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Develop the Knowledge to Know a Good AMS from an Evil AMS

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Presented at Events by Design Small Staff Association Superhero Workshop, October 16, 2012

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Develop the Knowledge to Know a Good AMS from an Evil AMS

  1. 1. Events by DesignMarketing |Registration | Event Management Eric Davis Develop the Knowledge to Know a Good AMS from a Evil AMS
  2. 2. No Secrets! Save your time and the vendor’s time  Budget  Current issues  Needs in a new system (based on current issues)  Integrations  Requirements from each department  Prioritized  Essential  Desired  Phase 2 Five year cost evaluation***
  3. 3.  Be open to solutions  Third-party integrations/solutions are not evil  Content Management Systems (CMS)  Included vs not included  Open Source vs .NET  Spreadsheet your requirements  AMS needsBe Flexible  Include third-party solutions currently in place  CMS needs  Prioritize
  4. 4.  First round demos  Get an overall feel (1 hour)  Second round demos  Department specific  Scenario specific  Meetings  Membership dues and renewals  AccountingShow Me Your Editing/creating fieldsSuperpowers!   Queries  Import/Export***  5 References  Using support over one year  Membership + Certification? Accreditation?
  5. 5.  Why?  Requirements based on oneSales Reps Villain system  Shiny objects***
  6. 6. Hire a Consultant NO CONSULTANTS THAT PROVIDE DATABASE SERVICES DelCor Technology Solutions Information Technology Advisory Group (ITAG) Effective Database Management Information Systems Consulting Group (ISCG) Management Advisors Inc. ? American Technology Services ?
  7. 7. Questions?Eric Daviseric@eventsbydesign.com703-579-1496 ext. 103www.eventsdesigner.com

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