Air & Space Forces Association

Written byBjørn Koding

Air Force Association

Five months after integration: 1+ million records. $MMs processed. 451 batch entries to GL. Zero manual operations.

When Air Force Association’s Board of Directors kept asking: “Why does it take you a whole month to provide us up-to-date financials?” AFA’s leadership began replacing their aging technology with modern, cloud-based solutions. (Specifically: Fonteva Membership built on Salesforce for member services, and Sage Intacct for accounting.)

Moving to these cloud-based solutions took Air & Space Forces Association (AFA) one giant step forward, but moving data back and forth between the new applications still proved too time-consuming. And, while the sheer volume of records was daunting, the complexity of AFA's accounting needs multiplied it.

Teaming up with Venn Technology to maximize the capabilities of the excellent cloud-based solutions it had chosen, AFA now has a robust integration that fulfills the organization's needs without labor-intensive, human intervention.

The Air & Space Forces Association provides career, financial, health, legal and other services to its 120,000+ current and former USAF members in 49 states—while also educating the public on the aerospace power’s critical role to a strong national defense.

Venn is proud to have had the chance to play a small part in helping AFA in its mission.

“Now we have up-to-date numbers every day. When the finance team walks into work they can get the numbers while still drinking their first cup of coffee. No more manual export/import of data.” — reports AFA’s CFO, Joseph Stangl, adding “Venn did a great job defining the scope. They took the time to fully understand the result we wanted. And they were exceptionally collaborative throughout the process.”

Bjørn Koding

About the Author

Bjørn Koding

Bjørn hails from Tallinn, Estonia, and wears multiple hats here at Venn (mostly fur). He's got a knack for making the right connections and having the right conversations—which, in our business—is the name of the game. He's a blast to have around the office and brings a fresh new perspective to the party. Now, if we can only get him to leave the thermostat alone (55° is a tad low for us Texans).