Abila Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Certified Consultant Program

Current Abila Business Partners have completed more than 6,300 hours of initial certification training

April 30, 2015 – AUSTIN, TexasAbila, the leading provider of software and services to nonprofits, associations, and government entities, today announced the 20th anniversary of its Certified Consultant Program.  Current Abila Business Partners have completed more than 6,300 hours of classroom certification training to become experts in Abila’s portfolio of products, including Abila MIP Fund Accounting™, the gold standard of True Fund Accounting™ systems.

As a part of the Abila Partner Ecosystem, Business Partners are authorized to resell and implement one or more Abila products. Abila Business Partners are industry veterans and certified product experts, providing guidance and best practices to help organizations solve real problems and drive mission productivity.

“We believe we have the most well educated and experienced channel in the market; our Business Partners not only know our products, they understand the unique needs of nonprofits and government entities,” said Krista Endsley, Abila’s CEO. “We spend a significant amount of time training and recertifying our Business Partners every year, because our customers deserve to work with trusted advisors who understand their needs. Our combined experience, industry expertise, and product knowledge help organizations solve real problems and focus on the real results they’re looking for and need.”

Every Abila Business Partner must maintain one or more Certified Consultants for each authorized product line. To become certified, , a consultant must complete initial training and pass all associated assessments. Certified Consultants must also renew their certification every year, as well as get recertification with each new product release. In 2014, Certified Consultants completed more than 900 training hours.

Facts about Abila Business Partners:

  • 94% have more than 15 years’ experience in nonprofit accounting.
  • 91% have more than 10 years’ experience in Abila MIP Fund Accounting
  • 60% are licensed CPAs.
  • 60% have worked for a nonprofit or government agency.
  • 100% are active volunteers in their communities.

“We pride ourselves on being part of an ecosystem with extensive expertise and experience in nonprofit accounting,” said John Francis, principal of 1st Choice Advisors and long-time Abila Business Partner. “Abila’s rigorous Certified Consultant Program ensures we are true product experts. We’ve been with Abila MIP™ since the beginning, and have guided our customers as technology has advanced. We’re excited about the direction Abila is headed, and as technology continues to change, we’ll be there to serve as trusted advisors.”

To learn more about the Abila Business Partners, please visit: http://www.abila.com/businesspartners.

About Abila

Abila is the leading provider of software and services to nonprofits, associations and government entities that help them improve decision making, execute with greater precision, increase engagement, and generate more revenue. With Abila solutions, association and nonprofit professionals can use data and personal insight to make better financial and strategic decisions, enhance member and donor engagement and value, operate more efficiently and effectively, and increase revenue to better activate their mission. Abila combines decades of industry insight with technology know-how to serve more than 8,000 customers across North America. For more information, please visit www.abila.com.

 

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