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Athena Software partners with Australian consulting firm Sinapse

May 17th, 2012

Waterloo, Ont.-based company Athena Software has partnered with Australian consulting firm Sinapse to provide support and training for users of Athena’s Penelope case management software application in Australia and New Zealand.

Effective May 2012, Sinapse will handle aspects of technical support, deployment and training services for Athena Software’s clients in Australia and New Zealand.

“We’re extremely pleased to partner with one of Australia’s leading technology companies to provide top-quality, timely and knowledgeable support and deployment services to our rapidly growing client base across Australia and New Zealand,” said Greg Stanley-Horn, director of deployment at Athena. “Sinapse has an outstanding reputation and a tremendous track record working with world-class companies such as Newcrest Mining, Victorian Government, Toyota, Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline, so we’re quite delighted to partner with them on sales, support and deployment opportunities.”

Sinapse is a consulting firm founded in 2008 and based in Richmond, Victoria in Australia. Since its inception, the company has expanded to include over 50 full-time consultants. Besides its consulting work in the mining, pharmaceutical, automotive and construction industries, Sinapse also works with the not-for-profit sector, a major source of Athena’s burgeoning client base in Australia and New Zealand.

“We are delighted to join with Athena in assisting their customer base in Australia and New Zealand. We have complementary skills to Athena with strong systems implementation and change-management capabilities that can help clients in their Penelope implementations,” said Noel Thurlow, Sinapse partner for the public and not-for-profit sector.

Joanna Retnam, Sinapse project manager, brings extensive implementation experience with Athena Software through hands-on implementations with various community-sector agencies in Australia.

The agreement with Sinapse also corresponds with Athena Software’s commitment to reduce its carbon footprint as a pledging partner with the not-for-profit organization Sustainable Waterloo Region. Stanley-Horn and other Athena staff have made numerous business trips to Australia to provide training and sales demonstrations to current and potential clients — with the Sinapse partnership now in place, that will mean a significant decrease in travel miles for Athena staff.


Athena Software Announces Move to New Office in Waterloo

March 1st, 2012

Athena Software is on the move.

The Waterloo Region-based providers of case management software for social services and behavioural health organizations around the world is changing addresses in March to accommodate their expanding workforce.

Since 2007, Athena has called a historic former fire hall at 318 Duke St. W. in Kitchener, Ont. their home. That will change on March 26, when the company moves to their new office facilities at 33 Dupont St. E. in Waterloo, Ont.

The new office space is double the size of Athena’s existing facilities with defined areas set aside for the company’s technical and development staff on one side of the building and sales and support staff on another.

The entire Athena team will make the move to the new Uptown Waterloo location on March 26. Athena is investing in upgrades at the facility, with a newly-renovated board room expected to be ready by April 1.

“While we have really enjoyed our stay at the Station 2 Firehall in Kitchener, we were delighted to find a great space to accommodate our growing number of employees,” said Greg Stanley-Horn, director of deployment projects at Athena Software. “We found the Dupont Street office in Uptown Waterloo to be a perfect location and fit for us.”

Though Athena is changing cities, they’ll still be located firmly within the area of southwestern Ontario known as Canada’s Technology Triangle. Waterloo Region (which includes the cities of Waterloo, Kitchener and Cambridge) is renowned worldwide as a hub for technology and innovation, and Athena Software is happy to remain a part of that thriving community.

The move caps an exciting start to the year for Athena — 2012 has already seen the company expand their development and sales staff and release a major new assessment tool for their hundreds of clients worldwide. The company has also made inroads into a new market with several new clients in New Zealand to complement their existing client base in Canada, the United States, Australia, the UK, Ireland and Japan.

Athena Software is a trusted software supplier for governments, behavioural health organizations, universities, police services and a range of not-for-profit agencies around the world, with an estimated 10,000 people using the software worldwide.


Athena Software and PeaceWorks Technology Solutions Partner to Launch New Report Creation Tool for Athena Clients

October 31st, 2011

Athena Software is pleased to announce the introduction of mPWR, a dynamic reporting tool developed by PeaceWorks Technology Solutions for use with the Penelope case management system. Penelope is a comprehensive client information software solution designed by Athena Software specifically for human service agencies, including not-for-profit organizations and governments (

“We are happy to partner with Athena in providing this reporting solution for their diverse client base,” said Matt Langeman, product manager and software consultant at PeaceWorks. “Development of the mPWR tool for Athena clients is a great fit with our vision to provide effective IT solutions for organizations working to make a positive difference in the world.”

mPWR is a powerful, secure and flexible report-writing tool designed to complement the already robust reporting capabilities of the Penelope client information system by allowing users to create and run custom reports, enhance existing reports or gain access to new reports created especially for use with mPWR. Like Penelope, mPWR is a web-based application, meaning users can access reports from anywhere via a secure HTTPS connection using a web browser.

“Organizations in the social service and mental health sectors have diverse and complex information tracking and reporting requirements,” said Athena Software director Diane Stanley-Horn. “Athena wanted to complement our comprehensive internal reporting with a flexible tool that can accommodate case-by-case requirements and allow multiple end users at an organization to run the reports they need, when they need them. Partnering with PeaceWorks, with whom we have had a long relationship, provided this exciting opportunity.”

As well as allowing admin-level users to create new reports with customized appearance and content, mPWR comes complete with 18 new ‘out of the box’ reports designed to allow Penelope users easy access to a wide range of statistics on client demographics and outcomes as well as service provision and productivity. These reports offer additional reporting flexibility and the capability to further ‘drill down’ into user data for enhanced statistical reporting.


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