SOURCE: ASI

April 03, 2007 10:11 ET

iMIS 15 Raises the Bar for Non-Profit and Association Software

Industry's First Comprehensive Enterprise .NET Solution Customers Can Upgrade Themselves

ALEXANDRIA, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 3, 2007 -- Advanced Solutions International (ASI), the leading global provider of software for non-profits, today announced the release of iMIS 15, the only complete, upgradeable, web-based, not-for-profit and association business software system.

The iMIS 15 product suite provides customer relationship management, website management, marketing communications, fundraising program control, events and education planning, order and inventory processing, billing and financial functions, and business intelligence capabilities. This latest version of iMIS provides an easy upgrade path for more than 2,500 companies using iMIS, representing 30,000 staff users and millions of web users. ASI also provides an easy transition from legacy systems to the iMIS 15 solution.

"Massive conversions from old to new systems force associations to grind to a halt and waste money," said Bob Alves, Chairman and CEO of ASI. "The ability to upgrade existing software allows associations to stay current with technology and lower the total cost of owning and maintaining software. With iMIS 15, we've preserved our core philosophy of keeping 'customers for life' by providing them an entirely new software platform via a cost-effective and painless update that continues to be a fully upgradeable product."

"The operational and IT challenges of keeping 80 international chapters running smoothly, all with varying billing rules and progressive Web 2.0 social media tools, are complex to say the least," said Andy Steggles, Chief Information Officer, Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. "iMIS has allowed us unprecedented flexibility across the mix of legacy, proprietary and cutting edge technology we rely on daily. ASI has been able to expand their offerings as our IT demands have increased."

"Most of our customers need software with more than just fundraising management capabilities," said Bob Alves, Chairman and CEO of ASI. "iMIS 15 provides the functionality non-profits need in one database with a single location for name, address, and historical customer information. We've incorporated 15 years of diverse customer feedback into iMIS 15 so we can deliver a comprehensive solution based on best-practices from a wide variety of non-profits."

"In our first engagement with ASI they talked with us over a three day period about our needs, our business processes and what we relied on -- not their product. Six weeks later they had a working prototype of iMIS tailored around our organization," said David Drinnon, Director of Information Systems and Websites, Second Baptist Church. "ASI was able to providing us an enterprise solution with the speed of an off-the-shelf product and the benefits of a custom-built solution. Our relationship is new, however we can already see 'customers for life' does indeed describes the personal and professional relationship found with the people and the products of ASI."

By leveraging Microsoft's .NET development platform, iMIS 15 uniquely provides the flexibility and openness to achieve a custom solution from off-the-shelf, packaged software. New features in the initial release of iMIS 15 include browser-based views of iMIS for staff, casual, and public users; improved installation and log-in functionality; and the iMIS System Architect, a set of administrative and development tools that provide improved product flexibility. iMIS 15 can be delivered via a hosted model from ASI's facilities or delivered from an alternative location chosen by the customer.

About ASI

Advanced Solutions International (ASI) is the leading global provider of software for non-profits, serving the industry since 1991. The company's premier product, iMIS, is the only complete, upgradeable, web-based, not-for-profit business software system. iMIS addresses a vast range of non-profit business software needs such as association management, fundraising, continuing education, faith-based management and much more. ASI distributes its solutions through a direct sales force and a global network of local solution providers backed by award-winning technical support. The company employs more than 200, with offices in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia. Visit the website at, www.advsol.com.

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