LA JOLLA, Calif. - October 13, 2004 - The Active Network, Inc., a leading provider of application and marketing services for the participatory activities and non-profit sectors and parent company of recreation management software provider RecWare (www.recware.com), has acquired Class Software Solutions, Ltd (www.classinfo.com), a Vancouver, British Columbia-based provider of leading technology solutions to community service agencies worldwide. The acquisition will integrate resources and capabilities from both companies to deliver the industry's best products and services for the community activities sector, a market that includes local governments, park and recreation agencies, educational institutions and school districts, YMCAs, community centers, private clubs and non-profit organizations.
"The combination of Active and Class presents strengths across the board and provides us with the team, scale, technology and resources to offer customers the industry's highest standard for products and services that automate management processes and provide Internet-based services for communities," said Dave Alberga, chief executive officer, The Active Network, Inc. "This is exciting news and we're looking forward to sharing the benefits with our customers, partners and employees as we move forward."
The RecWare and Class product lines are recognized, industry-leading brands, backed by companies with solid histories delivering market-leading software solutions to local government and recreation agencies. Class, privately-held, brings a 19-year history providing recreation and municipal management software solutions to a worldwide customer base of more than 700 organizations in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The Active Network has also achieved significant milestones with its RecWare product line. Over 600 organizations throughout North America use RecWare's desktop and Web-based, hosted software solutions to automate administration and provide Internet services to their communities. Merging operations with RecWare developer Sierra Digital, Inc. in 2000, The Active Network was the first provider to offer a hosted, Internet registration solution for the recreation industry.
"We're thrilled to offer our customers the advantages of working with what is now an extremely strong, innovative industry leader," said Alex Barnetson, president, Class Software Solutions. "Both companies share a commitment to customers and technology innovation. Now that value will include more product choices and greater access to the wide range of resources The Active Network offers."
The RecWare and Class teams will provide product demonstrations at this year's National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Congress & Exposition, October 12-16, 2004 in Reno, Nevada. Visit team members at either the RecWare (#1524) or Class (#1503) booths.
For more information about The Active Network, Inc, visit www.theactivenetwork.com or call 888-543-7223.
Class Software Solutions Ltd
Class Software Solutions Ltd (www.classinfo.com) develops and markets high-quality technology solutions to community service organizations worldwide. Founded in 1976, Class Software is a recognized leader in community service management software. Class provides solutions to more than 700 community service agencies who realize organizational efficiencies and customer service improvements.
The Active Network, Inc.
Founded in 1998 and based in La Jolla, Calif., The Active Network, Inc. is a leading provider of application and marketing services for the participatory activities and non-profit sectors. The company's network of properties includes Active.com (www.active.com), eteamz (www.eteamz.com) and Active Team Sports, ActiveGiving (www.ActiveGiving.com), RecWare, and Active Marketing Group. Its application services automate information collection, participant registration, facility reservation and fundraising management, reducing the cost and complexity of managing and organizing participatory activities and fundraising events. Its marketing services offer integrated online and field marketing campaigns to reach active consumers. The Active Network also offers a one-stop shop of services for active lifestyles. The company serves one of the largest customer bases in its market, including more than 7,000 event organizers, 600 park and recreation departments, 1,000 non-profit organizations and 2,500 leagues and camps. For more information, please visit www.theactivenetwork.com or call 1-888-543-7223.