The BSAVA required a flexible finance system to replace the restrictive and manually-intensive system it had in place. It chose COA Solutionsâ OpenAccounts system due to its flexibility, ease of use and proven ability to integrate into its CS Integra membership relationship management (MRM). COA Solutionsâ strong presence in the UK charity sector and the fact that the organisation both authors and implements its own software, were also key factors for the BSAVAâs selection of COA Solutionsâ OpenAccounts.
Stephen Torrington, The BSAVAâs General Manager, says, âWe had outgrown our previous financial system which was outdated and restrictive, especially when we needed to extract financial information for reporting purposes. Producing reports was far too manual and required the time-consuming manipulation of data from a range of spreadsheets. After evaluating the market, it was clear that COA Solutions fully understood our needs as a charity and that its OpenAccounts system provided the reporting functionality we required.â
Since implementing OpenAccounts, The BSAVA has simplified and automated a number of financial processes that were previously manually-intensive. Month-end financial reports both to the Board and operational managers are now produced automatically, improving data accuracy whilst providing key decision makers with financial information in a more timely manner.
Stephen Torrington comments, âOpenAccountsâ flexibility has given us greater financial visibility as we can now access up-to-the-minute âliveâ information. Both the speed of implementation and the support provided by COA Solutions was also first class and we look forward to the OpenAccounts system delivering us a return-on-investment within just 12 months.â