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The actual process of selecting a new membership software is a time-consuming, exhilarating, and at times emotionally draining project for your organizational staff to tackle. However, once you've finally made the selection, and hopefully, you've done a little celebrating—even if it's just a solo dance party at your desk, then comes the next step. It's the membership software implementation portion. Unfortunately, this is the phase where a number of installation and implementation processes have the potential to fail. As with other major life decisions outside of work, you need to be totally committed to making it work in order for all that time, effort, and money to pay off with a reliable, helpful, and powerful system. Here are 5 tips for making sure your implementation process goes smoothly, quickly, and results in a win for the team and your organization.
If you've done a good job of communicating the 4Ps on managing transition on a new initiative, then you may be wondering why the team is still struggling to move in a new direction?
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Break ups can happen in any shape or form. It doesn't necessarily have to be calling it quits with a person. You could "break up" with a TV show(s) because your favorite character was killed or written off for no valid reason (still not over it, Game of Thrones or The Originals) or cut ties with your favorite brand because they've discontinued a certain product you love. And, of course, breaking up with a person is even worse, knowing how much time, energy, and emotion was invested into the relationship. That said, breaking up can be just as hard to do with your software vendor.
Do you ever get that feeling that you're trying to push new initiatives forward and the team just isn't on board yet? Or do you sometimes feel like there is so much change happening, you're not sure what you should focus on, so you just continue doing what you're familiar with?
Every membership software system that is currently out there caters to a different audience, and each one provides different capabilities, depending on what your organization needs. Bottom line though, AMS software should make your job easier because it’s providing you with the tools to get your work done efficiently.
The 2019 Aptify Painted Picture, our free mobile app revealed at AUC2016, the 2017 influencer predictions, and the coming of our latest release, Aptify Cairo, all show Aptify at the forefront of associations of the future. We’re in place to be your organization’s partner for association success in 2017 and beyond. As a new team member at Aptify last year, all the future fun is exciting—but I’ve wondered, as you may have as well, what do we see if we look backwards at Aptify?