Record Attendance at 8th Annual NiUG Asia-Pacific Discovery Conference; ASI Announces "Great Things" Award Winners

Melbourne, VIC (6 January 2015) - Advanced Solutions International (ASI), the largest, privately-owned global provider of not-for-profit software, today announced it served as a founding sponsor of the NiUG Asia-Pacific Discovery Conference in Melbourne on 17th to 19th November 2014. Headquartered in the United States, NiUG is the largest independent, international users group in the not-for-profit software industry.

The eighth annual NiUG Asia-Pacific Discovery Conference was held at the Rydges on Swanston with a record attendance of more than 140 iMIS users, solution providers, consultants and vendors who participated in 46 educational sessions, training classes, exhibitor showcases, and networking events.

Ten training courses were conducted on Monday, 17th November with the full conference following on Tuesday. The agenda was jam-packed with the latest iMIS product updates and dynamic sessions on engagement, retention, web management, advanced reporting/analytics, certification, and fundraising.

Conference buzz centered on the availability of iMIS 20.2 later this year. The new release of the iMIS 20 Engagement Management System (EMS)™ focuses on improving the user experience and includes several "Quick-Start" responsive web design templates, enhanced dashboards and member/donor engagement metrics, expanded translation features to reach global constituencies, greater process automation, and new certification program efficiencies.

"This was the best-attended conference in NiUG Asia-Pacific's history," said Colin Bryant, ASI Asia-Pacific Country Manager. "There was tremendous excitement about the exceptional program of educational sessions and great anticipation about the upcoming release of iMIS 20.2. ASI is very proud to sponsor this important iMIS community event."

Conference Highlights


  • ASI conducted on stage interviews with four clients regarding engagement scoring, upgrading to iMIS 20, membership growth, and increasing efficiency.
  • During breaks, the ASI Tech Support Team provided popular short learning labs on using tech support, accessing online resources and answering common issues.


Great Things Award:

ASI annually recognises clients who are using iMIS to help further their missions and accomplish "great things." The following 2014 winners achieved this through their outstanding iMIS RiSE websites:

  • Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia
  • Real Estate Institute of New South Wales


Two clients also received honourable mention: Australian Physiotherapy Association -- National Office, and Victorian Farmers Federation.

About NiUG

With 80 member organisations in Asia Pacific and more than 750 worldwide, NiUG is an independent, international, not-for-profit Users Group that exists to advocate, educate and connect users, Authorised Solution Providers/Consultants (AiSPs/AiCs) and vendors in the iMIS community. To learn more, visit

About ASI

Advanced Solutions International (ASI) is a recognised global industry thought leader that focuses on helping associations and not-for-profits increase operational and financial performance through the use of best practices, proven solutions, and ongoing client advisement. Since 1991, ASI has served nearly 4,000 clients and millions of users worldwide, both directly and indirectly through a network of over 100 partners, and currently maintains corporate offices in the USA, UK, Canada, and Australia.

ASI is the provider of iMIS 20, an Engagement Management System (EMS)™ that enables organisations to engage members, donors, and other constituents anytime, anywhere, from any device. It includes constituent relationship management, commerce management, member self-service, online fundraising, social engagement, private communities, and mobile access in one seamless cloud-based system. Constituents — as well as staff — can access the complete system from a web browser. Plus, iMIS 20 has the flexibility to work with an existing Content Management System (CMS) or — for many organisations — the power to manage their entire website.