Happy Birthday AppExchange – The Salesforce Association GameChanger!


Today (January 14th, 2016), the Salesforce AppExchange turns 10.  Launched in 2006, the Salesforce AppExchange is an online application marketplace for third-party applications that run on the Salesforce Platform / App Cloud.

Nimble AMS from Nimble AMS  is one of those applications.  Nimble AMS is an enterprise association management system (AMS) for professional and trade associations.  Our success and, more importantly, the success our customers have had is due in large part to Nimble AMS being built on the Salesforce App Cloud  and delivered through the Salesforce Appexchange.

“Nimble AMS launched the first Association Management Software built on Salesforce in 2011 and our ability to leverage the AppExchange has transformed the association marketplace.“
— Joe Klimek – President, Nimble AMS

The Salesforce App Cloud  and the Appexchange have helped Nimble AMS to deliver some huge innovations to professional and trade associations including:

  1. Member Value at Light Speed.  Salesforce spent 700+ million dollars on R&D last year and this innovation investment is leveraged by Nimble AMS and all of our customers.  Our customers are now able to deliver member value at a pace that was previously impossible.
  2. Extensibility.  Before the AppExchange, an association’s ability to extend / flex the AMS to meet a business need was costly and/or limiting and it typically involved writing code.   With Nimble AMS and the AppExchange our customers are adding functionality like email marketing, advocacy, and a host of others (partial list) WITHOUT coding.
  3. Painless Upgrades.  Upgrades have always been a huge and costly pain point for associations.  With legacy AMS software associations often waited years between upgrades and then paid thousands of dollars (sometimes tens or hundreds of thousands dollars) to upgrade.  Often the upgrade caused issues and disrupted business.  With Nimble AMS we have leveraged the Salesforce platform to deliver 3 major upgrades every year at no cost and with no issues.  In addition Salesforce itself has 3 major releases per year.
  4. Performance and Scalability.  The Salesforce Platform processes Billions of transactions every day and it does each of them in about 2/10s of a second.  That is true cloud computing at scale. (See Salesforce Trust Site to see transaction counts and response times).
“Nimble AMS has moved IT from a break/fix support role to that of strategist. IT is now a true partner in member engagement and revenue growth.”
–Matt Walker – IT Manager. Missouri State Teachers Association
With Nimble AMS, you get all of the critical AMS features needed to manage your professional or trade association AND the customer relationship management (CRM) features of Salesforce, the world’s leading CRM system.

Party Time!

It has been a great 10 years and Nimble AMS is excited for the next 10 years! Enjoy your big day, AppExchange!



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