Sage Intacct always likes to highlight the incredible success that our customers are seeing, and today we wanted to spotlight the Center for Community Progress.

This organization has used Sage Intacct to increase program visibility, gain efficiencies to support growth, and better plan for the future, with the software paying for itself in less than three months.

Founded in 2010, Center for Community Progress is a national, nonprofit resource for urban, suburban, and rural communities seeking to foster strong, equitable communities where vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties are transformed into assets for neighbors and neighborhoods. The organization fulfills its mission by managing educational programming, providing technical assistance to communities, and driving policy development and research to support systemic reforms.

Why Sage Intacct?

When the mortgage crisis hit the United States, Community Progress found it needed to rapidly expand programs to help communities across the country tackle the unprecedented increase in vacant properties. Seeking more robust financial management software to better track projects and grants, Community Progress selected Sage Intacct to sustain its growth.

“Based on many years of previous experience with Sage Intacct, I was very confident it was the right choice to meet the center’s financial management and reporting needs. The solution’s AICPA endorsement, cloud-based access, and integration capabilities made our decision to replace QuickBooks easy,” said Brian Flood, Director of Finance and Administration at Community Progress. “With Sage Intacct, I know we made the right choice because we benefit from a scalable system that’s always innovating to support our continued growth.”

After implementing Sage Intacct, Community Progress experienced significant benefits, including:

Custom reporting to better track key metrics: With Sage Intacct’s powerful reporting capabilities, Community Progress can monitor project costs and performance in real-time, gaining deeper insight into organizational and funding efficiency.

Automated manual processes for scalable efficiency gains: The organization’s lean finance team utilized Sage Intacct and a number of seamless integrations to eliminate hours manual work, enhance financial controls, and achieve a single source of data truth.

Deeper program visibility to inform organizational strategy: With increased visibility into overall program performance, Community Progress can better choose where to spend its limited time and resources to best meet funder expectations and further its mission.

“One of the most important benefits we’ve enjoyed with Sage Intacct—and something every nonprofit can benefit from—is the ability to better manage our funding,” shared Flood. “With reliable, timely reports, we’re able to demonstrate how efficiently we use each donor’s funding to advance our mission, while cutting our project administration time by 25%. The greatest impact Sage Intacct makes is freeing up more time to achieve our mission.”

Interested in learning how the Center for Community Progress uses Sage Intacct? View the full case study here.