Silver Chain’s Finance Project Specialist, Clinton Bright shares how Prophix enabled producing reports at the click of a button

Forest Grove30th July 2021

Silver Chain is a leading not-for-profit organisation delivering community and in-home health and aged care services across Australia for more than 125 years. Their services include home-based health care, with expertise in specialist nursing, palliative care, home hospitals and allied health services such as physiotherapy, podiatry and speech pathology. We also provide in-home aged care and personal support services.

Challenge

As a Finance Project Specialist, Clinton needed a flexible, agile and centralised system to manage Silver Chain’s finance operations. But, with the team using a variety of spreadsheets and extracts from other reporting tools, accountants would take numerous days at the end of month end to compile an Excel reporting pack.

Silver Chain had previously implemented a budgeting solution. However, the constant reliance on expensive consultants to manage the tool was frustrating for Clinton. The finance team was forced to revert back to spreadsheet reporting, which brought back common Excel issues such as lack of version control and collaboration – affecting budget accuracy and timeliness.

Solutions

Clinton engaged a third-party consultant to shortlist solution providers that met their requirements. As Clinton recalls it became clear during the proof of concept stage that the wealth of industry experience and support provided by Forest Grove, coupled with Prophix’s product functionality, made it the best fit for their organisation.

As Clinton recalls it became clear during the proof of concept stage that the wealth of industry experience and support provided by Forest Grove, coupled with Prophix’s product functionality, made it the best fit for their organisation.

Results

Forest Grove implemented Prophix, innovative Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) to automate budgeting, planning, consolidating and reporting for Silver Chain. The finance team is now able to produce reports at the click of a button.

The finance team is now able to produce reports at the click of a button.

Prophix’s ease of use and end-user ownership reduced hours of manual consolidation of reports and budget data. This created capacity for the team to focus on financial analysis and strategic decision-making.

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