October 2015 Update Released

October Update Released

Another new month, and another new release to keep the platform running nice and smooth. This month’s update adds plenty of new functionality and revamps several existing functionality for better user experiences.

New Features:

  1. Streamlined Contribution Management
    We’ve merged the current History and Collections pages into a single “Collections” page and add tons of new features around filtering and searching for data.

    New Collections UI
    Merged collections and history pages into one intuitive user experience.
  2. Bulk Contribution Upload
    Taking the place of the old History page is a new Bulk Uploads section. Here you can download the bulk upload template, fill with data and schedule processing for your contribution data. New data will be added and shown on the collections page.

    Bulk Contributions Upload Interface
    Bulk Contributions Upload Interface
  3. Revamped Contributions Dashboard
    We’ve made the contributions dashboard much better than before by replacing the existing charts with all new ones that are interactive and provide better insights into how your organization is performing financially.

    Revamped contributions dashboard. Better charts and information
    Revamped contributions dashboard. Better charts and information

Improved Features

  1. Online Member Registration
    We’ve taken a second look at our online registration forms and improved them significantly. You now get more data from your members at registration time, and they are notified, if they have a Memberz.Org account, when their registration has been reviewed and approved.

    Update Online Registration Form
    Updated Online Registration Form

    You can find the links to the registration forms under your Membership Categories section under Account Settings.

  2. Group Member Management
    The groups section under the Members menu has received some UI changes. We now display the members in tables instead of the current button UI. You can also view and edit details about members directly from this interface.

    Updated group management user interface.
    Updated group management user interface.
  3. Improvements to Bulk Member Uploads
    Several issues have been addressed around Bulk Member Uploads and the uploads process is guaranteed to complete now with better feedback.
  4. Improvements Bulk SMS Messaging
    Our Bulk SMS Messaging functionality has also been improved to ensure messages are sent correctly with correct notifications on completion.

Known Issues

  1. Cannot add members to groups from New Groups UI: This is functionality will be restored with a better work flow in a few weeks

 

We’ve fixed and improved several other minor things along the way since our September Update and we’ll continue to improve the platform based on your feedback.

You can let us know what’s on your mind via the comments section below or our social media channels what your experiences have been with the platform thus far and how best we can improve on the existing functionality to make using the platform better for all.