Leicester City Football Club roll out Access Group’s financial management solution
The Premier League’s Leicester City Football Club (LCFC) has implemented a new business management solution from Access Group. This comes as the club looks to increase availability of management information, the ability to impose controls and improve visibility around spending. The Club will implement Access Dimensions & FocalPoint to offer a strong management system with multi-site benefits.
Kevin Davies, financial controller for Leicester City Football Club, explains, “As Access Group’s solution was already in place at other top flight football and rugby clubs they were able to demonstrate that they understood how our type of business operates and what demands we face. Better still we were able to visit one of these clubs, see the system in operation and discuss with our counterparts. The re-assurance afforded us the confidence to know we were choosing the right solution for LCFC.”
LCFC is to improve the visibility of live purchasing commitments and actual spend compared to budget. This includes the electronic approval of purchase requests and invoices by relevant budget holders including full visibility of transactions at any stage.
Kevin adds, “We will benefit from improved reporting capability, for example the analysis of numerous parameters such as fixture or event profitability, analysis of capital spend on a project by project basis and the ability to report on the data in a variety of ways, board packs, graphical reports and dashboards.”
The new solution includes a document management system which will improve previous manual systems and the ability to analyse purchase spend by product types and suppliers. This will all contribute to the club’s visibility and traceability of transactions including drill down functionality.
Kevin concludes, “The integration of Dimensions and FocalPoint software allows us to configure many different workflows of varying complexity.” This allows the club to configure a system to work the way they need it to, enabling the business to achieve key objectives from the implementation. “The functionality of FocalPoint as a web-based solution allowed us to roll out a great deal to non-finance personnel in a controlled way that is efficient from a licensing point of view.”
Access is a leading author of integrated business management software. The portfolio spans solutions for ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation and manufacturing. More than 5,000 UK businesses and not-for-profit organisations use Access solutions to improve their performance, profitability and drive growth, unlocking their business potential through improved business insight.
Vertical focus and industry-specific solutions differentiate Access in the market and templated solutions make for rapid and easy deployments. Using Access software to automate operations, streamline processes and share real-time business information anytime, anywhere, businesses can benefit from significant performance improvements.
Access is one of the top five fastest growing UK software developers in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 2012 and featured in last year’s Profit Track 100. On-going commitment to excellence, customers and employees has also placed the company among the UK’s top employers in The Sunday Times’ 100 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ 2014.
Accreditations and memberships:
Microsoft Gold Certified PartnerInstitute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)Business Application Software Developers Association (BASDA)Access’ software is recognised by HM Revenue & Customs
Inclusion in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list for mid-market companies 2014 Inclusion in The London Stock Exchange 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain The Innovation Award finalist at the National Business Awards 2013 Software Product of the Year finalist at the British Accountancy Awards 2013 ICT in Manufacturing finalist at the Manufacturer of the Year Awards 2013 Inclusion in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 list (47th) Inclusion in The Sunday Times Profit Track 100 list (63rd)