Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) is a nonprofit that believes animals deserve to be treated with compassion and respect, and thus, its mission is to end cruel factory farming practices globally.
The organization has been incredibly successful in fueling that mission. With seven offices around the world—including the U.K., the U.S., the Netherlands, Poland, Italy, France and Belgium—CIWF has become one of the leading farm animal welfare charities in the world.
Of course, with that kind of global growth, CIWF needs the right systems in place to track activity across various countries, markets, donor relationships and so on. Unfortunately, that realization didn’t come without a fair share of challenges.
In fact, Nick Dugdale—CIWF’s head of finance—explained that, at one point, the organization was utilizing six different accounting systems (yes, six).
“If we wanted to customize something, we’d have to customize it six times and have six conversations to do it,” Dugdale revealed, admitting he was putting in too many overtime hours during those days.
In early 2017, Dugdale decided it was time for CIWF to move onto one, all-encompassing finance system, and in doing so, he knew two things for sure: 1) It needed to be a true cloud system, and 2) it needed to be an incremental implementation.
Find out why CIWF eventually chose NetSuite to help manage its financials, the pro-bono consulting NetSuite was able to provide the organization for donor management and where the company stands today following the implementation.