Published Tue, Feb 5th 2013
Charity sees improved reporting and better budget analysis with Opera 3
Northamptonshire, 05 February 2013… Dove House Hospice, a charity providing care for people with life limiting illnesses has improved reporting and budgeting by upgrading its financial software to Opera 3 from Pegasus, an award winning supplier of accounting, business and payroll software. Covering the Hull and East Riding areas, Dove House Hospice has over 200 employees and operates 33shops in addition to its main hospice unit. As a registered charity, Dove House relies heavily on public support for funding, with a yearly running cost of £5.6million and funded for the equivalent of just 48 days per year the hospice has to keep tight control over budgets.
Dove House has been using Pegasus Opera II for over 13 years and upgraded to Opera 3 to take advantage of the enhanced reporting offered by the new solution. Opera 3's XRL application means that Dove House can now effortlessly export data into easily readable spreadsheets, replacing the existing complex matrix reports which were time consuming and cumbersome to manipulate and review. "As a charity, every aspect of our operation has to remain well within budget," says Michelle Webster, finance manager, Dove House Hospice.
"Opera 3 has not only reduced the time it takes to produce management reports, but analysing the information is easier than before. Comparing figures in the new excel format is straightforward and any anomalies or discrepancies are easy to spot and address."
"In my experience, Opera 3 is more detailed and has greater functionality than other similar products on the market. Additionally, the software has a straightforward look and feel which in turn simplifies account management processes and reduces the impact of error as any incorrect entries can be easily amended."
Opera 3 supports all aspects of Dove House's operation, including purchase ledger, cashbook management and payroll. The upgrade at Dove House Hospice, which took less than 3 hours to complete, was managed by Pegasus Partner, Genesis Business Systems.
About Pegasus Software With over 20,000 companies depending on its range of business management systems, Pegasus is one of the UK and Irelands leading providers of Financial, CRM, Supply Chain Management, Payroll & HR solutions. Together with business intelligence tools and software for the manufacturing and construction industries, Pegasus prides itself on producing intelligent solutions that deliver the highest levels of functionality to small and medium-sized businesses.
Users of Pegasus products are supported by over 80 certified independent experts and business consultants across the UK and Ireland. Pegasus is renowned for excellence in design and flexibility. About Dove House Hospice Dove House Hospice offers specialist palliative care to adults with life limiting illnesses. There is no charge for any of the services provided and anyone from Hull and across the East Riding can be referred to the Hospice for care. All our care is specifically tailored to meet the individual needs of each patient and their families.
This specialist care is given through a Day Therapy Unit, an in-patient unit with 20 beds, social work teams, as well as an education department. This community service survives, in the main, on voluntary funding from the local and business communities and over £5.6m is required every year to maintain and develop its specialist care services.
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