"...Association Anywhere was the clear choice for effectively managing our clients’ members and growing our business.”
-- Robert Waller, Jr., COO
Columbia, MD (PRWEB) May 19, 2011
ACGI Software®, the trusted leader in association management software (AMS), today announced Association Headquarters, an award-winning association management company based in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, has selected and completed an initial deployment of Association Anywhere and would expand the association management system roll out to support all of its 27 association clients and professional societies.
“Association Headquarters went through an extensive, consultant-led selection process to identify the right AMS,” said Robert Waller, Jr., CAE, Chief Operating Officer, Association Headquarters. “After the needs analysis, RFP reviews and team meetings, Association Anywhere was the clear choice for effectively managing our clients’ members and growing our business.”
“Beyond the technical and financial benefits Association Headquarters will gain from Association Anywhere, we’re also looking forward to building an even stronger relationship with the ACGI team,” added Waller.
With its focus on efficiency and superior client service, Association Headquarters has selected the Association Anywhere software-as-a-service (SaaS) licensing model. This cloud-based solution gives Association Headquarters added deployment flexibility, eliminates hardware-related expense – the software runs in one of ACGI’s secure, state-of-the-art data centers – and provides assured system performance through ACGI’s service level agreements.
To meet the needs of its clients and gain added value from its investment in the Association Anywhere platform, Association Headquarters IT staff members are receiving in-depth training from ACGI consultants on all aspects of configuring, administering and integrating the software. This will make Association Headquarters self sufficient, giving them greater flexibility for how and when they roll out Association Anywhere, while also helping reduce the time and cost of supporting the system.
Association Headquarters provides comprehensive association management and outsourcing, including membership, event planning, program development, marketing, website development, accounting and human resources for trade associations and professional societies. With Association Anywhere, the firm 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.
ACGI’s Advanced Security Management (ASM) module enables multi-tenancy. All client data resides on a single Association Anywhere 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 features on and off.
In Association Anywhere, 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 maintaining a single system. The functionality is critical for association management companies like Association Headquarters, where maintaining the integrity of individual client operations is an imperative.
“The association management business is becoming increasingly reliant on the effective use of technology – as a differentiator and tool for enabling effective member management,” said Kevin Hostutler, president and CEO, ACGI. “Recognizing this, we are very pleased Association Headquarters selected Association Anywhere as its new AMS platform and ACGI Software as its partner for growing effective client relationships for years to come.”
Beyond association management companies, the multi-tenant architecture of Association Anywhere is also ideally suited for supporting a shared-services business model, such as when the headquarters of a national or international association supports the operations of multiple independent chapters, sections or affiliates.
About Association Headquarters
Philadelphia region-based Association Headquarters, Inc. (AH) is a leader in the field of voluntary organization management. For 32 years, the company has provided executive management, trade show management, meeting and convention planning, public relations, marketing, creative services, membership development and administrative support for trade associations and professional societies, and today, manages 27 non-profit trade associations and professional societies. AH holds accreditation with the AMC Institute to ANSI standard. For more information, visit http://www.associationheadquarters.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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