The Lost Dogs’ Home in Melbourne is one of Australia’s largest Not for Profit Animal Welfare organisations, caring for more than 22,000 cats and dogs each year. Since 1910 The Lost Dogs’ Home has been a pioneer for fair animal laws working to reduce the number of lost, abandoned and stray cats and dogs. The Home relies on public support to provide Australia-wide animal welfare services and programs including The Lost Cats’ Home; Animal Shelter operations; Adoptions and responsible pet ownership education.
As a charitable organisation The Lost Dogs’ Home receives a range of funding, including donations and bequests from members of the public, tax concessions, grants and government support. Good governance, accountability and transparency are vital to The Home’s ability to maintain, protect and enhance public trust and confidence.
A frustration with the lack of adequate reporting and budgeting capability within the core finance system, had over time led to a reliance on multiple, manual spreadsheet based systems.
The Lost Dogs’ Home has chosen the MAGIQ Performance strategic financial management solution to meet its requirements for a highly transparent and efficient financial reporting and budgeting framework. MAGIQ Performance connects to The Home’s Attache finance systems, to provide management with improved access to accurate and relevant financial information.
MAGIQ Performance has allowed the organisation as a whole to have far greater transparency and understanding of its financial information. Significant time-savings have been achieved together with considerable improvements in data accuracy and reporting capabilities.
Jerome Lucassen, Finance Manager:
MAGIQ Performance is unbelievably flexible and robust, yet it’s also very intuitive and easy to use. We’re seeing improvements in everything we do. We’re saving time, our data is accurate, and our reporting capabilities are dramatically improved.