Gateways Hospital & Mental Health Center Improves Financials Processing by 50%

Gateways Hospital Mental Health Center, founded in 1953, is based in Los Angeles, California. Gateways is a licensed acute psychiatric hospital, including outpatient clinics related to mental health. It is a state-of-the-art facility catering to persons suffering from mental ailments. It is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. They discovered their Lotus-based accounting system was inadequate to meet the needs of the company’s growth and turned to Microsoft Dynamics for a more robust solution.


Gateways had outgrown the ability of their Lotus-based accounting software to handle their increasingly complex reporting needs. It could take days to generate financials, which were not always accurate.

Board of Directors members often had to wait to get their information. The system was unable to quickly create customized reports, which had become more and more important as the company evolved.


Gateways decided to move up to Dynamics GP, based on its scalability and pricing. Gateways had already had their Dynamics GP solution installed for some time when the Microsoft partner they had been working with moved out of the area. Jeff Emery, Gateways’ CFO, in search of a replacement, called Microsoft and asked for a recommendation for a certified partner. Microsoft suggested eIS Business Solutions because of their long-time experience with the type of business solution Gateways had deployed. Gateways enjoyed a seamless transition to eIS Business Solutions, which then provided all subsequent software upgrades and support.


  • Simplified Accounts Payable Process: With Microsoft Dynamics GP, processing checks throught their accounts payable system is fast and uncomplicated.
  • Faster Financials Generation: Financials can be generated 50% faster than with their original outdated software solution.
  • Quick Custom Reporting: Since all of their financial processes are integrated with Dynamics GP, they can easily run a small report on a specific account number
  • Fast and Reliable Payroll Processing: Payroll data is processed at least 30% faster and interfaces with Paychex, Gateways’ contracted payroll company.

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