Benefits of an Association Management System -
Easier Membership Management, Recruitment, Retention, and
The business benefits of an association management system are simple - you save both time and money.
For instance, if you use one vendor to send out e-mails, another to set up events, a third to manage your servers - all while storing your members' contact information in a separate database - it's a daily challenge to keep track of the information you need.
Association staff must switch from one system to another throughout the day to get their jobs done, wasting valuable time that could be focused on serving your members.
But with an association management system, all of your tools are combined into one complete, integrated membership management solution. Think of how you pay your personal bills - Telecom, for example. Now you can get your cable, Internet, landline and even cell phone usage all from one vendor. That means that all of your information is kept in one place, so you receive only one itemized bill and have one company to contact for customer service. When you access your information online, your password, the look and feel of the site, its terminology and icons are all the same.
An association management system provides you with a 'bundling of products,' too. All of your membership, prospect, partner and customer information is stored in one place, and when someone in your organization makes an update to any piece of information, the entire system is automatically updated - so there's no double entry of data.
Member Self-Service - Better Data and Easier Event Management
With member self-service functionality, your members can join or renew, update their profile information, register for events and buy products all online - and the data they enter will be reflected throughout your system.
In addition to better data, you no longer have to spend hours entering registrations for that upcoming event, because members can register online with built-in e-Commerce. And netFORUM makes it easy for your staff to manage event logistics, speakers and sessions and collect payments.
Want a report of all attendees? No problem. Just select the report, and the data you need is at your fingertips with an executive dashboard, or it can be exported into your choice of formats.
Easy to Use with Reduced IT Efforts
That's just the beginning of time savings for your staff. With only one intuitive system to learn for everything from customer relationship management to e-Marketing, accounting and more, your staff users have only a short learning curve before they're up and running with the system. And we all know time is money.
Plus, Avectra takes care of all product upgrades, so you're always current with the latest technology - and there's no disruption to your business or added burden to your budget. We upgrade for you, so when you turn on your computer, you can immediately start using the new features.
Contact us, or sign up for a free online demo today to see how our netFORUM AMS can help you engage your members, increase non-dues revenue, make smarter business decisions and get more done with less.