2014.02 Tag Archive

Top 10 Enhancements of 2014

2014 saw very significant growth for Andar.  We introduced many new integrated technologies to help our customers be more productive and focus their mission.

#1 Better Web Browser

We have added the ability to embed and integrate a full function browser within Andar. This means you can display a constituent’s LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter feeds as well as Google Maps directly into constituent profiles.
Read Project 71425...

#2 New Document Editor

We have upgraded the document editor within Andar to make it easier for everyone to create newsletters and web content within Andar.
Read Project 72885...

#3 New DMO Report

You can now easily create your own custom reports within Data Mining without the need of complex third party reporting tools.
Read Project 65545...

#4 Exchange Sync

Andar’s Outlook Connector can now synchronize e-mails, calendar items, contacts, and tasks directly with Exchange (hosted or not, including Office 365).
Read Project 80629...

#5 Statements Generation

Much like thank you letters and tax receipts, Statements can now be produced as printable or e-mailable documents. Andar’s content management system can customize Statements to include personalized contents and targeted marketing materials.
Read Project 78262...

#6 Letter component targeting

Letter components (custom sentences) can be included in thank you letters, tax receipts, statements and generic letters based on flexible conditions to easily customize and personalize these documents.
Read Project 77112...

#7 Outlook Buttons

New buttons were added to Outlook to provide direct access to Andar profile information from within Outlook e-mails.  Predefined sentences, paragraphs or marketing materials, stored in Andar, can be inserted into e-mails with one click.
Read Project 78797...

#8 Organize Dashboards

You can now organize dashboards into categories.  This allows those of you with many dashboards to group them together so they’re easier to find.
Read Project 81234...

#9 CyberSource API

We have upgraded e-Pledge to interface with CyberSource’s new Secure Acceptance APIs for a more robust PCI compliance process.
Read more at www.Andar360.com/SupportCenter

#10 Generic Letters

These general purpose letters can be used to solicit, inform, or otherwise communicate with constituents.  Using data mining, any constituent data can be used to customize and personalize the letter.
Read project 73489...

Other highlights can be viewed in our press releases for 2014.01, 2014.02, and 2014.03.  Of course, there were hundreds of other useful enhancements, too numerous to mention here.

Communication Summary

New in Service Pack 2014.02: You now have better filtering for the dashboard and bio tab “Communication Summary” app.  Just click the filter icon.  Now you can focus your view of communications.

Alert - Credit Card

CyberSource is discontinuing their older APIs at the end of September 2014.  That’s right in the middle of most campaigns.  If you are using CyberSource with Andar, you must install the latest Service Pack (2014.02.01) and migrate to the new APIs.  We have documented the migration process at https://www.andarsoftware.com/Help/Manuals/CyberSource_Migrate_from_HOP_to_Secure_Acceptance.pdf   We can also do the migration for you for a nominal fee.  Please call our Help Desk to schedule your migration appointment.

New Bio Dashboard App

New in Service Pack 2014.02: Users with MIG can now add a “Relationship List” app to their company dashboards (Bio Tabs). This app is perfect for listing contacts at a company account.  It’s a lot better than just a list.  It shows the contact’s bio tab for each contact.  You customize an individual bio tab with the information you want and then select that bio tab to show for each of your contacts right on the company’s bio tab.  Of course, you can also print your company bio tab so you have a great profile report to take with you.

Relationship List

Read project 79883...

Letter Components

Letter components are the parts of a letter in the MIG module.  You can create a mailing label, for example, that can be used in all of your letters.  You could also create a note (sentence), that can appear in various letters.  New in Service Pack 2014.02, we have significantly improved the ability to condition your components.  Now you can have a sentence appear in a letter for donors meeting very specific conditions.  We have also added the ability to use Executive Plus for very advanced conditioning.

Read project 77112...

Account Selector

New in Service Pack 2014.02: We’ve added a new dashboard app to MIG called “Account Selector”.  It’s your standard gadget used throughout Andar to select accounts.  The power of this app is that it can broadcast the selected account to other apps on the dashboard.  So you can use it to select an account and display whatever information you want about that account right on the same dashboard.

ALERT - https in e-Community

New in Service Pack 2014.02:  In the past, we had left it up to our customers to "turn-on" web page security (https).  With this new Service Pack, it will be on by default.  The few of you that don't have security setup will need to manually turn it off.  Andar will now force users to a secure page for all pages requiring a login as well as the single page pledge and single page event registration pages.

Read project 81405...

PCI Compliance

We just posted a new PCI Compliance Planning document to accompany the new CyberSource API changes in Service Pack 2014.02. The document is available on our Support Center home page at www.Andar360.com/SupportCenter or directly at www.Andar360.com/PCIPlanning

Service Pack 2014.02

Service Pack 2014.02 is due to be released this month.  Read a few of the highlights in our press release.

e-Pledge Shopping Cart

New in Service Pack 2014.02: e-Pledge now supports a shopping cart model.  Your organization’s products can be selected by the donor and added to their shopping cart as designations.

Read project 73551...