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Missouri State Teacher’s Association Switches to Intacct for In-Depth Financial and Operational Visibility

160-year-old Association Implements Best-in-Class ERP for Time and Cost Savings

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We went looking for a cloud-based financial management solution that would give us the detailed financial and operational visibility we needed. After evaluating Intacct and NetSuite, we found that Intacct’s reporting capabilities met all of our requirements and more.

SAN JOSE, Calif. – August 17, 2015 – Intacct, a leading provider of best-in-class cloud ERP software, today announced that the Missouri State Teacher’s Association (MSTA) switched from Microsoft Dynamics GP to Intacct in order to eliminate the headaches of outdated accounting software. An independent association that advocates for teachers, the organization used Intacct to improve its reporting, bank reconciliations, and expense reimbursement processes, while gaining valuable insight into key metrics through rich reporting and dashboards. As a result, MSTA’s finance team cut its month-end close from 20 days down to 10, and is saving at least 50 person-hours every month.

In a new case study published today, Intacct highlights the results MSTA achieved by switching to Intacct’s cloud financial applications. The full case study is available for download at: http://us.intacct.com/customer-success-stories/missouri-state-teachers-association. Here is a quick overview of the profile:

Previous Business Challenges:

  • Manual financial processes
  • Limited financial and operational visibility 
  • Complex ERP upgrades requiring $15,000 in consulting fees every two years

Results with Intacct:

  • Halved monthly close time
  • Saving over 50 hours per month on report preparation and other financial workflows
  • Cut receivables by two-thirds
  • Avoided $50,000 in annual headcount costs

Highlighted comments from Melissa Lorts, MSTA’s finance director:

“We went looking for a cloud-based financial management solution that would give us the detailed financial and operational visibility we needed. After evaluating Intacct and NetSuite, we found that Intacct’s reporting capabilities met all of our requirements and more.”

"We’ve found that most of our financial workflows can now be completed in a one-step process – whether inputting a journal entry, looking up an expense, or completing bank reconciliations – all things that took at least 3 to 4 steps in Dynamics GP. As a result, our lean accounting team is much more productive and we’re saving around $50,000 in salaries and benefits each year from reduced headcount costs.”

“Intacct provides us with unique multi-dimensional visibility into financial and operational metrics. We can analyze the data across a variety of categories – everything from specific departments, teacher workshops, and conventions, down to task forces, customers, and individual employees. With all of this insight, we can more quickly and easily determine whether new member programs are viable, or recognize when we might need to cancel a workshop that doesn’t bring in enough registrations to cover its cost.”

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