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How Cloud Accounting Software Can Support The Area Review Transition

July 17, 2017

How Cloud Accounting Software Can Support The Area Review Transition



The further education area review process has driven a great deal of change in a short space of time that requires new ways of thinking and operating. Whilst government initiatives such as ‘Cloud-First’ and ‘Digital by Default’ help public sector organisations provide more effective services with fewer resources, it’s challenging to overhaul internal systems, processes and technology. Despite this, a new era can provide the ideal springboard for change. By modernising back office systems such as the accounting system, colleges can be forward-thinking and embrace change, whilst also preparing for the future. Those who have implemented modern software solutions have

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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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FE Area Reviews and The Impact On Shared Services. What Now?

July 11, 2017

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Post area reviews have been met with many challenges along the way, with some solutions to those challenges yet to be put in place. Reviews often mean change, which can be difficult to implement and the last thing that people want. The reality is, post area review mergers are intended to improve levels of performance and stabilise the delivery of further education. It’s no secret that funding for further education has received a persistent battering in recent years, with current spending per pupil being no higher than it was in 1990. Instead of blindly hacking away at services to meet

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Building the Business Case for Cloud Accounting Systems Adoption

July 3, 2017

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Executive Guide Building the Business Case for Cloud Accounting Systems Adoption   Building the business case to prove a Cloud Accounting system is the right choice for your organisation? In this Executive Guide we outline the key benefits you can expect to experience, both financial and commercial, from the adoption of cloud accounting systems. Clearly explain to the Board: Why 69% of CFOs have already made the move to a cloud accounting system or are planning to. The key differences between traditional on-premise and cloud systems. Why the total cost of ownership of a cloud system is almost half that of an on-premise. How the ROI of

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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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Selecting a Charity Accounting System – The Complete Guide for Charity Finance Professionals

June 19, 2017

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Selecting a new Charity Accounting System The Complete Guide for Charities & Non Profits This series of 4 reports provides charity & non profit finance professionals with step by step guidance to the entire charity accounting system selection process from requirements identification and system selection to implementation and beyond.   Identify the risks and weaknesses of your current charity accounting system. Recognise when it’s time to step up from a traditional system. Assess the business benefits of cloud accounting system adoption. Review your cloud options and what the future holds for charities in the cloud. Understand the key steps involved in the new system selection

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A Charity Finance Professionals Guide to Cloud Accounting

June 19, 2017



Executive Briefing A Charity Finance Professionals Guide to Cloud Accounting   What should the Charity finance professional consider when moving Accounting to the Cloud? By all accounts the cloud has made a profound impact on the charity & not for profit landscape.  Few FDs doubt the wisdom of eventually moving accounting to the cloud – for the most part it is just a matter of time.  Yet many FDs are unaware that not all accounting clouds are the same. “Hosted”, “managed” and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or “true cloud” are markedly different options and for the unwary, the wrong decision could lead

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5 Ways to Improve Charity Financial Performance

June 19, 2017

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5 Ways to Improve Charity Financial Performance With uncertainty surrounding the funding position of many charities and not for profits, the importance of timely and insightful financial information has become paramount to improve charity financial performance. In fact, according to Baker Tilly’s The Current and Future State of Charities 2015 study robust financial management could be the real difference between success and failure.   With tight budgets, limited resources, increasing demand and more competition for funding trustees and leadership teams must be in a position to adapt and make informed decisions quickly. Worryingly, the study calls into question the current capability

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Xledger And Williams Woodward Bring the Power of Cloud Computing to the Education Market

May 18, 2017



Xledger and Williams Woodward launch an exciting new venture, building on a well established partnership, focused on helping colleges save money and integrate systems following Government area reviews   Cloud-computing specialist Xledger and consultancy firm Williams Woodward have announced they are extending their partnership to bring the benefits of the Xledger cloud-based financial management system to the education market. The Xledger system, a complete web-based finance and business information-system, provides schools and colleges with access to real-time management and financial information. This enables them to focus fully on their organisational challenges and make smarter decisions about the way they deploy resources.

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