Announcing Protech Connect: an AMS-Native Online Community Platform

Professional and trade associations can streamline and simplify online community management by leveraging their existing Protech AMS database and logic, eliminating duplicate data storage, redundant tasks and integration maintenance.

COLUMBIA, Md. – September 28, 2021Protech Associates, the leading provider of powerful association management software (AMS) for Microsoft Dynamics 365, is pleased to announce Protech Connect, a cost- and time-efficient AMS-native online community platform that simplifies and streamlines community management.

Kevin Bruffey, Protech President, said, “Protech Connect was created to address a pressing need in the industry for a low-cost, easy-to-maintain community solution that didn’t rely on API integrations. Protech delivered an accessible, AMS-native community solution that drives online member engagement and networking.”

The Protech Connect online community solution is offered natively in Protech AMS, enabling seamless utilization of the Protech AMS database to provide rich community features—without the hassle and expense of maintaining an integration with an external platform.

Beth Lilienstein, Product Manager for Protech MX 365, APIs and Integrations, and Connect, said, “Creating and maintaining integrations with third-party applications is complicated and requires duplication of the entire database and mirroring of the community framework. With an online community that has direct access to the existing database, all that duplication is eliminated.”

Protech Connect is a rich community environment with:

  • Fast and Easy Deployment
  • Low Cost to Set Up and Maintain
  • No Integrations
  • Seamless User Experience

As part of the Protech AMS environment, Protech Connect works with data directly in the association’s main database and leverages the robust and intricate logic that makes Protech AMS a unified and interconnected business environment.

Lilienstein continued, “With Protech AMS, all the applications share data and logic rules. That means we can enable sophisticated, flexible functionality through built-in configurations without the need for custom programming.”

With Connect, Protech adds an AMS-native community solution that is a powerful—and accessible—alternative to more complex third-party platforms.

To learn more about Protech AMS and the new AMS-native Community, Protech Connect, please request a demo.