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© 2019 Sage Intacct, Inc. All rights reserved. 877-437-7765 Company Overview Seacoast Church is a 15,000-member church with a mission to help people find God, grow their faith, discover their purpose, and make a difference. To accomplish that mission, its ministries go beyond the weekend experience to programs that impact the church, local communities, and the world. Executive Summary Previous So ware: • Shelby Systems Results with Sage Intacct: • Increased donor confidence through greater financial transparency and accuracy • Informed strategic decision- making to drive future expansion • Sped report preparation • Boosted finance team efficiency • Scaled back office easily despite growth Challenges Modernizing Multi-Site Church Financials for Greater Flexibility Seacoast Church started out with 65 people in a South Carolina apartment clubhouse in 1988. Since then, it has grown to more than 15,000 weekly churchgoers across fourteen campuses. With an over-arching vision to reach people by speaking the language of modern culture, it is not surprising that the church's back office administrators want to use systems that 'speak the lan- guage' of modern financials to keep the organization efficient and informed. A er nearly 20 years on legacy church management and accounting so ware from Shelby Systems, Seacoast decided to upgrade to a new cloud-based solution that could be er handle the needs of an expanding multi-campus church. Glenn Wood, the pastor of church administration at Seacoast, shared, "Our chart of accounts got very complex and as we added more locations, we faced a number of data management challeng- es with our old system." He continued, "We did an extensive evaluation of our options and had a lot of conversations with other churches. Although we considered Blackbaud, the name Sage Intacct kept surfacing again and again. Other churches would share long, flowing descriptions about how great Sage Intacct was and how flexible its reporting was, all of which has been rein- forced by the company's deep commitment to the nonprofit segment." Solutions Supercharging Productivity with Best-in-Class Cloud Financial Management Seacoast signed on with Sage Intacct and turned to consulting partner AcctTwo for the initial implementation. The organization quickly saw huge improvements in all of its financial process- es—shortening their financial close by over 40 hours per month while adding a new campus. One of the biggest changes was to their complex financial report preparation, which used to take days of combining and manipulating data in Excel and was sometimes error-prone. Sage Intacct's report writer eliminated these issues by handling all of the necessary calculations right within the system, which saves at least 15 hours each month. This delivers major efficiency gains, since the finance team produces 50-60 income and expense statements every month for different campus- es and ministries. Financial Visibility Boosts Mission Impact through Be er Decisions Seacoast Church C A S E S T U D Y

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