Accounting Systems

We recognise that the network uses many different accounting systems and have configured those they do use to suit their own local needs. Some have the benefit of internal teams with accounting experience, some use part time staff or volunteers whilst others outsource their accounting needs. There is no commonality in the structures that are used and it is not easy to aggregate the information to help us to take advantage of our collective power the network has.

We are working with groups of partners to identify better ways of sharing knowledge and potential developments so that everyone can gain from that common knowledge.

If you would like any further information, want to share your experience, or get involved, please contact us on NetworkInfrastructure@ageuk.org.uk

Latest Update – 09/11/20

We continue to work with the partner leading the project to develop a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (BC) solution. The design and configuration stages are now complete, their ‘test system’ has been built and training sessions are underway. In consultation with other partners we have developed a common chart of accounts which, with the benefit of the Dimensions feature in BC, can be readily adapted to other partners’ needs. Several partners have expressed interest in joining the project either individually or in collaboration with other partners.

We have also identified a group of partners who either use the Xero accounting package or who are considering moving to it. During October we arranged for 9 of them to meet on a conference call to discuss their various uses of the package. We will shortly arrange for a follow-on meeting.

If you have an interest in the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central solution or joining the Xero user group please let us know by emailing networkinfrastructure@ageuk.org.uk

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13/08/20

Working with one local partner we have identified a solution which will involve the building of a modern accounting package based on the Microsoft dynamics business central platform. That work is ongoing and a number of other partners have expressed an interest in sharing the lessons from that initial build and then looking to introduce that solution as a replacement for their current system.

There is not only one way forward though. We have a number of partners who have independently developed a solution based on the new Xero accounting tool. We are looking to group them together to share knowledge and lessons.

07/09/20

We continue to work with one local partner building a modern accounting package based on the Microsoft dynamics business central platform.  That work is ongoing and a number of other partners have expressed an interest in sharing the lessons from that initial build and then looking to introduce that solution as a replacement for their current system.  As part of that we are looking to develop a common chart of accounts for those who use this new system.

As we mentioned in our last update, there is not only one way forward. We have a number of partners who have independently developed a solution based on the new Xero accounting tool.  We have contacted 8 partners, who we know are either using Xero or are considering moving to it, to set a user group.  If you have an interest in joining that group please let us know.