Geddes Group implements Exchequer Enterprise to streamline financial processes and project costings

Earthmoving and Landscaping Contractor will use accounting software to unearth management reporting information

Geddes Group specialist contractors, quarrymasters, golf course constructors, skip hire and waste disposal, farmers, demolition, earthmoving and haulage contractors, has placed an order with accredited systems reseller, Castle Computer Services, for business and accounting software. Castle will implement Exchequer Enterprise to provide Geddes Group with an easy-to-use, flexible system that will streamline its financial management processes and project costing.

With support for its UNIX system being withdrawn, Geddes Group needed a business and accounting infrastructure that would provide the organisation with better management reporting information and a much clearer insight into project profitability.

Dorothy Smyth, Director at Geddes Group, explains, 'The functionality within Exchequer Enterprise and in particular the project costing module means that we will now be able to track the profitability of a project by accessing information such as the invoices that are being accrued far more easily, providing us with a very effective method for monitoring and controlling project costs.'

The OLE report writer module will bring significant benefits to Geddes Group, as its unique drill-down functionality and ability to seamlessly link between Microsoft Excel and the financial management data held within Exchequer Enterprise. This enables the organization to speed up the processing of information from one database to another, providing real live data at any given time within a user friendly format.

Mrs. Smyth comments, 'The OLE links within Exchequer Enterprise make reporting via Excel incredibly easy. Previously the completion of reports was a very cumbersome task, as it took an exceedingly long time to extract the necessary data from our UNIX system. However I will be able to analyze all ongoing projects at any given time and provide managers with up-to-date reports directly to their desktops.'

Geddes Group looked at a number of accounting & business solutions in the market, but chose Exchequer Enterprise because of its ease of use, functionality and low cost of ownership. In addition, Geddes Group has an excellent working relationship with reseller Castle Computer Services. Mrs. Smyth continues,' To date we have received excellent support from Castle which gives us confidence that the implementation will be completed on time and within budget.'

Commenting on the company's future plans for its IT system, Mrs. Smyth explains, 'As a contractor in the construction industry it may be necessary for us to adopt Exchequer Enterprise's fully integrated CIS module. This software is fully approved by the Inland Revenue and will ensure that we are able to automate the employment and tax deductions of sub-contract labour.'