Beware of sneaky, hidden costs in your next association management system

Nimble AMS

If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Determining how much your next association management software (AMS) system will cost you can be a tricky thing. They might also charge high prices for product upgrades and related services down the road.

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How to write an RFP for your union’s next membership management system

Aptify

Be sure to provide them with a list of specific areas of the product, as well as work or process scenarios, to make sure you see what you want to see. Ask final questions and discuss pricing.

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When the Right Price Is Nothing

Associations Now

But associations should also consider moving prices in the other direction. As you probably know from various news stories as well as your inbox, this week marks the release of Windows 10, the latest version of Microsoft’s PC operating system. Bigger than any changes within the OS itself, in many ways, is the price tag attached to the upgrade: Microsoft is giving it away for free to those who already have Windows installed. prices.

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6 Compelling Reasons to Consolidate Your Association’s Technology Systems

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So to be as effective as possible, they buy association-specific software systems. Each association software system you purchase comes with its own price tag and often needs to be hooked to your other systems through integrations, which can cause problems with data and support. What you end up with is not just best-of-breed functionality, but a hodgepodge of systems loosely strung together. In a single system, this isn’t a problem.

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Is an Email Marketing Price War on the Way?

Associations Now

The pricing scheme for many email marketing service providers—which grows based on the size of your list—is one that feels destined for disruption down the line. So, rather than paying based on subscribers, you’re paying based on the number of employees using the tool, a price of $15 per month, per head, with discounts for yearly subscriptions. The post Is an Email Marketing Price War on the Way?

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Insurance Group Balks at High-Priced Pharmaceuticals

Associations Now

Sure, it works—but the price of a single pill is more than a week’s pay for most Americans. The hepatitis C treatment Sovaldi, a blockbuster drug produced by Gilead Sciences that’s been shown to cure more than 90 percent of all cases of the disease within 12 weeks, has drawn criticism from medical groups for its incredibly high price—$84,000 for the regimen, or $1,000 per daily pill. We can’t have a system that operates that way. Defending the Price.

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Learning Management Systems for Associations: The Essentials

WBT Systems

What are the essential functions of a Learning Management System for Associations? Another thing to consider is that if you are using any of these tools now to create content and you wish to change your LMS in future, your new LMS must be able to support the common eLearning content standards or you will not be able to migrate your educational content into your new system. Integration with other Software Systems.

Membership Marketing Blog: Pricing Your Product, Service or.

Membership Marketing

Pricing Your Product, Service or Membership. Sometimes pricing is an afterthought when developing a product or service or changing your membership structure. Pricing is one of the four “P’s” of marketing for a reason. Proper pricing has a huge influence on the viability and profitability of an offering and should be part of the conversation from the very start of product development. So how does one go about building a pricing strategy?

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How Much Does an Association Management System Really Cost?

Aptify

If your organization is in the market for a new Association Management System (AMS), or if you’re comparing different membership software systems, the first question you’re asking is, “ How much does it cost? AMS pricing is largely dependent on six factors: How will you select it? Learn the six factors of pricing, and get a ballpark estimate of what you can expect to pay for a new Association Management System with our ultimate pricing toolkit.

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Florida Hospital Association Eyes Price Transparency With New Tool

Associations Now

Mission to Care, a new online database released by the Florida Hospital Association last week, could help with one of the pain points for the state’s medical industry: a lack of clarity in healthcare pricing. Data from the Florida Hospital Uniform Reporting System. Patient experience ratings from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems. “On $ 134M The amount that the U.S.

Membership Marketing Blog: How to make sure the Price is Right!

Membership Marketing

How to make sure the Price is Right! Are you using price as a strategic tool to drive sales? A very high price may support the impression that you product is exclusive. A low price may help launch your product against an established competitor. Pricing is a part of marketing and needs a strategy just like promotion and packaging. And yet, proper pricing can actually determine a product’s success or failure. Does Wal-Mart Announce a Price Increase?

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Higher Ed Groups Unveil Framework for New College Ratings System

Associations Now

The new system, which builds on past programs that the organizations collaborated on, aims to track the long-term success of students after graduation. Three higher education associations have unveiled a plan to build a more complete ratings system for the country’s colleges and universities, aiming to provide a snapshot of the long-term success of an institution’s students after they leave campus, degree in hand.

The Impact of Gas Prices on Associations and Their Members

Observations on Association Management

The Impact of Gas Prices on Associations and Their Members. Associations, like every other type of business, are feeling the impact of rising petroleum prices. The effect of high gas prices will be felt for the forseeable future. As frightening as the rapidly-escalating price of energy is, it provides us with an opportunity to think about new ways to do business. Labels: environment , gas prices , social changes. gas prices. (1).

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After Feedback, Department of Education Backtracks on College Ratings System

Associations Now

Late last year, DOE said it was getting into the college-ratings system game as a way to help students find the right fit—and best value—in higher education. When a group of higher-education associations unveiled the framework for a system to track the long-term success of college graduates earlier this year , it did so on the heels of a major announcement by the U.S. That proposed system, which received mixed reviews, was officially scrapped last week by the Obama administration.

2018 eLearning AWARD for LMS presented to WBT Systems Ltd. and Miele & Cie. KG by eLearning Journal

WBT Systems

KG), Frank Siepmann (eLearning Journal) and Linda Bowers (WBT Systems). The 2018 eLearning AWARD in the category for ‘Learning Management System’ (LMS) has been awarded to the project partners WBT Systems and Miele & Cie. A Global Solution – Integrated Enterprise Learning Management System . It also needed to provide a level of automation to eliminate the need for the creation of manual reports and manual data entry into other systems.

Membership Marketing Blog: Membership Dues Pricing and Value

Membership Marketing

Membership Dues Pricing and Value. The last few months, I have received a number of questions related to dues increases and pricing issues for membership. If this is a topic of interest for you, please feel free to join me and my colleague Erik Schonher for an ASAE and the Center Membership Idea Swap titled, The Fundamentals of Pricing and Value. We will explore some of the following topics: • Pricing Theory. • Price and Offer Testing. Price. (9).

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3 Ways to Use Virtual Events to Promote eLearning Programs

Higher Logic

Resource: 6 Key Features of the Best Learning Management Systems. Find a platform that allows you to bundle different types of content together, as well as set up promotional codes and offer different pricing depending on who is purchasing the content for the maximum flexibility. Engagement Associations Member Engagement Learning Management Systems Events

5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Association’s Event

Blue Sky eLearn

It’s good to find a management system that allows you to track payments within the software instead of an outside source. . With any of these ideas (as well as others) you can get creative with pricing — offering free or discounted on-demand access for conference attendees, providing different registrations tiers that can include on-demand access, selling sponsorships, and more.

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5 Things to Consider When Choosing an LMS

Blue Sky eLearn

Selecting a new (or your first) learning management system is a big undertaking. Can you have different pricing for different groups of people? Learning Technologies Online Learning Uncategorized choosing an LMS how to select an LMS learning management system LMS LMS selectionSome organizations hire consultants to help them with the tasks. Some send out large RFPs.

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SCD Group: Is there a "magic" price for association memberships?

SCD Group

Is there a "magic" price for association memberships? Dynamic pricing graphic from The Wall Street Journal. By the way, the same challenge applies to conference registration fees, webinar fees and any other pricing decisions at your association.). And, Jim shared that he frequently changes the prices of his books usually to check price points but sometimes to generate more revenue. Then, I read a Wall Street Journal article titled " Dont like this price?

Best Practices for Selecting an LMS

Blue Sky eLearn

The more technical aspects – integrating with other systems, setting up eCommerce. It’s important to have a budget in mind when you begin narrowing down the LMS providers you would like to evaluate, as pricing can vary widely. Learning Strategies Learning Technologies Online Learning Uncategorized elearning learning management system LMS LMS selection online learning selecting an LMSSelecting an LMS is a big decision.

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Getting a High Return on Your LMS Investment: 5 Takeaways

Blue Sky eLearn

You have an existing pricing approach to leverage. Learning Strategies Online Learning Uncategorized elearning best practices learning management system LMS lms investment lms return on investment lms roiRecently, I listened to Tagoras’ Leading Learning podcast, 5 Keys to Getting a High Return on Your LMS Investment. They shared some great tips everyone should consider when developing their eLearning program and LMS strategy.

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Got NDR (Non-Dues Revenue)?

Association Adviser

Our research shows only half of associations ask advertisers and sponsors if they’re getting their money’s worth—only about 60 percent incorporate that feedback into pricing strategies. percent) of organizations ask their advertisers and sponsors if they’re getting their money’s worth and when they get that feedback, only about three in five associations (61 percent) incorporate that feedback into their pricing strategies. Hank Berkowitz, Editor-in-Chief. Budgets are tight.

How to Find the Perfect CMS to Improve the Member Digital Experience

Protech

To help associations adjust to these growing expectations , we’d like to share some tips on evaluating your content management systems (CMS) to improve the member digital experience, including some tips gleaned from our webinar with Refactored ‘ s C hief Strategist Rob Be an. W hat systems play a role in elevat ing the member digital experience ? . Are systems separated, or are they integrated with your association management software (AMS) ? .

Goodbye e-learning

Aaron Wolowiec

Have formal, documented product development and pricing processes that cover their technology-enabled and technology-enhanced learning. Use a learning content management system (LCMS). There will be: • Growth in implementation of learning platforms and their integration with other key systems, like association management systems. • As a former journalist, I love data. And trend data are even better.

Reach Out ? Friday Fix

YourMembership Blog

Pricing. If you have a touch-log system, find someone who has not been in touch with you or interacted with your organization over the past six months. Pricing. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support. Company. News + Press. Customers. Technology. Management Team. Partner Programs.

How to Launch an LMS with No Content

Blue Sky eLearn

We’ve talked to plenty of organizations who don’t believe they are ready or qualified to purchase a learning management system because of lack of content. Look into pricing for getting sessions recorded at your next one. You can bundle sessions together in packages by topic, sell them individually, or sell the entire conference as one bulk price. . We must be kidding, right? Well, yes and no!

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Don’t Nickel-and-Dime Members: Ideas to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

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Associations have traditionally used membership “as an excuse to sell more stuff at discounted prices to members,” said Garth Jordan , senior vice president of corporate strategy at the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). They’ll pay full price now but their educational ROI will persuade them to come back for more. This blog post was originally published on the Association Learning Blog by WBT Systems.

AAA Keeps Eye on Gas Prices Amid Harvey-Soaked Labor Day

Associations Now

AAA hasn’t changed that policy this year, but it is tracking another statistic closely at the moment—gas prices. Prices have remained fairly low nationwide over the past two years, generally averaging below $2.50 Gas prices are at $2.45 In comments to CNN Money , the Oil Price Information Service’s Tom Kloza, whose firm tracks prices for AAA, suggested that the national price average could get as high as $2.75

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How to Meet the Membership & Education Expectations of Millennials and Gen Z

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New research shows they have much greater price sensitivity and much lower brand loyalty than older generations. Their price sensitivity isn’t a surprise considering their: • Student loan debt. • Weakened job prospects. • Low earnings. • Lack of employer support for membership and professional development. This blog post was originally published on the Association Learning Blog by WBT Systems. Generation Z and young Millennials are different.

Don’t Undervalue Association Training Programs!

WBT Systems

When pricing your association’s training offerings, it is important to assess their value, and then price accordingly. Finding the right price point for courses is not an easy task and the bottom line is that if uptake is poor, it’s clear that you’ve either got the price wrong or that for whatever reason, the course is not of interest to your members. appeared first on WBT Systems.

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3 tips to gain board approval for a new membership management software

YourMembership Blog

You’ve read white-papers, investigated pricing and discussed with peers, you know that membership management software will help grow your organization. An investment of a new (or first) membership management system will need to gain board approval. You’ve done your research. This will be one of the most important decisions your organization makes as it will impact members, staff, and the bottom line.

Membership Marketing Blog: So Why Test in Membership.

Membership Marketing

For this client, we conducted a price test by splitting prospective members receiving a membership solicitation in half. The test group received the exact same direct mail package, but the with a $31 discount taking the price down to $199. The question often comes up whether the discounted price members will renew at the same rate as those who paid the full price. Pricing Your Product, Service, or Membership. Does Wal-Mart Announce a Price Increase?

Membership Marketing Blog: The Impact of a Membership Dues.

Membership Marketing

It has been my observation that the demand for membership renewals is fairly inelastic of price. Labels: 2011 Benchmarking Survey , Dues Increase , membership dues , Price , Renewal. Pricing Your Product, Service, or Membership. Does Wal-Mart Announce a Price Increase? Price. (9). price testing. (5). Renewal Systems. (14). Membership Marketing Blog.

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

This diversity offers flexibility in pricing, pre-requisite knowledge and scheduling, which is more affordable, flexible, and supportive of the non-traditional learner, but also opens opportunities for the association to generate revenue from education programs and attract new learners to increase its membership. For example, an association learning management system can: Attract and engage learners.

Focus on Millennial Learners to Benefit Members of All Ages

WBT Systems

Psychological research from Christy Price, published in 2009 described how to engage millennial learners: Make your class multimedia, incorporating more variety and shorter content to allow students to multitask. Interestingly, at the end of her research, Price says, “ the needs of millennials may not actually be generational at all “ She notes that millennials may just be looking for educators to use better teaching methods. So it seems that Price is right.

Association Learning: Does your Story Inspire Members?

WBT Systems

“Harley Davidson bikes are twice the price of the same exact Honda bike but will outsell it 13-1 because of community” – Ken Schmidt #HLSF16. We have also posted in the past about how to successfully market your association learning management system to appeal to members and potential members. appeared first on WBT Systems. Associations Blog eLearning Tips Association LMS e-Learning elearning Higher Logic learning management system LMS LMS Success

Make it Easy for Members to Love your Association LMS!

WBT Systems

Increasingly, associations are adopting Learning Management Systems (LMS) to help simplify the administration and delivery of education and certification programs to a membership that is more geographically dispersed, increasingly busy, and dealing with a changing economy which can make it more difficult to attend meetings and conferences in person. Often people associate a learning management system (LMS) with e-learning, online courses, and more recently the cloud.

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How to Create a Really Good LMS RFP

WBT Systems

You finally got the budget to purchase a learning management system (LMS). Now, tell them what you have to spend so they propose a system within your budget. Clearly explain what you need the system to do—the outcome, not the process. What do users—system administrators, program managers, instructors, data users, students—need to accomplish? Many associations use a scoring system to do this.

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Managing Learning at your Association Annual Conference

WBT Systems

From managing scheduling and facilities for educational sessions at the conference, to enabling your members to record their attendance and credits earned in their training history, to reporting attendance for post-conference analysis – do you have one system that can simplify and manage all of this for you? . Often people associate a learning management system (LMS) purely with e-learning, online courses, and more recently the cloud.