Elections 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.
If your organization has historically been hands off when it comes to conducting elections in order to cast the perception that internal staff is not in a position to tamper with things, it may be time to reconsider that practice.
Attempting 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.
Would 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.
You 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.
While 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.
On 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.
Requests for Proposals (RFPs) are used by organizations to do as their name implies, and request a proposal from a vendor for goods or services. They have their role in the purchasing decision, but on overreliance on them can actually be costly to an organization.