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Finance Software Specialist shortlisted in SEUK Awards 2012

Finance Software for Social EnterpriseAdvantage Business Systems – a London based finance software specialist to the social enterprise sector has been shortlisted in the Social Enterprise UK (SEUK) Awards. Having worked closely with social enterprises, Advantage has developed a business management system that meets their needs from day one.

Finance Software pre-configured and priced for Social Enterprise

Moving out of your comfort zone and creating a social enterprise which is something truly amazing, and greatly benefits the local community can be a challenge for any business.

As a Microsoft Gold ERP Partner, Advantage has been working closely with social enterprises and in particular, those stepping out of the NHS to deliver healthcare services at a local level to the local community. This is a scheme that is still in its early stages and one of the many challenges these healthcare providers are faced with is creating a viable business model.

From operating within the NHS umbrella, day-to-day systems are taken care of under the NHS structure. This includes IT systems, software and most importantly, healthcare. Advantage took a proactive approach to meet the needs of these healthcare organisations and began to understand the challenges they face and the strict timeframes they have to adhere to. Under the ‘Right to Request’ scheme, healthcare organisations stepping out of the NHS must be ‘live’ in a fairly short timeframe. This places immense pressures on the social enterprise as they are not only challenged with delivering local healthcare services to the local community, but also on time, to budget and to the healthcare standard.

Social enterprises such as care Plus Group were quick to realise that using a business solutions partner like Advantage is far more cost-effective as many start-ups are not always in a cash-rich position where they can afford to employ IT specialists and technicians from day one.

The Solution: Finance Software for Social Enterprise

This business solution goes beyond all basic finance and accounting software to provide a whole range of modules from financial management and payroll, to human resource management, patient management and procurement.

Because the finance software has been developed on the Microsoft Dynamics NAV platform, Advantage have created a finance solution that’s preconfigured and meets the needs of social enterprise from day one. Microsoft Dynamics NAV has been used as a platform due to its inherent flexibility and functionality. And because it’s Microsoft, it has the all familiar Microsoft Office look and feel requiring minimal training as its intuitive.

Since implementing the business management system to the Care Plus Group eighteen months ago in less than three months, the solution promises total cost of ownership with significant savings over four years. You can download the full case study here.

The Social Enterprise Awards 2012

Advantage has been shortlisted in the Social Enterprise Supporter category in England. The Social Enterprise Awards – hosted by SEUK are taking place on 12th November, 2012 where the winner will be revealed. The awards ceremony will be held at Lord’s Cricket Ground, London. Full details are available here.

If you would like to find out more about social enterprises, visit the SEUK website. To find out more about our business solutions and IT services for social enterprise, contact us – we’d love to find out more about you and how we can help you.

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About Christo van Zyl

Christo van Zyl is the Managed IT Services Business Unit Director at Advantage Business Systems. Christo has over 14 years of working within the IT industry and specialises in Outsourced IT Services including support, consultancy, security and all things Microsoft Server side.

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