AMS Software Review of AMO Membership Management System

AMO Membership Management Software Review

Review of AMO AMS Membership System 

One of the more pleasurable aspects of my job is reviewing new software tools with clients and vendors. I may be a bit sick (which I do not deny), but for me it is a lot of fun to learn about all the Nonprofit and Membership Software solutions. And, that’s the core of what we do so I get to do it a lot!

In our recent research of membership products, we recently had the pleasure of reviewing the AMO software system and wanted to take some time to provide some insights to our followers of this particular Membership Management Software tool.

In this brief outline, we have compiled a few software facts about AMO,  Association Management Online, in hopes that you may get a brief taste for it. It is important to note, that this is not intended to provide a full review. Rather, if you are looking for further more detailed information, please contact us below for a richer summary report we have to provide if interested in learning more.  

Brief Summary of AMO Membership Software System

AMO is a cloud-based membership software for associations, non-profits, clubs and subscription websites. The slogan of AMO is “Membership Management Made Simple”. AMO is easy, friendly, & an all-in-one platform for busy membership managers.

What Features does AMO include?

  • Membership Management
  • Communications Management
  • Donations Management
  • Finance Management
  • Event Registration
  • Online Store
  • Content Management System
  • Custom Website Builder
  • Online Payments
  • Online Join Process
  • Job Board
  • Survey Management

Where does AMO Most Fit?

  • Micro Size Associations (Less than 5 Staff)
  • Association Management Companies (for ability to Manage Micro Size Associations)
  • Membership Population of about 2000

AMO AMS Membership Software Key Strengths?

Association Management Online has unique membership management app specifically designed for Association Management Companies. You will appreciate the central administration and site branding that allow Association Management Online to be “their” membership management software platform.

Further, the company has a depth of expertise in web site design through their parent entity, Arc Stone. Arc Stone is a service oriented team of web experts that can design, program, host, and market your website for optimal exposure.

Demonstration overview of AMO?

Here is a brief overview of the AMO system online:

Is AMO AMS the Best Membership Software for Your Association?

We don’t espouse to the belief that there is “one best AMS” for everyone. But, AMO may very well be your best fit.

However, to answer this question with certainty, we need to know more about what makes you unique. And, discuss other insights about this platform which we have curated, clients interviewed, and discuss more detailed information beyond just this summary.

Please know that our detailed analysis and expertise is available upon request. To be sure, our software analysis is not a “pretty brochure”, “marketing noise.” or a “sales pitch.”

Rather, we provide a free objective dialogue and insights designed to help nonprofit executives make a smarter software business decision.

If you are interested in some help with reviewing your options and comparisons, please check out our “vendor matching” services here.

Want More AMS Membership Software Reviews?

Please stay tuned to our ongoing “Searching for A Smart AMS Software” where we will continue to provide further insights into membership database software options designed for our 501(c) 6 membership focused organizations.

For the most recent published reviews, please click below:

And, to obtain a sample list of the database software reviews we have, you may follow the link here 

If you work for an AMS database software system and you would like us to include your firm in our software review process, please contact us.

Until next time, keep SmartThoughts in mind. Happy Software Buying!

Until then, keep SmartThoughts in mind.

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Fonteva MemberNation Software Review

Fonteva MemberNation Software review

Isn’t it time to get rid of that outdated database! In our ongoing “Search of a Membership Database Series”, we have prepared a quick look at Fonteva MemberNation Membership Management Software in this database software review. Please note that this summary below is not intended to provide our full software review but rather should serve as a quick snapshot of the MemberNation software database.

For those interested in learning more about MemberNation, we have prepared a detailed “Smart Report” for executives  in the not for profit industry who would like the full view.

The full report, is available upon request and verified by our staff. The database software review provides 40 plus pages of detailed information about the database reviewed including background on the company, functional capabilities, screen shots, client reviews, pricing, & support capabilities in an easy to read question and answer format.

Our Sources: Over the course of half a decade or so, we have worked with the Fonteva team many times to help our clients. We have reviewed the solution in brief and detailed demonstration overviews with their team, curated specific insights from the vendor for various use cases, read through countless software website pages, case studies and read multiple peer to peer reviews. This brief summary is a culmination of those insights.

Buyer Disclaimer: It can’t go without saying, there are many unique things which this system can do that are not mentioned. And, some possible holes too.  So, be mindful of this fact. While we believe this is a good summary, this short review should not be your only source of the truth!

Review of Fonteva MemberNation Software for Associations

Introduction to Fonteva MemberNation:

In the nonprofit community, there is a movement transpiring which has seen more and more organizations embrace the idea of having a software platform rather than a traditional software proprietary system. If you believe that may be the right path for your organization, MemberNation may be an option worth exploring.

MemberNation is an integrated software solution built within the framework of the force.com platform. The force.com has provided the foundation for Fonteva to develop MemberNation. And, with this marriage of platform and membership business acumen, Fonteva is able to offer innovation, flexibility and choice to Association Executives. And, as associations are charged with doing more and more today, this technology innovation should provide many associations the opportunity to adapt and change as do the growing business needs of associations.

 

Is Fonteva MemberNation a good fit for your association organization? Let’s dig a little deeper.

Brief Summary of Fonteva MemberNation: 

MemberNation empowers innovation by giving Association Executives flexibility and choice, with the ability to meet growing business needs. Per Fonteva, it is Purpose-­built on the Salesforce platform. And, it is the most flexible, future-­ready member management solution available.

The key value propositions are the following: 

  • Membership & CRM –  It maintains a complete view of your constituents with member management and engagement scoring. Manage chapters, committees, and groups and provide them online self-service and group collaboration options, then create reports with drag-and-drop reports and dashboards.
  • Member Portal It provides a very customizable form publisher and themes allows you to create public and private microsites, as well as online directories for your chapters, committees, and business groups.
  • Events Management It provides an easy-to-use setup wizard allows you to create events with customizable registration features. Manage and track attendees, speakers, sponsorships, venues, and vendors, and provide a mobile experience for attendees with microsites and mobile app launcher.
  • eBusinessIt is flexible. It provides over 90 payment gateways and multi-currency support allows you to manage memberships, subscriptions, orders, and donations with auto pay and renewal options.
  • Reports & Dashboards With it you can schedule and automate reports with the easy-to-use, drag-and-drop interface with built-in dashboards.
  • Development PlatformIt is a scalable, multi-lingual, mobile-always platform allows customizations and integrations using configuration, not code.

Key Features which Fonteva MemberNation Software includes?  

Membership & CRM Features 

  • Member Management
  • Committees
  • Chapters and Business Groups
  • Connections
  • Fundraising
  • Engagement scoring
  • Achievement badges
  • Group collaboration
  • Online self-­service

Events Management Features

  • Event setup wizard
  • Advanced registration
  • On-­the-­go customizable registration
  • Mobile-­ready event microsites
  • Attendees
  • Speakers
  • Sponsorships
  • Venues
  • Vendors
  • Event mobile app launcher

eBusiness Features

  • eStore
  • Payment processing
  • Subscriptions
  • Orders management
  • Auto-­pay
  • Auto-­renewal
  • Online donations
  • Multi-­currency support
  • Single shopping cart
  • Revenue accounting

Member Portal Software 

  • Public and private communities
  • Online directory
  • Microsites publisher (chapters, committees, regions, etc.)
  • Customizable form publisher
  • Customizable themes

Reports & Dashboards 

  • Drag and drop report setup
  • Point and click dashboard creator
  • Scheduling & automation Platform

Spark Framework developed by Fonteva 

  • API Services
  • Mobile always, for members and staff
  • Multilingual
  • Salesforce AppExchange

Where does MemberNation Software likely Fit?

MemberNation is perfect for medium to large member-based organizations with 10+ named staff users.

Fonteva Membership Software Visuals: 

Is Fonteva the Best Membership Software for Your Association?

We don’t espouse to the belief that there is “one best AMS” for everyone. But, Fonteva may very well be your best fit.

However, to answer this question with certainty, we need to know more about what makes you unique. And, discuss other insights about this platform which we have curated, clients interviewed, and discuss more detailed information beyond just this summary.

Please know that our detailed analysis and expertise is available upon request. To be sure, our software analysis is not a “pretty brochure”, “marketing noise.” or a “sales pitch.”

Rather, we provide a free objective dialogue and insights designed to help nonprofit executives make a smarter software business decision.

If you are interested in some help with reviewing your options and comparisons, please check out our “vendor matching” services here.

Want More AMS Membership Software Reviews?

Please stay tuned to our ongoing “Searching for A Smart AMS Software” where we will continue to provide further insights into membership database software options designed for our 501(c) 6 membership focused organizations.

For the most recent published reviews, please click below:

And, to obtain a sample list of the database software reviews we have, you may follow the link here 

If you work for an AMS database software system and you would like us to include your firm in our software review process, please contact us.

Until next time, keep SmartThoughts in mind. Happy Software Buying!

MemberNation Software Review

 

i4a AMS Membership Software Review

i4A AMS Software Review for membership management

Isn’t it time to get rid of Microsoft excel as your database!

In our ongoing “Search of a Membership Management Software Series”, we have prepared a quick look at I4A-AMS™ (internet4associations®) Membership Management Software for associations in this database software review.

Please note that this summary below is not intended to provide our full software review but rather should serve as a quick snapshot of the I4A software database.

For those interested in learning more about I4A-AMS™, we have curated, interviewed, and prepared more detailed information for executives employed in the not for profit industry. This report is designed for those who would like fair and objective insights into the capabilities of this membership software program. Our smart report and initial phone conversation is only available upon request.

Review of i4a

Membership Software

Introduction to i4A-AMS:

I4A-AMS™ is a private cloud hosted association management software solution licensed in a subscription model. All that is required is an internet connection and browser for staff and members to access. The licensing includes software support and upgrades. Since it’s a hosted solution i4a take care of hardware, PCI compliance (for e-commerce), backups, updates, maintenance and security.

Brief Summary of i4A-AMS Membership Software: 

The purpose of i4A-AMS is to provide smart and simplified software to help with the management of an associations enterprise. For many using a sub par database, it has the potential to improve the presence of your organization and reduces your staff workload.  What I like is that  i4A-AMS™ provides a simple seat license, no limits on number of members, contacts or pages.  Further, your upgrades and software support are included.  In our opinion, the solution is comprehensive, designed to meet many needs of an association and continually enhanced with the input of it’s users. With one easy to navigate interface, i4A-AMS™ software makes it simple for associations to manage all trade or professional association needs.

At it’s core, i4A is a database and content management solution combined to provide one integrated solution. By the nature of the integration, this permits an association to restrict content to your membership or any group or subdivision of your membership.  Not only do you have the ability to manage your content and navigation, but unlike some Tier IV or Tier III solutions, the “design” or “theme” whichever you prefer to call it, can also be fully administered through the web admin interface.

Why is this important? It provides an organization the ability to select the designer of your choice for either the best price or best design.  You can also have multiple designs within a single instance of the software, even micro-sites; multiple web addresses and navigation for special interest groups within your organization.

Key Functional Areas Which i4A-AMS Software includes?  

  • Contact Membership and Content Management
  • Interface for iPhones, Android phones and iPads; no need for a separate “app”.
  • Integrated E-Mail Marketing
  • Accounts receivable (Financial Management) including Quickbooks export
  • Image library, resource directory, calendar and certifications management.
  • Add-on features include a career center, buyer’s guide, discussion forums, abstract submissions, on-line store, on-line journals, classified ads, banner ads and more.

Where does i4A-AMS Software likely Fit?

i4A is difficult to place into a simple box or category. But, reviewing the solution and further research on their customer base, it appears to find the most success in small associations with less than 10 staff. Granted, this is simply a rule of thumb and each association is unique. But, this is a good rule of thumb for those starting their software search.

I4a-AMS Membership Software Visuals: 

Is i4a-AMS The Best AMS Software? 

We don’t espouse to the belief that there is “one best AMS” for everyone. But, i4a AMS may very well be your best fit.

However, to answer this question with certainty, we need to know more about what makes you unique. And, discuss other insights about this platform which we have curated, clients interviewed, and discuss more detailed information beyond just this summary.

Please know that our detailed analysis and expertise is available upon request. To be sure, our software analysis is not a “pretty brochure”, “marketing noise.” or a “sales pitch.”

Rather, we provide a free objective dialogue and insights designed to help nonprofit executives make a smarter software business decision.

If you are interested in some help with reviewing your options and comparisons, please check out our “vendor matching” services here.

Want More AMS Membership Software Reviews?

Please stay tuned to our ongoing “Searching for A Smart AMS Software” where we will continue to provide further insights into membership database software options designed for our 501(c) 6 membership focused organizations.

For the most recent published reviews, please click below:

And, to obtain a sample list of the database software reviews we have, you may follow the link here 

If you work for an AMS database software system and you would like us to include your firm in our software review process, please contact us.

Until next time, keep SmartThoughts in mind. Happy Software Buying!

i4a membership software review and comparison