Montana State University Foundation Selects Agilon for New Advancement Information System

Montana State University Foundation recently announced the selection of its new Advancement Information Management and Fund Accounting solution, Agilon’s One. The Foundation selected Agilon, LLC and its partner Agresso to meet its growing information technology needs.

Bozeman, MT, October 25, 2007 --( Montana State University Foundation (MSUF), a non-profit foundation supporting over $140-million in assets connected to the University’s fundraising and investment management efforts, announced that it has selected Agilon, L.L.C. to provide a new Advancement Information Management and Fund Accounting solution to support the Foundation’s growing information technology needs. The solution includes Agilon’s ONE Donor Management database with additional modules for Events Management, Memberships Management, Scholarship and Endowment Management, and Business Financials powered by Agresso’s comprehensive accounting and finance ERP suite. The solution also includes Agilon’s integrated Constituent Connection online community and Rel@y e-mail delivery system to enhance alumni relations and communications.

“We chose Agilon's fundraising and fund accounting systems as the best solution for meeting our information technology needs, both now and as we grow in the future. Agilon's processes for upgrading from our legacy Ascend data base are both low risk and cost effective, and will enable us to implement the new system on a very short timeline,” explained Ted Delaney, Chief Financial Officer at the Montana State University Foundation. “We are developing plans for a comprehensive campaign within the next few years that is an important centerpiece for our growth. Our relationship with Agilon enable’s the Foundation to implement key technology components and process automation that will directly contribute to meeting our goals and objectives.”

The Foundation is currently using Agilon's Ascend fundraising system, originally implemented in 1992. The new web-based system--Agilon's One--offers significant improvements in capabilities and accessibility for fundraisers, staff, donors, and alumni, and is scalable to support future growth.

"We are pleased to be working with Montana State University Foundation to implement a new generation of fundraising and fund accounting systems. Agilon's innovative technologies combined with personalized service and support will provide efficient solutions for the Foundations' information management needs as they evolve and grow for years to come," commented David Best, President and CEO of Agilon.

About Montana State University Foundation

The Montana State University Foundation was established in 1946 by the State of Montana as a not-for-profit corporation to support and enhance the programs of Montana's land grant university by: seeking gifts, grants, bequests and other forms of financial support; and managing the assets of the corporation in accordance with its purpose and fiduciary responsibilities. The mission of the MSU Foundation is to enhance the continuing excellence of Montana State University by attracting financial support and being prudent stewards of its resources and friendships. It assists various departments across the University including the Colleges of Agriculture, Business, Education, Engineering, and Nursing. The Foundation manages assets of more than $140 million with nearly 3,300 active accounts.

The Foundation is governed by an elected Board of Directors, of which at least half must be MSU alumni. More than 10,000 alumni, friends, and organizations give annual contributions to the University. Donors represent all 50 states and over 40 foreign countries.

About Agilon

Agilon’s ONE fundraising and fund accounting solutions provide clients with a database system that successfully manages donors, prospects, memberships, contributions and financials, and scholarships and events for a wide range of non-profit organizations. The fundraising system is entirely web-based and includes an integrated on-line community and an e-mail communication system that enrich an organization’s relationships with their donors and prospects. Agilon is dedicated to providing products and services that empower non-profit organizations to develop life-long relationships and effective communications with their constituents. For more information, visit

About Agresso

Agresso ( is a $225 million enterprise resource planning (ERP) subsidiary of Netherlands-based Unit 4 Agresso (Dutch Stock Exchange EURONEXT-U4AGR) and one of the top five providers of ERP solutions for professional services and public sector organizations. Over 2,600 companies and organizations in 100 countries deploy Agresso Business World for both operational support and strategic management. The company’s role-based, Web Services and Services-Oriented Architecture (SOA) enabled solutions include: Financial Management, Human Resources and Payroll, Procurement Management, Project Costing and Billing, Reporting and Analytics and Business Process Automation. For more information, visit

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