December 18, 2009
Next Generation Solutions Ltd. offers new service plans for ActiveNWI.com online registration service
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. - Executives at municipal park departments, agencies and organizations that wish to electronically market events, classes and workshops in Northwest Indiana now have more service plan options available.
Officials at Next Generation Solutions Ltd. announced this week that they have established new service plans called the Community Plan and the Enterprise Plan on their ActiveNWI.com online registration service.
Mark C. Orciuch, president of Next Generation Solutions, described how the plans meet the needs of organizations depending upon the number of events they market on the site.
"The Community Plan is designed for organizations that have limited financial resources and a limited number of programs but want to provide the convenience of online registration and payment. The Community Plan with the subscriber-funded option carries no cost to organizations that select it," he said. "The Enterprise Plan targets larger organizations with more programs and will accept walk-in registrations. Both plans offer secure online credit card and e-check payments."
Orciuch said more options for the site are being designed.
"We plan to launch a free advertising-only plan that will allow organizations and individuals to submit approved free programs to the search engine," he said. "This option should be available in early spring."
The ActiveNWI Web site features a unified search engine that allows users to locate recreational programs and activities by category, keyword and start date. It was developed in partnership with the park and recreation departments of the Indiana towns of Highland, Merrillville and Schererville, which were the initial subscribers. The site also integrates with an online event calendar published by LakeNet NWI.
Active NWI was developed using Next Generation Solutions' portal content management platform, NGS*Portal, and its e-commerce payment gateway, NGS*Commerce.
Next Generation Solutions is an affiliate of the Purdue Research Park of Northwest Indiana.
About Next Generation Solutions Ltd.
Next Generation Solutions Ltd. delivers innovative technologies for the e-government sector. Founded in 1994, Next Generation Solutions Ltd. is a regional leader in portal content management and e-commerce solutions for government agencies.
About Purdue Research Park of Northwest Indiana
The Purdue Research Park of Northwest Indiana sits on 386 acres west of I-65 in Merrillville. This laboratory and office facility serves as the anchor for the state-certified technology park - AmeriPlex at the Crossroads - under development by Purdue Research Foundation and Holladay Properties. The 48,000-square-foot Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana is slated to expand to 60,000 square feet in 2010. It opened as Purdue's first satellite technology center in January 2005 and currently serves 24 technology-based tenants. Employment within the center currently numbers approximately 100, including researchers with advanced degrees, recent college graduates and interns.
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