Based on our experience helping customers move from MicroEdge GIFTS to foundationConnect, we wanted to share some of the top reasons why organizations are making the move:
1. Tired of a Complex Interface To Manage The Database
The MicroEdge database and user interface has a reputation for being complex.
foundationConnect is easy to use and built to be managed in-house. Adopting the Salesforce model of “click not code,” the product is approachable for your system administrators even if they don’t have a technology background.
2. Tired of a Paying the Vendor to Make Changes
We’re told that many changes require vendor assistance and that translates into costs (both $ and employee/consultant resources).
foundationConnect’s design allows everyday maintenance and enhancement to be done by members of your team without vendor costs/involvement.
3. Tired of Costly Customization
All organizations change over time as their needs and plans evolve. To accommodate this growth, you need a system that can scale with you. If you would like to get any custom capabilities built in MicroEdge, you need the vendor’s team to build these new features for you.
foundationConnect customers can take advantage of the Salesforce nonprofit ecosystem to ensure a product choice that is sustainable and flexible for the long term. We also benefit from investment and support from the Salesforce.com Foundation to deliver for new innovative features. We also releases new versions of our product several times a year to deliver innovations our customers require.
4. Tired of Silo IT
The MicroEdge platform is a silo as it only offers grant management capabilities. Integration is hard and expensive with hefty fees for API access. With this product, your organization’s systems will always be disconnected, making your data and reports unreliable.
foundationConnect is built on Salesforce, the #1 open, trusted, interoperable platform available to nonprofits – giving your organization the option to house your grant management, ERP, HR, communication and more in one platform. When data can be shared across groups, collaboration increases, and you’ll get a handle on the holistic performance of your organization.
If you’d like to compare your MicroEdge functionality to foundationConnect, please contact us here.
To learn more about foundationConnect implementations, please review these helpful links to case studies & guides to selecting a grants management system from some of our implementation partners:
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