Hill Top Research

Hill Top Research

Founded in 1947, Hill Top Research is one of the world’s leading clinical research services companies with research centers throughout North America. Hill Top Research provides research services including clinical research, microbiology, and CRO services for the health care, personal care and oral care industries.

Hill Top Research was using Oracle Financials for their accounting and project needs. However, the system was cumbersome with little out of the box functionality to meet the needs of Hill Top’s accounting.

How mbsPartners Helped

Hill Top looked at several system providers and packages, but they settled on mbsPartners AccuNet and Microsoft Dynamics SL because it provided the most capabilities for growth at 50% less cost than competitive products.

By choosing AccuNet and Microsoft Dynamics SL, Hill Top found a system with built in and upgradeable modification options, a web interface for the 350 plus timecard employees, and a system to track projects, including budget, data collection, and subject procurement. AccuNet is now a business partner with Hill Top Research.


“I don’t know of any features that these fancy, high end systems can do that Microsoft Dynamics SL won’t do,” said Ken Bales, Director of Information Technology at Hill Top. Microsoft Dynamics makes any modifications simple and user friendly to work the way Hill Top does.