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The municipality of Eijsden-Margraten optimises its provision of financial information using Exact

Government market an important segment for Exact

Delft, 2 September 2014 - The municipality of Eijsden-Margraten has selected Exact to optimise its provision of financial information. Exact enables the municipality to provide information more efficiently and effectively. The result is a better focus on policy content. An additional benefit is the simplification of the financial department's work processes. Approximately forty people at the municipality are going to start using the new software.

User-friendly, central portal

The current financial information system, which the municipality of Eijsden-Margraten has used since 2005, is regarded as complex, user unfriendly and expensive to manage. In addition, it is difficult to implement far-reaching, but necessary changes in this system. Given the municipality's desire to focus on both financial and content-related results, it started looking for a system that supported financial processes and offered excellent reporting options. During a multiple private tendering procedure, Exact was selected as the central information system.

More management information a standard feature in Exact

Exact scored higher than the other parties, particularly in the area of management information. For example, between 70 and 80 percent of the commonly used management reports are a standard feature in Exact. It is also a lot easier to adapt such reports in Exact compared to other software. What is more, the central system generates greater transparency, as a result of which management can make timely adjustments within the set frameworks. It is possible to work independently of time, device and location thanks to the use of mobile apps. Lastly, the online access to Exact Synergy provides the necessary flexibility.

The chosen solution

The selected solution consists of Exact Globe, Exact Synergy and Exact Event Manager in combination with ScanSys to facilitate and process digital invoices.

As Martijn Reinders, information management policy adviser at the municipality of Eijsden-Margraten, explains, “We want to be ‘in control’ more and no longer dependent on the limitations of the system when it comes to simplifying the financial department's work processes. An essential requirement is the flexible, financial provision of information. During our discussions with Exact it transpired that the software was exactly what we were looking for, particularly as regards user-friendliness, logical structure and innovative technology. In addition, functionality that is absent in the current situation is a standard feature in Exact. We therefore expect to be able to take huge steps towards realising our ambitions and objectives.”

“Municipal bodies have had to deal with all kinds of changes in recent times. That is one reason why we need a flexible information system. In the words of Jarno van Hurne, Product Marketing Director at Exact, "At Exact we therefore have a strong focus on the government market and that means we are the second largest ERP supplier in this segment”. “Using Exact enables the municipality of Eijsden-Margraten to monitor the progress of policy implementation on the basis of financial and non-financial indicators. Projects may also be added in the future. Thanks to improved, up-to-date and easy to generate reports, directors, management and budget holders can implement changes more quickly and easily and substantially reduce costs.”


About Exact

Exact is software supplier that supports business processes worldwide. Since the beginning of 1984 the focus on financial processes has been expanded to create a complete ERP package for small and medium-sized businesses. Every day, innovative solutions like Exact Globe Next, Exact Synergy Enterprise and Exact Online help more than 100,000 local and international companies around the world control their business operations.

Exact develops specific cloud and on-premises solutions for various sectors, including accountancy, production, wholesale & distribution and business services. Exact's head office is in Delft, the Netherlands. The company has been listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam since June 1999. In 2013, the company's turnover was € 213 million. For more information about Exact, please visit www.exact.com.

For more information:

Exact Holding N.V.
Jelle Zuidema
T: +31 (0)15 711 5462 or +31 (0)6 4179 4588
E: jelle.zuidema@exact.com

Whizpr
Marieke Fennis / Gijs Fennell / Yvon Reitsma
T. 0317 410 483
E. exact(at)whizpr.nl

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