Healing Waters International Delivers Clean Water Systems and Health & Hygiene Education with the Help of NetSuite.org

Healing Waters International

"The flexibility that NetSuite gives us as a cloud-based system has been incredible. And with NetSuite OneWorld, we can look at the general ledger of each field office for a real-time view of where they are." Healing Waters International

Company at a Glance

Location:
Golden, Colo.
Industry:
Nonprofit (faith-based international organization supplying water equipment, education and training in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, South America, and Africa)
Applications Replaced:
QuickBooks

Solutions

NetSuite
Financials
Inventory Management
NetSuite OneWorld

Customer Success:

  • Upgrading from QuickBooks in 2007, Healing Waters has gained a unified cloud business management system that reduces costs and manual work and enables greater focus on the core mission.
  • Healing Waters enjoys additional savings as a grantee of the NetSuite.org corporate citizenship program, supporting its work supplying water equipment, education and training to over 150 communities in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, South America, and Africa.
  • Cost-efficiencies made possible through NetSuite contribute to plans to expand in more countries in 2014.
  • NetSuite OneWorld enables global financial consolidation and real-time reporting across field office subsidiaries in Latin America.
  • Multi-currency conversion capabilities in OneWorld used to streamline transactions with international businesses.
  • Global project-based accounting supplies real-time metrics with drill-down to detail on budget vs. actuals to adjust on the fly.
  • Healing Waters has strengthened accountability with donors and tax regulations governing non-profit organizations.
  • NetSuite Inventory Management gives Healing Waters good visibility and control over water treatment and filtration systems in stock for future projects.
  • Healing Waters took advantage of SuiteCloud development platform flexibility to customize NetSuite functionality for its non-profit needs.
  • Simple .csv export enables Healing Waters to move data into NetSuite from separate donor management database.

Challenges:

  • Previous QuickBooks system lacked real-time visibility, introducing delays and manual work in accounting for project financials and managing operations.
  • Personnel spent needless time reconciling disparate data, diverting limited resources from Healing Waters' mission.

Solution:

  • NetSuite selected as a proven cloud solution to better manage financials and operations without the IT and administrative overhead of on-premise software and servers.
  • Healing Waters took advantage of opportunities through the NetSuite.org corporate citizenship program for free and discounted licensing.
  • NetSuite OneWorld global business solution viewed as ideal for consolidation and reporting across international field offices.