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The Importance of Platform Integration in the Technology Industry – Part 1We live and work in a world with many options. While uniformity can be nice, many of us want to use the very best product for the task at hand, even if it involves using multiple different technology platforms. Some would also argue that companies who allow for integration to their competitors’ platforms go further in the enterprise world.

Community Brands - The Merging of AMS CompaniesThe Association market was shaken up in April 2017 when a major merger was announced combining three of the largest players; YourMembership, Aptify, and Abila into a single container company called Community Brands. The combination of these brands represents just over 13,000 of the nation’s non-profits/associations heartbeat software known as the Association Management System (AMS).

Flexibility vs. Ease of Use: Where Does One Draw the Line?Do we trade flexibility for ease of use? Is that what best serves the organization? Answering a complex question that can go either way is best solved by data to the highest extent possible. During this process, I charted the most important elements that can help gauge flexibility vs. ease of use.

Integrating with DrupalThere are a lot of things to think about and consider when integrating with Drupal. Read more to learn how Data Structures, Communication, Permissions, and Caching can effect how you integrate with Drupal.

Drupal DFP ModuleThe Drupal DFP package is a useful module that empowers Drupal site builders to easily integrate their DoubleClick for Publishers account and their active advertisements onto a Drupal website.


Joseph Esrig is a Developer with Unleashed Technologies and he has been with us since 2013. Joseph holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and recently sat down with us to discuss topics ranging from BASIC to Social Media.


When preparing to integrate your organization's website with an association management system (AMS), you might feel overwhelmed by the prospect of the endeavor and not know quite where to start. This is natural, but with a little planning and due diligence you will have a successful integration and a more user-friendly experience for your members and your staff.


When considering what platform works best for nonprofit websites Drupal often comes up as the top choice. This is in part because the open source software is perfect for projects without large development budgets and yet can also accommodate any amount of customization your organization might require. Nonprofits like the Marine Corps Association and Foundation, Reserve Officers Association, and United States Naval Institute have chosen Drupal to manage their website and content, including online magazines, as they expand their global reach. 


A POS (point of sale) system manages the transactions that happen in your brick and mortar stores while Magento handles everything online. In order to combine all of the inventory, pricing, financials, reports, etc… across these retail presences, you may be thinking about integrating your POS and Magento.


Let’s say you have a Drupal site and an eCommerce store built into that Drupal site that has been steadily growing. In addition to the hundreds of pages of content that you manage with Drupal, you now are also managing hundreds of unique SKU’s and it’s getting messy. It is probably time to consider an integration with Drupal as CMS and Magento as your eCommerce solution.