The Bath & Wells Diocesan Board of Finance benefits from using Access Dimensions & FocalPoint

The Bath & Wells Diocesan Board of Finance (Bath & Wells DBF) is seeing significant benefits following the implementation of Access Dimensions & FocalPoint from Access Group (Access) during 2012.

20 February 2013 – Colchester, UK – The Bath & Wells Diocesan Board of Finance (Bath & Wells DBF) is seeing significant benefits following the implementation of Access Dimensions & FocalPoint from Access Group (Access) during 2012.

Nick May, Director of Finance at the Bath & Wells DBF said, “Our previous finance solution had a less than satisfactory interface with Excel, there were no real-time updates and reporting was both labour intensive and time-consuming.”

The Bath & Wells DBF has found that the new solution has helped to improve efficiency and the standard of financial reporting. “We were spending a great deal of time analysing accounts.  Now the reports produced are more timely, relevant and accurate.  The information we need is more readily available, making for easier production of the departmental management accounts and charity fund reporting. We can more readily analyse and monitor the income and expenditure across the organisation, and can drill-down in ways we couldn’t before,” continued Nick.

At the same time, the system was made to integrate with property management software Propman used with regard to the diocese’s clergy housing.  “With some 260 properties to maintain, a large number of purchase orders are being raised and purchase invoices being received from suppliers monthly.  With this integration, purchase invoices now only have to be input once saving staff time.”

The organisation more recently has moved from manual to computerised sales invoicing using FocalPoint. “This has again helped to eliminate duplication of work across departments and improved reporting,” concluded Nick.

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About the Bath & Wells Diocesan Board of Finance:

The Bath & Wells DBF ensures that the Common Fund received from parishes across the diocese is used effectively and efficiently to support local ministry and mission.  For the past 100 years, the Bath & Wells DBF has supported the parishes within the Diocese of Bath & Wells by paying clergy stipends and providing housing, overseeing all expenditure, employing a team of diocesan staff based mainly at the Old Deanery in Wells, Somerset, offering financial help for local mission through the Fund for Church Growth, and ensuring the Diocese meets its responsibilities to the national church.

About the Diocese of Bath & Wells:

Through its network of people, parishes, schools and churches, the Church of England Diocese of Bath & Wells is supporting and resourcing confident Christian communities across Somerset.  Its two bishops, three archdeacons, 300 clergy, 540 churches, 180 schools, 496 parishes and 370 lay Readers serve nearly 900,000 people.  Website: www.bathandwells.org.uk

About Access:

Access is a leading author of fully integrated business management software. The portfolio spans solutions for ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation and manufacturing. More than 10,000 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’ 2011.

In the past 12 months Access has completed seven M&A deals including, thankQ, French BI specialists Prelytis and Delta Software, plus the Access customer base of a number of resellers.

Accreditations and memberships:

  • Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Business Application Software Developers Association (BASDA)
  • Access’ software is recognised by HM Revenue & Customs

Awards:

  • Enabler of the Year finalist at the National Business Awards 2012
  • Software Product of the Year finalist at the British Accountancy Awards 2012
  • ICT in Manufacturing finalist at the Manufacturer of the Year Awards 2012
  • Inclusion in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 list (47th)
  • Inclusion in The Sunday Times Profit Track 100 list (63rd)
  • Inclusion in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list for mid-market companies (85th)
  • Accountancy Age Award 2010 for ‘Software Package of the Year’

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PR Executive
Access Group
T: 44 (0) 1206 322575
F: 44 (0) 1206 322956
E: tim.cole@theaccessgroup.com 
W: http://www.theaccessgroup.com

Access is a leading author of fully integrated business management software. The portfolio spans solutions for ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation and manufacturing. More than 10,000 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’ 2011.

In the past 12 months Access has completed seven M&A deals including, thankQ, French BI specialists Prelytis and Delta Software, plus the Access customer base of a number of resellers.

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Access is a leading author of fully integrated business management software. The portfolio spans solutions for ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation and manufacturing. More than 10,000 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’ 2011. In the past 12 months Access has completed seven M&A deals including, thankQ, French BI specialists Prelytis and Delta Software, plus the Access customer base of a number of resellers.

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We were spending a great deal of time analysing accounts. Now the reports produced are more timely, relevant and accurate. The information we need is more readily available, making for easier production of the departmental management accounts and charity fund reporting. We can more readily analyse and monitor the income and expenditure across the organisation, and can drill-down in ways we couldn’t before
Nick May, Director of Finance at the Bath & Wells DBF
With some 260 properties to maintain, a large number of purchase orders are being raised and purchase invoices being received from suppliers monthly. With this integration, purchase invoices now only have to be input once saving staff time
Nick May, Director of Finance at the Bath & Wells DBF
This has again helped to eliminate duplication of work across departments and improved reporting
Nick May, Director of Finance at the Bath & Wells DBF