Data Management

The Number of Test Scenarios Illustrates How Complex Your Business Rules Are

During the process of implementing a new AMS, one of the steps you’ll take is creating and testing scenarios for different functionality within the system. For example, what will the online join process consist of? What will the customer or member experience when they login to join or renew? And what are the different potential …

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EVERY System has duplicate records. Get used to it!

One of the most common challenges all of my clients face is duplicate records. And the simple fact is, even the very best managed databases have some duplicate records. They are impossible to avoid. Why? There are several reasons: Your members use multiple emails. As a result, they may create new records that your system doesn’t …

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You're not special (when it comes to data management)

I don’t mean to sound harsh, but the truth is, when it comes to data management, your association is probably a lot like most other associations. You probably manage membership, meetings, committees, product sales, and so on. And what this means is, there is probably an off-the-shelf association management software (AMS) system that can support the data …

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