During the last 12 months, I have spoken with student support and engagement professionals in universities across the UK. As a result, I have gleaned an insight into the challenges they face and what appears to be the three not so secret secrets of good student engagement.
We are surrounded by certifiable people and most of us probably don’t even know it. Frequently our lives may be in their hands.
This is part II in our series on business systems for membership and professional associations. Deciding whether to “buy” or whether to “build” your new business systems can be difficult, so here’s some guidelines to help you.
As a one of Australia’s leading providers of IT products and services, we are regularly approached by organisations who are initiating the process of deciding whether to “buy” or whether to “build” the business systems they will be dependent upon.
One of the reasons behind Professional Advantage’s ability to quickly develop robust customer relationship management (CRM) based applications such as UpBeat, is a specific development framework.
Your professional association’s event was clearly a success. There’s going to be a grind tomorrow, because the sponsors are expecting a breakdown of the attendees with analysis of how they fit the sponsors’ aims. You’ll be working in a spreadsheet. Yes, a grind.
As a Microsoft Dynamics CRM Gold Partner we have been asked the same question many, many times: “how can I import marketing list members from an Excel spreadsheet?” Our team of CRM developers have looked into this requirement and have built a tool.
The new account to be opened today is an employee. Actually I have two new people today, an engineer and the new President of Global Sales. Are these two people onboarded into the company exactly the same way? I don’t think so.
With so many ways to communicate or be heard, membership-based organisations need to be constantly reviewing their use of technology and ensure it maximises their communication abilities.
Are you a retailer that runs on ‘gut feel’? Do you shrink back in fear when customers pull out their iPhone, complete with a buyers’ price guide app? Do you turn a blind eye to the eroding sales?