iMIS is an association and non-profit management system that is cloud-based, mobile-ready, and PCI-validated. It includes options for membership, fundraising, events, product sales, certification, email, online communities, automation, dashboards, website management, and more. Built from the ground up with Responsive Web Design (RWD), iMIS can be used on any device.
iMIS is used by thousands of non-profits of all types and sizes, in more than 20 countries, including associations, charities, regulatory, legal, public media, unions, AMCs, fraternal, faith-based, and more.
iMIS contains CRM, CMS, membership, and fundraising capabilities in one centralized platform. These applications include fundraising and donor management, crowdfunding, member management, member self-service, website management, online communities, as well as a helpful email-marketing module.
Oliver from Enform
Specialty: Higher Education
Imis is flexible and adaptable since they are a small company. They take care of enhancement requests in a relatively timely manner as compared to large companies.
Lack of support because the company is suppor. Low amount of partners, limited selection.
Ensure you are fully aware of the support implications of this product. It requires a lot of customizations.
Sarah from Land Trust Alliance
Their willingness to work with us to make upgrades and adjustments to the system.
The major gift tracking component of the software is underdeveloped, although it is getting better.
You need to think about how and what information you want to track as you decide what association or fundraising database would work best for your organizations needs.
Lois from APTA
Specialty: National Organizations
Coordination with other databases, ease of using the software.
Lack of flexibility in creating fields for different metrics.
Determine in detail what your organization needs first, see if iMIS fits with other software and databases you are using.
Lori from Beefers
The cost and the effectiveness of the program are superb.
The technical and customer support are simply not the best.
Give it time to do its job because the wait is worth it.
Stacy from AREMA
The ease of use and the capabilities are things I like best about iMIS.
The reporting is a little difficult for the average user. Crystal Reporting knowledge is a must.
Be sure all of the functions it offers will meet your needs.
Tony from D+H
The ease of use and ability to speak with a real person for support.
Cost is significant to our organization. Also, the length of time for updates.
Look at all the options out there, and make sure you fully understand the entire cost.
Brenda from Northeast HPBA
Employees number: 2-10 employees
It was a powerful tool but I have found comparable solutions for a lot less expense than iMIS. With a small staff, it is hard to expend the kind of money you'd need for iMIS.
Easy to use. Powerful. Did most everything we needed it to do. I was the power user in the office for 10 years. If you know SQL queries, you'll be able to run a lot of custom reports to fit your business needs. After moving to another non-profit, I found that there were less expensive solutions which were comparable or better. No need to spend a lot of money to get what you need for your businesses database and website solutions.
Needed lots of customization for our use. At the time, was not a database/web platform. I believe it is now with the RISE platform.
Winnie from Canadian Urban Transit Association
Employees number: 11-50 employees
I have been using iMIS at work for many years, and I find it is a decent software that has most of the features and functionalities that are required for a Not-for-profit Association. However, I am always hoping to see new improvements on the features and functionalities.
It has a desktop (offline) version as well as a browser (online) version so that I can access wherever I go.
It is not smart enough to perform the duties that I wish it would do. A lot of the features and functionalities need to be paid for in order to receive the additional upgrades.
There are so many version upgrades every now and then, it is so difficult to catch up with the latest software version. It requires too much money.
James from Sigma Chi Fraternity
Our organization has been using the iMIS software since 1998. With that, it is important to note that every review of this product depends heavily on how the company (us) who uses it.
For many years we used the product solely as a desktop application. While the ascetics of the desktop version (AAC/Back-Office) look like they came from a early 2000's ASP.NET library, it gets the job done. And this side is often only seen by your back-end staff.
HOWEVER, the future of IMIS really relies on what ASI (the makers of iMIS) calls RiSE. The RiSE platform is all about mobile first usage. Gone are the days where we are trapped behind our clunky CRT monitors. Now a days, we want everything in our pockets, on our smart phones, tablets and laptops on the road.
While we still use the Desktop application for much of our duties, staff have been adopting what is called the Staff Site, a RiSE based version of IMIS to do much of their work. This however goes back to my earlier comments on how you use the software. If you get the latest release, and stay up to date, you will be leaps and bound ahead of many of the current users and will certainly reap the benefits of this legacy software.
Feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns and I will certainly share my humble opinions good and bad.
Sigma Chi Fraternity
Director of Information Technology
Jean from Kappa Kappa Gamma
Employees number: 51-200 employees
We use iMIS for our tracking our members' activities, billing dues, fundraising, AR, and event registration & management.
iMIS is very customizable , however, because of that, out of the box it doesn't entirely manage what we needed as a business. We work with a reseller that has been terrific to help us meet all of our business needs and understand what we needed to do to get there. The possibilities are basically endless as to what you can do with it, it just requires a lot of work to get there. But no two businesses are exactly alike are they?!
ASI has been on the slow side to move the application to a browser-based system, which, when complete, will be welcome, however, once again, will require alot of work to create the site with all the custom data we have. So, even once that transition is complete, we have our own homework to do to set it live for our business.
Attending the NiUG Conferences is very helpful and provides insight to how others are using it and just how large and complex the product really is.
how customizable it is!
that we have to customize it to work for us! We have wanted to integrate it with other softwares and it is not always easy to do this, and it is not the end-all be-all product for everything, but it certainly is the base to build on.
even after 14 years of using iMIS, I learn new things every day. There is so much to know. It is a very large product. So much data that is being stored in spreadsheets through out the business, still needs to be added to the member database. Keep pushing to build a central database. It is so important to the future of the organization.
Valerie from National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
Employees number: 2-10 employees
We have used the software for almost 20 years and have recently upgraded to the cloud version. The move from an older version to the current was very easy. Customer Support has been very responsive to our needs.
The basic functions are included in the general package, but you can upgrade if needed. With the cloud version, as new changes are made they are included at no extra fee. You can access your data and the product where ever you have access to the internet. Works well with most computers as is not actually on your system.
In using the cloud version if your band wide is not fast or if you have problems with your internet connection you don't have access to your data.
It can do a lot so you need to really be willing to commit to ongoing training using the resources that are available through the webinars once you have complete the basic training as a part of the install.
Victor from NAREIT
Employees number: 11-50 employees
We have used iMIS for almost twenty years and during that time our organization has changed dramatically. The development of the iMIS platform over the years has allowed us to evolve our business objectives and enhance our ability to better serve our members and industry in an ever changing technological world. We have been able to take advantage of the myriad of iMIS features and enhancements to strengthen our operations, while also integrating 3rd party software as needed to leverage our iMIS investment. Looking forward to another 20 years of iMIS!
iMIS easily integrates with many third party software developers to further enhance our iMIS investment.
Myrna from Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers
I've been using iMIS since 1998 and it has come a long way in capability and ease of use. I never imaged I would still be using the same software so many years later, but it really has grown into a complete member management, event management, website content tool, and a super report writing tool. As long as I've been using this, I still discover new uses, tools and reports that make our interactions with our members better, easier and more user-friendly. Anything that I "thought" could somehow be done, my re-seller and I have made happen. Truly remarkable program that has the flexibility to be as basic or as complex as you need it to be.
Vickie from The Ohio Manufacturers' Association
Employees number: 11-50 employees
I have been working with iMIS for 14 years. The best thing about iMIS is being able to make it your own. The flexibility makes iMIS a good product because you are not stuck working in a product that is driven by someone else's vision.