The HALO Trust has jettisoned its previous “siloed spreadsheets” system of business planning by moving to a cloud based tool, which can be used by its workers across the world.
Landmine clearance charity The HALO Trust has overhauled its support technology by adopting a cloud based business planning tool.
The charity has announced it is now using Adaptive Insights Business Planning Cloud to support its organisation.
This includes helping the charity collaborate, gain insights into its running and make faster decisions.
The move to the cloud for its business support was seen as crucial as the charity has doubled in size over the last three years. It will be used by its workers across the globe to ensure there is a standard approach to the charity’s budgets. Up to the minute local conditions and currencies can also be better reflected.
This marks a radical shift from its previous business support operation which relied on “complex spreadsheets”, which were difficult to integrate into the global planning processes and were inefficient, said a statement from Adaptive Insights, the company behind the cloud based planning tool.
Manage real time changes
HALO Trust finance director Mick Darby said: “Being able to holistically manage real-time changes is critical to our success.
“With a single, powerful system in the cloud, we’ve eliminated the headache of working with siloed spreadsheets and have significantly reduced the time taken to produce high-quality financial models.”
Robert Douglas, Adaptive Insights Planning Director for Northern Europe added: “We’re proud to provide organisations like HALO with more time to focus on the important humanitarian work they do by simplifying and modernising their business planning process.
“By streamlining budgeting and forecasting, we’re helping to make every pound and every volunteer hour count, which in turn helps HALO maximise the impact on its mission to save and protect lives.”