Guest post by Fonteva

Fonteva and Protech are two leading solutions for associations built respectively on the Salesforce and Microsoft platforms. These two companies were united in 2021 through the acquisition of both by their parent company Togetherwork. Underlying this union is a fundamental philosophy about the direction of association technology and the inherent advantages of an association software platform. 

First, what is an association software platform?

A true-cloud association platform is fully managed by international technology companies like Salesforce and Microsoft. These platforms enable Fonteva and Protech to deliver software as a service (SaaS) with world-class functionality built specifically for associations and without the use of on-premises servers or hosted applications. The end result is that associations have more control over how the software works for them. 

Why do associations need an association software platform? 

The reasons are numerous; but for starters more automation can be utilized, and they make performing work-related tasks easier for staff. They can help eliminate siloed systems, departments, and data. The use of an association software platform can reduce the need for complex and high-maintenance customizations and integrations. Additionally, they become more efficient for associations by simplifying system maintenance and update processes. For more detailed information, Start Your Platform Journey

Perhaps you’re convinced that an association software platform is the right decision for your association, but you’re asking, “Which association software platform is right for us?”. A few of the factors to consider include the knowledge and skills of staff, business needs and objectives, and other systems currently in use. To explore options further, learn about Salesforce + Fonteva and Microsoft + Protech

We know that selecting a new system can be a daunting endeavor and one that is filled with many questions along the way. Visit for insightful articles, a comparative chart, a technological readiness quiz, key considerations in selecting an association software platform, and other helpful resources.

In case you missed it

Learn more about what the Fonteva and Protech union means for associations and technology. Click here to access the recorded webinar Salesforce & Microsoft: Why Platform Solutions are the Future for Association Technology hosted by Teri Carden of ReviewMyAMS, Jake Fabbri of Togetherwork, and Dirk Behrends of Fonteva and Protech