We have benefited tremendously from CentrePoint’s help, learning a great deal under their detailed and concise tuition.

Justine Pearson, PIP Organic

British Lung Foundation

Sage 200

The British Lung Foundation is a major UK charity, working for everyone affected by lung disease.  As well as focusing resources on providing support for people affected by lung disease, activities include finding world-class research, to bring about positive change, to improve treatment, care and support for people affected by lung disease now and in the future.


CentrePoint first had contact with British Lung Foundation (BLF) when they attended a CentrePoint seminar: ‘Sage 200 for Charities.’

BLF later attended a further seminar ‘Upgrading from Sage 50 to Sage 200’, then culminating in an on-site assessment and evaluation of Sage 200.


Bullet Point  Sage 200 Assessment Process

The assessment & evaluation of Sage 200 ran for 8 months; the initial and main requirements were:

  -  Financial Reporting – more analysis that Sage 50 Accounts could provide
            ~  Very specific reports were required for internal control and
                management purposes; as well as SOFA reporting for charities

  -  Integration with CARE (an import from CARE into Sage 200); to improve data integrity between the systems and improve efficiency

The needs for financial reporting, internally and for charities was quite involved and time was spent exploring various options and possibilities


“We met with Barrie Grimer from CentrePoint many times, and had regular contact to ensure we had all the information we needed to make the correct decisions.  We were provided with guidance throughout the assessment process on our internal and external reporting requirements as well as interface with our charity/CRM database CARE.

The presentations made on Sage 200 software were of a very high standard and were customised to suit our charity requirements.  Any issues or problems in the initial assessment were dealt with in a very efficient and professional manner.”
Aruna Seth, Finance Manager, British Lung Foundation


Bullet Point  Purchased

Sage 50 Upgrade to Sage 200 Commercials, with a developed import process (importing transactions from the charity database)


Bullet Point  Implementation

Sage 200 was installed and followed up with on-site consultancy and training; working with BLF to make the software live.

Customer Development CentreWith all Sage 50 upgrades, our knowledge and experience of upgrading sites helps us ensure the organisation and also each individual user makes the transition between the systems in the most effective and straight forward way.  This has been recognised by Sage with the ‘Customer Development Centre’ accreditation.


“It was an excellent experience working with CentrePoint in the implementation of the Sage 200 software.  We were provided guidance and training at every step of the implementation process.

The planning and execution was very smooth.  The knowledge of the software as well as charity accounts was very good which made it possible to resolve any issues without delay.  CentrePoint regularly checked the status of the project to ensure there were no problems and the level of service was as expected.  CentrePoint also helped develop an import programme that sits within Sage 200 and imports come from CRM database CARE directly into Sage 200.  This has resolved a very critical issue for BLF as all our income is recorded on CARE and the need for the integration with Sage 200 was essential.”
Aruna Seth, Finance Manager, British Lung Foundation


Bullet Point  Support

British Lung Foundation have full software support for Sage 200; provided by telephone, online connection and email. 

British Lung Foundation
  “CentrePoint have provided high level of service support for Sage 200. The response time for queries is very quick, the representatives are very helpful and able to solve any query promptly.”
    Aruna Seth, Finance Manager, British Lung



British Lung Foundation are now thriving, being able to focus on their organisation, instead of working around their accounts system. 

Contact CentrePoint Software on 020 7831 3050 to find out how CentrePoint can help your organisation thrive.  Arrange a Sage 200 Demo with one of consultants


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