Bostrom Selects ACGI Association Anywhere®, Touting Multitenant Platform

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Strong Security Features Ensure Data Protection and Segmentation for Scalability.

ACGI Software®, the trusted leader in association management software today announced that Bostrom, a leading association management company (AMC), has selected Association Anywhere® to power its comprehensive services to national and international professional societies and trade associations in a wide variety of industries.

Bostrom will use Association Anywhere, deployed in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model. Hosted in one of ACGI's secure, state-of-the-art data centers, Bostrom staff and clients located at several offices around the country will simply access the software over the Internet through a web browser.

A key factor in Bostrom's selection decision was ACGI's Advanced Security Management (ASM) that enables Bostrom to run its clients in a single instance of the software. In addition to its consulting services, Bostrom provides comprehensive management and outsourcing, including membership, event planning, program development, marketing, Web site development, accounting and human resources, for trade associations and professional societies. With Association Anywhere, Bostrom can offer its clients more choices from a complete menu of service offerings, while realizing economies of scale from standardizing on a single system with a multi-tenant architecture.

"Multi-tenancy was a huge draw for us," said David Andrew, Chief Technology Officer, Bostrom. "In addition to all the features we need to provide outstanding service to our clients, Association Anywhere's Advanced Security Management technology gave us the confidence that we could effectively and efficiently keep client data secure without multiple installations. With ACGI's software-as-a-service deployment, our staff can focus on providing core value-producing lines of business, instead of maintaining costly infrastructure. We were also impressed with ACGI's track record for managing large-scale implementations and its culture of maintaining great partnerships with its customers."

With Association Anywhere's multi-tenancy architecture, all client data resides on a single database while each client organization has its unique virtual application instance. Client specific business rules and user experience are enabled by software configuration that turns software features on and off. Multi-tenancy provides support for multiple accounting systems, real-time business intelligence, independent workflow, data model extensibility and user access control, while at the same time providing the cost savings and administrative economies of scale of a single system.

"We are thrilled to have Bostrom as a new customer," said Dan Kasprow, Chief Technology Officer and Cofounder at ACGI. "Its solid reputation of building successful associations and providing exceptional value to its clients will only be strengthened with Association Anywhere. ACGI's multi-tenant technology is a key enabling technology that allows Bostrom to realize greater cost savings and scalability as it continues to grow."

In addition to being useful for association management companies, Association Anywhere's multi-tenant architecture serves national or international associations with multiple independent chapters, sections and affiliates, when there is benefit from a shared services business model.

According to Arj Devadas, VP Sales and Marketing, ACGI, "We are seeing growing demand for Association Anywhere's multi-tenancy capabilities from associations of all sizes that recognize the advantages of providing their chapters and affiliate organizations with both managed services and direct access to centralized data. Association Anywhere allows these organizations to collectively serve their members without incurring the costs and effort typically associated with maintaining multiple database systems."

Association management professionals can get a first-hand look at Association Anywhere by contacting ACGI Software and requesting a demo.

About Bostrom Corporation
Bostrom, a leading professional services firm, provides management, outsourcing, and consulting services to clients throughout the U.S. from its offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C. It counsels a wide range of clients, including professional societies, trade associations, foundations and other not-for-profit organizations, governmental organizations and corporations. For more than 75 years, Bostrom has been dedicated to a simple mission: to build successful organizations and enhance value for clients through trust, experience and personalized service and solutions. To learn more about the Bostrom Advantage, visit http://www.bostrom.com.

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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