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Government and public benefit nonprofit accounting software

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Achieve real-time visibility with financial reports and dashboards

Public benefit and government organizations need more timely, insightful financial reporting to make data-driven decisions to drive their organization forward. Sage Intacct provides a complete fund accounting system, with:

  • Easy-to-create reports, dashboards, and visualizations
  • Real-time visibility
  • Proactive insights 

Dashboards let you display important financial information side-by-side with statistical information—giving you greater insight than traditional financial reports alone. Dashboards can be customized by role, giving each stakeholder a real-time view of the metrics that matter to them.

Real-time visibility with financial reports and dashboards for government and public benefit organizations

Erie Regional Airport Authority increases visibility with dashboards.

Maximize efficiency by automating manual processes

Automated, paperless workflows accelerate routine accounting and reporting tasks, leaving more time to focus on strategies that help accomplish your organization’s mission. Sage Intacct increases your efficiency by:

  • Tailoring transactions and approval workflows to eliminate redundant data entry
  • Automatically routing and tracking digital approval signoffs on transactions
  • Automating fund, grant, revenue, and billing processes
  • Providing anytime, anywhere access for staff and volunteers, can increase finance department productivity by more than 30%
Automate manual processes to maximize efficiency for government and public benefit organizations

MBCIA increases overall efficiency by 85% with streamlined fund and multi-entity accounting.

Work smarter with seamless system integration

Ensure your finance team stays current with modern processing and reporting insights.

  • Open API lets you connect to existing or future systems
  • Leverage key data from donors, payroll, budgeting, CRMs like Salesforce, and others
  • Track metrics central to your organization’s operations and programs in one place
Government and public benefit accounting software with seamless system integration for data-driven insights

Women’s World Banking provides global visibility to stakeholders with one system of truth.

Simplify and speed consolidations to manage your organization’s complexity

Achieve efficiency and clarity when you’re operating different legal entities with different currencies and tax jurisdictions. Sage Intacct’s sophisticated multi-dimensional database lets you aggregate transitions and activities across your organization:

  • Multiple entities
  • Multiple currencies
  • Multiple grants and donors
  • Multiple locations

With push-button consolidations, you get fast closings and real-time analytics—in minutes, not weeks—for maximum impact on your organization’s performance.

Multi-dimensional database management software for government and public benefit organizations

TM Forum gains real-time visibility into multi-entity and distributed global organization KPIs.

Sage Intacct accounting software products— #1 in customer satisfaction

We’ve earned the highest customer satisfaction in the industry from G2 since we focus on delivering an integrated accounting solution that puts your success first.

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Data-driven financial management solution for nonprofit finance teams.

Product add-on modules for nonprofits

Grant Tracking and Billing Grant Tracking and Billing Improve delivery, reimbursement, reporting & audit of grant awards
Multi-Entity and Global Consolidations Multi-Entity and Global Consolidations Powerful, lighting-fast continuous consolidations
Nonprofit Digital Board Book Nonprofit Digital Board Book Sustain financial health with industry best practice dashboards
Nonprofit Revenue Recognition Nonprofit Revenue Recognition Streamline ASU 2018-08 and ASC 606 rev rec compliance
Sage Intacct Mateo Sage Intacct Mateo Efficiency, automation, and seamless integration for an improved Diocesan savings and loans program
Spend Management Spend Management Streamline purchasing and payables
Getting a reputable system like Sage Intacct in place has been a big win for us. We now have the ability to be transparent and show our mayor, our commission, and even our partners what we are doing with our funds. This has greatly increased our community’s trust.
Amy Tarpley
Director of Finance, Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority

Frequently asked questions

Is Sage Intacct a fund accounting software?

If you’re trying to master the unique challenges of fund accounting while trapped by the limitations of simple spreadsheets, it’s time to look at Sage Intacct. Only Sage Intacct's fund accounting software gives you the clear, real-time visibility you need to efficiently and proactively pursue your organization’s mission and manage your growth, while reducing fund accounting costs.

Sage Intacct's fund accounting software helps organizations and fund administrators:

  • Easily manage and track funds and grants
  • Increase productivity by automating manual processes
  • Ensure appropriate stewardship of funds and donations
  • Deliver real-time reporting and visibility to stakeholders
  • Manage access and permissions to geographically dispersed employees and volunteers
What are the features of Sage Intacct's accounting software for public benefit nonprofits and government organizations?

From compliance reporting to generating outcome metrics and providing real-time visibility, Sage Intacct allows government and public benefit organizations to spend less time on administrative tasks and more time on what really matters achieving their mission. Sage Intacct's accounting software features:

  • Strong core accounting: Our key core accounting features provide the foundation for your financials: a dimensional general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash management, order management, purchasing, and Sage Intacct Collaborate to communicate with your team in real-time.
  • Multi-entity and global consolidations: Push-button consolidations aggregate transactions in minutes across your nonprofit organization with multiple entities, currencies, grants and donors, and locations.
  • Fund accounting: Create separate closes for each revenue source along with a regular series of specific reports including the statement of activities, statements of financial position, statements of cash flow, and Form 990.
  • Reporting and dashboards: Gain real-time visibility into every aspect of your organization’s finances; whether you’re interested in which funds were used for each project, the performance of your organization by location or team, the expense tied to each volunteer or employee, or any other aspect unique to your organization.
  • Control and compliance: Reduce risk and cost with automated workflows, internal controls, and streamlined compliance using built-in nonprofit-specific reports and FASB and IRS-compliant financial statements.
  • Revenue recognition: Save time with automated revenue recognition by streamlining ASU 2018-08 and ASC 606 compliance.
  • Visibility and transparency: Benefit from increased insight for faster financial decision-making by combining financial and operational data in new ways.
  • Grant tracking and billing: Improve delivery, reimbursement, reporting, and audit of your grants with centralized and automated grant tracking and billing functionality.
  • True cloud technology with open API: Track metrics central to your organization's operations and programs by leveraging key data from donor management, payroll, budgeting, CRMs like Salesforce, and other existing or future systems important to your organization.

Learn more by watching the Sage Intacct Product Tour for Nonprofits.

What's the difference between Sage Intacct and QuickBooks?

QuickBooks was built for the needs of small businesses. When organizations grow and become more complex, they often outgrow the capabilities of QuickBooks and need a more robust solution like Sage Intacct. Some of the biggest differences our customers notice when upgrading to Sage Intacct from QuickBooks, include:

  • Anytime, anywhere business visibility: Real-time visibility into metrics is essential for faster financial decisions. QuickBooks offers canned reports — and no dashboards — so your visibility is limited, and you’re often forced to make decisions based on outdated information.
  • Increased productivity: Automation and workflows allow you to streamline processes to save time and reduce errors. And many organizations naturally and gradually develop sophisticated accounting requirements (such as revenue recognition and multi-entity consolidation). If QuickBooks is the financial foundation, that often means cumbersome workarounds because QuickBooks doesn't provide built-in capabilities for these complex processes, leaving users over-reliant on spreadsheets and manual data entry and re-entry.
  • Scalability: As your organization grows, you need an accounting system that can grow with you. Sage Intacct provides a scalable architecture that allows for an increase in transaction volume and the ability to easily add new entities, a multi-ledger system, and robust financial controls to ensure compliance and auditability. Despite its popularity as a business application for small businesses, QuickBooks simply wasn’t designed for growing government and public benefit organizations that need advanced functionality to manage sophisticated processes.
How much does Sage Intacct cost?

Sage Intacct is a highly configurable, complete, modern cloud-based software solution that accommodates the needs of organizations of varying sizes and complexity. Your cost for Sage Intacct will depend on the size of your accounting team and the modules you choose to implement. On average, our nonprofit customers spend about $6,000 to $35,000 on their annual subscription. Implementation typically costs one to one and a half times the amount of your first-year’s annual subscription.

But cost is a relative term. With efficiency and productivity gains, our public benefit customers state that on average the software pays for itself in less than 6 months. For the organizations below and many more, Sage Intacct has been a worthwhile investment. With Sage Intacct…

  • California Intergovernmental Risk Authority saved $100,000 annually by consolidating staff
  • Hopi Tribe Economic Development Corporation improved cash flow by $500,000 and moved three struggling entities back into the black.
  • Yaeger Airport experienced a 60% increase in overall efficiency

To start your journey to better stewardship and greater mission impact, request a price quote.

Why is Sage Intacct considered the best accounting software solution for public benefit and government organizations?

Sage Intacct has been an innovative leader in the cloud financial management and accounting space for more than two decades. Over that time, we've accumulated widespread acclaim at the company level, as well as for our product and employee achievements.

As the first and only AICPA preferred provider of financial management solution, Sage Intacct is considered the best nonprofit accounting software solution by independent finance and software experts like the AICPA, Gartner, HFMA, G2, TrustRadius, and many others.

In its G2 Grid Report for Nonprofit Accounting, G2 named Sage Intacct as a leader with the highest overall score for nonprofit accounting software. And it wasn’t just this year. Since 2015, Sage Intacct has consistently had the highest scores on satisfaction, product direction, and net promoter score when compared to other cloud accounting software providers.