Togetherwork Strengthens Commitment to Association Industry with Acquisition of Protech Associates, the Leading Association Software Built on Microsoft Dynamics 365
Arlington, VA – November 3, 2021 – Fonteva is excited to share that Togetherwork, the leader in integrated software and payments for managing communities, groups, and organizations, has acquired Protech Associates.
The leading provider of Association Software built for the Microsoft Dynamics 365 + platform, Protech, will bring its own storied history of deep customer relationships and strong growth alongside Fonteva as part of Togetherwork’s Association Solutions business unit. With the addition of Protech, Togetherwork is boosting its commitment to the association industry and significantly growing its presence in the market.
This acquisition does not affect the commitment or the investment Togetherwork has made, and will continue to make, in Fonteva. Togetherwork remains focused on growing Fonteva and providing Fonteva’s customers with the best possible Association Software Platform built on Salesforce. The accelerated product investment made in Fonteva by Togetherwork continues, which most recently was highlighted by the addition of three new highly experienced Salesforce Technical Architects to the product team.
Protech becomes Togetherwork’s second Association Management Platform provider, joining Fonteva, which was acquired earlier this year. The Association Solutions business unit, led by General Manager Pat McGlynn will continue to focus on the vision of delivering the best and most popular platform-based solutions to associations. The majority of the Protech leadership team and staff will continue to operate and support Protech and Togetherwork moving forward.
While some operational teams will integrate, the Protech product team will continue to build and develop its Association Management Platform build on Microsoft CRM, just as Fonteva as has continued the independent development of its platform built on Salesforce. Both platforms expect to realize benefits from the support and backing of Togetherwork.
“The opportunity to bring Protech into the Togetherwork family is really incredible for our Association Solutions business unit, and I believe a great win for Associations,” said Togetherwork CEO Neil Platt. “We’re delighted to now provide a single stop for associations who are ready to move to a true cloud platform-based solution to manage their membership organizations. Togetherwork has strengthened its commitment to serving the association industry and will continue to look for opportunities that allow us to provide more value to the association customers we serve.”
Protech was founded in 1984 by Frank S Bruffey, Jr., whose family has been deeply involved with the company ever since. “For nearly 40 years our family has taken great pride in serving the association industry, and we firmly believe that joining forces with Togetherwork provides the best long-term outcome for our customers, employees, and our family,” said Protech President Kevin Bruffey. “By taking advantage of Togetherwork’s economies of scale, Protech will be better positioned to solve the common challenges of a fast-growth software company.”
Built specifically for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform, Protech’s integrated suite of member-focused database, financial, e-commerce and analytics tools work seamlessly together to empower trade and professional associations and other member-based organizations to deliver exceptional member experiences. Certified in Microsoft AppSource, Protech Association Software is robust, easy-to-use association management software (AMS) that optimizes processes, energizes member engagement, enhances organizational decision making and transforms organizations by connecting data, people and processes with intelligent, industry-specific business applications and Microsoft-powered technology. A Microsoft Gold partner, Protech was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland. For more information, visit www.protechassociates.com.
Togetherwork is a leader in software and payments for groups and organizations of all kinds, helping them grow, become more efficient, increase revenues, and provide excellent service to their members and constituents. Togetherwork’s operating companies serve multiple verticals including associations, fraternal, religious congregations, sports leagues, summer camps, charities, and cultural and educational institutions. Togetherwork has more than 700 employees, and is a portfolio company of GI Partners.