Great Commission Publications (GCP) is a non-profit organization founded in 1975 by the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Church in America. GCP produces Sunday school curriculum for the founding denomination, churches denominations, and individuals. GCP has approximately 15 employees and generates $2.5 – $3 million in annual revenue.
When Executive Director Marvin Padgett and Director of Operations Jerry Wallace arrived at GCP, they found that significant challenges had developed due to the inadequacies of their previous data management systems. The existing system had been developed primarily for book publishers and GCP users had limited ability to retrieve financial and operational data. Downloading a month’s worth of information might take 30 minutes to an hour and a year’s worth of information was typically not achievable. They knew there had to be a better solution.