Tributes.com and ASD Announce Obituary Data Integration





Tributes.com and ASD Announce Obituary Data Integration


Leading Answering Service Helps Funeral Home Partners Improve Efficiencies with Direct Feed to National Obituary Platform

BOSTON, MA ­— March 2, 2011 — Tributes, Inc., the online resource for local and national obituary news, announced today that they have formed a partnership with ASD, the leader in answering service and call support for funeral professionals. The two companies will be building a data bridge between the ASD and Tributes.com platforms allowing ASD funeral partners to streamline their processes by automatically pushing data coming in from families through the ASD answering services directly to the Tributes.com database resulting in the creation of a basic obituary complete with interactive memory book ready for immediate publication on the funeral home website, on Tributes.com and across the Tributes.com Network of television partners – 100 stations strong and growing.


By only requiring that vital information be entered once by funeral home staff, ASD is helping funeral home partners lessen the chance that data entry errors will occur and are introducing a real, tangible solution that not only cuts costs but, depending on the Tribute.com program selected, can also help funeral home partners generate new revenue streams. Tributes has built a solid reputation in the funeral service industry of providing funeral homes with tools that allow them to provide their families with state-of-the art online memorialization products and innovative and cost-effective online distribution while simultaneously leveraging the extensive local and national reach of Tributes.com and the Tributes.com Network to develop their brands and generate revenue.


" ASD is very enthusiastic about its partnership with Tributes.com. We strive for the highest level of customer service in all client interactions and are proud to be affiliated with the leading online obituary news provider,” said Kevin Czachor, Vice President, ASD. “Tributes' products, services and timeliness synch with ASD on multiple levels. We know this partnership will be embraced by our 4800 funeral home and death care clients."


“More and more funeral homes across the country are recognizing the value of the online obituary to both their families and ultimately to their firms,” said John Heald, Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Tributes, Inc. “ASD represents one of the most trusted brands in funeral service, and we are very proud to be working closely with them to seamlessly deliver the benefits of the Tributes.com obituary platform to their customers.”



About Tributes.com:

Tributes.com is the online resource for current local and national obituary news, lasting personal tributes and online community providing support during times of loss and grieving. Through one centralized national web destination, with over 90 million current and historical death records dating back to the 1930s, Tributes has made obituary and online memorial service information easily accessible so people can come together online and offline to remember and share the treasured stories of the important people in their lives who have passed away. Monster.com founder Jeff Taylor officially launched Tributes.com in February, 2008. For more information about Tributes.com, please visit our website at www.tributes.com or contact us at media@tributes.com.


About ASD

ASD is the leader in answering service and call support for funeral professionals. As a full service provider, ASD empowers directors and staff of funeral homes to offer the highest caliber of service, both at and away from the office. ASD’s innovative technology and call support expertise have made it a national leader in the death care space. Headquartered in Media, Pennsylvania the firm offers comprehensive call support for funeral homes and funeral related businesses of all sizes. For more information about ASD, visit www.myasd.com or call the 24-hour customer service hotline at 1-800-868-9950.