7 Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your AMS: #7 You Can’t Upload External Data

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. 

 

#7. Your AMS Doesn’t Easily Bring In External Data

Can't Upload External Data

Associations are finding that a more complete and comprehensive view of member data is critical for driving relevant and contextual engagement. In fact, it’s often the insight gained from new data sources, including third-party solutions, that helps associations highlight recruitment, retention and revenue opportunities they might have otherwise have missed. But like the integration problem, if your AMS software doesn’t easily bring in data from external sources that could be a sign that it’s time to upgrade as well. 

You Should Be Able to Blend Data

With features and tools that now come standard in modern AMS applications, many associations are pleasantly surprised at how flexible today’s membership management platforms are at integrating and blending data from multiple sources. 

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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