i4a AMS Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

i4a AMS

Cloud-based membership & web content management

4.73/5 (15 reviews)

i4a AMS overview

What is i4a AMS?

i4a AMS is a cloud hosted, licensed SaaS solution providing membership management for boards, associations and organizations. Deployed online and already optimized for mobile access, the service includes hardware support, backup and system maintenance, along with PCI compliant eCommerce provision. i4a AMS tightly couples database and content management to not just process memberships but also provide a versatile, professionally styled website for supporting and promoting member services. With a wealth of designs available from template and the ability to define bespoke styling, URLs and navigational structures, these branded sites promise to deliver a consistent message to a target community – irrespective of browser or device.

On the database management side, i4a AMS users can process membership applications, registrations, renewals and handle the maintenance of detailed member records and directories. Calendar-based scheduling allows for event planning, while image libraries, resource directories and certification management features support every aspect of online community engagement. Connection to an existing merchant account adds eCommerce support for processing payments, while i4a also exports out to QuickBooks for more sophisticated accounting workflows.
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Pricing

Starting from
$99/month
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Markets

United States

Supported languages

English
i4a AMS screenshot: Associations are encouraged to design an online website home that is individual and unique to their identity, with a myriad of available styles to choose fromi4a AMS screenshot: i4a AMS is mobile-optimized to ensure that public-facing web content is available to view consistently across devicesi4a AMS screenshot: The calendar builder enables associations to setup a scheduling calendar suitable for managing and planning eventsi4a AMS screenshot: Manage contacts and edit user settings with a multi-tab view including summary, basic information, address, phone, membership and morei4a AMS screenshot: The built-in Forms Builder features a WYSIWYG editor that offers multiple form elements and fields for intuitively designing forms suitable for any purposei4a AMS screenshot: Included email marketing capabilities manage unlimited emails and campaigns, with a WYSIWYG editor available for creating and retaining attractively styled, reusable email templatesi4a AMS screenshot: Campaign statistics can be viewed within the email marketing features, serving up aggregate stats such as emails opened, click-throughs and unsubscribe ratesi4a AMS screenshot: Email preferences settings provide options for apply HTML or text formatting, address sources and the ability to allow unsubscribe etc.

i4a AMS reviews

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Amber Elaine Cox

Ideal association management software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-02-12
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
i4a allows us to do so much, despite being an office of just 2 FTE. We have hundreds of universities in our association, with thousands of individuals engaged. The software allows us to provide a professional website, register participants for our workshops and meetings, easily remind members about membership renewal, and now also integrate with an online community platform (and a lot more). The help ticket system works great and the i4a team is knowledgeable and professional.

Cons
There hasn't been anything not to like; I've used much more expensive, custom-built solutions at other organizations and this is easier to use!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Gayle Helmling

Our non-profit uses i4a for all aspects of our organization-website; member database; finance, sales

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-06-08
Review Source: Capterra

It's a one-stop shop for all of our needs and organizes our membership database, our membership renewals, our financials, our sales, our meeting registration needs and our website!

Pros
For the most part, the software is intuitive and comes with detailed wiki instructions as well as personalized support (for a monthly fee -- well worth it) for all aspects of the software package. The Support team responds immediately and will even conduct telephone training with your staff. They are professional, knowledgeable, competent and they are like an extension of your team! Additionally, i4a does not "sleep on the job" and is continually improving the software based upon customer feedback. The roll-out for new initiatives in announced well in advance and with a complete review of new features along with instructions. The reliability of our website is extraordinary! In the six years that I've been here, the number of times the website has gone down is fewer than you can count on one hand. Their system notifies them of any problem and they resolve the issue before I'm even aware that it has occurred. I have never received a call from a member notifying me that our website was down.

Cons
A caveat to these comments is that I am almost 65 years old and came to my current position at the age of 58. Previous to this, I had no experience managing a membership database, managing a website, and creating registration forms as well as forms for selling products. That being said, working within the i4a software system is relatively intuitive; however due to the complexity of the multi-faceted software, inevitably I've run into snags. When that occurs, I can navigate through the system either using written instructions provided on the wiki or submitting support tickets for individualized assistance. There is a monthly fee for the Support service and it is well worth it! The i4a technical support team becomes like one of your own staffers!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Adele Meyer

i4a is a Key Part of our Business Success!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-02-13
Review Source: Capterra

We have been with i4a since about 1996. We were one of the first Associations to process membership apps and meeting registrations online. At the time most Associations had links to printable forms which had to be filled in and mailed with a check. i4a made it possible for us to be on the cutting edge. i4a is a company I trust because they are always updating their equipment and processes. I am able to be in complete control of our Website and their system makes our site very professional, in both looks and functionality. Their customer service is exceptional. I always get a quick response to any support questions/issues I post and their entire team is very helpful and knowledgeable. I have worked with many of the team for a couple of decades. It always helps to have continuity. We have completely updated our site a couple of times and their team always worked closely with us for a smooth transition, and each time we were thrilled with the results and upgrades. Thank you Donald Rome and team for making NARTS function and look so good!

Pros
We like everything about this software. It help our business function at our best.

Cons
I can't think of anything we don't like.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Tamara Ossian

It’s ok for low budgets

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-18
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I’m not a fan of this AMS however, since I’ve been using it for more than 3 year I came to terms with all the things it doesn’t have to offer. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone who’s looking for a new solution. But if your budget is low, you can give it a try.

Cons
Very limited functionality, not user-friendly, takes a lot of time to do one-click operations. On a positive side, their support team will assist with your issues but once you exceed your contracted hours, you’ll be billed for any extra work and it’s not cheap.

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Likelihood to recommend: 4/10

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Barbara Dykes

Best Customer Support Team ANYWHERE

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-11-15
Review Source: Capterra

Our client benefits but me personally - not so much

Pros
The accounting functions and how we can bill anyone without mailing a letter. I feel comfortable with the report functions so billing our client without postage costs is quite a plus especially our thrifty cost cutting members.

Cons
Three things. First - The updates which cause changes to the process. I understand updates need to be made but maybe not so often. I will just get a handle on the process and it changes. It's not just you - it's all programs. Second - the need to refresh. Drives me crazy. A report will be completely off kilter so we will need to refresh. Third - the change I requested almost three years ago which still hasn't been completed. Split the Name change and Company name change. Ok - one more Con - the Browser requirements. Some of our members are global and can not update to Google Chrome or Firefox. They have HUGE issues accessing the site.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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i4a AMS pricing

Starting from
$99/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
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i4a AMS features

Reporting & Statistics

API (163 other apps)
Accounting Integration (96 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (155 other apps)
Activity Tracking (96 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (121 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (134 other apps)
Calendar Management (102 other apps)
Customer Database (85 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (112 other apps)
Data Import/Export (105 other apps)
Document Management (90 other apps)
Electronic Payments (110 other apps)
Inventory Management (128 other apps)
Inventory Tracking (99 other apps)
Invoice Management (126 other apps)
Quote Management (86 other apps)
Reminders (98 other apps)
Search Functionality (102 other apps)
Third Party Integration (120 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Additional information for i4a AMS

Key features of i4a AMS

  • Chapter management
  • Committee management
  • Member communities
  • Membership management
  • Online event registration
  • Member directory
  • Participant profile
  • Accounts receivable
  • Fundraising management
  • Speaker management
  • Continuing education
  • Graphic design
  • User forums
  • Buyer's guide
  • ListServe
  • Blog
  • Custom modules
  • Dues management
  • Member portal
  • Renewals
  • Contact database
  • Content management
  • Forms builder
  • Event calendar
  • Forms management
  • Image library
  • Mobile optimized
  • QuickBooks export
  • Social media
  • Website integration
  • PCI compliant
  • Customizable questions
  • Certification management
  • Custom fields
  • Landing page templates
  • Scheduled emails
  • Surveys and feedback
  • WYSIWYG editor
  • Built-in database
  • Newsletter management
  • Click-through tracking
  • Reporting and statistics
  • System updates
  • Unsubscribe database
  • Corporate memberships
  • Anti spam
  • Website management
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Benefits

i4a boasts a heritage for providing online, SaaS-based association management with its i4a AMS software license - a PCI compliant solution that integrates membership database management with content to provide a feature-rich public-facing association website.

Along with being fully cloud hosted for centralized, managed deployment, i4a AMS promises native mobile phone support to ensure that access and content is served consistently across devices without requiring additional apps.

Integrated website content management encourages associations to design a unique, bespoke online home from a choice of professionally styled templates that claim to install and integrate seamlessly with the content manager.

Email marketing capabilities allow for the management of unlimited campaigns and the sending of unlimited scheduled emails, incorporating an integrated WYSIWYG editor for creating reusable templates, plus campaign statistics.

Create potentially complex custom web forms with a Form Builder boasting a broad collection of unique controls, fields and elements suitable for constructing contact us, surveys, questionnaires and feedback collection forms – with all data captured to database.