Some of you will have been wondering where we’ve been and why we’d gone a little quiet. Others of you may have had many a restless night waiting for our next post or news on our latest developments. I dare say there are even those of you out there who were on your knees, hands clasped together in prayer in the hope that someday soon we’d let you know what we’ve been up to and how you can get involved in it. Whatever you’ve been thinking, the day has come for us to fill you in and reveal our new world to you. To all of you. So here goes nothing.
Our New World
A lot of time has been spent thinking and developing, imagining and building, designing and creating. Countless hours have gone into rethinking and redeveloping, reimagining and rebuilding… You get the idea. What I’m trying to say is this: our latest journey into the unknown has given us some real clarity. Simply being online or even cloud-based is no longer enough. Having an application that needs consistent downtime for updates or limits your access to features if you have fewer users and smaller budgets, is no longer enough. Waiting for someone to make the radical change to the way rigid processes that you’re bored with following are done - when you can clearly see a better way for you - is no longer enough.
We have always tried to come up with intelligent solutions to the ever-changing problems faced by the organisations we serve, without ever truly changing the rules. Our latest product doesn’t have the constraints of anything that came before it. It doesn’t have a rigid set of rules you need to play by to arrive at an indistinguishable destination. We’ve built flexibility before, but never like this.
Welcome to a world where our solution is no longer what we’re offering. A world where what we think is best is no longer good enough. A world where you create your own solution to problems that only you could ever really know. Welcome to The GiftedMatrix – A world powered by you.
So what is GiftedMatrix?
GiftedMatrix is many things. Perhaps the easiest way to understand ‘the what’ is to first look at ‘the why’. It was built to allow everyone to digitise their processes in a way that works for them. To ‘decode’ the idea behind how digital processes ‘should be done’. You may have seen mention of 'no-code software' or 'no-code platforms' before. We chose instead to call GiftedMatrix 'a toolkit' - because that's exactly what it is. It gives you the means to configure a system with a unique design to suit your exact needs. It could be Case Management, Customer Relationship Management, Content Relationship Management, Project management, Stakeholder Management… We call it GiftedMatrix, but you can call it anything you like.
That's what we mean when we say 'The no-code configuration toolkit. For Everyone.' If you're wondering whether GiftedMatrix can do what you want it to, we say… Why not? GiftedMatrix is many things after all, and the deeper you look, the more it becomes.
So, GiftedMatrix is the no-code configuration toolkit that puts you in complete control. If that doesn’t quite make sense to you yet, don’t panic. It didn’t make sense to us for a long time either. What GiftedMatrix really means though is quite simple. It means you are the captain of your ship. You can build an application to engage and manage people and organisations how you’ve always wanted to. Whether that is in a field well known to us, like the NFP sector, or a field we’ve never even heard of. We’ve provided the expertise in the software and techie side of things, so you can customise and build your application through simple configuration to do whatever you want to do.
For Not-For-Profits. And Everyone Else.
If you find yourself looking for a more traditional Westwood Forster product, then look no further than our Gifted Solutions for Not-For-Profits. The Gifted Solutions are examples of the Gifted Toolkit at work in a CRM capacity. They began as ideas built in the GiftedMatrix and are now comprehensive applications that can be accessed securely from anywhere, at any time, on any device. The Gifted Solutions live at the intersection of flexibility and best practice, delivering the hyper customisability of GiftedMatrix backed by the expertise of Westwood Forster. Grants management, legacy management and major donor management currently sit at the top of the pile, but many other solutions are also available
On the topic of Westwood Forster products with a focus on the Not-For-Profit sector, alms.NET certainly hasn't been left behind. With consistent developments and a new partnership with GiftedMatrix available, you can feed your creativity and quickly grow your engagements, extending your relationships with your stakeholders into the cloud.
A New Beginning
To reflect these latest developments and allow you to understand and explore them thoroughly, we have built three new websites to replace our previously existing one. One is focused on the company itself and alms.NET. The other two are based on each of GiftedMatrix and Gifted Solutions. Anything that might have piqued your interest here is developed deeply on the websites, which allow you to get a real insight into how the products could work for you. If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We know we've introduced a lot here, so we're expecting questions of all shapes and sizes.
For now, that's all from us in terms of announcements. But this is just the beginning. Hopefully, this is the start of your journey to exploring The GiftedMatrix – A world powered by you. Don't worry, though. We'll be right beside you every step of the way.