The Financial Edge offers a wide variety of standard reports including FASB 117 and GASB 34. All reports can be easily customized or users can choose to use pivot reports to create a custom view of accounting information by utilizing data gathered through a query. F9 can be utilized for more reporting options, allowing the creation of custom spreadsheets by linking Excel and The Financial Edge data.
All system reports can be previewed on-screen, printed, emailed directly from the print screen, or exported to a variety of formats including Crystal Reports (RPT), Excel, HTML, Lotus 1-2-3, ODBC, RTF, Text, Word, or XML.
The Financial Edge offers three levels of support plans: Advantage, Advantage Professional and Advantage Priority. Each plan offers access to the Knowledgebase, as well as product forums and blogs. User guides are included in the support plans, as is a subscription to software and industry newsletters. Advantage Priority customers have access to extended telephone support hours and also receive other benefits, including priority status.
The Financial Edge Help function provides in-depth information on product modules and features and functions found within. Training is available through Blackbaud Learn, an annual subscription service that provides ongoing skill development training. Instructor-led and self-paced training is also available.
It’s vital that nonprofit organizations be accountable to their board, their donors and to the IRS. While there are many products that claim to make accountability easy, the fact is that The Financial Edge does. The Financial Edge for Small Offices is suitable for one to three users and starts at $2,995, offering a bundle of six modules. Standard Financial Edge modules start at $2,000. If accountability is important to your organization, The Financial Edge should be seriously considered.