July 31, 2013

3Pillar Global Delivers Revamped Event Management Product to J. Spargo & Associates

FAIRFAX, VA – July 31, 2013 – 3Pillar Global, a product development partner creating software that drives revenue growth for its clients, today announced that JEMS, the event management product it designed and developed for J. Spargo & Associates, is now available to J. Spargo’s customer base of more than 50 association, government and corporate customers. J. Spargo is a full-service event management company that offers a suite of services to support the production of over 100 events annually, some of which attract as many as 50,000 visitors.

J. Spargo’s philosophy is that each event is unique, which creates the need for flexible systems that can be customized to meet each customer’s specific objectives. With its legacy solution, J. Spargo has to develop and test new software to implement customizations, which limits responsiveness and requires programming expertise. The new product, JEMS (J. Spargo Event Management System), provides point-and-click functionality that significantly reduces the time and resources necessary to make customizations.

“Our vision was to deploy a proprietary event management product that leveraged technological advances, allowed customization without coding, and had the adaptability and resiliency to support both pre-event and on-site operations,” said Ron Dinwiddie, J. Spargo’s CTO. “Our goal was to find a product development partner that could help us refine and execute our vision, work seamlessly with our executive and technical teams, and let us maintain our focus on our core business so we could continue providing superior customer service. Over the last three years, 3Pillar has consistently exceeded our expectations.”

The 3Pillar/J. Spargo relationship began with a product strategy engagement, which laid the foundation for architectural, database, and user experience design efforts. The 3Pillar team has followed its Adaptive PLM™ agile methodology to deliver JEMS, a web-based product built from the ground up to replace J. Spargo’s legacy solution. JEMS provides J. Spargo employees with an interface that allows customizable features to be implemented with a simple point-and-click instead of via custom code.

“J. Spargo doesn’t offer their customers a one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, they have built a 40-year track record of success by listening to their customers and meeting their business needs,” said David DeWolf, 3Pillar’s CEO. “We think the JEMS product will make J. Spargo an even more attractive choice for event owners, who can receive the unique experience they desire with the deployment timing of a SaaS based solution.”

About 3Pillar

3Pillar Global builds software products for businesses, enabling them to quickly turn ideas into value. We do this through our disciplined approach to innovation and our deep expertise in disruptive technologies, such as mobile and big data. Through a collaborative and fully-integrated experience, clients have access to a global network of highly-talented, dedicated professionals.  www.3pillarglobal.com/.

About J. Spargo & Associates, Inc.

J. Spargo & Associates, Inc. is a full-service event management company celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2013. J. Spargo offers a full suite of services that support the production of tradeshows, conventions, conferences, symposia and seminars.  Employing 165 full time professionals and servicing nearly over 100 events annually, J. Spargo remains a privately owned company providing services to more than 50 different association and corporate customers. www.jspargo.com

Media Contacts:

3Pillar Global

Tony Orlando
EVP Sales & Marketing

J. Spargo

Kristin Gibson, CMP, CHSP
Vice President of Sales & Industry Relations