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The American Educational Association, known as the American Cooperative School in La Paz, Bolivia, prizes Standard ERP for detailed and trustworthy reporting.

The World’s Highest International School

American Cooperative School (ACS) is located in the city of La Paz, Bolivia, over 3600 meters above sea level.

The school offers an English language, American educational program from pre-school through grade 12 for students of all nationalities.

Founded in 1955, ACS is a private, co-educational school with 400 students, offering college preparatory education enabling graduates to enter the best universities in the United States, Canada, Europe and Latin America.

The Need For A Change

Before Standard ERP, ACS used software called Mentor - a small modular program, which was not a full-featured ERP software system, and could not support the new challenges ACS was ready to face, or meet their requirements.

When ACS began the reorganization process, their long-time advisor PricewaterhouseCoopers recommended them to replace their business management software and go for an ERP solution in order to achieve their new goals - optimized integration and better control over the organization and its business processes with increased flexibility.

“The functionality provided by the Sales and Purchase Ledgers, Assets and Contracts modules was part of the reasons why we chose HansaWorld.”

Walter Peña | Business Manager, ACS

The Solution

Standard ERP was chosen as it matched the school's needs in both reporting and data entry while providing much needed flexibility. ACS now uses Standard ERP for handling their finances, tracking student records, and organizing internal communications and collaboration.

At first, ACS rented the software. Later, however, they decided to become a direct customer of HansaWorld Bolivia. Throughout the implementation period, PricewaterhouseCoopers provided ERP consulting services and organized specialized trainings, both in theoretical and practical aspects, for using the system.

“[Standard ERP] allows us to enter a large amount and different data, and in return provides us with detailed and complete reporting. We can now get trustworthy reports from the system with accurate information any time we need, and we can be sure that there won’t be any mistakes in our nominal ledger. The great variety of reports makes working with HansaWorld easy and simple,” Peña added.

"Another important aspect was the safety that the system provides us with, regarding access rights and user groups. Now our people have the freedom of carrying out their specific tasks without the risk of damaging or losing sensitive data by accident,” he continued.

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