During the 20 years that I have worked with associations, I have
seen the word "customizable" evolve within an AMS (association
management system). When I started working for a DC
association in the early 1990s, "customizable" was a set of user
definable fields. You would get 20 text fields, 5 date
fields, 5 checkbox fields, etc. You could not move them
around but you could label those fields to your hearts
content. We were over the moon with that ability. The
next big evolution came where we could create our own tables and
fields to track our own unique demographics. There were no
limits on the amount of fields. These customized fields could
be configured so they could display as you needed. But the
display had limits. The standard AMS demographic fields were
hard coded and set where the association's unique fields still had
a designated spot where all of the customized data would
live. Evolution takes time.
The evolution is here. With Nimble AMS, you now get the
truly customizable field page layouts every AMS user has dreamed
about. Using the Salesforce.com platform, Nimble AMS can
offer the a truly tailored page and field layout design that is
unique to for your association. This can all be down without
a programming degree. You get out of the box, easy to use,
drag & drop design tools that let you really make Nimble AMS
screens efficient for your organization and staff. Staff with
the appropriate security permissions (you may not want everyone
changing the page layouts - the database administrator or other key
staff is recommended), most pages in Nimble AMS have the ability to
customize and edit the page layouts.
The design tools provided by Salesforce.com allow an association
to truly customize the user experience with Nimble AMS. The
design starts at a high level with the record or member type.
You can create unique page layout designs that are appropriate for
the respective record or member type. The fields and data to
be tracked for a company can vary considerably with that needed to
track for an individual. That could be said for members
versus non-member. Each record or member type could be
drastically different in layout or they could just be subtle little
differences (depending on your association's needs and business
rules). The great thing is that these design tools allow for
that degree of flexibility.
Once the record or member type layouts are established, you can
now use simple drag & drop features to customize with the
appropriate fields, buttons, links, etc. The standard
Salesforce.com demographic fields can be hidden or completely
co-mingled with any of the association's unique demographic fields
creating a truly tailored AMS for your association.
Can your AMS do that?