Thoughts on technology and innovation
Beth Farrar, Marketing Manager
It is hard to believe that just 1 week ago the ASAE Tech Show was in full swing. The annual show attracted a total of 1,181 participants including 622 attendees and 370 exhibitors.
The Technology Conference & Expo is designed for CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, CXOs, and other technology staff to gain knowledge, perspective and insight into the technology issues facing associations and nonprofits. A hot topic from this year's conference was mobile technology. Interesting fact: There are 7 billion people in the world but 10 billion are expected to be connected via mobile devices by 2020....an important consideration when thinking of your next website redesign.
It was an especially proud moment for NimbleUser given that we were able to debut our fully restored Airstream Trailer as a fun way to get the word out about our AMS built on the Salesforce platform--Nimble AMS--and we happen to have a love for vintage airstreams. As you may recall from a previous blog , our journey began back in August with a not so sleek looking 1960s trailer and a vision. We were excited by the response we got from people and other vendors at the show for bringing something different to the table this year with both the trailer in our booth space and with our product, Nimble AMS
We had several great discussions with people who were looking for a more intuitive AMS--one that comes with the power of CRM but that gets where associations are headed. Our on-site product experts, Jeff G, Senior Consultant, and Matt Rist, Services Manager conducted several impromptu demos showing the power and potential of Nimble AMS from a social, mobile and overall platform perspective. General feedback from the show confirmed that associations are looking to go beyond the standard AMS features and the technology platform is playing an increasingly important role. Rather than having to constantly switch to the latest and greatest AMS on the market, choosing a CRM platform is similar to buying an Airstream trailer vs. committing to buying a vacation cabin/home. You want the flexibility to choose your next destination. Just because you are an association does not mean that you cannot have all the other features that make a CRM so appealing to leading companies all over the world. In a nutshell that is why we built Nimble AMS on the Salesforce platform. The technology platform keeps innovating, the App Exchange keeps growing and we add in the association expertise needed to add in the AMS features you need to run your association.
Check out some of the pictures from the Tech Conference and Contact Us today to discuss where your association is going!
BELOW: The NimbleUser Crew at the show, pictured from left:
JeffG, Senior Consultant, Matt Rist, Services Manager, Janan Compitello, Senior Consultant, Sig VanDamme, CIO, Dawn VanDamme, President & CEO, Beth Farrar, Marketing & HR Manager, Joe Shaben, Account Executive.
Here are a few more pictures of the restoration and from the show: