Leading Veterinary Association Improves Efficiency and Financial Reporting with COA Solutions' OpenAccounts

12 November 2008

The British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA), the charity which promotes scientific and educational standards of small animal medicine and surgery in practice, teaching and research, has gone live with COA Solutions’ OpenAccounts finance system. This new system has transformed the BSAVA’s accounting efficiency, data accuracy and reporting capabilities. It is also providing the charity with greater financial transparency.

The BSAVA required a flexible finance system to replace the restrictive and manually-intensive system it had in place. It chose COA Solutions’ OpenAccounts system due to its flexibility, ease of use and proven ability to integrate into its CS Integra membership relationship management (MRM). COA Solutions’ 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 BSAVA’s selection of COA Solutions’ OpenAccounts.

Stephen Torrington, The BSAVA’s General Manager, says, “We had outgrown our previous financial system which was outdated and restrictive, especially when we needed to extract financial information for reporting purposes.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.”

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, “OpenAccounts’ flexibility has given us greater financial visibility as we can now access up-to-the-minute ‘live’ 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.”

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