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Diversified Business Solutions is empowering Abt Associates to unify complex operations with QuickBooks Enterprise

Diversified Business Solutions is using their expertise in data migration, process writing, and workflow documentation with QuickBooks® Enterprise to transform financial reporting and interoperability for Abt Associates’ 65 locations over three years.

With the system unification, Abt Associates is comparing and analyzing relative, diverse data with ease—and with more time on their side.

Reporting consistency, for end-users across the organization

Abt Associates has been solving challenges in health, social and environmental policy, and international development for over 50 years, using data to improve the quality of people’s lives. With the scale and important nature of their work, system changes require a smooth and efficient onboarding, documentation, and training process.

To improve the flow of monthly and yearly consolidations, increase efficiency, and close the gaps in financial communication, Abt Associates needed a streamlined, comprehensive financial reporting solution with:

  • Scalable licensing support.
  • Evolving security and compliance capabilities.
  • High-capacity infrastructure at an efficient price point.

After reviewing a number of solutions, including Sage MAS 90, NetSuite, and Acumatica, Abt Associates chose QuickBooks Enterprise, and the expertise, skills, and oversight of Diversified Business Solutions.

An affordable, effective, scalable solution, redefining what’s possible

Beverly Lang, founder of Diversified Business Solutions, a QuickBooks Solutions Provider for more than 12 years, hit the ground running. Beverly visited Abt Associates at its Maryland headquarters and organized four days of training.

With a library of training videos, step-by-step instruction manuals, and QuickBooks templates customized for the initial target locations, Diversified Business Solutions has rolled out comprehensive financial system packages to 36 offices for 240 users and counting.

Increasing uniformity and efficiency throughout their widespread operations, Diversified Business Solutions expects to deliver 600 licenses to a total of 65 various Abt Associates locations over the next year.

The comprehensive, and customized migration, driven by Diversified Business Solutions, has given Abt Associates more power and resources to focus on their mission, and the peace-of-mind of Diversified Business Solutions’ ongoing expert support.

At a glance

QuickBooks Solution Provider (QSP): Diversified Business Solutions

QSP specializations: Financial services, accounting, IT support

QSP applied expertise: Training, consulting, data migration, custom financial reporting, cloud deployments

Customer: Abt Associates

Location: Maryland, USA

Industry: Research, education, international development

Solution: QuickBooks Enterprise

Key add-ons: Payroll

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