Avectra Releases netFORUM SharePoint Upgrades for Hosted Enterprise Association Management Software

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Latest functionality expands event management and member self-service capabilities to deliver a superior online member experience

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netFORUM SharePoint allows organizations to create a powerful member experience while avoiding the cost and time required to develop integrations with the content management system on their own

Avectra, the industry’s innovator for association management software, announced today the release of its latest service pack with expanded functionality for netFORUM SharePoint. Including advanced event management and member self-service features, the upgrade builds on existing Microsoft SharePoint integrations to deliver a superior online member experience for associations using the company’s hosted enterprise level software.

Introduced in the netFORUM Enterprise 2008 release, netFORUM’s integration with SharePoint combines Avectra’s market-leading association management software with the industry standard in content management.

In addition to the more than 120 out-of-the-box Web services that already support customer profile management, e-Commerce, chapter and committee management, website design flexibility and more, this latest release of netFORUM SharePoint includes:

  •     Extended member self-service options – including paying for open invoices, joining or renewing membership, making donations, and viewing past interactions with the organization (events attended, purchases and donations made, etc.)
  •     Expanded event management functionality – including group and guest registration, as well as the ability to add event sessions and tracks
  •     Connection to Google Maps detailing locations of individuals and organizations via the member directory
  •     The ability to link member profiles to Facebook and Twitter

“netFORUM SharePoint allows organizations to create a powerful member experience while avoiding the cost and time required to develop integrations with the content management system on their own,” said Richard Davis, chief executive officer for Avectra. “This latest release further provides the online experience members expect and supports the dynamic communication that associations strive for.”

The release of this service pack is the first of Avectra’s netFORUM Enterprise releases for 2010. The upcoming release of netFORUM Enterprise 2010 will include additional integration points to support SharePoint 2010.

netFORUM SharePoint is built on the Microsoft SharePoint platform and can be hosted in the Avectra Super Network (ASN) for a secure Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering that allows netFORUM clients to focus on their members – and leave the IT worries to Avectra. Single sign-on seamlessly connects clients’ association websites to SharePoint. The combination of netFORUM Enterprise and SharePoint provides for a seamless integration between the front-end Web experience and back-end member database for associations.

Additionally, the same XML Web services that support netFORUM SharePoint can be used to integrate netFORUM Enterprise with other third-party content management systems.

Together, netFORUM SharePoint represents the next step in real-time communication and member engagement for associations. For more about netFORUM SharePoint, please visit http://www.avectra.com and sign up for a free personalized demo.

About Avectra
For the last 16 years, Avectra has been translating our clients’ needs into market-leading association management software – whether our clients serve members by the hundreds or hundreds of thousands. Our 100% Web-based technology integrates data with business processes and then automates it, so our clients can engage members, provide access to all of their resources and get more done. Each of our solutions is continually refined by the user community, ensuring that we have the features our clients need to run their businesses and lead their industries. With ongoing, automatic upgrades that won’t disrupt service or incur additional costs, we keep our clients current with the latest technology. Avectra is headquartered in McLean, Va., with a regional office in Chicago.

To explore the netFORUM family of products, please visit http://www.avectra.com, or call 800-858-8272.

Media Contacts:
Ray van Hilst, Avectra
(703) 506-7158
rvanhilst(at)avectra(dot)com    

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