The Donnelly Group

The Donnelly Group is a hospitality company that operates more than 15 locations in Vancouver, including public houses, cocktail clubs, nightclubs, and a barbershop. Their core philosophy, (“Be true to yourself and your neighbourhood, the people will follow”) has certainly paid off: they are one of the best-known hospitality groups in British Columbia, and their success has allowed them to pursue expansion into other Canadian cities such as Toronto.


Before switching to Microsoft Dynamics GP, The Donnelly Group was using small business accounting software – Sage Simply Accounting – to manage their finances. They had long outgrown Simply Accounting, and were finding that its functionality was not robust enough to meet their needs.


The Donnelly Group chose Microsoft Dynamics GP as their replacement for Simply Accounting. They also enhanced their solution with Encore’s Bank Reconciliation Tools for Dynamics GP.

“Going to Dynamics GP from Sage has been amazing”, says Emily Duncan, Controller at The Donnelly Group. “Its capabilities and functionalities are wonderful”.

“The best thing about working with Encore was their support”. Emily continued: “Our consultant was phenomenal in dealing with our requests, especially given that our implementation was on a very aggressive timeline. And the support after implementation has been wonderful. Any time I have issues – they’re on it right away”.