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August 29, 2022

Great to Start with and Getting Better!

Bruce Tyler | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT

We use Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT primarily for reporting. We still use our hosted version to do most of the heavy lifting of posting and importing because of the limited functionality of Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT. As the functionality of Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT increases for data input and analytics, we are expanding our usage of the Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT solution.
  • Reporting
  • Project view
  • Budget to actual
  • Queries
  • Imports
  • Dashboards
  • We appreciate the true fund accounting so we can manage by projects.
  • I really like the ease of ad-hoc reporting.
  • It provides good data integrity.
  • I find there are multiple ways to find the same data through integration of modules.
  • While we have increased in business volume and we have not needed to add fiscal staff.
They seem to be ahead right now. But, in my opinion, Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT seems to be catching up. Sage Intacct has built-in dashboard and analysis tools to make visualization easier for view only licensed directors to track their progress and outcomes. Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT has always been very careful to fully test new advancements in their software before adding them to a general revision. This keeps the system from fixing something in one place that breaks something somewhere else.

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PairSoft (PaperSave + Paramount Workplace), CData API Server
Reporting is excellent and transfers to Excel much better than the reports created in the hosted database. Less appropriate for dashboards for program directors. The switch to data entry through Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT has been challenging because our data entry team has used the old database version for so long that they don't want to take the time to learn the way of doing things.

Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT Feature Ratings

Using Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT

70 - Fiscal bookkeepers and accountants, C-suite, Regional Directors (operations), and Program Directors.
Fiscal Supervisors and IT professionals.
  • Easy fund accounting
  • Tracking financial data by contracts/projects
  • Ease of reporting
  • Development of trend analysis
  • Using encumbered funds for earlier insight to OpEx
Inertia is a great factor - we have used Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT since 2003, so we are unlikely to change unless there is a very good reason to do so.