Association Management Software

Associations are a lot of things to a lot of people.

Your association is a vital resource. It’s an online store. It’s a learning and networking hub. It’s a beacon of best practices. It’s enriched through member engagement and participation. And most of all, it’s a reflection of the values and culture of an important segment of society.

Therefore, it’s incumbent on you to put your member’s fees to the best possible use. Park you hard earned investment where it will appreciate year after year through constant improvements, upgrades, and new services. Association Server is your sure thing that has been constantly refined over 15 years so that all your vital services will be affordably automated within a single Enterprise Cloud Platform.

Frankenstein's Monster

Our unique value proposition is simplicity and affordability. In contrast, in order to have a CRM system support your established workflows, you'll need to purchase missing elements separately. This results in vital components having to be built by different authors, supported by different companies, and evolving on different roadmaps, if they evolve at all. That's why an association management system built on top of salesforce or dynamics is called a Frankenstein AMS.

Feeling Trapped?

Are you watching in horror as the implementation fees and monthly costs escalate far beyond your expectations? We are constantly receiving RFPs from associations that are tired of struggling, both financially and literally, with the clunky established AMS / CRM systems that don't live up to the hype. Unfortunately, a lot of these associations have a depleted budget and are not in a position to move on. They are forced to live with an ill fitting solution that hinders progress and discourages modifications.

Don’t fall into this trap (or get out while you can), and invest your valuable IT budget where it will pay dividends for years to come. Association Server's unique unified platform architecture is so efficient in it's design and execution, that Oasis Computing is able to pass on extensive configuration and hosting savings to all of our clients.

What is Association Management Software?

Association management software, at it's best, is a suite of all the tools needed to allow an association and their members to flourish.

Typically, these tools include

  • content management system for a dynamic website presence and smart, targeted content
  • membership management system to track members' interests and activity to provide a 360° view
  • support for all mobile devices
  • client configurable processes and workflows with custom fields and biz rules
  • data mining and list management system for full control of large segments of the membership
  • sophisticated event management system to support AGM's, conferences, and continued education
  • data-aware online stores with special pricing based on visitor demographics and status
  • learning management interface to incorporate state-of-the-art online training and certification
  • e-commerce management tools to encourage and support online payments and revenue generation
  • integrated bulk email and campaign management interface to dynamically manage marketing efforts
  • fully functional sandboxes and staging environments for all of the above 

What is Great Association Management Software?

Great association management software includes all of the above tools, but sets itself apart through it's ability to maximize and enhance existing workflows to provide unparalleled efficiency. A great AMS will remove all functional boundaries to unleash the full power of the cloud and advanced web capabilities for any budget. As a great AMS, Association Server will constantly exceed the standards to provide our clients with these benefits and more:

  • ability to build and deploy advanced, mobile-ready e-commerce online forms with no coding experience
  • allow non-technical staff to build and deploy advanced reports and dashboard graphs
  • highly configurable while remaining on the upgrade path 
  • provide affordable, rapid implementation of custom modules
  • automatically share all back-office business rules with website workflows and transactions
  • custom fitted to only include relevant functionality for each department
  • easily interface with best-of-breed 3rd party services (lms, cms, email, webinars, etc)
  • allow total freedom in designing and building highly interactive, mobile, e-commerce enabled websites
  • all hosted transactions monitored to ensure performance, security, and integrity
  • All content, shopping carts, e-commerce forms, and online directories are automatically optimized for all mobile devices.

  • Your staff have an instant 360° view of everything your members have ever done, seen, or plan to do.

  • All assets are managed within a single searchable, branded content database, including e-commerce products and events.

  • All workflow business rules already defined within the back-office are automatically enforced throughout the website and user experience.

Why an open source CMS?

After ten years of providing an embedded AMS-CMS platform, for Version 3.0 we successfully decoupled member website services from the AMS in favour of working with a community driven, open source CMS.

With the introduction of robust, connected e-commerce “widgets”, our clients now enjoy a level of creative and functional freedom that is simply not possible with any other AMS solution or approach.