Founded in 2008, the Advoco Scholarship is awarded each semester to students enrolled in the SFSU College of Extended Learning Project Management Program. This scholarship program further extends Advoco’s long-standing relationship with SF State and strengthens its commitment to the advancement of project management.

Anna Richards, the Fall 2011 recipient of the Advoco Scholarship, has been living in San Francisco the past four years, working at SFL Data as a senior project manager. Prior to this, Richards obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY and participated in a study abroad program in Athens, Greece.

Steve Brindle, partner at Advoco and faculty member at SFSU, said, “Advoco has enjoyed working with the SFSU campus over the past several years. The Project Management courses are of high standard and provide participants with a thorough grounding in the field. We are proud that we are able to support and encourage students through the sponsoring of the Advoco scholarship.”

Advoco specializes in Infor EAM software (previously known as Datastream 7i) and training, providing EAM services and EAM training to companies worldwide. With a team of trusted advisors, Advoco has in-depth knowledge of project management, reporting, dashboards and KPIs, MRO parts optimization, mobility, and integration.

For additional information on Advoco, the SFSU scholarship program, or Infor EAM software and services, call 415-503-4380 or visit You may also view our video discussions—Marty’s Minute—where casual, regular tapings recorded in-house cover hot trends in a 60-seconds timeframe.

About Advoco

Advoco is a leading management and consulting services company headquartered in San Francisco, CA with offices in Greenville, SC and Dubai, UAE. Advoco focuses on Infor EAM—previously known as Datastream 7i—offering EAM services and implementation.

By optimizing business performance through an improved application of IT, Advoco forms a trusted partnership and continues to meet the complex needs of leading organizations. Advoco clients include Fortune 1000 accounts and leading private and public organizations around the world. In Latin, advoco means “to call in an advisor.” For Advoco customers, it simply means business. It’s a promise we deliver daily. Expect success.

For more information about Advoco, call 415-503-4380 or visit

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