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CanadaHelps Plans for the Future with Illumiti and SAP(R) Business One

December 17, 2013

Richmond Hill, Ontario (PRWEB) June 06, 2012

CanadaHelps, a fast-growing non-for-profit organization, has chosen to deploy the SAP® Business One application for analyzing financial data and has selected Illumiti as its implementation partner.

CanadaHelps ( was founded in Toronto in 2000 as an online fundraising solution that allows charities to accept donations over the Internet. With Canadian corporations and financial institutions contributing funds, space and technology, more than $150,000 was donated through CanadaHelps to charities across the country in its first year alone.

Since its launch, the organization has facilitated more than $250 million in charitable donations through its website. Through, anyone can donate online to any registered Canadian charity.

Due to its significant growth, and ongoing requirement for secure transactions, the registered charitable organization needed more robust software capabilities to drill down, analyze financial information and make real-time strategic choices, yet still be sustainable into the future. SAP Business One provides a single business platform that will allow CanadaHelps greater control of its operations, while still answering its high need for a secure, scalable solution.

“Our mission is to engage Canadians in the charitable sector, providing accessible and affordable online technology to both donors and charities to promote – and ultimately increase – charitable giving in Canada,” said Owen Charters, CanadaHelps CEO. “Having technology that allows us to improve our efficiency helps us meet the needs of more donors and charities across the country.”

“One of the main reasons CanadaHelps chose the SAP application was because of its ability to streamline and automate financial applications,” said Patrick Banville, CanadaHelps VP Operations. “This will allow the organization to free up more time to focus on business development.”

“Undertaking all the financial reconciliations is a very time-intensive task,” added Banville. “We are eager to see how SAP Business One will help automate this procedure. We chose Illumiti because of its strong background with SAP Business One. We sought a solution that would offer the best outcome for CanadaHelps, and the donors and charities we serve.“

About Illumiti
Illumiti ( is a systems integration and management consulting company with offices in Canada, the U.S. and Switzerland, serving customers globally. Illumiti enables customers to realize their vision by leveraging technology, people and leading business practices. Since its founding in 2000, Illumiti has developed a reputation for delivering successful customer projects “faster, smarter and leaner.” Illumiti is an SAP gold channel partner and has been awarded the SAP Business All-in-One Partner of the Year, Canada award for both 2010 and 2011.

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