Update: DonorDirect migrates to Microsoft Azure

May 28, 2015, 08:00 ET from DonorDirect

RICHARDSON, Texas, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DonorDirect, a unified donor management service provider, is now offering its clients a completely cloud-based experience through Azure. DonorDirect's servers have migrated to Azure, eliminating the need for internal server maintenance and management.

In the past, ministries had to install DonorDirect software on their premises with the help of a hired database expert. Azure allows organizations to adopt the software suite digitally, without hardware or additional servers. Server space is now provided by DonorDirect and Azure, which saves significant time and financing for users.

DonorDirect's decision to move its servers to Azure comes at a time when businesses across all industries are careening toward entirely cloud-based functioning environments. In addition, ministries will be able to set up their systems faster and with fewer hiccups, as DonorDirect already operates on a Microsoft platform. The migration to Azure will be simple and straightforward for users.

The Texas-based software provider plans to offer on-premises installation or hosting in the cloud for all new clients with Azure right off the bat. Existing clients will have the option to migrate to the cloud platform in the coming months. In fact, three of DonorDirect's existing clients have been working on Azure for several months now.

Another benefit of Azure is that it does not affect the ways donors interact with an organization or its website. Donors are the lifeblood of operations for ministries and charities. Maintaining a consistent experience with a nonprofit is crucial to establishing and building trust in constituents over time. DonorDirect appreciates this delicate relationship and worked hard to ensure the donation experience remains the same. Organizations do not have to worry about jolting their contributors during this software transition.

All of DonorDirect's product offerings will be made available through Azure. Clients will be able to adopt new or transition previously purchased StudioEnterprise, StudioOnline, StudioCRM and StudioAnalytics programs through Azure for smoother, more cost-effective solutions to running a nonprofit.  

About DonorDirect
DonorDirect is a software company that provides ministries with unified donor management software to help organize and access critical information. The DonorDirect lineup consists of StudioEnterprise, which allows ministries to improve processing and organize key data in a single system; StudioOnline, which gives ministries the opportunity to engage donors and complete transactions online; StudioCRM, a platform that advances campaign planning and contact management; and StudioAnalytics, an add-on that expertly quantifies data. Each option helps nonprofits with the unique challenges they face in communicating with constituents and data organization. For more information, visit donordirect.com.

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