The ATS a2z Bridge:
Providing Integration with the a2z Platform

a2z provides a superlative event planning and participation experience to your audience. Manage and market your expositions and conferences with radically streamlined operations and automated processes.

Boost the Profitability of Your Show and Provide Proven Solutions to Participants

a2z, Inc. provides event planners and organizers with powerful cloud-based solutions that help increase and accelerate booth sales. Our clients also realize improved productivity in back office processes, increased connectivity with their membership, CRM and financial databases, and an improved web presence for their attendees and exhibitors. Our features include online tradeshow floor plans, event websites, abstract/speaker management, matchmaking tools, personal itinerary builder, and so much more.

Key Features

  • Pull exhibitors and prospects from iMIS into a2z via an IQA query.
  • Create new contacts (people records) in iMIS if the contact in a2z does not exist in iMIS.
  • Create relationships in iMIS to relate people to exhibitors (e.g., exhibitor contact, sponsorship contact, etc.).
  • Record a transaction log in iMIS of all orders from a2z per meeting per exhibitor.
  • Record a log in iMIS of all activities per meeting per exhibitor.
  • Record in iMIS which exhibitor has purchased which booth per meeting.

Supported Use Cases

  • Manage contacts in iMIS and sync those contacts to a2z automatically using IQA.  
  • Once contact records are pushed to a2z, exhibitors have the ability to login to a2z, select, and pay for booth reservations.
  • While managing booths in a2z, exhibitors have the ability to specify additional "contacts" and set a "contact type" as appropriate (e.g. onsite contact, sponsorship, etc.)  The bridge can be configured to compare a2z contacts to iMIS records and create records in IMIS from a2z for those records that don't already exist.  In addition, the system will create a relationship in iMIS to relate that person to the company with a corresponding relationship type (e.g., sponsorship contact). 
  • Using IQA, determine which contacts to synch and which you do not wish to sync.  The IQA to pull data from a2z into iMIS must accommodate the relationships that were created.
  • Using the booth information that is written back to iMIS, create a RiSE page or panel that will show the booth numbers and exhibitors with additional information from iMIS. This can then be added to your event pages in RiSE.
  • If you have a use case that is not listed or would like additional information, please Contact ATS.

Easy Does It: Integration Made Simple

The ATS methodology for bridges uses the iMIS API's to achieve the results you expect from a world-class integration. We work closely with third-party partners to use their API's in the most efficient manner. We pride ourselves on building integrations that work on many versions of iMIS. This means that when you upgrade iMIS the bridges will continue to work without having to be rewritten.

The results of this methodology include:

  • Compatibility with all versions of iMIS (unless otherwise noted) using the appropriate iMIS API's that work best with your version of iMIS.
  • The flexibility of on-premise or hosted models for the software.
  • Easy set-up and one-time configuration including installation services from ATS.

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Options for Selling Booths Without the Exhibitions or Expo Module

Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2017

The Exhibition & Expo modules will no longer be supported in future releases of iMIS, so what is the best way for your organization to sell and manage booth space? Join us as we review how you can leverage a wide range of options from out-of-the box iMIS to advanced ecommerce platforms to popular iMIS integrated exhibition applications such as a2z, Cadmium and EXPOCAD.

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