Success in Numbers
Tessitura is the only system that enables secure, successful collaboration among organizations that want to share a single database.
When collaborating in a consortium, organizations are able to use ALL of Tessitura's comprehensive functionality — ticketing and admissions, fundraising, memberships, CRM, marketing, reporting, web transactions, and more. Even while sharing a single Tessitura system, each organization can maintain its own Tessitura-integrated online branding and presence.
If desired, organizations can sell tickets and events for each other, whether singly or in combined packages. Members of a consortium can log on to the shared database but can access only their own data, such as ticket history, contributions, and private information. Each organization can set up Tessitura according to its own business policies, and each maintains its own separate ledger and financial system.
There are many reasons organizations choose to operate within a consortium, rather than license their own Tessitura system. Some consortia are organized around a single venue, where multiple ensembles are in residence. Others are based on geography, with diverse cultural organizations within a city or region sharing a single Tessitura system. Because Tessitura is purpose suited to a wide variety of cultural and arts organizations, consortium organizations are diverse in size, genre, and geography.
“For us the benefit of a consortium is getting to work as a bigger team with other people who are using Tessitura. We can make decisions smarter.”
Joseph Fernicola, Grant Park Music Festival
“We're able to look at over ten years' worth of history for people and tell their story, across Yale, for any of the organizations using Tessitura. And that's been meaningful in many, many ways.”
Janna Ellis, Yale University Tessitura Consortium
“Every part of what we use Tessitura for has been successful in each one of the departments, which of course has led to the success of the overall organization.”
Ted DeDee, Overture Center for the Arts
Tessitura launched the ability to create multi-organization consortia in 2004, and currently there are approximately 40 Tessitura consortia operating in six countries worldwide.
Tennessee Performing Arts Center
Wales Millennium Centre
Costa Mesa, California
Tulsa Arts Management Consortium
Yale University Consortium
New Haven, Connecticut
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust