American Planning Association

The American Planning Association is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to advancing the planning profession. Through its philanthropic work, the organization’s foundation helps to reduce economic and social barriers to good planning.

American Planning Association
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Founded

1978

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Members

40,000+

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Countries

90

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Revenue

$21 million

Overview

Headquartered in Washington, the American Planning Association (APA) is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization with more than 40,000 members from 90 countries, 47 chapters throughout the United States, 21 divisions, and two offices (Chicago, Washington) and $21 million in revenue. The organization has three people doing all the organization’s accounting. Their processes were very manual and their product clunky. APA’s accounting software suite was not updated for eight years.

Why Multiview?

The organization was looking to automate the accounts payables and general ledger processes. The general ledger month-end close process took a total of ten days. They had to track cash receipts and invoices on a spreadsheet. They needed a system that would help create a better audit trail, which would allow them to go through the audit process or reconcile more efficiently.

About American Planning Association

Location: Offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C.

Founded: 1978

Website: www.planning.org

“We’ve removed some of the manual processes. So, our data is more pristine for financial reporting. We’ve been able to invoice easier. Reporting on cash is easier because we can upload information from cash receipts. We don’t have to use as many manual processes to test or verify.”

Jillian Green, Director of Accounting at Arnold Ventures

Kathy Fry, Accounting Manager
American Planning Association