As a Customer Relations Management system for member- and donor-based organizations, iMIS is arguably the most mission-critical system within the company. Here are our top reasons why we believe people choose it over the competition:
iMIS used to be for the big guys: large initial price, ginormous annual fees. The software world is changing and iMIS has changed too. It is now licensed in a subscription model, also known as “Software as a Service” or SaaS for short. Think of Microsoft Office 365 as an example of SaaS. You don’t buy the software. It’s in the Cloud and you pay an annual fee to use it. Upgrades are free.
And that is great news for small and mid-sized associations. You can get rid of the tin can and string and move up to a smart phone. You can ditch the Huffy bike for a Lexus (or Beemer or Benz). No more cobbling together five different solutions that don’t talk to each other or using Excel spreadsheets to do most of your real work.
iMIS20-300 is in the Cloud. No server to maintain or rent. And you might think this will all come at a price tag like government agencies pay for things. Try and think more positively (positive thinking is good for you). iMIS costs less per user than many of its competitors. There may have been a time when iMIS was out of reach for your organization. Now it’s perfect for the size you are.
iMIS users formed a a national network for sharing solutions, tips, and tricks. It’s called NiUG (the National iMIS Users Group). See, you are not really alone.
People with iMIS superpowers talk to each other and share expertise. You have people to help, people who sit at an association desk every day just like you. NiUG offers 2 major conferences per year and maintains an listserv. It also hosts a learning center. Smart, real-world users are hoping you come to the next event so they can meet you.
Any great piece of software is only great if people know how to use it. In order to gain the “know-how,” people need to be trained. ASI, the makers of iMIS have put together dozens (more like two hundred) of classes to help its customers quickly gain the necessary expertise to maximize their use of the product. You can take these classes a la carte or purchase an annual subscription. Many organizations opt for the latter since all staff can take as many classes as they like.
In addition to formal training classes, ASI offers hundreds of free video tutorials. More advanced users can often gain proficiency simply by watching them.