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
Fax: 410-740-9201
E-mail: rajiv@a2zinc.net

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 they need."

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.