Thoughts on technology and innovation
Matt Rist, Director, Product Delivery
Data privacy and protection are getting increased attention in the software world and the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect on May 25, 2018, is leading the way. The one overarching principle made clear in the opening sentence of the GDPR is: The protection of personal data is a fundamental right.
Nimble AMS views the GDPR as an important step toward protecting the data rights of individuals and has made it a priority to help associations become compliant. We are building new capabilities that will support associations that need to become compliant, or want to implement data privacy best practices outlined by the GDPR. Your AMS plays an important role in your overall data privacy strategy and associations will be able to take advantage of Nimble AMS in four key areas.
Nimble AMS is committed to helping associations become compliant with the GDPR and implementing data privacy best practices. If you are interested in learning more about how Nimble AMS can help your organization, please reach out and we will help connect you with one of our knowledgable experts.
If you are interested in learning more about the GDPR, here are some helpful resources to guide you on your journey.
- Nimble Query
Nimble Query puts the power of SOQL in the hands of your administrator. Salesforce Object Query Language (SOQL) is a way to search Salesforce data that is more powerful and useful than a simple report. SOQL queries can be used to create Visualforce pages, within Apex statements, and to pull data into Nimble Create templates but they have traditionally been hard to write. Nimble Query gives administrators the ability to create SOQL queries with a simple point-and-click query builder interface. By simplifying the process of creating SOQL queries, your administrator can do more without developer help.
- Payment Gateway Framework
With the Spring '18 release, we further enhance payment processing within Nimble AMS with the inclusion of framework to support additional payment gateways. In the past, the only credit card payment gateway used with Nimble AMS was with Authorize.net. This new framework allows you to create alternative credit card payment gateway integrations to be used instead of the default Authorize.net payment gateway. In the future we plan to add additional credit card payment gateway support using this new payment gateway framework.
Sometimes, it's the attention to details that bring the whole thing together.
Related List Quick Links Throughout Staff View
Your staff will enjoy increased efficiency with the addition of the Related List Quick Links Lightning component on your record pages. With the Related List Quick Links component, staff can view multiple related lists in quick succession just by hovering over a link. And, they can complete actions right from within the hover pane.
New Merchandise Product Detail Experience
Additionally, your administrator can now more richly customize the merchandise product detail experience for your constituents in the Community Hub store. Add more cards and details to each listing to personalize the shopping experience from selection to checkout.
The Nimble AMS Spring ‘18 release adds a powerful new tool in your administrator's toolbox, brings even more staff efficiency and constituent personalization, and paves the way for an easier and more affordable payment gateway experience in the future. To learn more about the features and improvements in the Nimble AMS Spring release, go to help.nimbleams.com.
Matt Rist - Director, Product Delivery
NimbleUser attended Salesforce’s premier conference, Dreamforce, in San Francisco last week. Dreamforce is now considered the worlds largest software conference with over 170,000 attendees and 2,700 sessions! This conference is a great opportunity for us to learn the future direction of Salesforce and how we can harness it to shape our product roadmap to help associations better leverage the power of the Force.com platform.
It was incredible to experience the positive energy around the conference coming from the worlds most innovative company.
Matt Reiner, Content Strategist
Highlights of Nimble AMS Winter ‘18
Express Payment delivers a simple way for you to accept payment, for anything - from anyone. Staff can now send a unique payment URL to their constituents, allowing them to easily view and pay their invoice, with or without logging in. Additionally, constituents can also forward this URL directly to their accounting department for payment. By adding Express Payment, we’re expediting the payment process and freeing up staff to focus on innovation, rather than renewal reminders.
Multiple Community Hubs
Nimble AMS can now meet the needs of associations managing multiple organizations. With Winter ‘18, customers can create Community Hubs—online constituent portals—for multiple organizations, each with its own style and content. This gives associations the power to create a related Community Hub completely different from their foundation Community Hub. We’re excited to see the new constituent destinations our customers create!
Community Hub Access Control
We’ve added Access Control to Community Hub, providing administrators even more control over their constituent’s journey. Administrators can now select which pages, components, and content display to individuals based on specific criteria, allowing for the creation of exceptionally personalized constituent experiences with clicks instead of code.
Lighting Experience Optimization
Salesforce’s new interface—Lightning Experience— offers a beautiful, intuitive, and intelligent way to take your team’s performance to the next level. As an app on Salesforce, Nimble AMS Staff View has been reimagined to harness the power of this new user interface and optimize association specific tasks. All new customers will use Lightning Experience, and we’re helping existing customers make the leap forward so they boost productivity, work smarter and take full advantage of the Salesforce-focused innovation keeping NimbleAMS at the front of the pack.
Feeling the chill? If you’d like to learn more about the Nimble AMS Winter ‘18 release or the release process, feel free to email Eliza Hammer at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out help.nimbleams.com/preview.
Jeff Golembiewski, NimbleUser’s Director of Product Management, will detail the tremendous advantages that the Salesforce Person Accounts Architecture offers professional and trade associations at this years sold out Dreamforce conference. His session “Living the Person Account Life” has been scheduled for Moscone West in Room 2006 from 8:00am to 8:40am on Tuesday, November 7
Jeff joins an all star lineup of 160 speakers that includes Michelle Obama and Ashton Kutcher.
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