Association Management Systems

.net vs. PHP and Technology Architecture

There was a thread on the ASAE technology listserver a few weeks back about whether an association should choose an AMS based on .net or PHP or something else. There was some interesting responses, but one of the best was from Bob Nedbal, Director of IT and Web Services, at the American Educational Research Association. …

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The Importance of an Internal Project Manager

I was meeting with a potential client recently, discussing their need for a new association management system. During the conversation we talked about the services I would provide and the responsibilities they would have. One thing I emphasized to them was the importance of having an internal project manager. Frequently associations (especially smaller ones) want …

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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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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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