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Shopping for Software—Start with a Clean Slate

Shopping for Software—Start with a Clean Slate

“We cannot solve a problem by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
–Albert Einstein

I don’t think Einstein was referring to a software purchase when he said this, but the sentiment still rings true. When making a big decision or purchase, it can be tempting to refer to a process that you’ve used in the past. But it’s time to ditch the tried and true method for selecting software and go back to the drawing board.

In the past 30 years, technology has been revolutionized time and time again. And the way associations interact with their members has changed too. The truth is, traditional association management software was not built to handle such a drastic transformation of member needs. So if you are looking for an AMS replacement, the first step is to throw out the steps you’ve taken before. Why would you use the same methods that helped you select the system you are replacing? We have created the first guide to help you select an AMS that will help your organization meet your member’s needs, now and in the future.

This guide will provide you with:

  • Types of Association Software – Pros & Cons
  • Tools for Gathering Requirements
  • Consultant Selection Tips
  • Request for Proposal (RFP) Alternatives
  • Vendor Selection Criteria & Questionnaire

If you’re interested in finding a technology solution for your association that will help you to innovate and anticipate the needs of your members, rather than simply meet them, download a copy of our new eBook, “How to Choose Association Software—A guide to help you select the best member management software for your organization”.

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