CASE, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, is an international non-profit organization with about 100 employees at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. and offices in London, Singapore and Mexico City. Its operating revenues exceed $20 million.
With membership including more than 3,600 education-related institutions in 76 countries, CASE offers professional development, training, networking and other resources for nearly 70,000 communications, alumni relations, marketing and fundraising staff, as well as leaders of the member institutions.
CASE’s Director of Information Systems, Adam Rosenbaum, says, “As an international organization, we operate in multiple currencies and have multiple boards to report to. With our old system, we had no interaction at all—the systems certainly did not talk.”
Rosenbaum explains, “At headquarters, we were on the Dynamics SL 7.0 platform; the Singapore office was using QuickBooks’ Asia-Pacific version; in London, they used QuickBooks’ European version. Mexico was sort of jammed into the European QuickBooks since they started as an offshoot of that office. It had become a very disjointed operation.”
In 2013, the organization switched from Microsoft Dynamics SL (formerly Solomon) and QuickBooks to Acumatica, improving financial reporting and enhancing productivity.