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A Learning Disability School Deploys Sage Intacct with Atrium Campus Card Management Application

Eagle Hill School

CLIENT PROFILE

Founded in 1967, Eagle Hill School educates students in grades 8-12 identified with learning (dis)abilities. Eighty full-time faculty members and nearly 50 staff members provide an intimate and encouraging community that honors the individual, values learning diversity, and cultivates international mindedness. Ninety percent of their 220 students live in the school’s classic New England boarding school environment, and virtually all Eagle Hill graduates matriculate to college.

SITUATION

Not only did Eagle Hill School’s legacy nancial management software lack the capacity to bring the necessary digital functionality to the organization’s back-of ce or customer-facing processes, but the traditional vendors in the secondary education space didn’t offer adequate solutions. Eagle Hill School needed an open platform solution capable of automating their mission-critical processes, integrating their complex business systems, and providing a reporting environment that didn’t depend on exporting data to Excel for manipulation.

STRATEGY

Wipfli was engaged to deploy Sage Intacct’s cloud-based financial management and accounting software, which provided the data management tools they needed to update their financials and keep them organized, reporting and dashboarding capabilities for real-time decision support, and a customizable open environment for syncing up with their other systems to deliver a truly exceptional parent and student experience.

Additionally, Wipfli developed a solution combining Sage Intacct with Atrium’s cloud-based Campus Card Management application, ending up with a real-time integrated web portal connecting Sage Intacct with Student Spending Account, Cash Dispensing and Student Store capabilities. They also configured their student information system, Blackbaud, to accommodate a simple, single sign-on for parents to access all of their account management tools. Jamex Vending was engaged in the project to engineer the Cash Kiosk students use to access money using their iPhone or iPad with a custom QR code.

BENEFITS

Aside from ensuring Eagle Hill School has real-time visibility and transparency into their financial and statistical data, the implementation of Sage Intacct and its integration with other mission-critical applications enabled the organization to focus on providing exceptional parent and student experiences: arming parents with a modern, easily accessible way to pay and view the tuition and giving students access to student banking, consulting services, cash dispensing, and more.

“We took on something that was really challenging, but we knew what we wanted done and Wipfli made it happen with the combination of Atrium and Sage Intacct. Eagle Hill School is finally offering parents a level of service and convenience that surpasses their expectations.” – Robert Martin, COO/CFO

 

Customer: Eagle Hill School

Websitehttps://www.eaglehill.school/

Location: Hardwick, MA

Partner: Wipfli LLP

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Key Requirements:

  • Replace legacy financial management system with a true cloud solution capable of complex integrations
  • Provide parents access to a user-friendly web portal for managing student tuition payments
  • Enable real-time decision making via sophisticated yet intuitive dashboarding tools

Key Challenges:

  • Update General Ledger and Chart of Accounts and enable slicing and dicing of critical data
  • Eliminate manual data entry and heavy use of Microsoft Access and Excel resulting from disconnected, disparate systems
  • Address parents’ lack of visibility into real-time financial data

Key Outcomes:

  • Gained real-time visibility and transparency into their financial and statistical data
  • Put strategic focus back on their ultimate mission of providing exceptional parent and student experiences
  • Armed parents with a modern, easily accessible way to pay and view the tuition and provided students with access to student banking, consulting services, cash dispensing and more