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Likelihood to Recommend

Apricot by Social Solutions

Human service organizations with a case management framework are best served by use of this software. It can serve any size organization with 1 or multiple programs. The organization should have an individual or 2 to dedicate time as administrators of the software. They will need to understand data, software design, and the needs of the organization in order to best customize and manage the software.
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iWave

For my organization iWave is well suited to understand more about the giving capacity and history of our ticket buyers. As a performing arts nonprofit with a theater space and a large volume of ticket sales, iWave helps us identify donor prospects from the many people who purchase tickets and attend our shows. The Foundation search tool is especially useful for researching new sources of grant revenue
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Pros

  • Apricot allows us to organize our client data and run reports more efficiently.
  • Apricot upgrades its features on a routine basis to meet the needs of the customer, including its secure web form feature.
  • Apricot has fashionable and accessible technical assistance, including direct chat, videos, boot camps (virtual), and recommended 3rd party consultant support.
  • The variety of filtering attributes to run reports is very impressive.
  • The versatility in configuring reports helps us to be able to meet the reporting requirements of different funder frameworks.
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  • Very often we are able to find real estate and gifts to other organizations in iWave that we cannot find in other research products, or we find more recent information. This is a huge bonus when we are looking for time-sensitive information for our major gift officers.
  • Having worked with iWave for a decade, I have seen the company continue to evolve and get better at what they do. They are constantly striving to be competitive with and even better than their peers. This proves to me they are not satisfied with maintaining the status quo like some of the other larger vendors who monopolize the market and whose data has become "flat."
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Cons

  • We believe Apricot could offer secure web forms beyond the restricted 'Tier 1' allowance. In other words, currently, secure web forms are only available as options for Tier 1 records. This means we cannot have live registration for Tier 2 records, which is very restrictive, seeing as we would like to capture data as clients sign in at events or trainings we have.
  • We would like to see a feature similar to what TurboTax presents on its site that prompts you with questions to better generate the next step. In an Apricot case, it would generate these prompts to help us build our reports. We have the criteria we're looking to fulfill, we just need to better reproduce it in the sections on the Apricot report and this type of functionality would help.
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  • The biggest piece of missing functionality has been data integration with Raiser's Edge, but iWave is working feverishly with Importacular to make that an option for users as well. I expect that process to be more user-friendly in the next year or so.
  • I love that iWave is always adding new data sources to their 360 Search with Database USA being the newest piece. I hope the "COMING SOON" section of that data source will be populated soon.
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Likelihood to Renew

Apricot by Social Solutions9.7
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I went to the Summit a few weeks ago to learn about the future expansion and vision of Social Solutions. I already been with Apricot for 5 years and researched other products I still come back to Apricot and where it can grow with us.
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Usability

Apricot by Social Solutions10.0
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Very well design, almost anyone can use
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Support

Apricot by Social Solutions10.0
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Every time we have a problem it is resolved
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iWave10.0
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iWave customer support is more responsive than most software platforms I currently use. My requests are always handled promptly, and support is incredibly responsive, friendly, and patient. Plus, I can always get someone on the phone immediately if I need a problem resolved right then and there. In addition to the live and personal support, the iWave knowledge base is frequently update with new content, including video webinars that help you become a more powerful user of the software.
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Implementation

Apricot by Social Solutions10.0
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Take the time to learn apricot and all the functions before implementation. Know what the end results are before designing forms
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Alternatives Considered

We selected Apricot to warehouse our client data and to be able to serve as a backup to our data reports for our funder. Apricot is more fluid than the three (3) entities I've worked with in the past. In other words, Apricot allows us to now go from Intake Form data entry directly to Reporting, as we've figured out how to generate corresponding report features on the platform. We can generate reports and see reporting information whenever we want, especially in times ahead of our actual need to deliver reports to the funder; whereas with the other platforms, I was not able to generate reports from those entities with direct client Intake information.I truly enjoy the secure web form feature, too, because it allows clients to enter information on-the-spot at our center, eliminating the middle man (my staff) having to do it. Ultimately, we cut down on the days we take to generate reports, altogether, and are able to repurpose that newfound time to program delivery and program recruitment.
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iWave is affordable, offers current data, and is continually adding new data sources. They are the only product that offers international prospect information, which is helpful as our institution borders Canada. I was impressed when our sale representative went out of his way to teach me about how I could screen Canadian prospects in a way that helped us calculate an estimated real estate value for our prospects. We had no other way of getting this information as Canada does not provide the information publicly like tax assessor offices do in the United States.
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Return on Investment

  • It gives us the ability to warehouse intake in real-time through the secure web form feature and general entry feature.
  • Apricot allows us to back up our data reports because we can base our information on hard numbers, factual, accurate information.
  • There's no negative impact that the resource has that I can think of - unless we consider letting it go to waste; not leveraging its optimal capacity because of our own ignorance or lack of knowing how to utilize its features.
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  • It's a great tool at a great price that provides quick and efficient information.
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Pricing Details

Apricot by Social Solutions

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Apricot by Social Solutions Editions & Modules
Apricot by Social Solutions
Edition
Apricot Essentials
$0
Apricot
$0
Additional Pricing Details
Pricing for Apricot is driven by individual usage and needs of your nonprofit. Your organization isn't one-size fits all, so neither is our pricing.

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iWave

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
iWave Editions & Modules
iWave
Additional Pricing Details

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