One of the most-anticipated features in the release allows users to customize export headers.“Adding the ability to name export column headers is a much-requested feature that will be excitedly received by Raiser’s Edge users,” said Bill Connors, author of Fundraising with The Raiser’s Edge and independent consultant. “The already powerful features of Export in The Raiser's Edge allow a great diversity of information to be exported, and being able to label that data in the most meaningful ways for the database administrators, fundraisers, mail houses and others that use those exports will make their work easier and more efficient, no question.” Additional key features and functionality include:
- Enhanced duplicate management – The new tool identifies and helps users merge duplicate records, saving time and reducing database clutter.
- Fuzzy birth dates for donor records – Now, all users need is the month and day to create a query for sending out birthday cards to top donors.
- User-defined batch categories – To help users organize their work, they can now create batch categories that match the way they work, then drag-and-drop their batches into the new categories.
- Added security – Database administrators now have more control over what they allow users to edit and access.