First Nations have some very specific requirements for their accounting and Adagio Accounting is uniquely able to address these, and do a lot more as well.
Business Computer Centre has worked with First Nations on issues such as:
Departmental or Cost Centre Control
This may be the most important requirement for a band accounting system. Most bands run many different programs in health, education, heritage, social services, housing and more. With Adagio Ledger’s superb Financial Reporter, the financial officer can produce exactly the reports needed to manage these programs effectively.
In addition, Adagio GridView can put a read-only reporting tool on any desk that needs access to the accounting data in real time. Whether the Chief needs to know what portion of a budget has been spent, or a housing officer wants to look up payments from band members, Gridview can do it without risking harm to the accounting data or interrupting the accounting staff.
Integration with other systems
Many bands are running specialized programs developed for their needs, Often these programs will export data to the accounting system. Adagio’s importing features are flexible and easily set up to handle many file formats. For those truly difficult cases, Business Computer Centre can supply a utility to convert the file format to one that Adagio will handle.
Training and Support
Since many of the people working in the band accounting office are familiar with ACCPAC Plus, they find the conversion to Adagio pretty painless. The processes are generally the same, so a minimum of orientation is needed. Of course, Business Computer Centre will provide whatever training is needed.
Business Computer Centre provides support as required, including telephone support, e-mail support and Virtual On-Site Support.
Not just for the Band Office
Of course, Adagio Accounting can be an excellent solution for many of the businesses run by First Nations. With its full suite of programs -- Ledger, Receivables, Payables, Order Entry, Invoices, GridView and more – it can effectively work for everything from sawmills to day-care centres.
PayDirt Payroll is unique in its ability to distribute employee costs among multiple programs or cost centres. It also correctly handles Status Indian payrolls.
Check some of our First Nations references.