NACo Increases Grant Management Capabilities with Serenic Navigator and Microsoft Dynamics NAV
06/16/2009

The National Association of Counties (NACo) selected Microsoft Gold Certified partner AVF Consulting, Inc. to implement Serenic Navigator for Microsoft Dynamics NAV, a comprehensive financial management software solution for nonprofit organizations.

Online PR News – 16-June-2009 – – Baltimore, Maryland – June 16, 2009 - The National Association of Counties (NACo) selected Microsoft Gold Certified partner AVF Consulting, Inc. to implement Serenic Navigator for Microsoft Dynamics NAV, a comprehensive financial management software solution for nonprofit organizations. NACo’s search for a new system was a result of problems and expenses associated with maintaining SAP, their previous solution.

“We needed a financial management system that was made to meet the specific fund accounting and grant management needs of a nonprofit organization,” says David Keen, CFO of NACo. “We began using SAP in 2001 and found that it was expensive to maintain and lacked the functionality that we needed.“

Strong grant management capabilities were of particular interest to NACo. Serenic Navigator’s grant management module, known as AwardVision, is fully integrated with the General Ledger, allowing organizations to pull the latest expense numbers, enforce rules defined by the funder for indirect cost calculations, and ensure compliance with each funder’s individual restrictions for their particular grant, all within a single application.

“AwardVision offered stronger grant management capabilities than other systems we reviewed,” says Keen. “AwardVision will make our grant management processes more efficient and systematic.”

NACo was also interested in finding a software provider with experience working with similar nonprofit organizations to their own. “The experience working with AVF Consulting has been great,” says Keen. “Their team is extremely knowledgeable about Serenic Navigator and their experience working with similar nonprofits gave us confidence that they are a great fit for our organization.”

“Nonprofit organizations have very unique needs in regard to accounting software,” said Andrew Fass, CEO of AVF Consulting, Inc. “In the past, this meant each department used software specific to their needs. With Serenic Navigator, nonprofit organizations no longer have to settle for a patchwork of disparate systems.”

NACo assists over 2,000 counties in finding and sharing innovative solutions through education and research. Connecting operational processes, people and technology is a critical business factor for the organization.

Founded in 1935, NACo provides essential services to the nation’s 3,066 counties. NACo advances issues with a unified voice before the federal government, improves the public's understanding of county government, assists counties in finding and sharing innovative solutions through education and research, and provides value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money.

About AVF Consulting
AVF Consulting, Inc. is a full-service Microsoft Gold Certified Partner providing Serenic Navigator for Microsoft Dynamics NAV to nonprofits throughout the U.S. AVF provides companies with a system for success through customer-specific systems design, analysis, development, implementation, training and support. AVF has been offering business solutions since 1986 and was named Serenic’s Partner of the Year in 2007 and 2009. AVF’s clients include Gifts In Kind International, Habitat for Humanity, International Planned Parenthood and many others. For more information, visit www.avfconsulting.com.