What's bugging associations?

I recently conducted an unscientific poll of my clients and contacts, asking them one simple question: What database issue are you being challenged with right now?

I received over 120 responses to this question. Interestingly, the answers fell almost evenly into five broad categories:

  1. Reporting/querying – 26%
  2. Data integrity – 20%
  3. Web Integration – 20%
  4. Integration of multiple data sources – 17%
  5. Training/documentation – 16%

I wrote two articles for Association Trends on my reactions to these results, the first of which you can read here (the second is yet to be published).

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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