Beyond Nines Announces Complimentary Demos and Custom Trials for an Alternative to Blackbaud OnDemand™ Hosting

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Nonprofits looking to try out third-party hosting for Blackbaud® software can now experience Beyond Nines' services with a seven-day demo featuring sample data or a customized 30-day trial at no charge.

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Many nonprofit organizations using the Blackbaud® suite of software for their fundraising find that they need more flexibility than what Blackbaud, Inc. can provide. Whether it's poorly timed outages, inconvenient upgrade times or slow response times, shared hosting can be frustrating. Large, complex nonprofits with in-house hosting have more control, but may find that the administrative overhead of in-house hosting is a drain on the organization. Specialized third-party hosting, like Beyond Nines, allows an organization to control all aspects of their application and data hosting, including configuration, upgrades and outage time, without the administrative overhead.

Beyond Nines provides fast, secure, third-party hosting solutions for nonprofits using the Blackbaud® suite of applications including The Raiser's Edge®, The Financial Edge® and NetCommunity™. The hosting platform is designed specifically for Blackbaud® applications and is customizable, with third-party software integration, to meet each organization's needs.

The decision to move data and hosting from the Blackbaud OnDemand™ service or from in-house is not one to be taken lightly, so Beyond Nines has announced the complimentary trial for nonprofits to see if third-party hosting is an appropriate solution. Two trials are available for interested nonprofits. A seven-day demo introduces Beyond Nines' services with sample data, while a 30-day custom trial allows an organization to experience the full range of hosting services with its own data and customization.

The free seven-day demo is offered as a starter trial using sample data. Test users can get a feel for the speed and responsiveness of the Beyond Nines hosting service without committing to a full period of time. Beyond Nines provides training and support while the organization conducts typical tasks in this sample hosting environment.

For a more thorough exploration of Beyond Nines hosting, an organization can opt for the 30-day custom trial. This trial uses the organization's real data and includes organization-specific customizations.

To begin this trial, a test hosting environment specially configured for the organization is set up on the Beyond Nines servers. Current data is copied over to this test environment and a secure login is created for each test user. A Beyond Nines team member will conduct training via an online meeting with screen share with each test user individually. Test users can spend time getting familiar with how the hosting works using actual organization data. Live data is not affected during this trial. The Beyond Nines custom trial is a fully functional trial featuring the same services that live customers receive.

Both the demo and the trial require no further obligation, but if an organization does decide to switch to Beyond Nines' specialized third-party hosting after a 30-day custom trial, the transition is seamless. The Beyond Nines test environment becomes the active hosting environment with no extra setup or migration costs.

Signing up for the demo or trial is simple. To find more information and to experience Beyond Nines' services, visit http://www.beyondnines.com.

The Raiser's Edge®, The Financial Edge®, and NetCommunity™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of Blackbaud®, Inc. Beyond Nines is neither supported nor endorsed by Blackbaud, Inc.

Beyond Nines is based in Seattle, WA and provides nonprofits with a full suite of professional services including consulting, web design, and hosting of The Raiser's Edge®, The Financial Edge®, and NetCommunity™. Additional services include training, evaluation and assessment of integrated online and traditional fundraising strategies, secure hosting services, and integration with third-party software. Founded in 2002, Beyond Nines serves a wide range of clients using Blackbaud® products. Clients include arts and cultural organizations, educational institutions, religious communities and membership-driven nonprofits.

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