The business information needs of organizations operating in the non profit sector – health and community services, disability and medical research are well serviced by a SAGE 300 system.
Typically this will include the Project & Job Cost (PJC) module to assist with accounting for individual client based programs and Crystal Reports for accurate acquittal reporting back to funding bodies. This is often accompanied by Sage CRM for account management and either Sage Wage Easy payroll or Sage MicrOpay Meridian Payroll for people and pay management. The departmental accounting and reporting including the use of the SI Excel based Business Intelligence application also provides non profit organizations the ability to accurately report back to their board. These components make up a comprehensive yet affordable business system solution for non profit organizations.
Medical research bodies can add the funds availability module and the web purchasing workflow, approvals and document management module to the Sage 300 system to assist scientific staff and management control expenditure attributable to research programs or specific grants. The Sage 300 Web purchasing module provides organizations a cost effective way to include casual and infrequent users, who need to request expenditure for research or other program related activities, in the system ecosystem. The workflow manages the requests and approvals and allows the finance team to assign expenditure, if the funds were available to spend, to the correct research grant or cost centres.
SAP Business One is also suitable for non profit organizations with the SAP Business One all in one suite combined with the HR3 payroll system in use in the health and community services sector, the adult continuing education sector and several non profit foundations.
Both Sage 300 and SAP Business One can be extended with best of breed products to deliver broader and deeper solutions to the many business challenges and opportunities non profit organizations encounter in the course of business.
The Sage CRM product provides excellent communications capabilities to reach out to clients, funding bodies, influences and family members of clients. It enables non profit organizations to market events, products and services; to seek out sponsorship opportunities; and to manage a support – HELP desk. Sage CRM also handles person to person and person to company relationships.
Additionally both SAP Business One and Sage 300 can be extended out to incorporate eCommerce capabilities for online sales of merchandise or the sale of memberships.
The people management elements of the SAP Business One and Sage 300 business system solutions for non profit organizations support accurate time and expense capture, electronic bank and superannuation transfers and payslip distribution reducing your payroll staff’s time to verify, approve and process your payroll. HR self service web kiosks further reduce demands on payroll staff to field employee payroll questions.
Integrated rostering, induction, OH&S and time and attendance systems further enhance the payroll & HR software to producing a comprehensive people management system in turn integrated with accounts.
The reporting needs of a non profit organization can be extensive and quite onerous. Typically there is acquittal reporting to funding bodies along with a need for quality financial reporting and analysis including reporting at a department level plus more specific individual client and project reporting at the operational reporting level. Both the Sage and SAP solutions allow the use of a simplified CoA without compromising the quality of reports. The solutions also support the ability to easily distribute meaningful reports to board members and management including the use of self service options.
The SAP Business One system and the Sage 300 system have a proven track record of costb effectively helping non profit organizations operate efficiently and effectively especially when utilizing either the SAP Starter Kit or the SAGE 300 standard edition modules.