Be careful with phased implementations

A phased implementation is one where, at go-live, only certain critical functionality is available to staff and customers. For example, a phased implementation might include membership and committee management, but not events management. Events management would come...

Do you have a “sandbox” environment?

When we were kids, the sandbox was the place you could play, and build things, and knock them down and create new things. It was a place where taking chance was encouraged because there was no real risk of doing something “bad.” In databases, the sandbox...

It’s the member’s “story”

When I work with clients on their data management systems, one of the most common requests I get is that the association would like to get a “360-degree view” of the member. What the client means, of course, is they want to be able to see everything the...
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