MyAssociation Launches Universal Internet Software Platform; Online Tools Deliver New Efficiencies for Associations and Nonprofits

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from MyAssociation, Inc.

    WASHINGTON, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 MyAssociation, Inc., today announced the development of BlueStep(TM), a
 universal Internet-based software platform for managing data online.
     "BlueStep will change the way associations and nonprofit organizations
 operate," said Richard D. Hanks, MyAssociation chairman, president and CEO.
 "This new technology platform represents the evolution of the Internet in
 terms of how it can deliver information, both internally and externally, in an
 organization."
     BlueStep helps associations and nonprofits be more efficient.  It
 integrates databases, brings applications and Web-based tools together, and
 delivers the right information, to the right people, over the Web.  The
 integration platform will be released early summer 2001.
     "Using the BlueStep platform, an organization can define what data is
 relevant to them and how they want to manage that data," said John Sperry,
 chief technology officer.  "Access to the data is selective and controlled by
 our customers.  As information is updated, it's instantly available through
 the system so invited users can view, maintain, access and share current data
 no matter where they are."
     The product is easily customizable.  For example, rather than having to
 input data on multiple "fixed" screens, customers can define input pages to
 match their organization's current processes.
     In addition, MyAssociation announced a suite of products that will operate
 on the BlueStep platform.  These products, along with others identified for
 future development, represent a comprehensive selection of technology tools
 for efficiently operating an association or nonprofit organization:
 
     -  RELATE(TM): Relationship management
     -  TEAM(TM): Web-based collaboration
     -  CONNECT(TM): Online community-building and publishing
     -  LEARN(TM): e-Learning (powered by Click2learn.com)
     -  DIALOG(TM): Webconferencing/teleconferencing (powered by Evoke
         Communications)
     -  DONORS(TM): Donor management (powered by eTapestry.com)
 
     Because MyAssociation's products are delivered via the Web, clients don't
 need to do anything to upgrade.  Applications are housed and maintained by
 MyAssociation and customers access their software through any standard Web
 browser.
     "All our tools are being developed with feedback from hundreds of
 associations and nonprofits, including our 16-member Strategic Advisory Board
 of Executive-level industry professionals," said Hanks.  "These professionals
 understand the power the Internet can deliver in managing their organizations
 and want to see that power available to them.  We follow their lead in
 creating our products."
 
     About MyAssociation, Inc.
     MyAssociation's software lets clients manage member and donor data,
 strengthen their online presence, and coordinate teams and committees more
 effectively.  At the heart of MyAssociation's technology is BlueStep, a
 web-based platform that lets customers share data between systems and
 integrate existing applications.  The company has primary customer offices in
 Washington DC, executive and technical offices in Salt Lake City, and
 additional client-service locations in Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, Charlotte and
 Toronto.  For more information about MyAssociation's technology solutions,
 visit www.MyAssociation.com or call (888) 767-4891.
 
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    WASHINGTON, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 MyAssociation, Inc., today announced the development of BlueStep(TM), a
 universal Internet-based software platform for managing data online.
     "BlueStep will change the way associations and nonprofit organizations
 operate," said Richard D. Hanks, MyAssociation chairman, president and CEO.
 "This new technology platform represents the evolution of the Internet in
 terms of how it can deliver information, both internally and externally, in an
 organization."
     BlueStep helps associations and nonprofits be more efficient.  It
 integrates databases, brings applications and Web-based tools together, and
 delivers the right information, to the right people, over the Web.  The
 integration platform will be released early summer 2001.
     "Using the BlueStep platform, an organization can define what data is
 relevant to them and how they want to manage that data," said John Sperry,
 chief technology officer.  "Access to the data is selective and controlled by
 our customers.  As information is updated, it's instantly available through
 the system so invited users can view, maintain, access and share current data
 no matter where they are."
     The product is easily customizable.  For example, rather than having to
 input data on multiple "fixed" screens, customers can define input pages to
 match their organization's current processes.
     In addition, MyAssociation announced a suite of products that will operate
 on the BlueStep platform.  These products, along with others identified for
 future development, represent a comprehensive selection of technology tools
 for efficiently operating an association or nonprofit organization:
 
     -  RELATE(TM): Relationship management
     -  TEAM(TM): Web-based collaboration
     -  CONNECT(TM): Online community-building and publishing
     -  LEARN(TM): e-Learning (powered by Click2learn.com)
     -  DIALOG(TM): Webconferencing/teleconferencing (powered by Evoke
         Communications)
     -  DONORS(TM): Donor management (powered by eTapestry.com)
 
     Because MyAssociation's products are delivered via the Web, clients don't
 need to do anything to upgrade.  Applications are housed and maintained by
 MyAssociation and customers access their software through any standard Web
 browser.
     "All our tools are being developed with feedback from hundreds of
 associations and nonprofits, including our 16-member Strategic Advisory Board
 of Executive-level industry professionals," said Hanks.  "These professionals
 understand the power the Internet can deliver in managing their organizations
 and want to see that power available to them.  We follow their lead in
 creating our products."
 
     About MyAssociation, Inc.
     MyAssociation's software lets clients manage member and donor data,
 strengthen their online presence, and coordinate teams and committees more
 effectively.  At the heart of MyAssociation's technology is BlueStep, a
 web-based platform that lets customers share data between systems and
 integrate existing applications.  The company has primary customer offices in
 Washington DC, executive and technical offices in Salt Lake City, and
 additional client-service locations in Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, Charlotte and
 Toronto.  For more information about MyAssociation's technology solutions,
 visit www.MyAssociation.com or call (888) 767-4891.
 
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