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Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Selects NetSuite to Help Animals in Need

NetSuite to support iconic nonprofit’s management of financial operations and planning as it expands its mission to help every dog and cat in need around the world

LONDON, UK—June 29, 2022

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, the UK-based animal rescue centre, has selected Oracle NetSuite to help support its growing international mission to ensure every dog and cat lives in a home where they are treated with love, care and respect. With NetSuite, Battersea plans to take advantage of an integrated business system to help unify financial management, planning and budgeting operations to free more of its time and resources to focus on business priorities as it continues to expand its mission.

Founded in 1860, Battersea has a proud history of providing expert care to dogs and cats and has rescued, rehabilitated, and rehomed over three million animals across its centres in Battersea, Windsor and Brands Hatch. To support even more dogs and cats, Battersea has expanded its reach further afield, providing funding, training and expertise to help more animals in overcrowded, underfunded and in-need facilities around the world. As Battersea expanded, its existing accounting system struggled to keep up and its reliance on manual processes and workarounds to complete basic tasks became a burden on the Battersea finance team. To address these challenges and to help create more efficient financial operations, Battersea decided to replace its current system with NetSuite.

“Our existing processes rely on a lot of manual input, which detracts from the finance team’s role of being a strategic partner to the rest of our business,” said Alina Cummins, Head of Finance, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. “NetSuite will help us move away from these time-consuming activities, and begin to automate our financial reporting, planning, and forecasting so that we can better provide our expertise around strategic fundraising and charitable initiatives. NetSuite has great functionality, is user-friendly, will save us weeks in manual processing per year, and will be able to grow with us as our mission and operations expand.”

With NetSuite, Battersea plans to benefit from an integrated finance system to enable its team to automate previously manual processes, enhance financial reporting and analysis for trustees and wider stakeholder groups, and help enable Battersea to save time and resources. NetSuite is also being used to help Battersea improve its month-end processes and provide fixed asset management capabilities so the team can run depreciation analysis without having to extract and calculate information in Excel. In addition, as Battersea expands its domestic and global programmes, NetSuite Planning and Budgeting can be instrumental in facilitating company-wide and departmental financial planning and modelling. This will enable Battersea to become more data-led on how to best use its funding to help more animals.

“We’re proud to work with organisations like Battersea to help make a positive difference,” said Chris Hemmingway, VP of Customer Success, EMEA, Oracle NetSuite. “With NetSuite, Battersea intends to enhance financial reporting, planning and budgeting capabilities, and data analysis in a single system. This will better enable the Battersea finance team to act as business partners on the great work the organisation is doing.”

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Samuel Jamieson
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