Orange Leap Newsletter August 2010
We thought you’d want to be kept up to date with some of the latest news and events in the Orange Leap Community. Here’s what’s hot at Orange Leap as we melt in the heat of the summer of 2010.
- Refactoring MPX
- On Demand Version 11 Release
- Orange Leap Mobile Application
- Online Tools
- OrangeCon2010 (Online Free) Sign-Up
- Featured Partner: Donor Trends
Giant Leap Forward in Integration and Automation – MPX Refactoring!
MPX has been undergoing quite an overhaul with two main purposes; the first is to give MPX developers, customers, partners, and other third party developers an easier code base to add on to, integrate with, and develop around. The second (and perhaps more important to MPX customers who don’t have as many IT resources) is to make it easy for our internal team to release all the cutting edge technology we’ve built for Orange Leap On Demand to MPX as well. While MPX will always be our On Premise product, this refactoring enables MPX to take advantage of powerful new technologies that didn’t exist when MPX was originally released just several years ago. Technologies like Business Rules, Active Messaging, and the Online Tools talked about in this newsletter. Read more about the MPX Refactoring here
Easier to Navigate, More Rapid Deployment of Features, and a New Events Module – Orange Leap On Demand Version 11
Orange Leap On Demand hasn’t been sitting still either. Version 11 is our most ambitious release since Orange Leap On Demand was born.
- If you thought our user interface was easy to navigate, just wait until you see V11 – we’re simplifying Orange Leap On Demand to put the right things at your fingertips where they make sense and do you the most good.
- We’ve found the secret to screaming fast deployment of new features and modules – creating custom modules through a collection of custom tables, reporting views, and business rules. This means we can create new features, screens, and even modules by our product analysts through administration screens instead of just developers through engineering efforts. What once took “man-months” now takes hours.
- In fact, our new Events Module was created using this new functionality – in three weeks. Let us know what you want to see in Orange Leap On Demand next.
The Power of MPX or Orange Leap On Demand Wherever You Go – Introducing the Orange Leap App!
The Orange Leap App is for nonprofit professionals who need the power of MPX or Orange Leap On Demand at their fingertips wherever they go by accessing and acting on real time their constituent data through their iPhone, Blackberry, or Android smart phone. Find out more about our new Orange Leap App here
Make Your Website Smart by Putting the Power of Orange Leap On Demand or MPX Behind It – Introducing Orange Leap Online Tools!
Every organization struggles with the problem of keeping your offline and online data in sync. Whether you maintain a real time integration between the two or batch upload from one to the other, let’s face it, it’s the biggest problem facing the multi-channel marketing, communication, and fundraising world we now live in. Orange Leap has turned that problem on it’s head by creating a suite of Online Tools that literally “extend” your Orange Leap On Demand or MPX database online. Tools that are easy to deploy and give your website the ability to serve your constituents better by taking donations, giving donors view and print access to their giving history and the ability to update their contact information, and even letting them register for events online and directly into Orange Leap On Demand or MPX. Read more about Orange Leap Online Tools here.
Orange Leap Invites you to join our team, our customers, our partners, and the rest of the Orange Leap community for two days of Education and Collaboration.
November 3rd and 4th, 2010
OrangeCon2010 is a two day educational event focused on helping users and developers to get the most from Orange Leap On Demand, MPX, and The Guru. By attending OrangeCon2010, you will learn, grow, and inspire your organization to build better relationships with your constituents and raise more money to fuel your mission! Click here to learn more and pre-register Registration: $100/person to attend in person and free for customers to attend online.
Featured Partner: Donor Trends
Imagine if you had access to information that would show you who else your donors are giving to, the size of their contribution, the type of gift and much more. OrangeLeap has partnered with DonorTrends to bring every customer a complimentary Giving Analysis Profile (GAP) report that will reveal never-before seen fundraising insights. Click to find more