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May 2, 2018 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
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7 Reasons to Buy Not BuildAttempting to build a technology solution using in-house talent rather than outsourcing usually doesn’t have a happy ending. Here are 7 reasons to shop the market before making the decision to undertake an in-house custom build.

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July 5, 2017 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
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Operational Efficiency, Part 2The Small Business Operational Efficiency article from April 2015 was popular enough to warrant a follow-up given that three new systems have entered the behind-the-scenes environment at ElectionsOnline over the past year: SignNow, Insightly and Xero.

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July 6, 2016 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
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Vertical Versus Horizontal Election ProvidersWould election software be better, and clients better served, if the software were marketed only to some very tightly defined vertical subset of a broader base of potential clients? As this article explains, when it comes to election software, serving a broad array of clients makes for better software.

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May 4, 2016 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
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Average Email DeliveryYou conduct a mass mailing and a certain percentage of emails go undelivered because they don’t exist. That’s normal, but you may be wondering if that percentage is within a normal range when compared to other organizations. This article discloses some aggregate from ElectionsOnline’s own mailings.

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May 5, 2015 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
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Website user-friendlinessWhile priced competitively, ElectionsOnline’s online voting service makes no attempt to be the cheapest of its kind. It makes every attempt to be the most feature-packed and user-friendly. Creating usable software doesn’t happen by dumb luck. It requires an aptitude, expertise and investment in research.

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April 1, 2015 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
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Sample Ballot Now Powered by Production System's CodeIn a recent conversation with someone who works to optimize business processes, I was asked a few questions about how ElectionsOnline works behind the scenes. I was happy to oblige and realized if someone whose job is to optimize business processes finds this interesing, others likely do as well.

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April 22, 2014 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
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Brook TroutOn this Earth Day, what more appropriate topic but then to go into ElectionsOnline’s involvement with 1% for the Planet? Since 2006 ElectionsOnline has been a proud member of 1% for the Planet, but that membership is really just a conduit for a very special relationship that exists between ElectionsOnline and the Ernie Nester Chapter of Trout Unlimited. 

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March 19, 2014 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
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Average Voter TurnoutAll organizations want to know if their voter participation rates are acceptable, but defining “acceptable” is not easy. This article attempts to provide a starting point for answering the question and makes a suggestion on the voter participation statistic you should really focus on.

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February 1, 2014 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
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Creating Blazing Fast Web PagesThe ballot pages served by ElectionsOnline earn a PageSpeed Insights score of a virtually unheard of 100 out of a possible 100! How it was accomplished is a case study in creating blazing fast web pages.

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January 20, 2014 by David Simms , President , ElectionsOnline
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Elections versus SurveysElections are not surveys, but that hasn’t stopped some organizations from using survey tools to try to save a buck and get away with using online survey tools to do something they were never intended for, conducting elections. Not infrequently the consequences of taking such a gamble result in disaster which could have been easily avoided.

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