AMS Implementation: What the Finance Executive Needs to Know

Technology By: Jason Daisey

The association management system is often thought of as primarily the domain of the membership and IT departments, but finance undoubtedly plays a key role. If you're thinking of upgrading or replacing your AMS, here's how your association's finance professionals can help ensure its success.

Whether you've been through one yourself or seen it from afar, the words "association management system implementation" probably send shivers to your very core. It's true: They are rarely simple, often fraught with battles between vendors and staff, and typically take much longer and cost much more than expected. Association management systems (AMSs) are also important tools that need to be updated periodically in order to help us continue to meet our goals. Involving yourself as a finance professional from the beginning can help steer the process to a much safer path....