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Manage your nonprofit’s operations and finances entirely with Oracle NetSuite!

TechSoup Canada is thrilled to announce that Oracle NetSuite, one of the world’s leading providers of cloud-based financials, Human Resources (HR), and omnichannel commerce software suites, is now a donor partner.

Oracle NetSuite Social Impact Edition is an integrated, cloud-based business management software solution for accounting, enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), professional services automation (PSA), and e-commerce.

With the use of NetSuite, your nonprofit can use a single, integrated platform that combines CRM and e-commerce capabilities with back-office accounting/ ERP. It allows your nonprofit to unite fragmented data and automate processes from end to end. Your nonprofit will no longer have to re-enter data in different systems, correct inconsistent or inaccurate data, or wait for updates. Instead, employees can view and share accurate data in real time. This can lead to greater accuracy, collaboration across departments, and increased productivity for your nonprofit.

NetSuite Nonprofit Value Chain

Through TechSoup Canada, Oracle NetSuite is offering an initial one-year license for the base software for up to five users. The product includes:

  • 120,000 outgoing campaign email messages per year;
  • 10 GB of File Cabinet space for storing documents and other files;
  • 10 GB of database storage;
  • and training services.

How are nonprofits using OracleNetSuite Social Impact Edition?

Over 1,200 organizations worldwide are improving their back-office operations with NetSuite’s technologies. These diverse charitable organizations and social enterprises are using OracleNetSuite’s integrated platform to do some impressive things. For example:

Simon Community Scotland

The Simon Community Scotland

Simon Community Scotland provides social services for people experiencing homelessness. Up until 2015, the nonprofit managed information on their service users with pen, paper, and Excel. This meant labour-intensive work and fragmented data on users. Simon Community began using NetSuite CRM as a unified repository for its supported population in order to gain insights that could translate into more effective service and strategy. In one example, employees used the NetSuite CRM to centrally map “rough sleeping” locations; this helped stream teams to zero in with help in the key areas.

“NetSuite has transformed the organization. We’re now able to accurately report on the number of service users, demographics and outcomes.”

As a result, managers are saving a half-day a week in paperwork and allocating more time to staff training and other services. Staff at a Glasgow location can quickly look up whether an individual was aided in Edinburgh city. Through the use of NetSuite, Simon Community can track health, history, and other data points, resulting in more informed actions and positive outcomes.

“NetSuite fundamentally helps us provide better service to service users through intelligence we didn’t have before.”

Centralizing user data has enabled Simon Community to draw actionable insights that foster innovative programming. For example, in one insight generated in their NetSuite software, Simon Community saw for the first time that 75% of their service users smoked. This prompted new smoking cessation initiatives. As a next step, Simon Community plans to roll out the NetSuite Inventory Management to track food, clothing and other items for distribution in a warehouse. Thanks in large part to its culture of data-informed decision making, the nonprofit was awarded a Herald Scottish Digital Business Award in 2017.   

Foundation Center

Foundation Center

Prior to using NetSuite, the Foundation Center had silos of packaged and custom-built applications that were increasingly choking operational efficiency. The Foundation Center replaced the numerous systems and processes with NetSuite’s unified cloud solution. The multi-phase IT modernizations effort is helping the organization manage relationships with 480 information partners in 13 countries while also devoting more time and resources to its mission.

For example, the Foundation Center tapped SuiteCommerce to integrate subscriptions from the Foundation Directory online (its largest funds generator), into it online marketplace. The enhanced coordination and transparency made possible by NetSuite makes it possible for the organization to better fulfill its mission of advancing knowledge about global philanthropy.

“With NetSuite, we now have a single coordinated effort across the organization and are able to make the most of every interaction with our donors and customers with a single 360-degree view.”

 The Foundation Center expects to save over one million dollars on reduced IT infrastructure, personnel and software licensing over five years. NetSuite software has allowed this leading source of information global philanthropy to streamline everything from donor management to budgeting and forecasting.

Feature: Tailor NetSuite’s Dashboards to Make the System Your Own

NetSuite allows users to reconfigure and customize their dashboards around the tasks and information they use most frequently. The software’s patent-pending user customizable dashboard features put the power in the user’s hands. The key benefits include:

  • Role-based default dashboards to simplify new employee onboarding processes;
  • Hundreds of SuiteAnalytics objects are available for drag and drop personalization;
  • Data access managed by NetSuite authentication enables users to safely innovate;
  • Excellent IT controls and audibility with full audit trails and system-enforced guidelines on the scope of customization.

Is my organization eligible for a donation of OracleNetSuite Impact Edition?

This software is available to Canadian Registered Charities registered with the Canada Revenue Agency, Canadian nonprofits incorporated either provincially or at the federal level, and Canadian public libraries with a library symbol from Library and Archives Canada. For a more detailed breakdown of eligible and ineligible organizations, check out the OracleNetSuite program details.

How many donations of Oracle NetSuite Impact Edition can I request?

Organizations may request one initial subscription product within the lifetime of the organization. Organizations may request one renewal subscription product per fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).

Not registered with TechSoup Canada, but think you are eligible for Oracle NetSuite Social Impact Edition?

The first step is to register with TechSoup Canada – it’s free and simple. Once we have processed your registration, we will let you know if you qualify for OraceNetSuite Social Impact Edition.

Registering with us also grants you access to discounts and donations from up to 30 other donor partners, which includes popular software like office productivity suites, graphic design software, accounting packages and security programs. Find out how the donations program can work for an organization like yours!