Monthly Archives: June 2016

Joanna Pineda

Joanna Pineda
CEO & Chief Troublemaker

Your AMS: What Doesn’t Matter?

What happens when you’re told that what you’re doing doesn’t matter? It’s part of your decision-making process! How can it not matter?

Gretchen Steenstra, Senior Consultant at Delcor Technology Solutions is the kind of person who poses that kind of question.

I got to catch up with Gretchen during the AMS Fest hosted by ReviewMyAMS‘s Teri Carden. Gretchen shared with me the session “she should have done” at the festival.

Her message? CRM vs. AMS doesn’t matter. Platform vs. Premise doesn’t matter. The current obsession with CRM and other tools and tricks is overblown.

Check out our Matrix Minute on what really is important when it comes to your AMS.

Joanna Pineda

Joanna Pineda
CEO & Chief Troublemaker

Training and Trust: Keeping AMS Data Clean and Correct

People get a bit intimidated by AMS implementations and integrations. I get it. There are a lot of moving parts, but with the right tools, team, and know-how, things can go really smoothly.

In the last blog post, I shared the Top 10 AMS Implementation Tips from Bruce Moe, ED at Missouri State Teachers Association because he’s so right about ways to make an implementation successful.

When he revealed Tip No. 8, Decentralize data entry, at May’s AMS Fest,  Bruce caused a sensation. Everyone in the organization getting access to the  individual and organization records? Madness!

But, as our Matrix Minute video will show you, it was brilliant madness.