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Leicester City Football Club roll out financial management solution

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The Premier League’s Leicester City Football Club (LCFC) has implemented a new business management solution from Access Group. This comes as the Club looks to increase availability of management information, the ability to impose controls and improve visibility around spending.

LCFC will implement Access Dimensions & FocalPoint to offer a strong management system with multi-site benefits.

Kevin Davies, Financial Controller for Leicester City Football Club, explained:

As Access Group’s solution was already in place at other top flight football and rugby clubs they were able to demonstrate that they understood how our type of business operates and what demands we face. Better still we were able to visit one of these clubs, see the system in operation and discuss with our counterparts. The reassurance afforded us the confidence to know we were choosing the right solution for LCFC.

LCFC is to improve the visibility of live purchasing commitments and actual spend compared to budget. This includes the electronic approval of purchase requests and invoices by relevant budget holders including full visibility of transactions at any stage.

Davies added:

We will benefit from improved reporting capability, for example the analysis of numerous parameters such as fixture or event profitability, analysis of capital spend on a project by project basis and the ability to report on the data in a variety of ways, board packs, graphical reports and dashboards.

The new solution includes a document management system, which will improve previous manual systems and the ability to analyse purchase spend by product types and suppliers. This will all contribute to the Club’s visibility and traceability of transactions, including drill down functionality.

Davies concluded:

The integration of Dimensions and FocalPoint software allows us to configure many different workflows of varying complexity. This allows the Club to configure a system to work the way they need it to, enabling the business to achieve key objectives from the implementation. The functionality of FocalPoint as a web-based solution allowed us to roll out a great deal to non-finance personnel in a controlled way that is efficient from a licensing point of view.