About The Frostburg State University Foundation, Inc.

The Frostburg State University Foundation oversees fundraising to support Frostburg State University, a four-year university in western Maryland. The foundation’s mission is to strengthen Frostburg State University’s capacity to broaden access to higher education by supporting freshmen and upperclassmen scholarships, student work programs, the FSU Alumni Association, faculty and staff awards, and other Frostburg State University events and programs. Learn more here.

The situation

The Frostburg State University Foundation approached Gross Mendelsohn when they considered switching from Microsoft Dynamics GP to another accounting software system.

Gross Mendelsohn’s Technology Solutions Group learned that the foundation’s finance department was struggling with reporting in Dynamics GP. The foundation was manually calculating information and keying information into GP that could have been imported.

Michael Marinaro of the Technology Solutions Group designed Excel pivot table reports that automatically refresh off the GP database, allowing the foundation to easily create the fund reports they need. Our team also created integrations to eliminate manual rekeying of journal entries.

As a result of the custom reports and training on GP, the foundation kept Microsoft Dynamics GP and saved the tens of thousands of dollars that a new accounting system would have cost.

In our client's words

“Our organization worked with Microsoft Dynamics GP for ten years before finding Gross Mendelsohn’s Technology Solutions Group. We thought the accounting software was not a good fit for us. Then we met Gross Mendelsohn and discovered that our prior GP consultant was the problem—not GP.

Michael Marinaro and Sharon Paul from the firm’s Technology Solutions Group came in and trained us exactly how to do what we needed to do with GP. As the foundation’s number of funds and vendors increased, it became more critical for the accounting system to give us a streamlined way to manage everything.

Michael Marinaro created many custom reports for us. These reports are tremendous and save us a lot of time while increasing accuracy. He proactively shared his ideas and expertise with us, making suggestions for reports that we didn’t think of.

I love knowing that Gross Mendelsohn’s Technology Solutions Group is ‘on call’ when we need them. Since they’ve gotten us on the right track with GP and shown us how to extract exactly the information we need from the system, we’re so much better off. It felt like Christmas at work when they showed me what I could do in GP. And on top of it all, they came in under budget!”

-- Janelle Moffett, Director of Administration and Finance