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See your data in new ways with Power BI

See your data in new ways with Power BI

19 December 2018 by Lauren Smith

There are many software and business platforms on the market that allow you to view and draw insight and business intelligence (BI) from your data. Microsoft’s version is Power BI which allows you to go from data to powerful insights within minutes. Read more

Exploring Dynamics 365 for Talent

Exploring Dynamics 365 for Talent

13 December 2018 by Naresh Raj

Do you need an employee centric solution that takes your common HR functions and brings them together in a meaningful way for both your managers, HR staff and your prospective and current employees? Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Talent might be the answer for you. Read more

Risks of not integrating your system

Risks of not integrating your system

11 December 2018 by Lauren Smith

In our last blog post, Naresh spoke about system integration and why it’s so important. But what are the dangers and risks involved in not integrating? Lack of integration means your data is highly likely to be kept in silos and you may risk the following: Read more

What should a fully integrated system include?

What should a fully integrated system include?

05 December 2018 by Naresh Raj

We hear about ‘system integration’ all the time but what does it mean exactly and what features should a fully integrated system include? Integrated systems can talk to each other and share data for the overall benefit of your organisation and members, whilst still allowing for all of them to be used separately if needed. Read more

The ability to adapt in the face of change is what TechSmart is all about

The ability to adapt in the face of change is what TechSmart is all about

30 November 2018 by Lauren Smith

We were proud to be Platinum Sponsors of TechSmart on 27th November 2018, with around 350 delegates in attendance – it was certainly a must-attend event for anyone within the membership space who wants to learn and keep abreast of what the technology marketplace has to offer their organisation. Read more

6 common membership CRM system misconceptions

6 common membership CRM system misconceptions

19 July 2018 by Steve Sydee

In any membership CRM project, there is always a lot of work involved to take a system live, and keep it fit for purpose as your organisation develops. At smartimpact, we are often called in by organisations who have become disappointed with their current CRM partner, to do our project ‘rescue & relaunch’ service. Read more

5 ways to transform your email marketing effectiveness

5 ways to transform your email marketing effectiveness

28 June 2018 by Becky Reid

A lot has changed since the first email was sent by Ray Tomlinson in 1971. Today, 196 billion emails are sent daily to 4.3 billion email accounts. With all that email traffic you’d be forgiven for thinking that your time would be better spent focusing on other communication channels to get your messages heard by your audiences. Read more

Legacy membership database v CRM: what’s the difference?

Legacy membership database v CRM: what’s the difference?

19 June 2018 by Steve Sydee

Are you still stuck on a legacy membership database, or feel you aren’t getting the best out of your CRM? Then read on... Read more

Countdown to GDPR: 5 practical things to do before 25th May

Countdown to GDPR: 5 practical things to do before 25th May

16 April 2018 by Becky Reid

It’s only a matter of weeks to go now until GDPR comes into force. Rather than talk about the principles of the regulation, which hopefully you are up to speed with now, I thought I could provide a checklist to help you focus on some practical actions you should make sure are implemented prior to 25th May. Read more

Trade association v professional body: spot the difference

Trade association v professional body: spot the difference

13 February 2018 by Naresh Raj

I was at an event recently and a fellow attendee questioned why speakers often assume that, when referring to a professional body, it is about individual membership as opposed to a corporate membership. People as opposed to companies. Read more