Month: May 2007

The Missed Value of a New AMS System

When implementing a new AMS (association management system), we typically see all value of the functionality it brings: Things like the ability to process online orders, or being able to capture key data in one system. But one of the greatest values of implementing a new association management software system is often overlooked: re-engineering business …

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Your Vote Counts! ASAE Releases Data Standards Draft

The ASAE Data Standards Task Force announced the release of a draft standard for expressing constituent records in XML. This standard will serve as a core for expanding into other data representations. This first set of standards is absolutely critical for establishing industry-wide standards that all of the AMS vendors and other technology partners can …

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JL Systems' Users Group Meeting

I spent the day at the Users Group meeting for JL Systems last week. JL is introducing a new product, called “New NOAH” (as far as I can tell). The system is fully browser-based (which is a change from their Access-based legacy system) and is based on the DotNetNuke development framework. This is significant because …

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Some Fascinating Data Management Statistics

I had not seen these stats before, but they are striking. From a 2004 Gartner report entitled "CRM Demands Data Cleansing" (http://www.gartner.com/DisplayDocument?ref=g_search&id=463228) a survey of 600 major enterprises in Australia, the UK, and the US: 75% of respondents reported significant problems as a result of defective data More than 50% incurred extra costs due to …

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IT Salary Survey

I received a complimentary copy of Global Knowledge's IT salary survey a couple of weeks ago. The survey covered over 1,600 IT professionals, and there were some interesting tidbits that may be relevant to the AMS world: Average salary for the title database admin/analyst was $74,263. Average salary for a project manager was $83,668. Overall for all …

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