A New England town with approximately 7,500 residents was using an antiquated and poorly designed accounting system. Among the many issues faced by the finance department, the system would not allow users to reconcile their bank accounts in a timely manner. Simple inquiries such as researching which cash receipts were posted as part of a particular deposit would take hours. As a result, the Town fell almost a year behind in their reconciliations which resulted in substantial delays in their annual audit. Additionally, any reporting for the Town Council was done via manual entry into Excel and any entries created in other systems would have to be manually entered in the accounting system. This system would not allow the Town’s finance office to effectively complete their assigned duties.