Formed in 2006, with offices in both the UK and Zambia, BuildIT International is a not for profit organization. Its mission is to create new opportunities for people to earn a living through an environmentally sound approach to building essential housing and community facilities.

Products in Use: FinancialForce Accounting

Company size: Small

Previous system: QuickBooks

Location: Global

Industry: Nonprofit

AppExchange Rating: AppExchange rating 5 stars
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FinancialForce Accounting has enabled us to manage a 48% revenue increase in a year without adding headcount. Our old system wouldn’t have been able to cope with this level of growth.

John Hindson, Head of Finance

Business Issues

  • Major issues with meeting non-profit fund tracking legal requirements
  • No centralized location for financial systems
  • Lots of lost time spent traveling between locations
  • Unable to report in dual currencies

Benefits & Results

  • Multi-currency and restricted fund requirements are now met
  • Efficiency dramatically improved with remote system access to financial data for offices in UK and Zambia
  • Better tracking across projects, project costs, projections, etc.
  • Now able to better manage restricted funds for each project along with details of donors
  • Dual currency reports allow for fluctuations in exchange rates and better performance analysis
  • Can now deep dive into reports by various dimensions such as project phase and country
  • Critical information and reports, e.g. list of statutory accounts used for securing donations, can now be produced at the touch of a button
  • Poised for growth with cloud infrastructure in place