Avectra Introduces Moneris Integration and Tax Computation for Canadian netFORUM Association Software Users

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Integrated payment processing and tax accounting further strengthens leading association management software service for Canadian associations

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In addition to Avectra's premier-level, Canada based data hosting operations, our integration with Moneris and VAT/GST/HST computations deliver the essential capabilities Canadian associations need to manage their organizations and serve their members.

Avectra, the industry’s association management software innovator, now offers new services for the company’s Canada-based customers. Introduced in the most recent release of netFORUM Team and netFORUM Pro, Canadian customers can now perform computations for value added tax (VAT), goods and services tax (GST) and/or harmonized sales tax (HST) as well as process credit card transactions through Moneris Solutions, the leading payment processor in Canada.

In addition to these product developments, Avectra also operates data hosting services in a “Class A” data center in Toronto that helps Canadian associations comply with PIPEDA laws.

“We have been received enthusiastically by our Canadian customers and prospects looking for a top-of-the-line membership management system that not only adheres to the unique requirements of the Canadian market, but also successfully manages their association and members with a rich combination of integrated membership, e-Marketing, e-Commerce and social community features,” said Patrick Dorsey, vice president of marketing for Avectra. “In addition to Avectra’s premier-level, Canada based data hosting operations, our integration with Moneris and VAT/GST/HST computations deliver the essential capabilities Canadian associations need to manage their organizations and serve their members.”

Avectra customers with Moneris accounts can now set up their netFORUM association management software to process credit card transactions directly within the system. This integration enables associations to offer one-stop e-Commerce for dues payment as well as the ability to sell products online through the association website. In addition to Moneris, netFORUM Team and Pro also integrates with PayPal and Authorize.net for payment processing.

With the recent software update to netFORUM, Canadian associations can also specify and track sales tax for memberships, certifications, donations, merchandise and events. netFORUM’s tax tracking takes into consideration the Harmonized Sales Tax rules that enable applicable taxes based on the member’s province.

“Our investment in state-of-the-art data facilities and functionality specifically for this market means Avectra provides more than just a PIPEDA compliant, reliable service for our Canadian member-based customers. It means there is a more efficient and successful way for Canadian associations to manage their business and their members,” said Dorsey.

Avectra’s hosting facility in Toronto, Ontario, is operated by leading communications provider Primus Business Services. In addition to providing the most reliable and redundant network available, the data center provides world-class access and environmental controls for Canada-based associations using Avectra’s netFORUM association management software.

For more information about Avectra’s membership management software or to sign up for a free online demonstration, visit http://www.avectra.com/livedemo

About netFORUM Team & Pro
netFORUM Team & Pro are Avectra's 100% web-based association management software solutions. With complete association management functionality, both products are designed and configured to meet association needs without the cost or complexity of customization. Avectra Social Community provides netFORUM Team and Pro customers with social networking tools designed to improve the organization’s business, recruitment efforts, member communications, and results by inspiring conversations with and between members, building long-term loyalty, and forging deeper relationships with their members.

About netFORUM Enterprise
netFORUM Enterprise is Avectra's hosted, enterprise level association management that delivers advanced association management tools and the ability to be customized to meet the most complex business needs – all while remaining on the upgrade path.

With more than 30 modules designed for complete association management and Avectra's on demand SaaS (software-as-a-service) model, netFORUM Enterprise is accessible at any time, from anywhere. And customers can rest assured knowing that their data is safe, as all Avectra solutions run in a secure, world-class hosting facility with complete system redundancy, fail-safe power systems and full database backup.

In addition to Avectra’s internal development and implementation resources, the company also boasts a network of implementation and industry solution partners who work with the company’s customers to implement netFORUM Enterprise or extend the system’s functionality.

About Avectra
Since 1993, Avectra has been translating our customers’ needs into market-leading association management software – whether our customers 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 customers 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 customers 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 customers current with the latest technology. Avectra is headquartered in McLean, VA, with a regional office in Chicago, IL.

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

Media Contact:
Patrick Dorsey
(703) 506-7037


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