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Welcome on Board Representative Body of the Church in Wales!

Welcome on Board Representative Body of the Church in Wales!

November 17, 2017

Paul Ricciardi - Xledger

Blog written by Cloud Specialist Paul Ricciardi of Xledger UK We are pleased to welcome our new client on board, the Representative Body of the Church in Wales. The Xledger ERP Cloud contract was very recently signed, following an accelerated sales process. The role of the Representative Body of the Church in Wales is to hold and carefully manage its financial and property assets so that the work of the Church, as carried out through its Archbishop, Bishops, Clergy and Lay People can flourish. The property managed by the Representative Body includes the cathedrals, churches, and clergy houses in Wales.

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Church of England Birmingham’s Journey to Cloud ERP

November 9, 2017

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Original interview with Natalie Moyce of Xledger UK and Melanie Crooks (FD at CoE Diocese of Birmingham). Six months after on-boarding (January 2017), Xledger visited the diocese’s Finance Director Melanie Crooks to learn how their journey to cloud ERP went. The Church of England diocese of Birmingham is part of a large and complex organisation comprising 42 dioceses across England and Europe.  The Birmingham diocese covers 300 square miles and includes parishes in the West Midlands like Birmingham and parts of Solihull, Sandwell, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. The organisation promotes, facilitates and assists advancement of the Christian faith with a clergy and staff team of  around 220,

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Why Old school ERP Needed a Rebirth

October 31, 2017

Next Generation Cloud ERP

‘Old school’ ERP was always destined for obsolescence. A revolution back in the 80s, it enabled enterprises to plan for best use of collective resources, beit cash, people or skills and as a result, firms quickly came to view it as a vital business tool. Designed to capture Accounting and other Ops events, moving transactions between systems, and assisting fragmented silo working – ERP systems promoted real efficiency within companies. This was 30+ year ago.  How have they actually endured so long? Who still uses VCR, cassette tapes, disposable cameras, dial-up modems, fax machines, CRT monitors, or floppy disks?! But what exactly makes traditional

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Challenges of Digital Transformation for Charities/NFPs

October 30, 2017

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The Digital Transformation Series for Charities/NFPs – part 1 Charities and Not-for-Profits have been encouraged to embrace Digital Transformation as a way of achieving much-needed efficiency savings as they grapple with tightened funding. Successful digital transformation requires investment, charity trustees need real confidence in the belief that using previous cash in the short-term to achieve medium to long-term results is going to be worth it. Equally, there lies a risk in not engaging with current thinking, could your organisation get left behind? Digital transformation sounds exciting, contemporary and full of promise in its ability to bring real change through technology. However,

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A Guide for Charities Managing International Data Flows

September 12, 2017

Managing International Data

UK and International Charities Data Protection and Management Series A Guide for UK and Global Charities Managing International Data Ensuring personal data belonging to staff, beneficiaries, donors and supporters is not compromised either through bad practice or having inadequate security in place is a challenge when working in the UK or within the EEA.  But for organisations operating globally it is even great, especially as the situation is less clear cut. While it is a recognised fact that flows of personal data to and from countries outside of the EU and International organisations are necessary for the expansion of International

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Preparing your charity or not-for-profit for GDPR

August 21, 2017

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UK and International Charities Data Protection and Management Series Are you prepared for GDPR? Technology has dramatically changed the way charities operate in positive ways, both in terms of delivering on their objectives and in how they are run on a day-to-day basis. But as new solutions are developed, risks associated with using them emerge. Security measures can fast become obsolete and individuals and organisations have to constantly be on their toes to try and stay one step ahead. Data breaches hit an all-time record high in 2016 with an increase of 40% over 2015. Not having adequate security in place

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The Future of Cloud for Finance – The Benefits of True Cloud

August 1, 2017

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Report 5     The Benefits of True Cloud for Charities   Why does True Cloud matter? Uniquely, multi-tenanted software has to be developed that way and, most notably, it is not really feasible to convert a typical on-premise application designed to be used by one organisation at a time into a multi-tenanted solution.  This is why unscrupulous vendors with ageing on-premise products are tempted to describe their hosted or managed products as cloud-based solutions. Furthermore, by charging a monthly subscription rather than an upfront perpetual licence fee some attempt to disguise a hosted or managed environment as a true cloud solution. All

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Step by Step Guide to Charity Accounting System Selection

July 14, 2017

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Step by Step Guide 8 Steps to Successful Charity Accounting System Selection   Considering a new accounting system for your Charity or Not for Profit? Selecting a new charity accounting system is a critical decision – and one we all hope to get right first time. The selection process can be complicated, and lengthy, and it’s all too easy to lose sight of your key requirements in the face of relentless system demonstrations. This Guide aims to demystify the whole process, outlines 8 key steps to keep you on course and will help you: Ensure Trustee and Leadership team involvement and build

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5 Steps to Successful Charity Accounting System Implementation

June 19, 2017

5 Steps to Successful Charity Accounting System Implementation

Step by Step Guide 5 Steps to Successful Charity Accounting System Implementation   Considering a new Accounting system for your Charity or Not for Profit? Charity accounting system implementation projects can be complicated, fraught with pain and get in the way of day to day operations. This Whitepaper guides you through the process with 5 key steps to ensure you bring the project in on time and deliver the agreed benefits. With a high proportion of new accounting system implementations failing to deliver the agreed business benefits ensure your Charity doesn’t fall into the same trap by understanding how to: Secure Trustee

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10 Key Factors Driving Rapid Charity Cloud Accounting System Adoption

June 19, 2017

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“The technology around Xledger has enabled us to heal more kids. We’ve become family and Xledger are part of our mission”. Dale Brantner, CEO of non-profit CURE International.     Executive Guide 10 Key Factors Driving Rapid Charity Cloud Accounting System Adoption Involved in Charity accounting? Want to understand the benefits of moving to a Cloud Accounting system? In this Executive Guide we outline the key benefits you can expect to experience from the adoption of a charity cloud accounting system. Discover why: 69% of FDs have already made the move to a cloud accounting system or are planning to.

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