Community Living Society

Affordability and functionality draw non-profit groups to Adagio

Good accounting software shouldn’t break the bank. Nonprofit groups like the Community Living Society in Greater Vancouver have discovered that Adagio gives them all the functionality they need in an easy-to-use Windows environment, without costing the arms and legs of benefactors or obliterating government grants.

The CLS provides both residential and vocational services to a wide variety of people with disabilities in the Vancouver Lower Mainland. With 10 members on the board of directors, a pool of talented and caring staff, and over 25 years of experience, the CLS tailors their support to best ensure the success of each individual.

The CLS has a five-member accounting department responsible for managing the dollars and cents that help support the organization. Controller, Sandra Zado, says CLS chose Adagio Ledger and Adagio Payables because “they’re affordable.” And she adds, “They’re not only affordable, but they have all the functionality of competing products.”

With ACCPAC Plus for DOS already installed, the accounting team at CLS were pleased with the easy installation process and Adagio’s ability to instantly show their data in the Windows environment. It’s possible because Adagio uses the same database structure as ACCPAC Plus so there’s no conversion required.

Many other software providers will charge extra to convert your data to suit the new software, and data is often lost in this process. With Adagio, you can begin using it in minutes and have no fear -- all your history will be available!

“I also like having the Financial Reporter” Sandra said. “We use it for departmental reporting. It allows us to make professional looking statements.” Adagio Financial Reporter comes with Adagio Ledger. It provides an easy-to-use interface between your General Ledger data and your financial reports. With simple drag and drop functionality, the “what you see is what you get” interface provides an unlimited variety of financial statements -- and you don’t need a degree in computer science to custom design your own.

“Our accountant prefers the Payables Check Specs and additional functionality” Sandra adds. Adagio Payables tightly integrates with Adagio Ledger and handles unlimited bank accounts with fully customizable checks and bank specific MICR encoding included.

To Sandra Zado and the team at CLS, Adagio truly is the intelligent, elegant, and affordable accounting.

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