Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 12°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Stratford St Mary: Access Group acquires fundraising software specialist thankQ

18:48 03 December 2012

Access Group

Access Group's headquarters at Stratford St Mary

Archant

BUSINESS management solutions specialist Access Group has acquired thankQ, a leading supplier for fundraising and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software.

shares

Access, which is based at Stratford St Mary, on the Suffolk-Essex border between Ipswich and Colchester, said the deal would strengthen its offer to the not-for-profit (NFP) sector where it already has more than 530 customers using its finance and human resources solutions.

The acquisition of Leicestershire-based thankQ, the value of which has not been disclosed, meant it would be able to offer a fully-integrated finance and fundraising CRM system to the sector, the group added.

Chris Bayne, chief executive atr Access, said: “Having worked closely with the not-for-profit sector for many years, we know that there is strong demand for tightly integrated finance and fundraising systems.

“With the acquisition of thankQ, Access is now able to offer a fully integrated best-of-breed solution bringing time and cost savings to our NFP customers and improving reporting of both financial and non-financial data.”

Among thankQ’s 230 existing customers are BBC Children in Need and Citizens Advice

“Our aim is to help charitable organisations focus their efforts on core activities – such as donor and fundraising management – and to ensure they are not burdened by administration and paperwork,” added Mr Bayne

“We can now provide a fully-integrated solution that improves the speed and ease with which charities access and work with data, and integrate invoice and donation transactions to aid decision making through better reporting,.”

John Bird, managing director of thankQ, said: “Joining Access is a great opportunity for our customers and staff. It’s the perfect fit both in terms of approach and technology; their team understands the complexities of our market space and is passionate about what we’ve been looking to achieve.

“By fully integrating the Access and thankQ solutions, we’ll make a positive impact on the NFP sector by helping our customers improve the way they operate and gain greater efficiencies across their organisation. With the addition of Access’ HR solution, we can also help them make the most of their best asset – their people.”

Related articles

shares

0 comments

State-backed Lloyds Bank reported a better-than-expected 21% rise in underlying profits to £2.18 billion for the first quarter.

State-backed Lloyds Banking Group has reported a better-than-expected 21% rise in underlying profits to £2.18 billion for the first quarter as it said it benefited from the improving economy.

Challs MD Graham Burchell

A drain cleaning products company celebrating its 25th anniversary is marking the milestone with new branding.

Isaacs on the Quay

The manager of a popular waterfront bar has moved to allay fears a new licensing application could mean an increase in late night noise.

Penny Teale is to convert part of her Orford General Store into two new flats.

A village shop owner has explained the reasons why she has had to downsize her store and will convert the rest of the building into apartments.

A decision by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) means that 3,200 ex-employees of Woolworths and 1,200 former staff at Ethel Austin will not receive any money.

Thousands of workers at high street stores which went out of business have lost a long battle for compensation.

Post-Christmas boost for BA’s owner

Thursday, April 30, 2015
The owner of British Airways has forecast a big jump in profits this year as it benefits from the

The owner of British Airways has posted a profit in the post-Christmas quarter for the first time since it acquired Spanish carrier Iberia in 2011.

Shell profits slump after oil slide

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Shell has been hit by the fall in oil prices.

Royal Dutch Shell has reported a 57% slump in first quarter profits after it was hit by the fall in oil and gas prices.

Solar farm. Library image.

Plans for a third solar farm in Wix have been given the green light by councillors.

Richard Turner said £70million in wages would be spent in Stowmarket if the business park was given the go-ahead.

Outline planning permission for a 29 hectare business site has been approved by Mid Suffolk District Council.

Royal Bank of Scotland  slumped to a loss of £446million in the first quarter.

State-backed Royal Bank of Scotland slumped to a loss of £446million in the first quarter, it revealed today.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages