Great Plains accounting software has been around for a long time, but it is an on-premises solution. With the advent of modern cloud computing, the accounting profession is adapting business models by moving away from legacy accounting solutions like Great Plains to cloud-based alternatives like Sage Intacct.
Finance teams that use Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains have been engaging in digital transformation for many reasons, including efficiency, cost savings, and reducing error-prone manual processes. Additionally, Microsoft announced the company is sunsetting its Great Plains accounting software by 2025, meaning an “urgent” transition is approaching for its users. Nonprofits are being forced to make investment decisions about what their finance departments should use next.
There are many reasons why nonprofits prefer Sage Intacct as an alternative to Great Plains accounting software. For starters, Sage Intacct was built on a cloud platform from day one. The top 5 reasons nonprofits make the switch to Sage Intacct include gaining the ability to:
- Manage grants, programs, and funds, track qualified and non-qualified expenses, and automate outcome metrics for real-time visibility
- Automate day-to-day revenue recognition and expense allocation tasks for greater compliance
- Consolidate continuously across entities and currencies with drill-down to source data
- Budget and plan without using Excel or a third-party vendor
- Track expenses against budgets, compile spend requests, and manage fund availability from purchasing and payables during transaction entry
Is your finance team ready to maximize return on mission and gain the visibility, flexibility, efficiency, automation, and integration available with a modern cloud solution?
Download this e-book to learn why Sage Intacct—the AICPA’s preferred financial management solution—is the best alternative to Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains accounting software for nonprofit organizations.