Raiser’s Edge NXT is the latest release of Blackbaud’s legacy constituent relationship management and fundraising software. A new web interface distinguishes Raiser’s Edge NXT from previous releases. The database view of Raiser’s Edge 7 is still integral to this software, which also still lacks built-in support for integrating external applications. Find out how an integrated constituent portal supports Raiser’s Edge integration with external CRM or fundraising applications or tools for driving engagement.
Raiser’s Edge NXT Database View Problems and Solutions
Raiser’s Edge NXT features a visibly streamlined web view to increase ease of use during fundraising campaigns. Users must use a database view to input information and access field controls. Many users report that the query creation tool in database view is difficult to use, but there is no other way to run searches or segment records in Raiser’s Edge NXT.
A Blackbaud integration is the best solution for challenges posed by this platform. Integration software can also make data stored in Raiser’s Edge NXT available to external applications and support imports into this database. Omatic Cloud is designed to work with Raiser’s Edge NXT and other Blackbaud software as well as the Salesforce Nonprofit Success Pack and third-party applications for tasks such as email marketing or fundraising.
Omatic’s Cloud Based Integration Solution For Raiser’s Edge NXT
A cloud-based integration suite has the benefit of being accessible from anywhere. The ability to access data stored in Raiser’s Edge NXT outside of the database and web interfaces built into this platform is beneficial for a number of reasons. A centralized database makes it easier to do cross-platform data exports and imports as needed and also supports the formulation of queries, which can be more challenging in the Raiser’s Edge NXT database view.
While Raiser’s Edge NXT is marketed as the first cloud-based version of this legacy CRM and fundraising software, a client is still necessary to gain remote access to an installation. Omatic is a true cloud-based platform that is easy to access anywhere, which can simplify analytics and fundraising workflows for nonprofit staff.
Using Third-Party Software Alongside Raiser’s Edge NXT
Blackbaud software is notorious for being a closed system. This platform lacks the support for third-party application integrations available for Salesforce NPSP. Omatic integration software empowers nonprofits to overcome this obstacle by supporting secure exports of Raiser’s Edge NXT data to other platforms and imports of external donation or engagement records.
Not-for-profit organizations that want to use Raiser’s Edge NXT alongside specialized marketing tools for engagement or web-based fundraising platforms should plan ahead to integrate this software. Omatic Cloud is made with the needs of nonprofits in mind and supports the most popular software used in this sector.
Users who are not familiar with past Raiser’s Edge releases may experience challenges performing essential functions in the database view that undergirds Raiser’s Edge NXT. The ability to rely on a centralized database may resolve some challenges presented when creating or updating records or running queries. The best integration software also makes it easier to combine external software with Raiser’s Edge NXT.
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