The Donkey Sanctuary Chooses Advanced to Deliver Real-time Reporting

International animal welfare charity, the Donkey Sanctuary, which provides sanctuary for 14,500 donkeys in 29 countries, is implementing a suite of integrated financial management (OpenAccounts), business intelligence, budgeting and forecasting, supply chain management, document management and payroll systems from Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced).

These systems, which will go live in a phased approach from April 2012, will further automate the charity’s financial processes and enable instant access to real time financial and non-financial information for improved decision making. The supply chain solution will also improve the stock management of the charity’s online store, Donkey World.

In recent years the charity has grown in size and complexity and so has outgrown its current financial management system, requiring a more sophisticated suite of software solutions to meet its evolving needs. After a competitive tendering process, Advanced’s suite of software systems, centred on Advanced’s OpenAccounts financial management and procurement system, was chosen.

Chris Young, finance director from The Donkey Sanctuary, said: “As a growing international charity, we need to have a holistic view of our financial and operational performance to ensure that we operate as effectively and efficiently as possible whilst remaining compliant with Charity Commission and HMRC regulations. Advanced’s software will provide us with real time web-based access to a number of resource planning applications and group reporting functionality, improving financial control while aiding decision making.”


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