As advances in technology continuously drive product innovation, Blackbaud releases new products, features, and services that help nonprofit organizations achieve their missions. This means that clients can realize new value from the consistent investment and advancement of many Blackbaud solutions while Blackbaud simultaneously prepares more mature products for product end of life. 

Support for FundWare will end on December 31, 2017. After December 31, 2017, Blackbaud will no longer provide support or updates for FundWare. This includes bug fixes, and security and compliance measures. The end-of-year update for 2016 and toolbox c are the last tax updates for FundWare before it's end of life date 12/31/2017.

The last end-of-year release is scheduled for December 2016, and will include 2016 year-end tax form changes, and 2017 tax table and compliance updates.

Note: Federal and state tax calculation changes will be updated throughout 2017, as needed.

In preparation for the end-of-support for FundWare, your Blackbaud account manager will be contacting you to discuss your upgrade to Financial Edge NXT.

If you have not done so already, please take a few minutes to review the FundWare migration planning guide, as well as the key dates outlined below:

  • March 31, 2017: Take advantage of best-available loyalty pricing prior to March 31st. After this date, current pricing expires, so talk to your account manager now to secure the best possible offer.
 
  • June 30, 2017: A typical migration takes 6+ months, and there may be impacts to your fiscal year close and tax deadlines if you are not live on Financial Edge NXT by the end-of-support date. In order to best partner together for a successful implementation, we require that you make your migration decision before June 30th. Migration purchases made after June 30th are not guaranteed to be implemented and live prior to the December 31st, 2017 end-of-support date.
 
  • December 31, 2017: After this date, FundWare will no longer be supported. Your migration needs to be completed prior to December 31, 2017 in order to process 2017 tax forms.

 

In addition, FundWare maintenance contracts will not extend beyond December 31, 2017.  If you have any questions about your maintenance renewal or how it will be impacted by the end-of-support for FundWare, please email blackbaudrenewals@blackbaud.com

We are excited to partner with you to ensure your organization is benefiting from the best-available fund-accounting capabilities. If you would like to start your migration planning now, please email solutions@blackbaud.com, chat with sales, or call 800.443.9441.