MicroEdge Announces Release of FIMS Compass

New business intelligence tool helps community foundations maintain greater insight and work more strategically

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| Source: MicroEdge, LLC

New York, Dec. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MicroEdge, LLC, the leading provider of solutions to the giving community worldwide, today announced the release of FIMS Compass, a new business intelligence and reporting tool for community foundations. To build this tool, MicroEdge has partnered with Rocket Software®, a leading global developer of enterprise software solutions. Today more than 10,000 organizations and over 5 million individuals use Rocket Software solutions.

FIMS Compass is an add-on solution to FIMS, the leading foundation management solution for community foundations, faith-based organizations, and education and scholarship programs. This new solution gives organizations access to the wealth of insight and information in their FIMS system. FIMS Compass enables users to produce a wide spectrum of reports with their FIMS data; the solution comes with a library of standard reports and the ability to create custom and ad hoc reports on the fly. It also provides personalized dashboards--customizable information summary screens that compile key data and statistics so that each user can get the insight they need at a glance. Those dashboards are updated in real-time, enabling organizations to maintain constant insight into the status of their programs and their foundation as a whole.

FIMS Compass also features robust analytical features that let users drill down, view and examine their data in many different ways. This helps foundations keep a finger on the pulse of the organization's health, facilitating the strategic decision making needed to progress the foundation's programs. Additionally, organizations can add the option to grant web browser access to staff or board members that want to review reports remotely, giving them the ability to stay informed anytime, from anywhere. All of this adds up to a significantly powerful tool that will help community foundations work more effectively and strategically over the long term, and MicroEdge clients are excited about the possibilities it holds. "The FIMS Compass support team has been working very hard to build a foundation of queries and reports to enable FIMS Compass users to effectively view, slice-and-dice, and/or produce ad hoc or standard reports with appropriate training," said Mike Murphy, Director of IT at Oklahoma City Community Foundation.

"Our community foundation clients manage significant parts of their operations with FIMS, from grants and scholarships, to accounting, fundraising and organization-wide budgeting," said Phoebe Jewett, Director of Product Management at MicroEdge. "With so much valuable data in one system, they need a tool that allows them to tap into and analyze all of that insight and information in one place. FIMS Compass is that tool. We're excited about this release as it will open new doors for strategic planning and organizational improvement for community foundations of all shapes and sizes."

Availability

FIMS Compass is available now. To learn more about FIMS Compass visit the MicroEdge website, or contact MicroEdge at info@microedge.com or 800.899.0890. 

About MicroEdge
Established in 1985, MicroEdge, LLC is the leading provider of software and services to the giving community worldwide. MicroEdge solutions deliver a powerful, integrated, and open framework for efficient and effective charitable giving. The company is committed to providing the best technology toolset for foundations, corporations, government agencies, donors, advisors and financial institutions. Together, these tools help organizations to work with one another to raise, invest, manage and award charitable currency. MicroEdge is headquartered in New York City with regional offices throughout the U.S. and supports thousands of clients worldwide. MicroEdge is part of the Vista Equity Partners portfolio of software and technology-enabled companies. To learn more about Vista Equity Partners, visit www.vistaequitypartners.com. To learn more about MicroEdge, visit www.microedge.com.

About Rocket Software

Rocket Software is a global software development firm that builds enterprise products and delivers enterprise solutions in the following segments: Business Intelligence and Analytics; Storage, Networks, and Compliance; Application Development, Integration, and Modernization; and Database Servers and Tools. Rocket is engaged in business and technology partnerships with IBM, EMC, Fujitsu, HP Enterprise Services, Avaya, Motorola, Epicor, and many others. The company is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.

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