To fully unlock the power of and maximize your investment in Blackbaud’s software, integration is crucial. Many organizations that have both the Raiser’s Edge and the Financial Edge believe that integration “won’t work for them.” However, with the proper guidance and understanding of the two systems, integration can be very successful!
At Leading Edge, our team is certified by Blackbaud in both the Raiser’s Edge and the Financial Edge, so we speak “both languages”. We can facilitate conversations between the development team and the accounting team to explain all the pieces involved and plan for a successful integration. Once we have a plan in place, Leading Edge can guide you through the implementation process and train staff on how to effectively use it. Everybody really can have what they want and get what they need (and expected!) from these powerful products.
When properly implemented, integration can return valuable staff time to mission by:
Eliminating duplicate data entry
Simplifying month/year end reconciliation
Providing clean audit trails
Increasing transparency to key stakeholders
Improving interdepartmental communication and collaboration
If you would like to be able to:
View a Raiser’s Edge gift in the Financial Edge
See expenses charged to a Raiser’s Edge Appeal/Event in the Financial Edge
Assure that Gift changes made in the Raiser’s Edge will automatically flow to the Financial Edge
Run an Income Statement in Financial Edge based on a Raiser’s Edge Appeal or Event