Its a Good Idea to Look Over to the Other Side Once in a While

Some times we get so wrapped up in trying to find the latest and greatest tech tools for our associations that we forget to take a look at what our members are using. I personally love Docusign! I use it for a lot of things although its original intent was to be an e-signature package for REALTORS to use in their contracts with their clients. I have used it for a variety of things like grant applications, contracts, basically anything that needs my signature on it can be uploaded to docusign and signed by me, with a time stamp.

Part of your process when conducting R&D should be an in depth look at what your members are using in technology. Can it be integrated into the association? A great place to start is your industry’s technology guides. Next go look at the technologies other industries are using- you might be surprised. If you are a REALTOR association you should be reading RE TECHNOLOGY’s annual tech guide http://techguide.retechnology.com/.

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