How to choose the best AMS
Committing to an association management software (AMS ) solution is a big decision, but it truly should NOT cost big bucks.
Ask hard questions.
Why is the total cost of ownership (TCO) so high for something that’s been around for over a decade? Why are you paying more for an AMS written by a handful of talented programmers – than you are for the combined entirety of the rest of your software infrastructure written by thousands of talented programmers? Why do you HAVE to host in the “cloud” – is it really in YOUR best interest to host in the cloud, or your vendors?
What exactly are you even paying for? Isn’t this software something that has already been built, and being used by many, many other customers? What features are so expensive? What features do YOU need vs. what you are paying for?
The SharePoint AMS architecture starts on a multi-Billion dollar platform developed by the world’s largest software manufacturer (Microsoft Corp.) – and it only gets better from there. It doesn’t “integrate” with SharePoint, it IS SharePoint.