The Seven Steps for Selecting a New Association Management System

The Seven Steps for Selecting a New Association Management System

By: Wes Trochlil

Selecting a new association management system can be challenging, particularly for small- and medium-staff associations. Use these seven steps, from conducting a needs analysis to identifying vendors, to help you streamilne the selection process for a new AMS and increase your chances successful product implementation.

Although every system-selection process has its nuances (over the past dozen years I've completed nearly 100 with my clients), there are generally seven steps that I follow for helping associations select a new association management system (AMS). The following steps can be particularly helpful in streamlining the selection process for small- and medium-sized associations that are already squeezed for time and resources....