Connect Online Community has over 10,000 hours of development since its conception in 2008. In 2010 it went into production with features such as direct email reply, transparent authentication, single sign on, and complete action tracking - right out the gate!
Among its greatest accomplishments, Connect has the most extensive AMS/CRM integration of any Online Community software. Using proprietary software Connect will track, securely transmit, and transform changes in real time. One thing that sets Connect apart is that the integration is typically "hands off" and does not require changes to your back end software. This advantage dramatically reduces setup costs.Overview Find out More
Member can simply hit reply with their email clients on any device to reply or create new discussions.
Connect has built in support for Tapatalk - the most widely used forum app (at no additional charge!). We also offer our custom Membership Connect mobile app at low cost, with the option of a custom fully branded version.
With our ARS platform, participants can actively ask questions, up vote questions, and take micro surveys in real time. The presenter knows what registrants are most interested in based upon votes!
Messaging enables multiple users to talk in a single conversation. Discussions are group-level conversations where everyone is included.
Connect can be used from any browser on any device and renders beautifully!
Connect integrates with your courses, events, seminars, webinars, and self study products. By wrapping online community around your Education offerings, additional value is added for members. Ask questions before a course, continue discussions after, put faces to names, enhance the convenience of professional networking, and more.
Groups have their own resource archives where assets and documents can be shared. Email attachments can be automatically added.
Automatically send messages or start discussions based upon a fully customizable rules engine. Transparently talks to your AMS to provide additional filtering criteria specific to your data and use cases.
Email messages can be consolidated for daily or weekly notifications. Individual email messages allow members to actively participate in the discussion in real time.
During presentations, surveys can be filled out in real time, maximizing feedback while things are fresh.
Groups can be created automatically from any AMS criteria you can imagine: age range, interests, course registrations, product sales, demographics, committees, chapters, and more!
Connect includes friendly graphical charts to easily interpret how the system is being used and adopted. You can also download any report as a PDF file.
Every device used to visit Connect is registered. After a device is registered it can be used without logging in ever again. The first device to visit Connect is registered without login. This means users can forward emails and not worry about people using their accounts, and also not worry about remembering their login!
Connect has fully customizable content areas and templates that can be used throughout the system. These can be reused to enable a single change to flow throughout the system.
Group Discussions and Private Message conversations can be muted at any time if a member is uninterested.
Connect can have a single moderator for all discussions, or a unique moderator per group. Moderation notifications can be replied to by email to approve or reject by the moderator - a convenient option on the road.
Connect tracks every single action anyone takes in the system: viewing emails, logging in, using the mobile app, viewing, downloading, etc. Even if we haven't thought of the report you have in mind, the data is already there to analyze for the unforeseen.
Enable feedback, reviews, and comments for any group to allow members to tell you how they're liking things. Especially useful for CPE courses, events, etc.
Members can login from your website into Connect for a fully integrated and transparent experience.
Want to improve your branding in communications? Connect supports custom domains and sub domains for email notifications. Imagine email@example.com! The best part - this requires no technical setup by your staff - email accounts just work!
Your members are protected against malicious attachments and viruses being transmit through email notifications.
Your members' email addresses are hidden while using Connect. Even with direct email reply, their address is never revealed.
Groups can be created from Committees and other criteria. Meetings can be automatically populated as events your members can download calendar reminders for and view in their Events calendar.
Connect includes an interactive calendar that consolidates all group events in one place!
Members can write and share their thoughts on Connect with a convenient Blog features. If a member already has a blog, it can be automatically imported and synchronized with RSS.
Members can belong to a group and choose to Opt-In before receiving email communications to avoid inbox clutter.
Add News and Links to groups conveniently through Connect. News can be automatically imported and synchronized from an RSS feed.
Does your group have something special you want members to see? Easily add a custom tab to your groups to embed photo galleries and other widgets!
Our subscription includes support which can be used to customize your installation and help your members with problems.
Regardless of the type of group, you can easily add Leaders. Leaders are prominently displayed in group details and interactive presentations. This works especially well for Social CPE groups used for events.
Add sub groups to any parent group to categorize and organize.
Are you still reading this? Congratulations on making it this far. If you're that interested, please contact us to find out how Connect fits into your strategic objectives.