ACGI Software Celebrates Decade of Leadership

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ACGI Software, the trusted leader in Web-based association management software (AMS) and best-practice services, today announced the beginning of a year-long celebration of the company's 10th anniversary. Originally known as the Association Consulting Group, Inc., in 1997 ACGI introduced Association Anywhere®, the industry's first 100 percent Web-based AMS application. The company has continued leading the association software industry, being first to offer Web self-service applications and license its software as a hosted service -- growing a portfolio of over 100 customers including the Professional Golfers Association of America, the American Physical Society, and American Society of Interior Designers.

ACGI Software, the trusted leader in Web-based association management software (AMS) and best-practice services, today announced the beginning of a year-long celebration of the company's 10th anniversary.

Originally known as the Association Consulting Group, Inc., in 1997 ACGI introduced Association Anywhere®, the industry's first 100 percent Web-based AMS application. Since then, ACGI has made its mark as an industry leader, growing a portfolio of more than 100 customers, including the Professional Golfers Association of America, the American Physical Society, and American Society of Interior Designers.

"Over the past 10 years ACGI has become our trusted technology partner, providing the Professional Golfers' Association of America with software and services that have streamlined our operations and enabled significant member benefits," said Tim Shank, Managing Director Finance and Information Systems, PGA of America. "What separates ACGI from other software firms however, is their drive and dedication to the association industry -- they have what it takes to help their customers achieve greater success."

ACGI Software was founded by Kevin Hostutler, president and CEO and Dan Kasprow, chief technology officer, both veterans of the association management software industry. With a first-hand understanding of the limitations of traditional client-server AMS applications, Hostutler and Kasprow bet their business on the growing adoption of enterprise-class Web technologies.

With the growing popularity of consumer-oriented e-commerce Websites, they realized associations could provide members and customers with self-service Web applications that would enable all sorts of interactions, such as online membership enrollment, renewal and conference registrations -- streamlining operations and enhancing the member experience.

By pursuing Hostutler's and Kasprow's vision, ACGI has led the industry with a number of firsts, including:

•t1998 -- Launched Association Anywhere 2.0, the first AMS application offering "self-service" applications for members and customers. Initial applications enable online membership registration and renewal via credit card.

•t2000 -- Introduced a fully hosted version of Association Anywhere, first Web-based AMS licensed as an on-demand service.

•t2002 -- Launched "MemberVoice®," a sophisticated marketing application that continuously gathers member/customer data for highly targeted interest-based marketing campaigns and personalized Web-content.

•t2005 -- Addressed growing need for management reporting and analysis by integrating the Business Objects business intelligence platform with Association Anywhere.

ACGI's innovations and dedication to customer success have helped the company achieve strong and continuous growth, averaging over 20 percent per year since its inception. As a result, ACGI is evolving, implementing new products, processes and services that will ensure it can effectively support its growing customer base for many years to come.

"By staying focused on helping our customers achieve greater success, ACGI has accumulated unmatched industry expertise and technical skills," said Kevin Hostutler, president and CEO, ACGI Software. "I'm very proud of our team and the results we've delivered, and look forward to another decade of industry leadership."

About ACGI Software

ACGI Software, Inc. is the trusted leader in Web-based association management software and best-practice services. Our flagship application, Association Anywhere, integrates with an association's Website and business applications, automating administrative and financial operations, enhancing communication and reducing operating costs. It gives association executives the tools they need to engage members, empower staff and make insightful decisions. Founded in 1996, ACGI is based in Columbia, Maryland. For more information, please visit http://www.acgisoftware.com.

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