No more data silos for LN Land Development

Optimized ERP enables strategic growth for Canadian surveyor

May 06, 2024

Key takeaways

The national oil and gas industry drives a significant portion of Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP).

Legacy technologies inhibit middle market Canadian firms from achieving their growth goals.

The right team can enable companies to optimize their solutions, move faster and grow smarter.

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Edmonton, the capital of Alberta, is in the middle of a renaissance, and LN Land Development Technologies is a major enabler of the city’s revitalization.

Founded in 2007, LN Land Development is a proud member of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, which promotes the growth and development of Indigenous businesses in Canada. The company provides a full range of surveying offerings for residential, industrial, energy and government clients. LN Land is highly regarded for their commitment to safety, efficiency, integrity and exemplary customer service.

As Canada’s national oil and gas industry has been booming again—generating $105 billion toward the country’s GDP—LN Land has enjoyed steady growth. Older technologies, however, threatened to stifle their ability to seize new opportunities. They needed a way to integrate their existing tools, unlock real-time insights and improve their day-to-day operations. 

Moving from legacy technology to a modern ERP

To build a future-focused tech stack, LN Land first needed to evaluate their current collection of mission-critical systems. Those included Sage 100 for business and accounting management, Ceridian for payroll and Cyanic Job Book for field service management. A lack of integration among all three systems led to ineffective, manual processes and data silos that stymied the company’s growth.

The requirements

  • Integrate mission-critical accounting, payroll and field management service platforms.
  • Track job costing faster and easier.
  • Gain efficiency through improved process automation.
  • Enhance decision making by leveraging real-time data.

Searching for answers, LN Land chose RSM as its integration provider. RSM’s advisors worked with the company to deploy and implement a technologically advanced and holistic business management tool.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central sits at the core of LN Land’s revitalized tech stack. It includes integrations with Primo Payroll and Cyanic Job Book, effectively combining LN Land’s existing systems into a single solution. “The transition to cloud-based solutions eased infrastructure constraints, ensuring our systems are always up to date with the latest technology,” says Mike Lush, operations manager for LN Land Development Technologies. “The integration of D365 Business Central with Microsoft Office and PowerBI has been seamless.”

RSM’s personalized approach helped us become more agile and efficient, ready to tackle any future challenges head-on. We eagerly anticipate continued collaboration with RSM to maximize the full potential of D365 Business Central.
Mike Lush, operations manager, LN Land Development Technologies

The road ahead

Since implementing Business Central, LN Land has boosted efficiency through new, automated business processes, including faster and easier cost tracking. This move not only reduced their overhead and simplified their operations, but it also enabled them to install new controls and empower faster decision making with real-time data.

“This strategic relationship has revolutionized our operations,” Lush says. “With the elimination of constant system switching, our productivity has soared, making day-to-day tasks more efficient.” Additionally, LN Land is working with managed IT, cloud and infrastructure advisors at RSM to beef up their network security, free up staff time and accelerate their overall growth curve. As new projects emerge, LN Land now has modern tools to help them win more business and lead projects that will strengthen the Canadian economy.

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