SOURCE: Advanced Solutions International

August 19, 2008 08:30 ET

Lehman Associates Study Highlights ASI's Continued Association Management System Market Dominance

iMIS Leads in Meeting Implementation Expectations

ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwire - August 19, 2008) - Advanced Solutions International (ASI), the leading global provider of web-based software for associations and non-profits, today announced its continued dominance in the association management system (AMS) product market. According to the 2008 AMS Association Market Study conducted by Lehman Associates, the company leads the market share with almost 40 percent, an increase over 2007, and ranks highest among major AMS vendors in implementation experience. The data also revealed that iMIS is the most well-known AMS solution among non-customers.

Lehman Associates interviewed and compiled data from national and international associations with budget sizes of $2 million or greater in North America over the first half of 2008. Respondents were asked to provide information on their current use of AMS technology, purchasing process, upgrade factors and implementation experience, as well as product satisfaction levels.

"This is the third year we have conducted this study," said Tom Lehman, president, Lehman Associates. "As the marketplace for AMS products continues to evolve, associations' technology purchasing decisions are more critical than ever before. We believe the study results will enable associations of all budget sizes to make the most strategic AMS software choices for their organizations."

Key 2008 AMS Association Market Study Findings

Lehman Associates' study showed that iMIS holds the greatest market share especially with small to mid-size association customers. iMIS also led other major AMS vendors in the following areas:

--  Meeting expectations for the time of implementation
--  Meeting expectations for the cost of implementation
--  Meeting expectations for the ease of implementation
--  Response time/performance ratings
--  Non-customer product knowledge
    

"Evaluating and implementing AMS software can often be a daunting task for associations," said Bob Alves, chairman and CEO, ASI. "By setting realistic expectations and then delivering on them, we have found success and improved the quality and strength of our customer relationships. The 2008 AMS Association Market Study validates ASI's commitment to creating customers for life."

About Lehman Associates

Since 1992, Lehman Associates has helped associations, companies, and non-profits improve their success by enabling executives understand better the patterns of their businesses, and use that insight to craft effective business, product, and marketing strategies. Services include technology and web strategy consulting, e-marketing and e-business development, and member and industry research. The Lehman Reports is a growing series of industry studies focused on effective technology utilization by associations. To learn more visit www.ansible.com.

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 has served nearly 3,000 customers worldwide. 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. To learn more, visit www.advsol.com.

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