Serenic Navigator

Serenic Navigator

4 / 5 11 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Serenic Navigator is an ERP solution solving the unique needs of NFPs, NGOs and public sector orgs, featuring multi-language, currency, and advanced grant management. Based on Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Average Ratings

11 reviews
  • 4 / 5
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service
  • 3.5 / 5
  • 3.5 / 5
    Value for Money

Product Details

  • Starting Price
  • Free Version
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
  • Training
    In Person
    Live Online
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Serenic
  • Founded 1999

About This Software

Serenic Navigator satisfies the unique financial management requirements of nonprofits, NGOs and public sector organizations around the globe. Serenic offers an ERP solution customizable for advanced requirements like multi-language, multi-currency, and robust grant management. Serenic Navigator integrates with a full suite of financial solutions including analytics, budgeting, HR and payroll. Serenic Navigator greatly enhances the level of accountability and transparency to funders.

  • Accounting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Tracking
  • Asset Management
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Committee Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Donation Tracking
  • Donor Management
  • Dues Management
  • Event Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fundraising Management
  • General Ledger
  • Grant Management
  • Member Database
  • Membership Management
  • Partnership Accounting
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Social Media Management
  • Volunteer Management

Serenic Navigator Latest Reviews

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Serenic Navigator is the best

5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have done 2 implementation of the software: in 2007 with Action Against Hunger USA and 2015 with International AIDS Vaccine Initiative.
I love the dimensions, the multicurrency features, A/P, Bank, G/L AND AwardVision, as well as the great reporting capabilities (using the Cube).
IAVI wanted an accounting solution that integrated with Awards management, Budget, Purchase Requisition and Purchase Orders. Also we wanted a system that could work with multiple currencies, didn¿t require customization, very user friendly, and integrated well with Microsoft products. The software had to be supported and maintained by a dynamic company with an excellent reputation and strong experience working in the not-for-profit sector.
The software had to be easy to connect to from anywhere in the world (via Citrix or any other web-based protocol) and offer the possibility of migration to a cloud-based hosting environment. IAVI was looking for a solution that would provide easy consolidation between multiple subsidiaries, strong analytical functionality, and powerful reporting capacity.
Last but not least, excellent support and maintenance services were essential, both from the original manufacturer and from a robust network of third party consultants and vendors.
Coming from a complex system entirely customized that required a dedicated team for maintenance on an on-going basis, we were looking for an off-the-shelf, user-friendly product requiring minimal maintenance.
1. IAVI wanted to find a solution that could be used more widely than just by the accounting team. A real management tool.
2. IAVI wanted to stop working in silos and have the financial information stored in one place for use by all of the various stakeholders (purchasers, budget managers, project managers, grant managers, accounting and payroll staff, senior management,¿).
3. IAVI wanted to run a powerful financial system without needing a dedicated technical support team.
4. IAVI wanted to report in real time and readily close the books on a monthly and quarterly basis.
5. IAVI wanted a system that could easily manage the authorization and coding of expenses.
6. IAVI wanted a solution that provided a great audit trail.
When you buy the Serenic Navigator, you become part of a big family of fantastic professionals. Serenic maintains a very personalized relationship with all its clients.
Also each Serenic client can learn from other Serenic clients via the NGO usergroup.

Pros: 1. IAVI implemented the Awardvision grants management tool as a full component of our financial processes
2. Thanks to Serenic Navigator's very powerful reporting tools (i.e., Jet Reports and Cube), grant managers can now create reports directly from the accounting software, and budget managers can view their actuals vs. budgets in real time.
4. IAVI now seamlessly produces quarterly consolidated financial statements via the Cube.
5. IAVI is using the Navigator workflow management process and a few basic validation rules to streamline the authorization and allocation of expenses to Fund/Award and Project.
6. The drill-down functionality of the software makes it easy to navigate through accounting transactions and provides a great audit trail.
IAVI made an extensive use of Attributes to pool expenses together according to the management requirements.
-IAVI has cut in half the time required to produce quarterly financial statements.
-IAVI virtually eliminated miscoding and the subsequent need to reclassify expenses.
-IAVI has decreased from 4 weeks to 2 weeks the time required after the end of a pay period to upload the allocated payroll into the financial system.
-IAVI has reduced to zero the time required for uploading corporate credit card expenses post-approval.
-IAVI has real-time balances on all authorized POS without relying on external systems (ContractCentral).
-IAVI has received timely and attentive customer support for all issues submitted.

Cons: The Revenue Recognition module is maybe too complex.

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Serenic is a highly functional fund accounting package great Microsoft Excel interface.

4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The product is moving to the web if it's not already there exclusively. I prefer my older version that lives on my own network.

Pros: Trying to do fund accounting in QuickBooks or some other non-funding accounting package is a lot of work. Serenic takes all the work away plus gives you extra "dimensions" you can use to tag your transactions for filtering for other purposes. Love the ability to easily generate a spreadsheet with whatever fields I want for rows and columns.

Cons: Their isn't really any customer support through the company. The company assigns a consulting firm to you for your support -- you don't even get to vet them or choose one yourself.