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.
Sherry from Florida Retail Federation
I like the ease of use, using our staff portal. And the lists we can pull are most helpful. I also find useful the ability to search using a number of different types of information.
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 is always evolving and adapting to new technologies and business practices.
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.