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Background

Fairhaven Church is a multi-site church for all age groups with a passion for living a journey of faith and telling the story of God’s redeeming love. Fairhaven's worship is vibrant, their preaching is practical, and their ministries help you to grow closer to Jesus. 

The church has three locations in the Dayton, OH area, with plans for additional campuses in the next couple of years. Fairhaven manages multiple ministries as well as several strategic local and global mission partnerships. After a rigorous software evaluation, the church chose Sage Intacct over other on-premises and cloud solutions as the best fit to meet the needs of the organization.

Previous Business Challenges

  • Keeping data current and accurate was virtually impossible using their legacy accounting system (Shelby).
  • With three campuses, managing fixed assets between locations was a challenge.
  • Budgets had to be built in Excel, which was a time consuming process for both staff and leadership.
  • Manual payment approval processes were distracting staff from mission-critical tasks.

Reasons for Selecting Sage Intacct and AcctTwo

  • Fairhaven's leaders will have access to data in real-time, through easy to read dashboard reports, and from anywhere one can gain Internet access.
  • Sage Intacct will provide electronic workflows and approvals in every area needed, streamline manually driven processes, and save the church finance team time.
  • Sage Intacct’s open API environment makes it easy to work with other systems, either through a live connection or the integration of an import file.
  • Sage Intacct integrates with multiple credit card management platforms, opening the door to better time management when dealing with employee credit card expenses.

Highlighted Comments from Fairhaven Church's Director of Operations

"Sage Intacct's ability to integrate and interface with other tools is a huge benefit," said Ryan Adams, Fairhaven's Director of Operations. "We love the reporting flexibility and the ability to view our data in real-time. Sage Intacct's dimensions allow us to add or adjust departments without having to recreate everything from scratch, and they also give us the ability to tag transactions and better track expenses, and they have drastically improved our reporting capabilities."

"AcctTwo's church experience was evident and crucial to the success of the project," continued Adams. "We made decisions during the project based on AcctTwo's advice, and looking back we now really see the benefits of those decisions and AcctTwo's experience."

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"AcctTwo's church experience was evident and crucial to the success of the project."

- Ryan Adams, Fairhaven Church