ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE MADE FOR ASSOCIATIONS

Spend more time keeping your mission going strong.

Eliminate spreadsheets, error-prone manual data entry, and simplify accounting and audit preparation. Easily keep track of every dollar from fund, member, or project, integrate all your business-critical applications, and simplify compliance with HEADSTART for Associations, an accounting solution built specifically for Associations and other membership-based organizations. It offers the flexibility and the scalability you need to support your organization today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

COMPLETE ACCOUNTING SOLUTION CONFIGURED FOR ASSOCIATIONS

Spend more time focusing on your members and less time worrying about your processes

Keeping up with dues, grants, projects and changes in laws and regulations is a tall order, especially when you’re running multiple solutions that don’t communicate with each other. Your ability to grow your mission depends on having solutions that are modern, unified, flexible and intelligent.

Gained from working with hundreds of associations across the country, HEADSTART for Associations delivers a library of standardized business processes backed by industry best practices. Built on Dynamics 365 Business Central, HEADSTART for Associations offers a complete, user-friendly accounting platform designed to streamline back-office operations, simplify audit preparation, improve visibility, and eliminate manual processes so you can grow and expand your impact.

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ACCOUNTING AND COMPLIANCE MADE EASY​

Specifically built for association accounting, HEADSTART for Associations easily handles the complexities of tracking programs, services and multiple funding streams. Stop working around your current solution with a solution that works for you, right out-of-the-box.

FUND MANAGEMENT

Automate fund balancing, close years by fund and net asset class, and access unlimited new asset classes for statutory reporting.

GRANT MANAGEMENT

Automate proposal tracking, awards, sub awards and contracts.

AUDIT TRALS

Stay at the forefront of accounting best practices by recording and saving every transaction, even when fixing accounting errors.

BUDGETS

Set up unlimited budgets for planning, revisions, and final versions. Import and export full or partial budgets from Excel.

Workflow MANAGEMENT

Improve productivity across the organization by automating mundane tasks. Create workflows that connect business process tasks across users.

ALLOCATIONS

Allocate across funds, accounts and dimensions like programs, projects, grants, and departments, better manage your budgets and approvals and get detailed financial reports instantly.

Electronic Bank Reconciliation

Manage multiple bank accounts in multiple currencies. Process automatic reconciliations, positive pay, electronic payments, direct deposits, and check writing.

Entity Management

Manage and consolidate multiple companies with different fiscal years and/or currencies.

INTEGRATIONS

Create powerful and automated integrations with your AMS software, and other systems, including Salesforce.

VENDORS

Track your payables and expenses, from requisitions through purchase orders and invoices, then finish with your payment cycles.

FIXED ASSETS

Manage your organization’s assets throughout their lifetime, depreciate them according to GAAP guidelines or expense them to grants and projects.

PURCHASE ORDERS

Automate approval workflows orders based on budget available net of requisitions, existing purchase orders, commitments, and actual expenses.

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Why Sikich HEADSTART for Associations

Sikich’s HEADSTART methodology ensures predictable, repeatable deployment success and a short time-to-benefits, with a preconfigured set of industry-best-practices.  Addressing much of the complexity, difficulty, and risk of deploying new business applications, HEADSTART leverages over 35 years of successful ERP and CRM deployments for associations and not-for-profit organizations.

“We really were impressed with the technique and approach of [Sikich], where they focused on our organization and on the solution to help us in the long term…”

Andy Herlihy, Executive Director

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LEVERAGE THE POWER OF THE DYNAMICS 365 PLATFORM

Built on Dynamics 365 Business Central, HEADSTART for Associations harnesses the power of the Microsoft stack, so you’re always ready for what’s next. Stay current on the latest technology, configure your systems with ease, and gain peace of mind knowing your sensitive data is stored in some of the most secure, state-of-the-art data centers in the world.

Advanced Analytics

Make better decisions faster with compelling dashboards and data visualizations.

Power Apps

Leverage your data to build apps specific to your processes.

Seamless O365 Integration

Use the same interface your users are already familiar with, with seamless Office 365 integrations.

Remote Ready

Empower your employees wherever they need to work.

6 Signs it’s time for a unified solution to manage your association

It’s time to seriously evaluate a unified solution if you notice any or all of these common issues.

Are you ready for the next step?

There is a lot of change happening and work associations do impact the lives of many. Are you ready to take your organization to the next level?