Morristown, NJ  September 1, 2022

Baylor-Hamm Companies Completes Successful Upgrade from knk Software LP  As Finance Operations Moves to the Cloud

Baylor-Hamm Companies, comprised of the Best Western Plus Country Cupboard Inn, Country Inn & Suites, Lewisburg, Matty’s Sporthouse Grill and formerly Country Cupboard, Inc. Restaurant and Gift Shops, has recently upgraded from Microsoft Dynamics NAV 4.0 on premise to Microsoft Dynamics Business Central (BC) SaaS, a cloud financial management system. This move allowed the company to expand the efficiency, data agility, and ease of its back-end operations. With the upgrade, knk Software effectively modernized the user interface and streamlined the company’s general ledger, accounts receivable, and accounts payable functions.  

“Our goal was to remove the need for IT to maintain our hardware and ERP software, and instead allow Microsoft to fully service our system from the cloud,” said Robert Pierce, CFO of Baylor-Hamm Companies. “With the conversion to the latest version of BC SaaS, we were able to replace our aging NAV 4.0 server, and no longer need to worry about upgrades or servers. This allowed for increased security and access to capabilities that provided higher levels of efficiency which were not possible with our older system,” he added. “Our long-term relationship with knk helped make the process uncomplicated – we were confident in the smooth transition that knk was able to deliver.” 

BC SaaS enables users to access data anytime and from anywhere. “There is a need, as we’ve all learned from the pandemic, to be able to access data wherever you need it,” said Sebastian Mayeres, CEO of knk Software LP. “We are happy to have been able to move Baylor-Hamm Companies to the cloud so that they can benefit from the advantages of BC SaaS, including being able to work from their phones and remotely, accessing the data they seek. Movement to the cloud is essential for businesses in order to always keep users connected and files accessible, and eliminates the risk that comes with storing files on computers themselves. And cloud services provide higher levels of security and data integrity, since backing up data off-site decreases the potential for cybersecurity issues.”   

About Baylor-Hamm Companies 

Baylor-Hamm Companies is a third-generation family-owned and professionally operated hospitality business rich in tradition and history. The Company strives to be a leader in the Central Pennsylvania Hospitality Industry while providing legendary customer service to their guests.  

About the knk Group   

The knk Group has 450 customers in the publishing and media industry across North America, Europe and Asia with offices in the US, UK, France and Germany.  

knk develops and distributes knkPublishing – the only Microsoft-certified publishing software worldwide. It complements the range of services provided by Microsoft Dynamics 365 with publishing-specific functionality for book, magazine, and specialist publishers and is based on the latest Microsoft technology. The software can be used in the cloud as well as on premises. In addition, the knk Group offers BI, CRM (knk365 for Media Sales), Customer Engagement (knk365 Market Insights) and Marketing Automation (knk365 Marketing Automation) solutions dedicated to meet the publishing and media industry’s needs.  

In addition to knkPublishing and the knk365 solutions, the knk Group also offers the brands of Bradbury Phillips International Ltd, the most established provider of Rights and Royalty software for Publishers and Literary Agents, and the “VM Media Manager” solution – the market leading advertising, subscription and circulation management software in Germany.  

For further information please contact:  

knk Software LP 
Cheryl Spais