netFORUM Enterprise Typeahead Plugin

Here at fusionSpan we have been looking for ways to contribute to the vibrant netFORUM Enterprise community. We have seen so many great ideas for functionality shared by different users, plus features request by our customers, that we’ve decided to release a series of netFORUM Enterprise Plugins that should make it easy for your team to install and leverage the functionality.

 

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Typeahead Plugin

Plugin in action!

Want to add an auto-fill suggestion feature to one of your form fields? Then this tutorial is for you! Make your forms responsive and user-friendly by configuring the typeahead. To do this, we will need to add a lookup to a form field, add a cross reference to that lookup, and then configure the field so that when ‘other’ is typed in, a text input box drops down for the user to type in the other institution.

DIRECTIONS TO INSTALL

How to Install

  • RDP into the webserver with an account that has access to the database
  • Download the plug-in installer
  • Double-click the self-extracting downloaded file
  • Follow the Setup Wizard instructions (see video above)

**Note: Please run the installer on your test instance first. It’s just best practice. If you have any trouble, please don’t hesitate to
email [email protected] and we can help you out!

fusionSpan - ENHANCING THE ROI OF netFORUM ENTERPRISE

Customizations

Extending netFORUM Enterprise ensures your business needs are met. Customizations can save staff time, improve customer experience, and benefit your organization in the long run. All customizations are built following best practice to make upgrading easier and keep you as close to baseline as possible.

Business Analysis

Have you been using your database for a while but don’t feel that you’re getting the most out of the system? We’ll help review your current system and processes to provide strategic feedback and ensure that you’re using it to its potential.

Upgrades

Moving to a new version of netFORUM takes effort – reviewing baseline, checking customizations, testing SOPs. While Abila will support the system, we can bring in our team to work with your staff during the testing process. Are there new features that allow you to move to baseline? Who is responsible for sign-off? How will you determine if you are ready to upgrade? We can ensure you are ready to move forward.

eWeb Development

Often overlooked, eWeb offers a great deal of functionality out of the box. We can take that baseline site, and mold it to match your organization, allowing you to leverage the functionality for which you are paying. Stuck on an old version? We can help upgrade to the new responsive eWeb, either restyling custom pages or updating the baseline pages.

Integrations

Having to complete duplicate data entry in multiple systems? fusionSpan can integrate your database with your website, your eMarketing system or another tool using the system’s API. We’ve even built an app that gives you and your members access to member information right out of your database onto their mobile devices.

Implementations

New to netFORUM? fusionSpan is an Abila implementation partner who can get you all set up on the system. We’ll analyze your business requirements and identify the best way to meet them in netFORUM. This can be particularly advantageous for associations also looking to update their CMS, as our team can also support that process, so you don’t have to worry about managing multiple vendors and can focus on a successful implementation.

Application Assessments

fusionSpan can help ensure that your implementation of netFORUM follows industry best practices to better secure your membership data. Proper system configuration, penetration testing, and static code analysis provides insights that allow your association to better understand your netFORUM Implementation’s attack surface, that fusionSpan can help remediate.

System Performance

Could your implementation of netFORUM use a little performance boost? fusionSpan can help by A) tuning netFORUM’s configuration, B) implementing techniques that are known to improve performance, and C) monitoring and analyzing your servers and applications to identify bottlenecks that can be later addressed and deployed.