Archive for the ‘Best Attendance’ Category

Coming in 2012

Customers who have been with us for a while know that Best Attendance is continually improving.  I just wanted to take some time to talk about what we’ve done and where we’re going.   Planned for 2012:   Due to increasing server loads, we’ll be upgrading to some bigger hardware the first week of the […]

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How Attendance Policies Affect Member Engagement

I do some adjunct teaching at local colleges.  One is a private, four-year art school, and another is a public community college.  The two colleges have vastly different attendance policies, and this has an effect on student achievement. Before I continue, be clear that there are many determinants of student achievement, and I am not […]

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Take Attendance 32% Faster

We’ve just finished a major performance overhaul of the software, shaving a full second off of the load time of all pages and boosting the performance of Best Attendance by 32%. We completed two rounds of optimizations. The following chart shows the load time in seconds of various pages before optimizations and after each round […]

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Send Group Text Messages Online

Sometimes you need to get a message out quickly to everyone in your organization, and email doesn’t work because it’s too slow. They need the message NOW. Perhaps your meeting location has changed, or there has been some other change in plans. From the start, I knew that text messaging would be an essential feature […]

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Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association Conference

I had the privilege of attending the Minnesota Girl’s Basketball Coaches Association conference last weekend. I have to say, this conference really opened my eyes to a whole world that I didn’t even know existed, and I actually learned a few things. I’ve always wondered what coaches talk about during timeouts, and they had a […]

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Minneapolis Tech Cocktail

I was at the Minneapolis Tech Cocktail last night, a gathering of local startup technology companies.  It was great seeing all of the cool new stuff that people right here are coming up with.  Sometimes there is a perception that nothing exciting ever happens in the midwest, but this event proved otherwise.  There is more […]

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It’s About Time!

Here’s a novel thought: what if you could search for members by typing in their names?   Well, now you can! We also greatly improved the experience of taking attendance at a meeting.  It used to be that members would have to click the “Save Attendance” button at the bottom of the page every time […]

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New Feature: Sign Out Times

To improve security and help manage liabilities, Best Attendance now optionally lets you track the times that your members sign in to and out of meetings.

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Import Your Contact List

This feature has been highly requested and a long time coming. It’s finally here! There’s now an easier way to enter your members into Best Attendance without typing in all of their details. If you have a membership roster in another application, such as Microsoft Excel, you can now import all of your membership data […]

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Touch Screen Attendance Software

“Does it work on a touch screen?” Why, yes, as a matter of fact, it does! After being in this business for a number of years, I can tell you that there are just about as many ways of taking attendance as there are organizations in the world.  When I started, I didn’t even realize […]

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