Alumni Access, Essenza Software Partner to Offer Valuable Mobile Coupons to Alumni Association Members

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Agreement will enable organizations to add value for members and build everyday engagement by including local savings within existing apps

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As a result of this partnership, alumni- and membership-based organizations around the country can now have an even more valuable app that provides a unique and engaging experience.

Alumni organizations utilizing Essenza Software’s industry leading engagement apps can now add thousands of local discounts at restaurants, retailers and more, thanks to a partnership between Essenza and Alumni Access, a national alumni discount program from Access Development.

By integrating Alumni Access discounts, Essenza client organizations will be able to offer members over 160,000 “show your phone” mobile coupons, including local offers in every significant US market. Members will be able to find offers based on GPS location or keyword search, as well as tally their savings and add offers to a favorites list.

"We are very excited about our partnership with Access Development and the integrated benefits now available in one comprehensive native mobile app,” says Thomas DeBacco, CEO of Essenza Software. “As a result of this partnership, alumni- and membership-based organizations around the country can now have an even more valuable app that provides a unique and engaging experience.”

Essenza Software is an established leader in creating engagement solutions for educational institutions and nonprofits. Its app solution, which includes event calendars, social media updates, dues payment, and more, has been adopted by dozens of alumni organizations across the country.

In just over a year since its founding, Alumni Access has created discount programs for alumni associations, including those at the University of Nebraska, Iowa State University, Oregon State University, and many others.

“Engagement is all about giving people positive, valuable experiences, and that’s what our mobile coupon network is designed to do,” says Rusty Bentley, spokesperson for Alumni Access. “This will give every member a reason to connect with their alumni organization for a few minutes every day, no matter where in the country life has taken them since graduation.”

The mobile coupon network integration is available to existing Essenza Software clients today. For more information, please visit For more details on Alumni Access, please visit

About Access Development
For 30 years, Access Development has helped organizations connect with their customers and build revenue, engagement and loyalty through custom incentives, employee benefits and discount programs. The company’s private discount network of over 350,000 merchant locations is America’s largest, providing discounts of up to 50% on everyday items to millions of end users. Access also offers the nation’s largest mobile commerce platform, featuring over 175,000 merchants offering exclusive “show your phone” mobile coupons. For more information on Access, please visit or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Essenza Software
Essenza Software is a ‘mobile first’ technology company based in Leawood, KS. The Essenza platform enables K-12, Higher Education and Association clients to better engage their constituents through native mobile solutions.    Essenza provides turn key native apps in addition to delivering a highly customizable SaaS architectured platform that enable partners and clients to configure the technology to meet their specific needs. Essenza can be reached at or 913.232.8099

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