ION announces Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art as latest Sage Intacct client

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

ION, the leading provider of financial transformation solutions and services, headquartered in Newcastle, UK, in partnership with Sage, announced their new client today. The announcement follows a period of consultation to establish the needs of the arts organisation, which consists of a charitable trust and a limited company. ION has a wealth of experience in the implementation of this product, since becoming one of the first UK partners to Sage Intacct in late 2019.

A cultural powerhouse in the North East, Baltic recognised the need to move away from their current accounting software, Sage 200, move to true cloud accounting and keep pace with their ambitious growth targets.  Their current purchase to pay processes rely on a high volume of paperwork and manual intervention, which they want to streamline and automate.

Through consultation with ION, a leading provider of cloud accounting technology, the decision was made to migrate to the cutting edge Sage Intacct solution, which is designed with a focus on delivering clear and measurable results, aiming to increase cash flow, increase margins, realise cost savings and more. The system gives not for profit organisations like Baltic the tools to go forward and achieve their missions and continue to make their highly valuable contributions for many years to come.

Rob Mathieson, CEO at ION said:

“We’re delighted to be working with an iconic North East business like Baltic. We believe the Sage Intacct solution will help them to achieve efficiencies that will streamline their operations, whilst gaining powerful reporting and insights that will help them make informed financial decisions to help secure future growth and success. Our Sage Intacct team are excited to be working on this project and are really looking forward to making a difference for an organisation that is so special to the region.”

Angela Blades, Head of Finance at Baltic, adds:

“Working with ION is a really positive start to revolutionising our accounting procedures. Switching to the cloud-based Sage Intacct software means we not only replace outmoded hard copy paper-trails but the Finance department and wider team can maximise our efficiency and gain access to dynamic reports and valuable insights that will influence day to day tasks and longer term working practices.”

Baltic is a major international centre for contemporary art situated on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead, England and has welcomed over eight million visitors since opening to the public in July 2002.Baltic presents a distinctive and ambitious programme of exhibitions and events, and is a world leader in the presentation and commissioning of contemporary visual art.

Housed in a landmark ex-industrial building, Baltic consists of 2,600 square metres of art space, making it the UK’s largest dedicated contemporary art institution. Baltic has gained an international reputation for its commissioning of cutting-edge temporary exhibitions. It has presented the work of over 711 artists of 72 nationalities in 250 exhibitions to date.

The ION team has already set to work, collaborating with the Baltic teams on the project which has an anticipated completion date in late April.

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