Review 2017

The WINPACCS Symposium 2017 was held on 8 November in Wetzlar and attracted a higher number of visitors than last year with 80 participants from home and abroad. To open up the event to overseas visitors, some of the workshops were held in English and the plenary sessions offered simultaneous interpreting.

Following the keynote speech from GIZ Head of IT, Dr Erik Heinen-Konschak, on the topic of digital change, the Symposium’s participants focused completely on WINPACCS.

A broad range of workshops made for a diverse and informative programme, the most popular topics were again digital voucher entry and data exchange with the company accounting.

Many participants were highly impressed with the way WINPACCS customers were integrated into the workshops, thus allowing them to report directly about their work in the field. Our customers therefore played a key role in the success of the event, embodying the Symposium’s motto: Sharing Competence. We’re very grateful for this.

One fruit that was born of the Symposium is the launch of a WINPACCS channel on Youtube. We filmed some workshops to make them available to a wider audience. The first video - a live overview of WINPACCS accounting 4.0 by our Senior Consultant André Scharmann – is already available here. Using this, as well as further videos, we want to provide anyone interested with an insight into WINPACCS and support our customers in using it.

Information on all the other presentations and workshops held at the Symposium, in addition to pictures of the event the option of viewing individual presentations.

Programme

TimeTitle

09:30-10:00

Reception

10:00-10:10

Greeting

Martin Bork, mbi GmbH

10:10-10:50

Digital change: a challenge for people and organisations

Dr. Eric Heinen-Konschak, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

10:50-11:45

Live demonstration WINPACCS 2018

Employees of mbi GmbH

11:45-12:00

Coffee break

12:00-12:45

Workshops Block I (various Workshops and Speakers)

12:45-13:45

Lunch break

13:45-14:30

Workshops Block II (various Workshops and Speakers)

14:30-14:45

Coffee break

14:45-15:30

Workshops Block III (various Workshops and Speakers)

15:30-15:50

WINPACCS – Strategic classification and outlook

Martin Bork, mbi GmbH

From 15:50

Open end, Networking

Workshops

Block I (12:00-12:45 p.m.)

Time Title Language
12:00-12:45

WINPACCS Overview

This workshop will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the various components of WINPACCS. With the help of a number of real life examples, you will learn about the distinct WINPACCS modules and the way they work together to support the workflows of international aid organisations.
Michael Bork, mbi GmbH
English
12:00-12:45

From Donor Budget to Donor Report

Each donor has diverse requirements to project reports. These requirements can not always be met by internal cost calculations. Learn more about how to generate budgets and reports in WINPACCS for the individual requirements of each donor.
Timo Stegelmann, Help - Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe e.V.
English
12:00-12:45

Digital Vouchers in WINPACCS

The new feature „Digital Vouchers“ offers a huge advantage to improve the efficiency of aid organisations. Discover the opportunities and discuss the ways this could serve to optimise your financial operations.
Matthias Leibbrand, Vision Hope International e.V. and André Scharmann, mbi GmbH
German
12:00-12:45

Perfect Teamwork – WINPACCS cashbook 2.0 and WINPACCS accounting 4.0

Join us for a live presentation to discover the enormous benefits for your organisation from pre-entering vouchers using an electronic cashbook before forwarding them to project accounting.
Ulrich Gomer and Christoph Tuchan, mbi GmbH
English

Block II (13:45-14:30 p.m.)

Time Title Language
13:45-14:30

Project Administration

Project administration in WINPACCS online provides an easy but powerful way of recording and organising your projects‘ data. Join this workshop to learn more about the cornerstone and how you can use it to adequately structure your data management.
Michaela Hamm, World Relief Deutschland e.V. and Michael Bork, mbi GmbH
English
13:45-14:30

Customizing WINPACCS

Join this workshop to find out about the many ways you can customize WINPACCS to perfectly suit the specific needs and seamlessly blend into the processes of your organisation.
Ulrich Gomer and Christoph Tuchan, mbi GmbH
German
13:45-14:30

Live Presentation WINPACCS accounting 4.0

Discover WINPACCS accounting 4.0. Join a live presentation to gain insights into the latest release of our acclaimed project accounting package and get more information about its wide range of features and manifold applications.
André Scharmann, mbi GmbH
English
13:45-14:30

WINPACCS and the Company Accounting

Discover the various possibilities WINPACCS provides to exchange project accounting data with your company’s accounting system. Learn more about how the automatic interface significantly improves the process and at the same time increases the transparency of your project finance data.
Gabriele Kleinen-Rätz, DVV International and Tobias Ebert, mbi GmbH
German

Block III (14:45-15:30 p.m.)

Time Title Language
14:45-15:30

Partner Management in WINPACCS

WINPACCS partner management provides a practical way of managing project partner data and attendant information. Explore this feature and its potential by using real life examples and discover the possible benefits for your organisation.
Katja Braun, DAHW Deutsche Lepra- und Tuberkulosehilfe e.V.
English
14:45-15:30

WINPACCS suite Roll Out at GIZ

Listen experts talk about their experiences migrating the German Corporation for International Cooperation GmbH (GIZ) to the latest release of WINPACCS cashbook 2.0 and accounting 4.0 and get to know how the GIZ is going to use the new software.
Birgit Klose and Tanja Trümper, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
German
14:45-15:30

Successfully Migrating to WINPACCS

Are you considering to establish WINPACCS but you are uncertain about how to manage the transition? Staffers of an aid organisation and the attendant consultant relate their experiences in planning and carrying out the migration.
Anna Famula, Kathrin Mengel, medica mondiale e.V. and André Scharmann, mbi GmbH
English
14:45-15:30

WINPACCS in Different Settings

No two aid organisations are alike. From changing management hierarchies to individually set up regional structures and complex networks of partners, there is any number of aspects in which two agencies might be different. In this workshop, explore what makes WINPACCS so well suited for such a wide domain of applications.
Martin Bork, mbi GmbH
German