The Rule of 100 and 1,000 revisited

The Rule of 100 and 1,000 revisited

I'm finding that the "Rule of 100 and 1,000" comes up quite often in discussions with clients, so thought it was a good time to revisit it. (You can read more about the rule here and here.)

I was recently talking with a client about how they should transfer data from their event registration system into their primary AMS. We discussed how we might integrate the two systems so that the data can be easily passed between both systems.

As we got deeper into the discussion, they pointed out that there are only two events per year, and each event has only about 50-75 attendees. So by the "Rule of 100 and 1,000," this data should be managed manually. In other words, we shouldn't spend a lot of time (and money) trying to integrate the two systems, because manually entering the event registration data into their AMS (either in realtime or in a batch after the event) will be more time- and cost-effective.

The "Rule of 100 and 1,000" can help you make data management decisions more quickly, so it's probably worth familiarizing yourself with it.

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