The American Psychiatric Association Launches a New Unified, Collaborative Portal on the iAPPS Product Suite

Burlington, MA | May 30, 2012

Bridgeline Digital, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLIN), developer of the award-winning iAPPS Web Engagement Platform and related interactive technology solutions, today announced the recent launch of the new psychiatry.org website for the American Psychiatric Association (APA). With an abundance of information resources, the psychiatry.org website is one of the most valuable assets APA offers its members and the general public. The website redesign project focused on core objectives to simplify navigation and information architecture, improve search capabilities, and modernize the overall look and feel. Additionally, APA required the new site platform to be able to manage its large volume of content in an easy to administrate, scalable toolset without compromising performance or security.

APA engaged Bridgeline’s award-winning interactive services team to design and develop a site that would reside within a dedicated Bridgeline-hosted server environment. The new site design and architecture brings value to the APA’s members both through the sharing of member-centric information and the delivering of online resources that support member practices. With an improved online presence, the site is positioned to build member loyalty and improve member relationships and retention.

Bridgeline's iAPPS Product Suite is the industry’s leading Web Engagement Management (WEM) solution and the only WEM platform available in either a SaaS or perpetual license that unifies Content Management, eCommerce, eMarketing, and web Analytics capabilities - enabling users to swiftly enhance and optimize the value of their web properties. The capabilities built into the iAPPS Product Suite enable marketers to develop and manage more effective site and email marketing content, and quickly adjust that content to the changing needs of their site visitors and overall market, including the delivery of real-time, dynamic content based on visitor actions and profile. With iAPPS’ single, unified platform, driving more effective, measurable campaigns gives marketers a distinct edge that can propel optimization of their online marketing channels.

To develop this ambitious project to APA’s specifications, the association purchased licenses for iAPPS Content Manager and iAPPS Analyzer. The overall solution was deeply integrated with Personify, an Association Management Software (AMS) solution developed by TMA Resources, as well as with YAF Discussion Boards, a third-party forum component. Operating under a managed, perpetual licensing option, Bridgeline provides APA with the iAPPS content management software, as well as site development, deployment and maintenance support -- all within a dedicated hosting environment. The new psychiatry.org site enables APA to realize their customization requirements while Bridgeline maintains operational controls designed to meet their complex security and privacy needs.

“The Association leadership wanted to break away from the mold,” says Bill Bruce, APA CIO. “APA started looking at what Fortune 500 businesses were doing and which solutions were working for their web platforms.”

The Association was dedicated to positioning itself as an industry thought leader, and recognized that the iAPPS Product Suite was the comprehensive tool that would help to boost it to a high level of influence.

“Bridgeline and iAPPS is a winning combination,” adds Eric Fishman, Director of Information Systems at APA. “The result is a comprehensive site that will help us meet the information and collaboration needs of our members in the years ahead.”

About The American Psychiatric Association

Founded in 1844, the American Psychiatric Association is the world’s largest psychiatric organization, representing more than 36,000 psychiatric physicians from the US and around the world. The specialty medical society is made up of member-physicians who work together to ensure the humane and respectful care and effective treatment of any and all persons with mental disorders, including intellectual developmental disorders and substance use disorders. The APA, it has been said, is both the voice and conscience of modern psychiatry, and members are primarily medical specialists currently in practice, or in the process of becoming professional psychiatrists.

About Bridgeline Digital, Inc

Bridgeline Digital is the developer of the award-winning iAPPS® Web Engagement Platform and related interactive solutions. 

The iAPPS platform deeply integrates Web Content Management, eCommerce, eMarketing, and web Analytics capabilities within the heart of mission-critical websites and eCommerce web stores, enabling customers to enhance and optimize the value of their web properties. Combined with award-winning interactive development capabilities, Bridgeline helps customers cost-effectively accommodate the changing needs of today’s rapidly evolving web properties; enabling them to maximize revenue, improve customer loyalty, enhance employee knowledge, and reduce operational costs.

The iAPPS product suite is delivered through a Cloud-based SaaS business model, whose flexible architecture provides customers with state-of-the-art deployments that provide maintenance and daily technical operation and support; or via a traditional perpetual licensing business model, in which the iAPPS software resides on a dedicated server in either the customer’s facility or Bridgeline’s co-managed hosting facility.

Bridgeline Digital is headquartered near Boston with additional locations in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, New York, Philadelphia, Tampa, and Bangalore, India. Bridgeline has hundreds of customers ranging from middle market organizations to divisions within Fortune 1,000 companies that include: L’Oreal, Sun Chemical, Parametric Technologies Corp, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Novartis, Shaw Flooring, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Guardian Life, Tosoh, Dover, ViaWest, PODS, AARP, Cadaret Grant & Co., CFO Magazine, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.  To learn more about Bridgeline Digital, please visit www.bridgelinedigital.com.

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