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    Fairhaven Church

    Fairhaven Church chooses Baker Tilly to move to church not-for-profit software

    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 evaluation, the church chose Baker Tilly over other on-premises and cloud solutions providers as the best team to meet the needs of the organization.

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

    Ryan Adams, Director of Operations
    Fairhaven Church

    Previous accounting challenges

    • Keeping data current and accurate was virtually impossible using their legacy accounting system (Shelby church software) 
    • 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.

    Baker Tilly's ability to integrate and interface with other tools is a huge benefit. We love the reporting flexibility and the ability to view our data in real-time.

    Ryan Adams, Director of Operations
    Fairhaven Church

    Benefits realized after Baker Tilly

    • Fairhaven's leaders will have access to data in real-time via easy-to-read dashboards and from anywhere they have Internet.
    • Electronic workflows and approvals have streamlined manually driven processes and saved the church finance team time.
    • Baker Tilly's open API platform makes it easy to work with other systems, either through a live connection or the integration of an import file automation.
    • Baker Tilly connected multiple credit card management platforms, opening the door to better time management when dealing with employee credit card expenses.

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    Baker Tilly curates, integrates and optimizes the right technology stack for your organization. We layer in our own proprietary “last mile” solutions. And we offer these technologies either via a Software-as-a-Service delivery model, where your own Finance function manages the day-to-day use of the technology or via a Finance-as-a-Service delivery model where we run your accounting operations and provide the outcomes you need.

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