Founded in 2009, the Texas Stars are an American Hockey League team based in Cedar Park, Texas. Owned by the Dallas Stars and functioning as their primary affiliate, the Stars’ home turf is the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. Winners of the 2014 Calder Cup, they are one of the most competitive AHL teams, regularly moving players into the NHL.
Originally a QuickBooks user, the Texas Stars struggled with financial reporting that was kept in Excel sheets. They also wanted to be able to pull financial data per event — for hockey games, concerts and more — but QuickBooks limited this capability. The accounts receivable tracking was also limiting. It was difficult for Texas Stars to find a local Microsoft Dynamics GP partner who would own the installation process. Express Information Systems was referred by the San Antonio Spurs, and it didn’t take long to realize they had their solution.
Texas Stars now uses Microsoft Dynamics GP, enabling them to print reports easily, implement analytical accounting by event and better track their scholarship dollars through automated accounts receivable tracking.