Advanced offers affordable, faster implementation with new SAAS membership offering

Published 03/11/2015 by Gordon Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Advanced

Today Advanced announces the availability of OpenEngage fast start, a newly launched software-as-a-service (SAAS) offering for specialist membership organisations. 
 
Offering templated core functionality of OpenEngage (previously called Integra), one of the leading membership and examination management solutions from Advanced, this fully hosted cloud-based version enables medium-sized specialist businesses to benefit from a fast start implementation.  Go-live timescales can take as little as ten days, with monthly costs starting from £1,000 per month. 
 
OpenEngage fast start is a core set of modules, pre-configured and hosted in the cloud. The core modules include Membership; Specialist Solutions; Finance; Events Manager; Click Mail and Examinations. Supplementary training and support packages are available to complement the user experience. 

"Smaller membership organisations and associations have many of the complexities and challenges faced by their larger counterparts, but without the benefit of significant budget and economies of scale. Cloud based solutions remove many of the infrastructure barriers these types of organisations often come across with IT systems, complex and time-consuming implementation and an inability to prove short/medium term return on investment. This fast start approach gives peace of mind that the solution can scale as organisations grow.,” comments Richard Gott, Chair, MemberWise Network.
 
Advanced’s wealth of experience with a range of membership organisations of all sizes has supported the delivery of the new package and has been developed based on feedback from the industry. 

Simon Fowler, Managing Director at Advanced (Specialist Solutions), says: “It’s important that we can adapt our solutions to meet the changing requirements of the industries in which we work. The not-for-profit sector has always been a core sector that has led the way in adopting our technology but we recognise that organisations of different sizes have constraints that can impede their technology adoption, from cost, time and proof of investment.  
 
"This is precisely why OpenEngage fast start has been created. It is a functionally rich solution that combines the latest technology developments around security, mobile and cloud, broken into a packaged template in the cloud to ensure low start-up costs, rapid go-live with quickly proven ROI."