“Our goal in selecting Serenic Navigator is to create efficiencies, enhance the end user experience, reduce our carbon footprint, and add value to the products and services that our team delivers,”
--Pam Taylor, Controller, ASCD
ASCD Selects Serenic Navigator Financial Management Software for Stronger Reporting and Better Workflows
Leading Microsoft Partner, AVF Consulting, to Provide Implementation Services
Baltimore, MD (11/15/12)— ASCD, an international membership association serving educational leaders, has selected AVF Consulting, a Microsoft Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) partner specializing in software and services for nonprofits, to implement Serenic Navigator financial management software. With 140,000 members in more than 143 countries, ASCD is a global leader in developing and delivering innovative programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner.
“Our goal in selecting Serenic Navigator is to create efficiencies, enhance the end user experience, reduce our carbon footprint, and add value to the products and services that our team delivers,” says ASCD Controller, Pam Taylor. “Serenic Navigator provides flexible reporting by account dimension as well as the ability to automate certain AP workflows. The prepaid expense recognition and the portals are also a huge plus for us.”
Serenic Navigator gives Taylor’s team the ability to create reports based on any general ledger account segment, allowing them to produce specific reports more easily and quickly. “We expect that the efficiencies we realize through Serenic Navigator will allow us to improve the timeliness and relevance of financial reporting and improve the end user experience,” says Taylor.
ASCD will contribute to their goals of going green through Serenic Navigator’s Check Request and Approval Processing portals, which eliminate the paper trail associated with these processes. Checks are requested and approved online, significantly reducing paper, ink, and energy use. Members of the finance team can now spend more time on strategic initiatives and less time on paperwork. Another benefit of electronic Approval Processing is that auditors can easily review who approved a payment and when, streamlining the audit process.
Serenic Navigator also provides vendor ACH payments, which allows vendors to be paid electronically, eliminating the need to print and mail physical checks. “Going paperless is a goal for our team that will create efficiencies and help to reduce our carbon footprint,” says Taylor.
“AVF Consulting is committed to providing expert consulting services and technology to nonprofits,” says Andrew Fass, CEO for AVF. “We are pleased to be able to assist ASCD in reaching their goals.”
ASCD is the global leader in developing and delivering innovative programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner. Comprising 140,000 members—superintendents, principals, teachers, professors, and advocates from more than 143 countries—the ASCD community also includes 55 affiliate organizations. The nonprofit's diverse, nonpartisan membership is its greatest strength, projecting a powerful, unified voice to decision makers around the world. To learn more about how ASCD supports educators as they learn, teach, and lead, visit www.ascd.org.
About AVF Consulting
AVF Consulting, Inc., is a Microsoft Silver ERP and Serenic partner providing expert ERP software and consulting services to nonprofits nationwide. AVF provides nonprofit organizations and NGOs with a system for success through customer-specific systems design, analysis, development, implementation, training and support. AVF has been offering accounting, HR, and payroll solutions since 1986 and is a leading Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Serenic Navigator Solution Center. Visit www.avfconsulting.com.