Premiere Event Management Software Publisher Expands Its' Electronic Bidding Service Offering

Northwest Software Technologies, Inc. adds Qtego's cellular bidding service to provide its' user community a broader range of choice in silent auction technology and budget.

Everett, WA (August 15, 2011) - Northwest Software Technologies, Inc.r, the pioneering and leading developer of event fundraising management software, designed specifically for non-profit organizations, announced today that it has partnered with Qtego of Indianapolis, IN to expand it's electronic bidding technology service offering.

"Among the many reasons non-profit organizations choose Auction-Tracker is for its' ability and flexibility to offer choice. To provide options that meet the organization's need and budget", said Jack Wilson, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Northwest Software Technologies, Inc.. "This morning I am pleased to announce the addition and integration of Qtego's cellular-based electronic bidding service. By adding Qtego, our user community gains the advantage of a lower-cost, yet highly effective way to implement electronic bidding for their silent auction. I welcome Qtego to our community!"

"Qtego is very excited to be able to partner with Northwest Software Technologies who is one of most well known event technology companies in the Country" said Bob Treash, Partner, Qtego, Inc.

Qtego's cellular bidding service uses traditional text messaging, replacing the paper bid sheet, to allow bidders to bid on silent auction items with their own phone. The service is not dependent on any one cellular service company or device. Auction-Tracker continues to act as the single-source data management application, supplying catalog item and bidder information to the service. When bidding is complete, Auction-Tracker retrieves all successful bids, electronically posts the data to the bidder's account and makes the information immediately available for checkout. Auction-Tracker then continues its' tradition of providing long-term maintenance of all bids and gifts as required by the Internal Revenue Service, allowing the non-profit to meet its' legal and financial obligations. Adding Qtego's electronic bidding service will energize your fundraiser and keep your guests focused on the most important part of your silent auction; giving!

About Northwest Software Technologiesr
Northwest Software Technologies, Inc. is the pioneering and leading provider of fundraising event software to the non-profit sector in the U.S. and Canada. More than 2,000 organizations - including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Children's Hospital Guilds of Seattle, JDRF International (Canada), Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Holt International Children's Services, Junior Leagues, Kiwanis and Rotary International - worldwide use Tracker-Series applications to manage fundraising events. Northwest Software Technologies, Inc. offers four software applications for fundraising event management: A'Thon-Trackerr for sponsor-based pledge type events, Auction-Trackerr for fundraising benefit auctions, Banquet-Trackerr for fundraising banquets and Tournament-Trackerr for benefit golf tournaments. Founded in 1985, Northwest Software Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Everett, Washington with international distribution offices in Canada and Australia.

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