Centralized vs. decentralized data entry

There was a discussion on a users group listserver a few days ago about the pros and cons of centralized vs. decentralized data entry. The question was, should all staff be able to enter and correct data in the database, or should that function be restricted to just a...

Get your IT people on the team

By show of hands, how many of you have an “IT” person on your senior management team? Is the most senior IT person in your organization part of the executive management team, or do they report to someone else who is on the executive management team? What I...

Check your metrics

When I work with my clients on the implementation of a new database, there is a tendency to focus on everything that is not working. That’s human nature, of course. We want to fix it if it is broken. Unfortunately, all of this focus on the “broken”...

ARC Solutions Demo

I had the opportunity to sit through a lengthy demo of the Polaris product from ARC Solutions. Overall I was pretty impressed with what I saw. Their product is entirely web-based and takes advantage of all the latest technology available to web-based databases. ARC is...

Take my one question survey

If you are an association staffer or executive, I’d appreciate it if you could answer my one question survey. It will take only a minute or two to reply. Last year at this time over 100 of your association colleagues responded to this survey, and the results...