Huttleston Data Design's Membership database systems
are designed with inside knowledge acquired during the 30+ years of working side
by side with Labor Unions. In 1981, we designed and maintained the first union
activist database in Wisconsin. In 1985, at the request of one of our union actuarial
clients, we designed, built and deployed our first membership database.
To improve the overall quality of data, the systems
delivered by HDD allow for multiple addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail
addresses to be maintained for an individual member.
If data contained in one of the fields is found to be invalid, the client
has the option of rotating the next best contact information into place and
moving the invalid data to the bottom of the rotation. The data is never lost.
It is simply removed from the interface to reduce clutter.
Another key feature that is included in the systems we design
is the ability to save sparse, but important data regarding a member or members
that do not fit well into an existing field through a paradigm we call "Tags."
Tags are searchable just like the fixed fields in the database but are intended
to be much more dynamic. For instance, if you learn at a meeting that several
members would like to show their support for an organizing drive in their
neighborhood by allowing pro-union yard signs to be placed in their yard,
you can tag those records noting volunteer/pro-union yard sign. Once the records
are marked in this manner, they immediately become searchable. The ability to
"Tag" records is an excellent way to store unique information that may or may
not apply to more than one record.
Our membership systems also include many time saving key stroke
shortcuts for power-users of the database.
In addition, HDD can match an individual's work flow to improve productivity
including generating reports automatically that are needed daily, weekly, or monthly
to manage the day-to-day operations of a Union. Tasks that are repeated frequently
can also be incorporated into the system to maximize accuracy by minimizing the
number of keystrokes needed to accomplish the task.
We would welcome the opportunity to learn more about your organization's membership needs.
Jeff Frey to request a demonstration and access to our demonstration site.
Keep up the good fight.
Team HDD - When your data matters.