7 Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your AMS: #6 Your AMS Doesn’t Play Well With Others

Almost all associations, regardless of size or the industry they serve, consider their association management solution (AMS) to be a business-critical application that drives the day-to-day operations and member initiatives. AMS benefits typically include the ability to streamlines workflow and automate every day tasks, enhance the analyzation of data and reporting and improve information organization.  However, even your current AMS application can eventually outlive its usefulness, effectiveness and begin to impede your association’s ability to be successful. At that point, your association should begin to assess how to upgrade the current system.

If your association is experiencing one of the following roadblocks to membership success, it may be a sign that it’s time to replace your existing membership management software. 

 

#6. Your AMS Platform Doesn’t Work Well With Other Systems

Requires a Best-of-Breed Solution

Any software platform can “integrate” with another platform—in theory. And to compete in today’s competitive business environment, many associations rely on multiple integrations to best-of-breed solutions to manage their members and daily operations. These integrations between solutions become more common – and necessary – the quality and quantity of data in one system will need to sync more easily with the requirements of the other.

Integration Should be Seamless

For today’s modern cloud-based AMS platforms, integration should be relatively smooth and seamless. But if your current AMS only passes or receives data from another mission critical system such as your community platform, learning management solution or marketing automation platform with the need of considerable human assistance and a great deal of time, then it’s not really doing its intended job. Rather, your current AMS is effectively obstructing efficiencies and opportunities for innovation and probably an expensive inconvenience.

No AMS can please everybody, but if you’re running into one or more of these challenges, the cost of not making a change may well be more than the investment required to make a strategic technology upgrade.

Impexium’s 100% web-based Association Management Solution (AMS) supports the full range of association business and administrative activities. We combine enterprise-level functionality with the benefits of a software-as-a-service model to deliver a mobile-first, responsive, analytics driven platform to associations of all sizes.

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