The American Psychological Association (APA) was in search of a solution that provided both financial management software for a nonprofit association and supply chain management for their publications division. With over 150,000 members and over 500 employees, the APA is comprised of executive and administrative offices, a publishing operation, five substantive directorates, 54 divisions, a 501(c)(6) companion organization and two real estate LLCs.
The APA is a dynamic organization which requires a flexible ERP system. They began a search to replace an outdated system that did not meet their current needs. The goals of the accounting system replacement included some of the following: real-time financial reporting capabilities, improved workflow, conversion to paperless processes, automated integrations between systems, better management and tracking of APA’s inventory items, and connecting accounts receivable and order entry to membership management.
AVF Consulting presented Serenic Navigator, a fund accounting software built on the Microsoft Dynamics platform. Serenic Navigator provides complex financial management software for nonprofits and includes an integrated supply chain management system for managing the APA’s publications operations.
“Serenic provides us with the ability to integrate our financials and supply chain management for a single, centralized, up-to-date customer ledger and accounts receivable,” says Jerry McGlaughlin, Senior Director of IT Planning and Business Management for the APA . “We anticipate significant workflow efficiencies, better access to data, and improved inventory management.”
AVF Consulting was chosen to provide the implementation because of their long history and expertise in implementing Microsoft Dynamics NAV’s supply chain management software for distributors and Serenic Navigator for nonprofits. The APA’s software evaluation process included visits to AVF clients Bacchus Importers, a large wine distributor, and the American Urological Association, the premier professional association for the advancement of urologic patient care. Few consulting firms exist that provide expertise in integrated solutions for both nonprofit accounting and supply chain management.
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