November 2013

Another reason I prefer off-the-shelf software

I’ve written several items in the past about why associations are better off with off-the-shelf association management software rather than trying to build their own. Another reason that I prefer off-the-shelf association management software is that when software is already designed, by definition it creates restraints. And restraints are good things. I was working with a

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Attending the Euclid ClearVantage Users Group Conference

I got the opportunity to attend the Euclid ClearVantage Users Group Conference earlier this month. One of the reasons I attend user group meetings is to learn what the vendors are planning with their product. Euclid has rolled out a couple of new features that I found pretty slick. As part of what they call their

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In Case You Missed It – Webinar on Business Intelligence

On November 5, 2013, I did a 30-minute webinar with Matrix Group International on “Mining Your Association Management Software for Business Intelligence.” Matrix Group has been kind enough to make the recording of that webinar available for free on their website. Click here to view the recording.

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New Article Posted – The Difference Between Data Management and Database Management

I’ve posted a new article on my website. As the title of this article suggests, there is a difference between data management (using the data) and database management (keeping the tool running). It is analogous to  your car and your car’s mechanic. As the owner of your car, you know how to use it, and how

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