Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Tessitura Software Announces New Features at Worldwide User Conference

Intix: "Tessitura Software Announces New Features at Worldwide User Conference

Tessitura Network 2005 User Conference Attended by 500+ Users

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 22, 2005--The annual worldwide Tessitura Network, Inc. user conference was held in Boston this year with record attendance of over 500 users from approximately 100 arts organizations who have licensed Tessitura Software(R) from Impresario, L.L.C. The attendees represented licensees in Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States.

While at the conference attendees could chose from over 40 sessions presented by 70+ session leaders. General sessions announced the launch of the following major enhancements and interfaces to Tessitura:

* An optional Select Your Own Seat online buying path for organizations who elect to put that power in the hands of their online ticket buyers
* A proven Access Control system utilizing handheld scanners for real time admission authorization
* A kiosk system to handle automated 'will calls' and remote ticket purchases

The Tessitura Network, Inc. structure allows the licensees of the software to vote on priorities for the future development of the software. With version 5.5 released in July, the users voted on development priorities for version 6.0 and 6.5 at the meeting. Tessitura releases new versions twice a year and updates the included web interface at the same time. Starting in 2002, Tessitura licensees have been provided with a web interface that covers online ticketing, contributions, subscriptions and many other functions. No fees are due for any transactions to Impresario or the Tessitura Network, Inc. and thus arts organizations are able to maximize the revenue and contributions they generate. Panel discussions at the conference highlighted average web sales patterns for single tickets of up to 70%. The nonprofit Network organization is governed by a board of senior arts administrators whose interests are aligned with the ne"
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