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TMCNet:  Summit Midstream Partners Goes

[July 10, 2018]

Summit Midstream Partners Goes "Live" on Robust Energy Platform

MCA Connect, a global systems integrator and Microsoft (News - Alert) Dynamics Gold Partner, announced today the successful "go live" implementation of EnergyCONNECT, an energy-specific solution, at Summit Midstream Partners. Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, Summit is a master limited partnership focused on developing, owning and operating midstream energy infrastructure assets.

By partnering with MCA Connect to implement EnergyCONNECT, along with Microsoft Dynamics ERP, Summit is now able to better automate controls and manage growth.

As a geographically diverse and sophisticated midstream company, Summit requires modern software that enables the automation of core business processes.

David Kimsey, Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Summit, cited in their solution evaluation, "It is imperative to select a solution that can handle our unique industry needs and scale on a long-term basis with the business."

He added, "Proven business process support for critical procurement and project management activities, in addition to automating the Authorization for Expenditure (AFE) process, is necessary to manage our significant investments."

Summit ultimately selected EnergyCONNECT by MCA Connect because it offers a modern, robust and industry-focused solution that met their needs. The oil and gas solution is built on Microsoft Dynamics ERP, which provides accounting, resource planning, operations and system integration with global financial management requirements in mind. Microsoft Dynamics includes familiar, easy-to-use tools that enable oil and gas companies to work quickly and make smart, proactive decisions.

Summit had an aggressive plan to "go live" on Microsoft Dynamics in a short period of time, which involved multiple locations, a full complement of business processes and a detailed review for compliance reviews.

After successfully completing the project within the given timeframe, Summit is now able to automate their procurement-intensive business, improve system-wide analytics, and ensure continued controls compliance.

Kimsey says, "MCA Connect clearly understood our business and project requirements, applied Microsoft Dynamics to meet our unique needs and expertly deployed its EnergyCONNECT AFE Solution to provide industry controls, transaction visibility and proactive management of our single largest business cost."

With this new technology system, the team at Summit has improved visibility into the business. They can enhance compliance capabilities and gain efficiencies with day-to-day operations.

David Huether, MCA Connect Vice President of Energy Solutions, says, "The successful implementation of Dynamics and EnergyCONNECT reflects our strong partnership with Summit and the ability of both our teams to work towards a common goal. Our industry expertise and EnergyCONNECT solution coupled with Summit executives participating in our business transformation steps drove success at every turn."

About MCA Connect

MCA Connect is a global systems integrator and Microsoft Dynamics Gold Partner (ERP, CRM and Cloud) that delivers and supports operational transformation to help clients achieve a competitive advantage. By combining product and industry expertise with proven strategic methods, MCA Connect consistently delivers innovative solutions that help clients realize their vision.


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