A free idea for the AMS vendors (from one of my clients)

I was speaking recently with Frank Wolfe, CAE, CEO of the Hospitality Financial Technology Professionals, in Austin, TX. Frank had a great idea for some simple but highly useful functionality in an AMS: when viewing an individual’s record, display the current time in that individual’s time zone. Frank explained because he has members all over the world, he needs to know what time it is in their part of the world before he picks up the phone and dials them up.

Right now, of course, he googles the correct time, but it seems to me it would be a pretty simple integration to call a web service that looks at the individual record’s physical address and then calculates the current time in that location.

I’ve not seen this functionality in any AMS to date, but would love to hear that it exists. So, AMS vendors, are you offering this functionality?

About Wes Trochlil

For over 30 years, Wes has worked in and with dozens of associations and membership organizations throughout the US, ranging in size from zero staff (all-volunteer) to over 700. In that time Wes has provided a range of consulting services, from general consulting on data management issues to full-scale, association-wide selection and implementation of association management systems.

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