Over the past few months we’ve been adding new features to our membership software designed to help adminstrators save time managing their membership online. Here’s what we’ve been up to:
When a prospective member registers online, completes the form but doesn’t complete the check-out process, after 15 minutes (reduced down from its previous 30 minutes) the system deems that registration failed. You can now opt to have the system automatically delete the failed registration so the prospective member can re-register without an administrator having to take action. Alternatively, you can have the prospective member added to the Failed Registration Group (as per current functionality). If you select the latter, by default any administrator with full access rights will now be notified of the failed registration but you can edit who should be notified under Admin > Settings > Notifications.
Change of information notification
When a member logs in to their online account and makes a change to any of their field data, the system, by default, will now send an email alerting any administrator that has access to that members record of the change. The email will notify you of what the value of the field was before it was updated and the value after it has been updated. This is particularly useful from a safeguarding perspective – for example, if the member is making a change to their medical conditions or emergency contact info.
You can chose to turn this notification off or send it to specific administrators. This setting can be found under Admin > Settings > Notifications:
New registration forms
PaySubsOnline.com membership software gives you a registration form that you can embed in to your website so new members can register online. The cosmetic design of the form has recently had a major overhaul and is now ‘responsive’ so when viewed on a mobile device like a tablet or smart phone, the display is optimsed for usability so it’s nice and easy for people to complete the forms.
We took the opportunity of this upgrade to simplify the date input too:
Member login page
Like the registration page, we’ve also given the member login page a face lift and made that responsive too:
Custom field validation
We’ve added validation to custom fields so you can now apply any of the validation rules:
Phone number validation allows the use of ‘+’, brackets and spaces. We have also applied phone number validation to the pre-set phone number fields.
Make fields non-mandatory for CA
One of my all time greatest bug-bears – finally sorted! That was, the system use to enforce completion of mandatory fields when editing a members record. We come up with a work-around (more accurately, one of our clients came up with the work-around!) but now you have the freedom to dip in and out of members records as you please.
PaySubsOnline.com’s (PSO) membership software reconciles payments as they come in but some organisations want to go one step further and reconcile what’s reported in PSO with their GoCardless or PayPal accounts. So we created a Transaction Report to help do that. You can find that report under Financials > Payment Reports > View Reports:
You can view the report for an activity period or for your accounting period. Clicking in to the report will detail each transaction, displaying the gross amount received, net amount received, transaction fee and transaction ID (so you can do the reconciliation to your GoCardless or PayPal account). The transaction fee figure will help you keep track of costs and you can export or print the information to put in to your P&L:
Approving Online Registrations Awaiting Approval
When you approve an online registration, you now have the option to send an approval email or not (previously, the system automatically sent one). Why wouldn’t you send an approval email? Well, if you were approving a member and then requesting payment, it doesn’t make sense to send them an approval email then a payment request 3 seconds later. So now you don’t have to.
On the other side, if you are approving a member but not requesting payment straightaway, then you can chose to send them that approval email. The approval email template can be found under Admin > Email Templates.
Access to Pay Subs Online is now free!
If your organisation has under 2,000 members, you’ll no longer have to pay an annual licence fee to Pay Subs Online. You can access all the functionality you currently have access to for free. You only pay for accepting online transactions, the cost of which hasn’t changed.
We’ve added online help articles to the side bars in the administrators login. We’ve also added help videos in the ‘Getting Started’ page. If you can’t find what you’re looking for there, then please use our new help email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have added Australian Dollar to the list of supported currencies. So we now support GBP, US, EUR, HKD and AUD.
So that’s it for now. I’ll keep you posted on the new additions we’re working on soon but if you’re not already a client and want to give our membership software, click the box below to Take the Tour . . .
Enjoy the rest of the summer!