Are you sure it doesn’t do that?

Are you sure it doesn't do that?

Even after 20 years of consulting, I'm surprised at how often I'll hear from my clients "Our AMS doesn't do that" when I know that the AMS does, in fact, do "that."

Usually, this is because staff has asked other staff about whatever "that" is, rather than going directly to the vendor with the question. I understand how that happens, but like the old game of telephone, that's how misinformation is spread.

So if there is something you think your AMS should be able to do but can't, be sure you discuss it directly with your vendor. Chances are that if the system doesn't actually do what you want, the vendor can provide some recommended workarounds to address your need.

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It’s time to stop excusing association professionals

November 15, 2023

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More demos is not better

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More demos is not better When I work with clients on selecting a new system, …

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The database owner should be “passionate”

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Discipline is required

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Discipline is required Last week I discussed the importance of taking action. To manage data …

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Action is required

October 18, 2023

Action is required Over my many years of consulting, one thing I’ve noticed about many associations …

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Some data analytics tips from the DAN “Science Fair”

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Some data analytics tips from the DAN “Science Fair” Last week I had the opportunity …

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Are all your processes frictionless?

October 4, 2023

Are all your processes frictionless? I’m not a huge fan of buzzwords, but I love …

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Trends don’t need perfect data

September 27, 2023

Trends don’t need perfect data When it comes to analyzing data trends (changes in data …

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Start with “Why” before you move to “How”

September 20, 2023

Start with “Why” before you move to “How” Something I’ve noticed over my years in …

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The power of users groups!

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The power of users groups! Last week I had the honor and pleasure of speaking …

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