Big Picture TM Software provides Cloud based solution for South Dakota Retailers Association8/11/2012
Big Picture TM Software is excited to announce that they have signed a new contract with the South Dakota Retailers Association (SDRA). With the Membership Management module, SDRA members and staff will save time by allowing a renewal candidate to login and use a credit card to renew their membership. This real-time system automatically keeps contact information up-to-date.
Big PictureTM Software gives SDRA a total member management system. The Association Management module allows them to manage membership information in a real-time, secure online environment. The web-based database is available from any Internet connected PC, allowing immediate access to member information anytime, anywhere.
Challenge: SDRA was using an older Access database which presented many challenges when handling data from multiple sources. They were looking to move more of their business processes online and have a central repository for all data.
Solution: Big Picture TM Software will allow SDRA to automate and streamline both internal and external business processes and create a central repository for all data. Participating association members will be able to fill out online applications and surveys all within a “Cloud” based environment. Association staff will now be able to log into the new real-time web enabled database and update call logs, process applications, renewals and payments.
The transparency and flexibility of the Big Picture Software will allow SDRA to meet the growing demands of their members. Access to data is significantly improved over their previous internal database. Now office staff, members and executives can easily update and manipulate data.
Shawn Lyons, Executive Director of SDRA, praised Big Picture software for their outstanding customer service and support during the deployment of the software, “They continue to exceed our expectations and continue to provide excellent customer support. We are very excited about our relationship with Big Picture software and look forward to using their software applications for many years to come”.
The South Dakota Retailers Association is a statewide business organization, based in Pierre, South Dakota. SDRA represents the interests of retail businesses who sell retail products and services throughout the State of South Dakota.
Founded in 1897, SDRA is the oldest state retail association in the United States. With nearly 4,000 members, we also rank as one of the largest state retail association nationwide.
For over a century, our Association has played an important role in retailing, by:
- Representing retail interests in the legislative process
- Providing members with money-saving services
- Keeping our members informed about laws, regulations, and retail trends
- Maintaining a close affiliation with national retail organizations to favorably influence federal issues
The South Dakota Retailers Association is composed of both small and large retail businesses, which recognize the importance of belonging to a strong trade association: the more you pull together, the more pull you have.
About Big Picture Software TM
Big PictureTM Software offers government regulatory boards and agencies an e-Licensing solution that not only meets their current needs but is also robust enough to handle future enhancement requests as well as mandatory regulatory changes. The Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) software will continually improve the licensing process while eliminating repetitive, tedious and convoluted process to better serve staff and constituents over time.
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