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Why are NFP organizations replacing iMIS with Microsoft Dynamics CRM?

Posted by Colin Dickinson on Aug 25, 2011 2:30:00 PM

As not for profit organizations, including membership, educational, and mission based groups, learn more about Dynamics CRM, they are reevaluating their investment in iMIS association management solution. If you are currently using iMIS, you may want to consider Microsoft Dynamics CRM as an affordable constituent management solution.   Your employees and volunteers will get more done with less frustration.

Fund your mission, not your software

One of the top reasons that current iMIS users are evaluating their association management system is cost.  Fiscal responsibility to your members requires vigilant evaluation of the costs to manage your organization.

With Microsoft Dynamics CRM, qualified non-profit organizations receive special pricing. The Non-Profit Solution for Microsoft Dynamics CRM includes out-of-the-box CRM functionality as well as customizations for:

- Donation and pledge management
- Basic membership management
- Basic volunteer tracking
- Campaign management
- Excel dashboard reports
- Payment solution for online donations

There is no association management system on the market today that gives you the functionality of Dynamics CRM for such a reasonable investment.

Make work easy for employees and volunteers

Training employees and volunteers to use out-dated systems takes valuable time away from the work that they could be doing to further your mission.  Microsoft Dynamics CRM works directly through Outlook or through the web — there is no learning curve.  The interface is easy to navigate with intuitive self-help buttons every step of the way.

Unlike iMIS, it’s easy to configure the system to match your terminology and business processes.  Setting up automated workflow keeps balls from dropping no matter how many people are involved in the process. 

Collaboration and web integration made easy

Another reason associations are making the switch to Dynamics CRM is the ease of integration with other systems that you use to manage vendor and partner transactions.  If you are like most associations, you want to expand the services you offer to your constituents without big investments in customizations.

When you are ready to find out more about how much money and hassle you could save by switching to Microsoft Dynamics CRM, contact Colin Dickinson at

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This Post Was Written By Colin Dickinson
Colin Dickinson is the CEO and managing partner at Sparkrock. Given his business and accounting knowledge, Colin provides valuable insight as well as strong comprehension as to how Sparkrock can help organizations address their individual business challenges. He is passionate about the non-profit community and regularly contributes to local youth based non-profits by volunteering his time and fundraising.
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