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Likelihood to Recommend

Abila netFORUM Enterprise

netFORUm is generally good for small to medium membership organizations but can definitely pose problems in the amount of data and the reporting tools as the membership grows.
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iMIS

If you are just keeping tracking of membership, then I would recommend iMIS. I feel that iMIS is not a software that can stand alone
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Pros

  • Can store a lot of information. There are many different modules and each module has a lot of spaces for details such as birthday, gender, spouse and children's names, emergency contact information, photos and more.
  • Can be linked to our internal systems. Our awards system is run through our organization's website but the winners are sent to netFORUM so that their records indicate the awards and distinctions they have achieved without us having to manually enter all of these.
  • Can provide a lot of reporting information which is useful for data collection or year-end reporting needs.
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  • Keep track of individuals's information (e.g. address, telephone number, email address, payment history and membership type).
  • The ability to create fields and functions.
  • Create/generate reports. Once, I needed a report of how many non- members were taking classes in the Fall in comparison to members of the organization. I worked with my IT department to help create the fields needed in order to generate the report.
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Cons

  • The queries and reports are not user-friendly. One really needs to understand the search terminology to run queries and reports.
  • There is no way to prevent duplicates so if someone enters an updated address for a member but creates a new record instead of updating the current record, there are now two records for that person which makes some of the data difficult to sift through.
  • Linking members to their organization is difficult because if someone enters an organization slightly differently from the way it is registered in netFORUM, the person will not be linked to the organization and the reports that say how many members come from a specific institution is now inaccurate.
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  • It was difficult for various departments to customize the functionality of iMis without it impacting the organization as a whole.
  • I often felt restricted and limited when using iMis. I do not feel that this software is current with today’s technology.
  • It did not sync well with Authorize.net. Therefore, I had to do double data entry. This let to me needing to hire on more staff.
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Alternatives Considered

netFORUM is better at data collection and support for the price.
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I think both are great tools. They both have their strengths and weaknesses. I really like the CMS component that comes with iMIS. It is important for an organization to be able to quickly build websites to engage their members. iMIS provides tools to do this out of the box.
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Return on Investment

  • Easier to see expiring or expired memberships and initiate the renewal process
  • Streamlining of data increases employee efficiency
  • Difficulty in using it to its full potential means that the total possible ROI may not be achieved
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  • Ability to keep track of membership
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Pricing Details

Abila netFORUM Enterprise

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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iMIS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details
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