Wellington City MissionUpgrade beyond the necessities of on-premise servers with MYOB Advanced
Wellington City Mission realised they needed to move to the cloud, following the server outage caused by earthquakes. MYOB Advanced Business gave them the flexibility to access their data anywhere, anytime while also improving their reporting suite.
Who is Wellington City Mission?
Wellington City Mission is a not-for-profit charity operating out of Wellington, New Zealand. They are a complex organisation that offers anything from hot meals to education, rest home care, and social work to those who need it.
What catalysed the switch to MYOB Advanced Business?
Wellington City Mission needed out-of-the-office access to its systems and data. When an earthquake in Wellington caused their server to be out of action, they realised they needed a more flexible, cloud-based solution compared to their current on-premise system. Their new platform would also need to be able to handle reporting for different business areas, record profits and losses for the entire organisation, and offer remote data storage.
What changes followed the decision?
Wellington City Mission also needed something affordable to work inside their budget but would also provide the right power to manage their data and work in the cloud. MYOB Advanced had the capacity to handle reporting for all the different parts of the business. It runs proper cost-centre reporting which can be pushed through to each part of the business, and individual users can log in and see the results themselves.
How are they now?
Moving to MYOB Advanced simplified tracking and financial reporting for the complex, multi-faceted Wellington City Mission. Individual and discrete parts of the business can be monitored by the management team, who can track their own progress against the financial reports. The business is taking advantage of cloud-based access, with multiple offices and facilities spread across the city. Future expansions to their system involve modules that can add efficiency to fundraising, donor communication, and client management.
Not just for companies like Wellington City Mission, MYOB Advanced is a solution capable of handling the needs of many different Not-For-Profit organisations. Recognising that auditability and governance are key requirements, MYOB Advanced has been built with supreme visibility in mind. Being able to analyse and report on all financial metrics is paramount to being able to extract as much value as possible out of every cent, ensuring that your NFP is benefitting the community as much as possible.
How do I achieve a successful implementation?
A successful implementation depends on managing 3 critical risks:
- Software Risk
- Implementer risk
- Self-Inflicted Risk
You can reduce your risk by selecting the right implementation partner. Although there are many different partners to choose from, you need the one that will work with you every step of the way. Managing risk is an important part of an implementation, selecting a low-risk partner is critical to a lifetime of success with your Business Management system.
Kilimanjaro Consulting ticks all the boxes when it comes to choosing the right partner:
- Proven industry experience and a positive reputation,
- A structured implementation methodology to guide both you and the implementer through the process,
- Ongoing training and support during your implementation and after go-live,
- The accounting skills to ensure you go live with a reconciled system,
- A strong relationship with the software vendor allows us to influence enhancements to the software that might be useful to your own organisation,
- Specialised technical knowledge to integrate best-of-breed connected services into your system,
- A stable team with high levels of staff cohesion and collaboration and low staff turnover.
Kilimanjaro Consulting is the largest and most experienced implementer of MYOB’s Enterprise-level business management, accounting, payroll, and workforce management solutions: MYOB Advanced and MYOB Exo. We are experienced, low-risk implementers, helping organisations improve efficiency in their businesses through the use of clever, innovative, and proven technology.
Free resources to help you further
If you are ready to start your Business Management System journey, choose Kilimanjaro Consulting as your trusted implementation partner. If you don’t know where to start, download our free E-Book that will take you through everything you need to consider and what to be wary of during this process.
To learn more about how MYOB Advanced has helped the Wellington City Mission take advantage of the cloud, download the PDF to the right. If you are looking for more information you can visit the MYOB Advanced page here or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and reach us by phone at 1300 857 464 (AU) or 0800 436 774 (NZ).