Sligo Social Services
Sligo Social Services Council CLG was founded in 1969, with the aim of responding to the emerging and unmet needs of the people of Sligo. As a voluntary company, the organisation has grown over the years and now provides personal and community based services to a wide range of people. Its activities include meals on wheels, thrift shops, homeless services and several fund-raising activities.
Tas to Sage
Our Managing Director James Doyle met with Breege and Claire in 2011. At this stage they were running an unsupported version of TAS books which was no longer meeting all of their needs. When he reviewed their specific requirements, James proposed Sage 50 and Micropay.
When we first met up with Sligo Social Services they were using a legacy software payroll package. James proposed Sage Mircroay as being better suited to their needs with the added bonus of connectivity to Sage 50 accounts. They would now be able to record wages journals in their accounting software. Sage Micropay is also multi-company and facilitates staff wages being automatically split over different departments (eg Thrift Shop, Meals on Wheels).
Breege and Claire had many reporting needs. They present the Income and Expenditure report to the Board of Management on a monthly basis. The charity consisted at the time of 17 operating units which James implemented as Departments in Sage 50. Anne, our Technical Director, implemented Sage 50 Batch Reporting as the answer to their problems. At the touch of a button they can now run 17+ income and expenditure reports by department.
By implementing Sage 50 with the support of Synergy Network Claire and Breege now enjoy a much more streamlined accounting and reporting system.
The Charity option in Sage 50 provides the analysis required for a charity or non-profit organisation. Charities and non-profit organisations need to submit Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) reports. The charities option includes a Statement of Financial Activities (SOFA) report which you can use to analyse your income and expenditure for each SOFA category.
James is working on the charity option at the moment with Claire and Breege. They hope to go live in January 2017.
Our Christmas charity
Synergy Network will be making a charitable donation to Sligo Social Services this year. If you would also like to make a donation to the poor and needy of Sligo this Christmas, the details are on their website.