Life Champions Upgrades to FinancialForce Accounting From Sage to Support Membership Drive

Single Cloud Platform Will Support Mobile Membership Drive From Opportunity to Payment All From an iPad

HARROGATE, UNITED KINGDOM and SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 21, 2010) -, the global leader in online cloud accounting solutions built natively on the platform from, today announced that Life Champions has chosen to replace Sage with FinancialForce Accounting to support its mobile membership sales initiative.

Life Champions is a specialist membership management organisation working on behalf of local and international charities and not-for-profit membership organisations to offer incentives to existing members and to encourage new ones. The business plans to extend its team to include field agents to promote membership. Field agents will be equipped with iPads and will record new opportunities directly in Salesforce CRM. Credit card payments can be processed on the spot and transactions seamlessly created in FinancialForce Accounting.

The Life Champions membership programme generates continuous revenue to the Chosen Causes and FinancialForce Accounting will manage that process. The seamless connection between FinancialForce Accounting and Salesforce CRM means all this can be done through a single input by the field agent working remotely from an iPad. For the first time, Life Champions will have a real-time view of every new membership transaction, outstanding payments and real-time balance sheet data.

"Our entire platform has been scaled to over 500 million accounts in multiple territories and therefore needed the scalability and flexibility that FinancialForce Accounting delivers through cloud computing architecture." said Simon Stimpson, President & CEO, Life Champions. "Our systems will manage over 1 million Chosen Causes providing live reporting and visibility to enable us to amend campaigns on the fly. Providing real-time reporting and trigger based integration to our marketing campaigns through Social Media and digital marketing channels will help us maintain our industry beating operational statistics. Whilst still a relatively young company, our Cloud based architecture and innovative product range allows us to compete on a world stage at a fraction of the cost which in turn, will provide sustainable revenues for our Chosen Causes."

FinancialForce Accounting is the only online cloud accounting solution built natively on the platform from Based on 30 years of financial application development, it allows finance teams of organizations using Salesforce CRM to truly 'Speak Salesforce,' dramatically simplifying processes like invoicing, cash collection and customer service. And FinancialForce Accounting's real-time, international financials solution fully leverages the native integration with Salesforce CRM, providing up to the minute market knowledge and collaboration at the speed of social networking.

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About Life Champions
Life Champions is a membership rewards and benefits company delivering innovative loyalty programmes to not-for-profits, schools, charities, social media groups, membership organisations, retailers and brand owners. Our Enterprise Cloud CRM system enables us to support over 1m Chosen Causes whilst providing hi value service to members and new revenue streams to our retail and commercial partners.

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+44 (0)1423 537977

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