Total Transparency:
Control costs and spend with budgets and approvals

A full audit trail behind every purchase decision helps avoid headlines like above

Not for Profit Organizations

  • Full audit-trail behind every purchase decision
  • Control spend with departmental or project budgets
  • Use approval processes for all invoices and purchase requests
  • Track budget progress easily
  • Scan and process supplier invoices faster
  • Prevent invoices being processed or paid twice
  • Prevent duplicate purchases and reduce wastage

If you are a not-for-profit you are used to making the most of your spend. When using donated or public funds every purchase should stand the "Daily Mail" test. Can it be justified under scrutiny? No one wants headline like that above. Every purchase should have a full audit-trail and every approver should be held to account for the approvals they make.

Zahara is a cloud-based tool that provides a complete visual of all your spend and allows finance to control costs more easily. You can create a structure in Zahara around your approval processes to make sure all pre-spend requests receive the right approval and all invoices are matched and coded easily & accurately.

Our Optical Character Recognition (OCR) tools enable the in-house scanning or loading of purchase invoices and we have integrations with a number of systems like Sage 50 & 200 as well as QuickBooks Online and Xero.

Zahara is quick to deploy - fast to setup, intuitive to use, making it easy to train your people. In no time, you will be getting a great ROI with cost saving through efficiencies, reduced waste, and of course the reduced risk of fraud. Talk to the Zahara team to find out how we can help.

Are you right for Zahara?

We appreciate Zahara isn't for every type of not-for-profit. We are ideally suited to organisations like this:

  • Schools & Academy Trusts
  • Charities and fund-raising organisations
  • Housing Projects
  • Rehab centers
  • Use Sage 50 (UK), Xero, QuickBooks Online or Sage 200
  • Frustration with limitations of current accounts system - e.g Sage 50
  • Real desire to manage spend and control costs better
  • Accountability to Governors / Trustees
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What is Zahara?

Zahara adds control and visibility of your buying across your organisation. Every purchase or purchase request can follow an agreed work-flow. That could be purchase orders being raised by staff, routing for approval to the team-leaders, or management approving exceptional or expensive costs. Zahara makes the buying process better, eliminating paper but improving the audit-trail behind every purchase decision.

Watch Zahara in action

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Why you need Zahara

  • Approve any purchases quickly by email
  • Prevent duplicate purchases and reduce risk of fraud
  • Make buying faster, more efficient and easier
  • Process invoices and pay suppliers faster
  • Go paperless with electronic document storage
  • Set departmental and project budgets and visualize progress

21st Century Software for the not-for-profit sector.

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