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Blackbaud, Inc. — The Financial Edge




2011 Overall Rating 5

Best Fit

The Financial Edge is well-suited for mid-sized to large nonprofit organizations and government entities that require both top-notch reporting capability along with excellent donor and grant management.


  • Excellent customization capability
  • Easy integration with dozens of add-on modules
  • Unlimited customized dashboards
  • Solid grant tracking
  • Easy integration with The Raiser’s Edge
  • Flexible, scalable product

Potential Limitations

  • Cost may be prohibitive for smaller organizations
  • Complex data setup can be time-consuming

Summary & Pricing

Web-based subscription pricing for The Financial Edge start at $299 per month for a single user, with maintenance and implementation services included. The traditional on-premise license costs $2,995 for up to three users. The Financial Edge is and excellent option for larger nonprofits and government entities, offering an almost endless sea of add-ons designed to integrate with and enhance the product.

Product Delivery Methods

_X_ On-Premises

_X_ SaaS

_X_ Hosted by Vendor


Basic System Functions 5

Core NFP/Fund Accounting Capabilities 5

Management Features 5

Financial Statements & Reporting 5

Integration & Import/Export 5

Help/Support 5

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