125-Year-Old Organization Navigates Rapidly Changing Waters

St. PJ’s Children’s Home is a nonprofit organization that’s served mistreated children in Texas with residential care and other programs for over one hundred years. However, in the past few years, the landscape of the state’s foster care system has evolved, and St. PJ’s changed its strategic programming in response to these dynamics. These shifts necessitated more communication with funders and grantors in order to proactively explain the agency’s fluctuating financial metrics. Thankfully, the organization made a smart move about five years ago by switching to Sage Intacct’s modern best-in-class cloud financial management solution.

In the five-plus years St. PJ’s has been using Sage Intacct, our budget, headcount, and transaction volumes have tripled, yet we’ve been able to keep pace while only adding one person to our finance team.
Curtis Ruder
CFO
St. PJ’s Children’s Home

Previous business challenges

  • Duplicate data entry
  • Demonstrating efficiences and ROI
  • Displaying targeted, relevant data
  • Rapid close processes

Results with Sage Intacct

  • Gained real-time insight into key metrics that support organization’s mission
  • Automated processes to minimize finance headcount needs
  • Saved dozens hrs/mo on grant reporting and manual reconciliation between systems
  • Shortened monthly close by 2-3 days despite tripled budget
  • Software paid for itself in <6 months
INDUSTRY
  • Nonprofits