TORONTO, Ontario, Oct. 9, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Equation Technologies ( announced that Membership Solutions Manager, Samantha Walker, has earned Project Manager Professional (PMP) certification.

Walker assists Equation Technologies’ clients to implement the cloud-based software solution Avectra Social CRM. In these implementations, project management is a critical element in the launch of the system.

In order to receive the certification, Walker fulfilled the stringent requirements of the PMP designation which include: a four-year degree; at least three years of project management experience with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects along with customer and manager references; 35 hours of project management education; and a very strong knowledge of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) guide and code of ethics in order to pass the 4 hour, 200 question exam with a passing grade of 80 percent or better.

“Already an excellent resource for our clients, Samantha continues to improve her considerable knowledge and expertise,” said Equation Technologies Vice President Annette Balgord. “With our focus on assisting associations throughout Canada to leverage technology, specifically with Avectra Social CRM and BambooHR, Samantha will be able to advise them on the most effective and efficient practices as they look to improve member experience and fulfill their mission.”

Avectra Social CRM, which includes MemberFuse and netFORUM, provides associations with an online platform that encompasses community, membership, social media monitoring and member engagement scoring. Equation Technologies is the only authorized Avectra partner in Canada.

Equation Technologies has been a leader in the implementation of ERP technology, systems integration and advanced custom development since 1985. Partnerships with proven technology leaders including Avectra, BambooHR, Intacct, Sage and Deltek allow Equation to help clients effectively grow revenue and manage finances, projects, people, constituent relationships, and assets.

The company has received a variety of awards including Sage President’s Circle, Accounting Today magazine’s “Technology Pacesetter,” and the Sage Customer Excellence Award for its high level of client satisfaction.

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