Case Study, Consulting Services Best-in-Class Accounting Software: Taking a Client’s Business to the Next Level
 
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CHALLENGE

Located in the heart of a diverse farming community, P&N provides advanced services that help clients evolve in one of the most fundamental industries in the world. Our client was established as an agricultural marketing cooperative to serve a specific community of crop growers and mills. With over 800 growers and 8 mills, our client provides product marketing, administers receipt and distribution of funds flowing through the cooperative, and manages the interests of the business and the cooperative.

Our client’s team maintains a focus on meeting the evolving needs of the cooperative by establishing and maintaining best practices, processes, and technology. To this end, our client raised concerns to P&N that its current accounting system was no longer supported by the product vendor. Conversations with the client uncovered additional pain points including:

  • Manual processes and over-reliance on spreadsheets
  • Lack of robust reporting and visibility to drive decision making
  • Concerns for data integrity in the system of record
  • No access to data from remote locations
  • Difficulty in adapting to new business requirements

The detailed review of our processes that P&N provided was one of the best descriptions of what we do.

APPROACH

P&N helped our client identify their overall vision, strategic objectives and requirements for a new system. The client envisioned a new reality where a single, robust system would support both the accounting and operational needs of the organization by:

  • Automating the day-to-day tasks that had grown cumbersome and costly
  • Providing one-click reporting and dashboards, to easily get real-time updates
  • Supporting one source of truth for data
  • Allowing for anytime, anywhere access to financial data
  • Delivering functionality to would keep up with the organization’s growth and complexity

P&N identified Sage Intacct as the ideal solution to address the client’s business requirements and challenges and allow their vision to become a reality. Sage Intacct, the best-in-class cloud accounting software, would support automation of the organization’s core processes, multiple entities, remote team members and real-time visibility of data.

P&N’s team used a multi-stage methodology below to implement the solution. This consistent and thorough approach helped make sure our client’s implementation was completed efficiently and started to drive business value immediately.

 

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RESULTS

Like many organizations, our client had adopted a system that over time, trapped them in the past. This in-turn created a struggle with outdated architecture, functional limitations, unnecessary risks, and the costs of not being able to gain real-time visibility into the organization’s financial and operational key performance indicators. In implementing Sage Intacct, our client has begun to experience many benefits including increased accuracy and predictability of data; elimination of wasted time and redundancy; increased productivity; proactive management of the business; and ultimately a better experience for the members of the cooperative.

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