Before the decision to migrate what matters?
It boils down to 3 things:
- Strategic vision with clearly defined and measurable outcomes
- Ability to deliver the promised outcomes
- And the financial resources to achieve these outcomes
And to make continuous improvements as you scale up your successes.
So first and foremost it’s about data!
This is hard. After you decide what metrics matter; then comes the challenge to access and track results, in near real time. This allows your team to make meaningful and impactful changes. And this occurs continuously, because change is an inherent reality.
Examples of challenges these nonprofits are facing:
“They want data visualization; dashboards and ability to create customizable reports. Ideally they want to take the raw data report, mostly financial related, and convert them into reports for the program managers.”
“The primary motivation for change is that they are currently using QuickBooks online and need a better system. They want an accounting solution that can do: AP, AR, and GL, budgeting, payroll, and fundraising and donor management. Beside these applications, they currently use an outsourced payroll processing company and would like to bring that service in house. And they would like a robust database of donors. This will allow tracking donors, pledges, and members. And forward looking, this new ERP will be integrated with CRM which allows them to automate marketing campaigns.”
“Tracy is faced with existing disparate solutions. They want to replace and bring in a “full-on” ERP solution. This ERP must solve basic accounting (AR, AP, GL) with bank reconciliation; payroll, HR, time/attendance; fund accounting, donor management; and budgeting, planning and forecasting.
These 3 examples provide a good window into the opportunities nonprofits have by implementing next generation Cloud Based ERP solutions.
How NonProfitPlus is helping United Way Long Island to manage its poverty program?
As part of Governor Cuomo’s Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative, the United Way of Long Island will be managing a $1.5 million grant to help Hempstead Village.
It is well known that with grant money there comes great responsibility. Reporting becomes “the thing that will be the conscience of the king.” And becomes imperative in this grant management relationship. Governor Cuomo said at the award announcement, “with good software in place, with timely reporting; it is the best way for your organization to manage this grant to its place and purpose well.”
What exactly these solutions include?
Here is Acumatica’s Not for Profit industry, vertical Enterprise Resource Planning Solution:
NonProfitPlus is business management software engineered with nonprofits in mind. Delivered on the powerful Acumatica platform, NonProfitPlus brings a new level of functionality that empowers organizations to efficiently manage their finances.
Why Advanced Solutions and Consulting can make a difference for your organization
You want to improve your success metrics. Good news. Please contact Jim Carroll, President of Advanced Solutions and Consulting (ASC); Solana Beach, CA; firstname.lastname@example.org; (310) 508-9710.
They have extensive experience in working with nonprofits across different sub sectors; specializing in delivering Cloud Based ERP Solutions.
ASC received the prestigious MVP award from Acumatica at the 2017 Summit.