“It’s allowed us to not worry about the system, and instead concentrate on making our data work for us, which is where we really need to spend the time,” Ian says.
In recent years Sisters of Mercy has branched out into advocacy, drawing public attention to human seekers and refugees. There’ll always be new demands for its services, and Ian Hobbs says ISMAPNG can face the future equipped with a system that will expand to fit its changing needs.
“We have successfully implemented an enterprise-wide accounting system that we can now shape to streamline our operations and allow us to do more for the Sisters and for their ministries,” he concludes. “In terms of our ministries, the need is far beyond what any one organisation could cope with – as much as you can put in, there’s a need for it, so that will continue to grow. I suspect that the way we go about it will change, but Mercy will still be pursuing that mission for a long time.”