Moving data from sources like the web into your CRM fundraising database and doing so quickly, efficiently and repeatedly is a need charities often ask us about. We understand the attraction of making the task as easy as possible. Thats where Datastream comes in.
Data comes at you from many different sources, and in just as many formats. The work involved in moving and re-structuring this data, so that it can be brought into donorflex, involves you spending a lot of time and energy. Third-party suppliers often arent able or willing to develop specific routines to present their data in a suitable format. Thats why we developed Datastream.
Its our powerful data-mapping utility that allows you to take structured data in one format and transform it into a donorflex-importable file. You then have the means to import it directly into donorflex, or to create a csv file that contains all of the data.
You can also build a mapping and then pass it on to another member of the team so that they can take the third-party data, run it through the mapping, and produce a file thats in the right format for a donorflex import. No more manipulating files in Excel.
Tasks that once took hours out of every working week can now be done in minutes.
Weve made Datastream as in-reach as possible. So, this is a reminder of the deal.
Datastream itself is free and included on your donorflex installation disc, as well as via the client-only My donorflex / Download area of this website. Your donorflex Liaison Manager will need to log in for you, by the way.
Future changes will be provided on the same basis, youll be glad to hear.
Dont forget, if you feel the need for a reassuring arm around our shoulder, or a leg up before you acquire your Datastream skills, we can produce bespoke mappings for you. Theres a standard donorflex charge for that.
In order to use Datastreams full-blown features, we require clients to book paid-for training so that we can support you in your use of the facility. The training is fully hands-on so that you can learn Datastream inside and out.
Finally, a point we need to stress. You must ensure that your Datastream training delegate is skilled in the use of MS Excel. Training will proceed at a speed that assumes theyre equal to the task!
The first thing wed recommend is to run your eye over the testimonial below. We know its important for you to know what users think, first and foremost.
Then take five minutes to speak with us a swift step in to the contact panel, below, is a great way to set that ball rolling. Were looking forward to making donorflex Datastream an invaluable part of your day.
Were fresh back from todays Datastream training session and were raring to get started as the majority of our inputting is now via import Fiona Carter, formerly Data Administration & Audit Officer, Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Stoke
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