case study overview
Camara Education is an international educational organisation dedicated to delivering real impact through technology by inspiring and empowering a young generation to improve their own life opportunities. Their mission is to transform education using technology to empower disadvantaged students.
Their vision is a world-class technology-enabled education accessible to all. Founded in 2005 in Dublin, Ireland, Camara Education has built a proven model of ‘education delivery’ that is both sustainable and highly scalable. Camara Education is a registered charity in the US, Ireland and the UK. Their services are delivered through a network of local education hubs in Ethiopia, Kenya, Zambia, Lesotho, Tanzania and Ireland, alongside a resource Hub in Dublin and London. All hubs operate as social enterprises and operate to serve local market needs through a sustainable business model.
Working on a shoe-string budget with a geographically dispersed operation on an outdated system
As a not for profit, Camara Education had very little money to transition to the cloud.
With operations in Ethiopia, Kenya, Zambia, Lesotho, Tanzania and Ireland. Information was scattered.
Teams were working in isolated data silos, with no real time information.
Huge amounts of resources were being expended in order to pull geographical data, which meant their were long delays before the could make informed decisions.
Using different account systems across geographical regions.
Glic Tech worked closely with Camara Education on:
We created a template on Sage Financials with a universal look and feel for data across all geographical regions.
All users now login the same way, with all information streamlined in one app on the Salesforce platform with real-time information.
Further more, we put security in place for data sensitive information, so that the right information was available to the right people.
We configured Sage Financials based on Camara Education's requirements to capture the correct information on transactions, which gave them more visibility on data on the output side - for example, reports on projects, departments, regions, countries etc.
Camara Education Enjoyed the Benefits of Transitioning to the cloud - almost immediately
Now Camara Education has one platform or place to log in, that houses all their business apps - which can can be accessed globally in real time.
With the granular level of detail of the Sage Financials package, the data is not only standardised but, is more detailed, revealing a greater scope and depth that was available on previous reports.
With increased visibility and granularity across all entities, they can now make informed business decisions much quicker.
With all of the accounts users now following a streamlined accounting process Camara Education now enjoys increased efficiencies and productivity - which as a charity, means they achieve more with less!
One platform means that barriers to language, time zones and data can be transcended easily.