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Enterprise Information System Committee

Executive Summary for Implementation of Raiser's Edge FE Module

The purpose of this business case is to obtain approval and endorsement for aquiring The Raiser's Edge Module Financial Edge.

University Advancement currently uses a database called The Raiser's Edge to collect alumni and donor information. All financial transactions are extracted from RE and manually fed into FMS, and other functions such as endowment management, budgeting and cash management are done entirely on excel which is prone to error and inefficient.  There is currently a significant disconnect in reporting such that the FMS reports do not even closely match the financial reports from RE. The University Advancement department requests to implement the Financial Edge module within Blackbaud's Raiser Edge System. The Financial Edge module would integrate the financial and demographic data and would eliminate many of the manual processes that have evolved over the years.

Sponsoring Department(s):       CWU University Advancement

Date of Business Case Preparation:           9/10/13

Contact Person Name/Phone:  Joel Klucking  963-1555


Posted 11-2013

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