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Futures Industry Association Goes Live With Association Anywhere, SaaS Association Management Software (AMS) From ACGI Software

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COLUMBIA, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 02/20/12 -- ACGI Software®, the trusted leader in association management software (AMS), today announced the Futures Industry Association (FIA), a global trade organization whose members includes the world's largest derivatives clearing firms as well as exchanges and clearinghouses from more than 20 countries, has gone live with Association Anywhere®, the company's software as a service (SaaS) association management system (AMS).

"For FIA, the path to greater success requires that we continually improve member service and the efficiency of our operations," said Guy Sheetz, senior vice president, chief financial officer and chief operating officer, Futures Industry Association. "This is why we're excited about going live with Association Anywhere and taking advantage of the powerful data management and automation capabilities it delivers."

FIA licensed Association Anywhere as a fully hosted SaaS application, lowering its upfront deployment and ongoing maintenance costs. In addition to saving money, FIA benefits from the added security and performance gained from having the software centrally managed by ACGI experts at the company's Northern Virginia data center.

Unlike other AMS solutions which are hosted in the cloud, Association Anywhere is readily integrated with back-office applications and websites, providing associations like FIA with a highly configurable environment for managing relationships with and between members, divisions, chapters, partners, event sponsors, advertisers and customers.

Association Anywhere extends its core data management functionality with 40 tightly integrated software modules. These provide task-specific functionality for managing members, marketing, events, finances, publications, continuing education and reporting, as well as e-commerce and Web self-service -- for example taking (and accounting for) secure credit card transactions.

"Effective member management is vital for association success, especially when those members handle more than 90 percent of the funds traded on U.S. futures exchanges and count on you to keep those dollars flowing," said Kevin Hostutler, president and CEO, ACGI Software. "ACGI is very proud to include Futures Industry Association among our growing portfolio of customers who rely on Association Anywhere for managing their members and organizational success."

About ACGI Software
ACGI Software, Inc. is the trusted leader in Web-based association management software and best-practice services. Our flagship application, Association Anywhere, integrates with an association's Website and business applications, automating administrative and financial operations, enhancing communication and reducing operating costs. It gives association executives the tools they need to engage members, empower staff and make insightful decisions. Founded in 1996, ACGI is based in Columbia, Maryland. For more information, please visit

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