Care Charity Plans Rapid Expansion with COA Solutions

Released on: December 12, 2007, 7:44 am

Press Release Author: COA Solutions

Industry: Non Profit

Press Release Summary: Mission Care charity is implementing a financial management
system from COA Solutions

Press Release Body: COA Solutions (formerly CedarOpenAccounts), has been selected to
provide a new financial management system for Mission Care, the interdenominational
Christian organisation providing residential and nursing care for older people. The
new software will support the charity's growth plan to double the scale of its
operations over the next three to five years.

The charity required a scalable financial management system to replace the
restrictive accounting system it had in place. It chose COA Solutions' OpenAccounts
system due to its flexibility, ease of use and ability to integrate with its
existing business systems. The new OpenAccounts system will enable Mission Care to
centralise financial operations across its head office in Bromley and six different
care centres in the South East of England thereby standardising practices, avoiding
duplication of effort and resources and ensuring better control of accounting

The OpenAccounts eBis exchange system will allow managers to remotely access
financial information via the web from the care homes. The charity will also
dramatically increase efficiencies and save on resources with an integrated
web-based invoice approval system. This will enable care home managers and service
directors to remotely approve purchase invoices online with visibility of a scanned
image of the invoice, therefore eliminating paper flow and reducing administration
time with less re-keying of data.

Jonathan Crisp, director of finance at Mission Care commented, "The OpenAccounts
system will maximise efficiencies across our business operations. We anticipate that
the time spent preparing, presenting and distributing our monthly accounts will
reduce by 50 per cent to just five days!"

Crisp adds, "I have worked with COA Solutions in a previous role and feel confident
that the OpenAccounts system will provide a solid foundation for the organisation's
growth over the coming years. COA Solutions also has an active presence in the UK
charity sector, fully understands our business and provides its customers with
excellent support."

COA Solutions' OpenAccounts system is planned for go-live in April 2008.


Notes to Editor


About COA Solutions Ltd

COA Solutions (formerly CedarOpenAccounts) is the UK\'s leading supplier of
integrated business management and information systems to public, private and
not-for-profit service sector organisations.

COA Solutions' Smart Business Suite of applications combines core financial
management, procurement, human resource and payroll systems, integrated with a range
of collaborative, document management and business intelligence solutions. These
solutions extend the value and effectiveness of the Finance, HR & Payroll
departments across the organisation and enable managers in the business to monitor,
analyse and continually improve corporate performance.

COA has more than 450 experienced professional staff supporting and servicing over
3,000 clients across the UK Service sector including Companies House, Newcastle City
Council, WHSmith, Royal Bank of Scotland, Aer Lingus, National Express Group, DFS,
RSPB and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust.

About Mission Care

Mission Care is an interdenominational Christian organisation providing high-quality
residential and nursing care for older people, those suffering from conditions and
diseases of old age and chronic disabilities - irrespective of their race, religion
or ethnic background.

It currently has six homes, looking after 250 residents. All are designed and
equipped to very high standards, whilst at the same time being comfortable and


Liz Ebbrell, COA Solutions

+44 (0)1625 856505 or 07917 634 705

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Contact Details: For further information:
Liz Ebbrell
PR Manager
+44(0)7917 634 705

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