Donor management

Best has released the latest version of its MIP fundraising and development software for midsized and large nonprofits, GT Pro 4.0. The new release comes with a number of enhancements, including several that specifically improve donor relationship management.

Among these is a subscription address correction service that can search through an organization's donor database, verifying which addresses are valid and deliverable, and even comparing outdated addresses with a change-of-address database to see if there is a more recent entry for that donor. There are also significant enhancements to GT Pro's events management capabilities, and new general ledger interfaces.

In addition, GT Pro has a new Grants Management module letting users with planned giving programs quickly and easily administer full grant proposals for grant or funding requests. It also lets nonprofits track and report in greater detail on planned giving vehicles, and schedule and set up partial grant payments from multiple sources. The module is available stand-alone or as part of Best's MIP Endowment Management product.

Price: GT Pro 4.0 - four-user license, $9,000. MIP Endowment Management - four-user license, $7,500. Grants Management (stand-alone or as add-on module) - four-user license, $5,000. Maintenance and support services are extra.

Best Software

(800) 647-3863

Additions to Checkpoint

RIA has added new content and functionality to its Checkpoint tax and accounting research platform. The additions cover a wide range of areas, and include five new titles on Securities and Exchange Commission compliance and corporate governance from the Practising Law Institute, a new treatise on the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 from Warren Gorham & Lamont, and new discussions of Sarbanes-Oxley and attestation standards in Checkpoint's Accounting and Auditing Disclosure Manual.

In the SECPlus section, RIA has added several registration statement form types, enhanced the Create-a-Chart function, and now allows users to save and schedule searches, as well as receive e-mail notification of new filings. Finally, Checkpoint now offers SOX 404 compliance tools from Parson Consulting that take users through the compliance process step by step, from planning and analysis through design, documentation and testing, remediation, and ongoing monitoring.

Price: Contact vendor.


(800) 950-1216

A new Navigator

Serenic has released the latest edition, 4.0, of its nonprofit financial management software, Serenic Navigator. One of the main changes in 4.0 is a redesigned interface, which has the same look-and-feel as Microsoft Outlook - a move that makes sense, given the ubiquity of Outlook, as well as the fact that Navigator is powered by

Microsoft's Navision. Other Microsoft-centric enhancements include advanced Web services and XML support, allowing for the rapid deployment of .Net portal applications. Several industry-specific applications have also been added, such as time-and-effort reporting, integrated fundraising and donor management, and utility billing.

Price: Contact vendor.

Serenic Corp.

EDI translation

TrueCommerce has released the latest version of the translation software for its electronic data interchange solution for small and midsized businesses. Integrator 4.1 eliminates the need to re-key and verify data being transferred to and from a wide variety of accounting and business software. Enhancements to this version include faster and easier processing, integration with barcode label printing software from NiceLabel, and functionality to automate the process of determining the number of cartons required to ship an order. It also includes a module to create advance ship notices and to auto-generate UCC-128 numbers for barcode labels.

Price: Starts at $750.


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