The Edwards Aquifer Authority is a groundwater district that was mandated by the 1993 Edwards Aquifer Act. The Act grants all of the powers, rights, and privileges necessary to manage, conserve, preserve, and protect the aquifer. The EAA regulates the portion of the Balcones Fault Zone Edwards Aquifer – a jurisdictional area that provides water to over 2 million people, and covers more than 8,000 square miles across eight counties including Bexar, Uvalde, and Medina counties as well as parts of Hays, Guadalupe, Atascosa, Caldwell, and Comal counties.
When Express Information Systems first met with the Edwards Aquifer Authority, unique challenges presented themselves revolving around ease of use and limited reporting capabilities with their operational duties. This made it difficult to compile trend information from year to year as well as receive insight into financials and purchasing information.
Today, The Edwards Aquifer Authority uses Sage Intacct. This powerful software solution allows for efficiency and ease during business functions. The now fully automated business processes offered a stable system with remote access and drill down capabilities providing the Edwards Aquifer Authority with greater efficiency in their day-to-day operations, productivity, and responsiveness.
Shelly Hendrix Abernathy is the Controller and Director of finance for the Edwards Aquifer Authority. Sage Intacct recently sat down for an in-depth interview with her to talk about life before Sage Intacct, yellow folders, how things have changed, and advice she’d give to others.