Outdoor Education Group uses SAP Business One for outdoor pursuits

Published on the 16/12/2014 | Written by Oxygen

Outdoor Education Group
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AT A GLANCE

  • Outdoor Education Group

INDUSTRY

  • Not for profit

BUSINESS OBJECTIVE

  • Replace out-dated legacy system with more cost effective and useable accounting solution
  • Improve timeliness and accuracy of financial processes, particularly with regard to aged debtors and creditors reporting
  • Implement system without disrupting day-to-day running of the organisation

SOLUTION

  • Implement SAP Business One to provide full accounting functionality
  • Rapid implementation and integration with existing systems completed in under four weeks
  • Ensure integrity of data and introduce richer reporting functionality

BUSINESS BENEFITS

  • Better visibility of money coming in and out of the organisation’s accounts
  • More automated reporting process frees up time for staff to do higher value work
  • More confidence in financial forecasting thanks to improved reporting functionality

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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New Zealand
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Oxygen has successfully completed a rapid implementation of SAP’s small business ERP solution, SAP Business One, for Victoria-based not-for-profit organisation, the Outdoor Education Group...

Designed, implemented and ‘live’ in under four weeks the SAP Business One solution has enabled the Outdoor Education Group to improve its accounting processes and gain better visibility of its financial position on a daily basis.

“ I can honestly say that since we went live in February it has been virtually trouble-free.”
Robert Cherry, Director of Finance, Outdoor Education Group

Employing over 280 people with offices in Victoria and New South Wales the organisation has been running for 25 years and is the biggest single independent provider of experiential learning courses for students ranging from Year One through to Year 12. The Outdoor Education Group Director of Finance, Robert Cherry, says that prior to implementing SAP Business One his department struggled to produce daily debtor and creditor reports.

“Our legacy system was never implemented correctly and was not ‘fit for purpose’. It had reached the end of its lifespan and we were determined to find a new, more cost effective solution that could provide us with richer business functionality.”

The biggest problem for his accounting team, says Cherry, was the inability of the legacy system to easily produce an aged analysis report for debtors accrued.

“This is a very critical and basic accounting report. In order to produce this we had to go through a convoluted process which took us over a day to do and we were still unsure of the accuracy of the information at the end.”

“The system is much more intuitive to use compared to our legacy system. It undertakes all the basic accounting functions, such as paying of accounts, producing statements and invoices, with ease.”
Robert Cherry, Director of Finance, Outdoor Education Group

In contrast, producing aged debtor and creditor reports using SAP Business One is extremely easy to execute, says Cherry. “Not only that, the system is much more intuitive to use compared to our legacy system. It undertakes all the basic accounting functions, such as paying of accounts, producing statements and invoices, with ease. I can honestly say that since we went live in February it has been virtually trouble-free.”

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