a2z Introduces New Microsoft.NET Platform at ASAE Annual Conference
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 08/10/2004
CONTACT: Rajiv Jain
Phone: (410) 740-9200 x: 204
a2z Introduces New Microsoft.NET Platform
At ASAE Annual Conference
New features and leading edge technology highlight latest release of the popular
online expo management software from a2z Inc.
a2z Inc., maker of expo management software used by association meeting planners
nationwide, now brings the power of leading edge Microsoft.NET technology to
a2zShow. With Version 5.0, the popular, online, real time software for expo
managers now offers more features standard and can be used more easily and
effectively throughout an organization.
"The move to .NET technology enables a2zShow to serve more effectively as an
enterprise system catering to the needs of the entire association," says a2z
president Rajiv Jain. "Everybody—operations, accounting, sales, marketing, top
management—can interact with the program and expo data and pull the information
Microsoft .NET technology is designed to allow people to share information using
a single, simple interface. Based on universal code and structures, it enables
information to flow seamlessly between different software applications, legacy
systems, and the Internet. It adds stability to the operating environment by
helping to eliminate errors and glitches that tend to occur when different
systems talk to each other. For a2zShow, a key benefit is the ability to
incorporate new features, enhancements, customization, or existing system
integration faster and the next generation technology from Microsoft more
easily and less expensively for associations.
".NET is cutting edge. It’s more stable, more error proof, and the processing
speed is faster," says Jain. "This is where the technology is going. It’s only
logical to move our application from older technology to new."
In addition to migrating a2zShow to the .NET platform, Version 5.0 includes
several important enhancements designed to improve productivity and the flow of
information for association and their stakeholders.
Expanded reporting and analysis capabilities.
Event managers can produce professional business reports showing historical
trends and past show comparisons.
Enhanced security and access controls.
Organizations can specify which aspects of the application specific people can
access, change, etc.
Expanded control of non-exhibiting space.
Event managers can manage non-exhibiting spaces and draw those spaces online.
Enhanced floor plan printing capabilities. Floor plans can be printed at
different scales and at higher resolutions – making it possible to print high
quality, detailed floor plans directly.
Staying ahead of the crowd with leading edge technology and continuous product
advancements is central to the philosophy that has made a2z, Inc. an
award-winning software company. Its powerful expo management and marketing
tools are used by organizations of every size, scope, and industry – including dozens of the top 200 expos in the United States.
Additional information is available online at www.a2zinc.net
or by calling 410-740-9200.