Choosing and implementing new association management software (AMS) is a project no one ever forgets. The learning curve is high, even if you’ve done it before, because technology keeps changing—but changing in a good way. You no longer have to be a hardware geek to manage an AMS. With the arrival of cloud-based software and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), the days of onpremise databases, are over.
However, confusion still exists in the association and membership organization community about the difference between SaaS and cloud-based software. Many organizations believe their AMS is SaaS because it’s a cloud-based software subscription, but that’s not always the case. If your AMS isn’t architected as SaaS, you’re not getting the benefits of true SaaS.
Before you shop for new association management software for your organization, download the buyer's guide to equip yourself with the AMS technology knowledge you need to protect your budget and future growth opportunities.