The organization needed a way to effectively analyze all the data it gathers so that staff members can get a better understanding of the organization’s success. It needed a solution to aggregate all this data, deliver it in an easy-to-understand format, and do it in real-time.
Plan Canada selected Blackbaud Performance Management™ to do just that. With Blackbaud Performance Management, the organization has a platform that develops analytical reports including scorecards, dashboards, product vs. team revenue, child assignment and inventory track, and donor statements. With the high-level view of the organization’s performance now easily accessible, Plan Canada is able to save time and money with usable information that leads to better decisions.
Additionally, Blackbaud Performance Management enabled Plan Canada to better analyze its donor giving patterns to determine donors who give repeatedly over long periods of time vs. donors who give large gifts but less frequently. Blackbaud Performance Management also helps Plan Canada in long-term planning and specific goal planning/tracking.
“Because Blackbaud Performance Management is based on Microsoft SQL Server, we didn’t have to buy additional solutions to get the information we want and need,” said Mark Banbury, vice president and chief information officer for Plan Canada. “Plus, all the data cubes were already defined for us, so we didn’t have to go back and create those. Instead, we got a data cube that was 98 percent finished and only required minor adjustments to suit our unique needs. We were able to roll out the entire solution in about a month because of this compared to what would have taken several months with another solutions.