Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago Uses Harmony Service

GRAYSLAKE, IL — January 30, 2008 —Concerted Systems LLC announced today that it has signed the Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago as a new client for its Harmony ticketing and customer management service.

Concerted partners with Muntu President Joan GrayMuntu Dance Theatre of Chicago began using Harmony to sell tickets for its Fall Concert Series, held December 5–9, 2007 at the Gary Comer Youth Center in Chicago. Muntu also will use Harmony for customer and donation management.

"We are pleased to be working with Concerted Systems," said Joan Gray, president of Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago. "It was easy for us to get up and running on Harmony. Our staff and volunteers found it intuitive to use, which allowed us to focus our time and resources on our upcoming dance performances."

Harmony integrates ticketing, membership and donation management into one centralized, easy-to-use service. Harmony is a web application, with all transactions recorded via a web browser into a secure and well-monitored central database. Harmony's concept of Box Office Anywhere™ means that Harmony customers can sell tickets and memberships from any computer with Internet access.

"Muntu is an ideal fit for Harmony," said Steve Oelschlager, managing partner of Concerted Systems. "With our Software as a Service (SaaS) model, Muntu does not need to invest in costly software or hardware or hire IT staff to maintain the system."

Photo Caption: Joan Gray, president of Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago, welcomes Steve Oelschlager (left) and Taskin Rahman, Concerted's managing partners, to the Dec. 6 Muntu fall concert.

About Muntu
Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago performs authentic and progressive interpretations of contemporary and ancient African and African-American dance, music, and folklore. Since its founding in 1972, Muntu Dance Theatre has grown to be one of the most artistically-accomplished and stable dance companies in Chicago. For more information, visit Muntu's website.

About Concerted
Concerted Systems LLC was founded in 2005 to provide a superior solution for ticketing, registration, and patron-donor management. Its Harmony ticketing and customer management service debuted in September 2006 at Discovery World in Milwaukee. Since then, Harmony has processed nearly $3 million in transactions.