Attendees received first-hand insights from colleagues who are achieving even greater success with their iMIS systems
Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) October 15, 2014
Advanced Solutions International (ASI), the largest, privately-owned global provider of not-for-profit software, today announced it is sponsoring several key initiatives of global iMIS user group NiUG International, including the organization’s recent Discovery Conference in Baltimore on September 29 - October 1, 2014. Headquartered in Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, NiUG is the largest independent, international users group in the not-for-profit software industry.
The ninth annual NiUG Discovery Conference was held at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore and included more than 359 iMIS users, solution providers, consultants and vendors who participated in 54 educational sessions, training classes, exhibitor showcases, and networking events.
The highlight of the iMIS Community’s calendar, Discovery began on Monday, September 29 for 210 users who participated in pre-conference training. The full conference launched on Tuesday and was chock-full of the latest iMIS product updates and dynamic sessions on engagement, security, web management, advanced reporting/analytics, mobile options, and fundraising/major gifts.
Conference buzz centered on the availability of iMIS 20.2 later this year. The new release of the iMIS 20 Engagement Management System (EMS)™ focuses on improving the user experience and includes several “Quick-Start” responsive web design templates, enhanced dashboards and member/donor engagement metrics, expanded translation features to reach global constituencies, greater process automation, and new certification program efficiencies.
“This was one of our best conferences to date. The jam-packed agenda attracted participants from as far away as Zimbabwe and Scotland. In several of our sessions, attendees received first-hand insights from colleagues who are achieving even greater success with their iMIS systems. I’m very proud of the value the conference delivers and we’re already inspired with amazing ideas for next year.”
Great Things Award: ASI annually recognizes clients who are using iMIS to help further their missions and accomplish “great things.” The following five 2014 winners achieved this through their outstanding iMIS RiSE websites:
- American Medical Group Association
- Association of Oncology Social Work
- Insurance Accounting & Systems Association
- National Association of Electrical Distributors (Ted Magazine & TedTV)
- NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation
John Howarth Memorial Award: NiUG presents this annual award to recognize those who represent its mission with passion, persistence, optimism and grace under pressure. Award recipients who have distinguished themselves in service to the iMIS Community in 2014 are Dena Collins of the New York State Association of Health Care Providers and Tricia Fastje of (C) Systems Global.
NiUG is an independent, international, not-for-profit Users Group, which exists to advocate, educate and connect users, Authorized Solution Providers/Consultants (AiSPs/AiCs) and vendors in the iMIS community. To learn more, visit http://www.NiUG.org.
Advanced Solutions International (ASI) is a recognized global, industry thought leader that focuses on helping associations and not-for-profits increase operational and financial performance through the use of best practices, proven solutions, and ongoing client advisement. Since 1991, ASI has served nearly 4,000 clients and millions of users worldwide, both directly and indirectly through a network of over 100 partners, and currently maintains corporate offices in the USA, UK, Canada, and Australia.
ASI is the provider of iMIS 20, an Engagement Management System that enables organizations to engage members, donors, and other constituents anytime, anywhere, from any device. It includes constituent relationship management, commerce management, member self-service, online fundraising, social engagement, private communities, and mobile access in one seamless cloud-based system. Constituents — as well as staff — can access the complete system from a web browser. Plus, iMIS 20 has the flexibility to work with an existing Content Management System (CMS) or — for many organizations — the power to manage their entire website.