Success Story: Prevention First, Illinois
Any Time, Anywhere Access, Reporting Functionality & Stellar Support
Located in the capital city of Illinois, Prevention First is a nonprofit training and resource center specializing in the prevention of substance abuse. They are a resource to the state for critical training, technical assistance and resource materials and have helped countless prevention specialists, schools and community groups implement effective substance abuse prevention programs and strategies. With such an important mission, Prevention First struggled to find the time and funding to replace their legacy software solution that was reaching the end of its lifecycle. To replace their aging solution, Prevention First chose Blackbaud’s The Financial Edge NXT® (FE NXT) solution.
Prevention First used FundWare as their fund accounting solution for decades and resisted the opportunity to upgrade. As a very lean nonprofit organization where the mission was prioritized over software upgrades, Prevention First was very conscious of the cost to upgrade and how it would impact them not only financially, but also in time and effort. With the news that FundWare was no longer being supported Prevention First looked to Zobrio to provide a solution that would be easy for their team to grasp and get up to speed. Once Prevention First embraced the upgrade, they quickly looked forward to additional functionality that helped simplify many of their current processes, such as anywhere, anytime access and better reporting features.
Zobrio recommended and implemented Blackbaud’s The Financial Edge NXT® (FE NXT) cloud-based solution. Zobrio also provided robust training and consulting to ensure the solution was properly aligned to meet the expectations and requirements of Prevention First.
Zobrio was able to implement FE NXT for Prevention First very quickly, staying on hand to ensure a smooth conversion and adoption of the software. Zobrio conducted training to make sure all users were comfortable with the new interface, and to impart best practices and tips to help automate processes for Prevention First.
Cloud-based anytime, anywhere access
As a cloud-based solution, FE NXT provides convenient and secure permission-based access to connect Prevention First’s remote staff. Since many of Prevention First’s staff work remotely, this convenient access allows Prevention First to devote more time to their mission while still keeping in touch with the main office.
Better reporting capabilities
FE NXT reporting and dashboards gives Prevention First access to interactive transactional reports, personalized dashboards, and advanced analytics tools to generate board-ready reports in an instant, schedule email report updates, or drill into report details to analyze key metrics. By using FE NXT, Prevention First is able to eliminate the need for any manual calculation and automate monthly reports, saving valuable time.
Added payment processing solutions
FE NXT made managing Prevention First’s cash flow easier, providing easy solutions for payments and also receipting. From checks to electronic funds transfer (EFT), FE NXT made the entire accounts payable process – from vendor invoices to bank reconciliation – more efficient.
Superior consulting and support
Not only did Prevention First rely on Zobrio for a robust fund accounting system that simplified a lot of their workload, but Prevention First also has come to count on the dependable and knowledgeable support from Zobrio to ensure their immediate and future needs are met. Zobrio’s staff of experienced CPAs understand first-hand the fund accounting challenges faced by an organization and provide expert consulting and support to help ensure organizations successfully implement and attain the standards of control and accountability they need.
Zobrio is a preferred Blackbaud Channel Partner for Financial Edge, the industry-standard in Fund Accounting Solutions. Countless government entities have made Zobrio their trusted advisor, relying on our expertise and premium support for their fund accounting solutions. For more information on Zobrio or Blackbaud’s Financial Edge Fund Accounting Solution, call us at 800.796.4984 or visit www.zobrio.com.