THINK TB & HIV Investigative Network is an organisation that conducts internationally acclaimed clinical research to develop vaccines, new diagnostic tools and treatment regimens for TB and HIV. Since its founding in 2013, THINK has provided over 130 000 people with treatment adherence counselling and support.
As a heaIth delivery and research organisation, THINK is supported by international research institutions, thebpharmaceutical industry and global health partners including Global Fund, USAID and Doctors Without Borders (MSF).
THINK currently has 300 employees; however, this varies depending on the number of projects they have running at any given point in time. Their head office is in Durban, South Africa and they operate across multiple locations throughout the country.
With all they have achieved, THINK’s teams are not resting on their laurels. They have plans to grow and contribute more to the communities they serve.
THINK had been using Sage 50 (formerly Sage Pastel Partner) as their financial management system. As the organisation grew, they started to look for an ERP solution that would help them to work more efficiently across the organisation. “I believe in working smarter, not harder,” said Trevor Mvundura, CFO at THINK, “and I look to technology to support this aim.”
When THINK started looking at ERP solutions Trevor explains “I was looking for software that would cut down at least 50% of our administration – pushing paper, spending time on Excel and creating reports.” THINK needs access to approval workflows and financial reports at the click of a button.
As a growing non-profit looking to work across borders, they required a solution that would support their multi-currency operations and be scalable to support the organisation as it grows and takes on new programmes, projects and donors.
- The scalable and flexible nature of Sage lntacct supports current and future business requirements for THINK.
- They have cut down manual processes, with a 30% improvement in the time spent on payments during the first month.
- They can analyse financials and report to stakeholders quickly and in different formats and produce audit ready financials in a timely manner.