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Class Fundraising

Personalised products and textiles producer boosts productivity, credit management and reporting

Class Fundraising is a provider of personalised products such as cards, tea towels, mugs and bags for schools. Working with Pegasus Partner and IT consultancy Monpellier, Class Fundraising adopted Opera 3 with Financials, Credit Management and XRL reporting, and anticipate greater productivity, enhanced cashflow and slicker reporting as a result.

Set up originally as a textiles printing company, Class Fundraising expanded substantially, capitalising on a niche sector comprised of schools looking to sell personalised products in order to raise money for school-related causes. On the back of this expansion, the company required a platform to help them manage the deluge of sales invoices generated at peak times, and pursue new opportunities and future growth. Their previous system required a lot of manual input and could not produce monthly sales and P&L reports. With productivity and profitability a greater focus, Class Fundraising selected Opera 3, supported by Monpellier. The decision was based on the solution’s robust, flexible functionality and ability to support all areas across the business.

“We’d reached the end of the road with our previous system and Opera 3 was the only solution which could support all areas of our business, while scaling and flexing to continue to meet our needs as we pursue our growth strategy,” comments Simon Fulton, Financial Director, Class Fundraising. “We can now import sales invoices directly from our other systems, allowing our accounts department to spend less time manually inputting orders, and more time analysing information and reporting to the business. The fact that the software can automatically email statements and bring late or overdue accounts to our attention is a huge bonus and has boosted our cashflow through better credit management. Report generation is also great as it allows us to see any information we require in report format, so there is no scope for second-guessing.”