease-of-use and reliability, would help the finance employees refocus on the creative aspects of their jobs instead of menial tasks. The software, he adds, created an opportunity for the employees to “redefine and organize ourselves.”
AKA Enables Source Media to Regain Autonomy
Source Media Vice President of Technology Ivan Latanision estimates his company saved $600,000 to $1 million by switching to Microsoft technology, rather than trying to replicate the PeopleSoft system it had shared with its previous parent company. “We can easily develop our own reports internally now,” Latanision says.