Dynamics NAV 2009 Implementation: CLAC

Company Name:  Christian Labour Assocation of Canada
Industry:  Collective Bargaining Services
NAV Version:  NAV 2009 (Classic Client interface)
Database Engine:  Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Web Users:  150
Classic Client Users:  5

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CLAC is an independent Canadian labour union that applies Christian social principles of justice, respect, and dignity to the workplace community. It provides quality representation and a wide range of benefits and training for its members, and active member advocacy that strives to build healthy work communities based on mutual respect and partnership. CLAC is a certified union representing workers in many sectors across Canada since 1952.

Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC) is based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and works with local workers in Canada to promote and execute collective bargaining agreements between those workers and their employers.


The company was struggling with reporting on their accounting information and wanted to centralize and standardize their accounting system. Additionally CLAC was looking for a financial system that would help them improve expense reporting capabilities and reduce time to process expenses.


CLAC looked at both custom developed solutions and commercial off the shelf systems including Accpac, Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Dynamics NAV was selected due to it’s dimensional analysis and web service integration capabilities. The dimensions were extended by Epimatic’s Enhanced Dimensions and Epimatic worked with CLA C to develop an online expense system.


The implementation of NAV at CLAC was successfully able to deliver the following key benefits:

  • Improve reporting and analysis with Dimensions
  • Provide direct access to all staff to submit expenses online directly into their financial system for processing
  • Streamline and centralize expense management


The key technologies and applications that were used were:

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
  • Microsoft .Net Framework
  • XML Reports
  • Dynamics NAV Web Services