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InVision Offshore Uses Real-Time Intelligence Gathering to Improve Offshore Operations

InVision Offshore, Inc. ("IO") is a Houston-based joint venture between Trendsetter Engineering, Inc. and Intelligent Wellhead Systems, Inc. that introduces new technology and services aimed at improving the safety and efficiency of offshore drilling, completion, intervention and abandonment operations.  Utilizing the subsea expertise and service infrastructure of Trendsetter, InVision Offshore is positioned to transform the way offshore operations are conducted through the introduction of real-time intelligence.

InVision Offshore recently launched their new website using Tendenci - The Open Source AMS Software to unveil and promote their newest groundbreaking technology.

 

InVision Homepage Screenshot

 

InVision Offshore worked with the Tendenci team's branding expertise to deliver a clean, professional website that displays a contemporary and mobile-responsive design to complement the release of their new and revolutionary technology.  

InVision Offshore now uses an array of Tendenci's CMS features to manage informative site content and provide an engaging user interface. With Tendenci's News Module - InVision Offshore now shares timely Press Releases to capture users' and well operators' interests with industry and technology specific updates. In addition, their website provides interested parties with rich Media and descriptive Case Study details, as well as feedback from individual clients by using the Tendenci Case Study Module

The Tendenci team is proud to partner with InVision Offshore and help carry the mission as they continue revolutionizing and transforming the way offshore operations are conducted through the introduction of real-time intelligence.  

Visit inVision Offshore's Site 

  

About Tendenci - The Open Source AMS

Headquartered in Houston, TX and San Francisco, CA, Tendenci - The Open Source AMS is the open source software designed specifically for the needs of nonprofits and associations. Our mission is to Connect and Organize the World's People. Do Good.

We have been building websites and helping organizations and industry segments around the world such as Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy, DePelchin Children's Center,  American Citizens Abroad and The Society of Petroleum Engineers - Gulf-Coast Section (SPE-GCS), among hundreds of others, for over 20 years. What is the best thing about our open-source software? It is completely YOURS. You have the FREEDOM to customize your website to your needs, build in new functionality, host the site wherever you want, and use developers of your choice at any time. Learn more about us and join the open source community today!


The NYSSPE Westchester / Putnam Chapter Unveils New Tendenci Site to Connect Engineering Community

Houston, TX — 

The New York State Society of Professional Engineers, Inc. Westchester/Putnam Chapter supports their State (NYSSPE) and National (NSPE) Associations in protecting and promoting professional engineers in all disciplines and areas of practice, with a focus on the local needs of Westchester and Putnam County Professional Engineers.

The Westchester / Putnam Chapter chose Tendenci - The Open Source AMS to help connect local engineers through their events, as well as to provide current and prospective engineers with a wealth of knowledge and resources needed to further their training and education. The engineering association's new Tendenci website was updated with a fresh contemporary layout to complement their messaging and to provide an engaging mobile-responsive interface to their users in the local engineering community.

Tendenci Mobile Responsive Showcase of NYSSPE Westchester Putnam Channel Homepage on tablet

 

NYSSPE-WPC's new website utilizes many of Tendenci’s CMS features, including an array of Event Types from networking to professional development, to reach their constituents. Their new Customized Forms allow members to apply for sponsorship opportunities, nominate exemplary engineers for awards, and even apply for scholarships!

In addition, the chapter is able to showcase their corporate sponsors in the Directories Module, as well as incorporating them into the homepage layout, as a way to give thanks for supporting the engineering community.

Tendenci - The Open Source AMS is proud to partner with NYSSPE-WPC on their mission to promote and defend the lawful and ethical practice of engineering, enhance the professional development of local engineers and future engineers, and to preserve and sustain the future of local engineering practices.

We look forward to seeing their positive effects on the local Westchester Putnam County engineering community!

Visit NYSSPE-WPC's Site 

 

 

About Tendenci - The Open Source AMS

Headquartered in Houston, TX and San Francisco, CA Tendenci - The Open Source AMS is the leading open source software designed specifically for the needs of nonprofits and associations. Our mission is to Connect and Organize the World's People. Do Good.

We have been building websites and helping organizations and industry segments around the world such as Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy, DePelchin Children's Center,  American Citizens Abroad and Nüwa, among hundreds of others, for over 20 years. And the best thing about our open-source software? It is completely yours. You have the freedom to customize your website to your needs, build in new functionality, host the site wherever you want, and use developers of your choice at any time. Learn more about us and join the open source community today!

 

 


Tendenci AMS Gains Ground in Global Market Share

Tendenci - The Open Source AMS Gains Ground in Global Market Share 

It is great to see an independent third party rank Association Management Software from a global perspective. As a part of the Tendenci AMS Community, we will let the summary from HTF on market growth and Tendenci's Global Share speak for itself:

Association Management Software Global Market Share

Source: https://www.htfmarketreport.com/reports/1722509-global-association-management-software-market-3

From the report:

HTF MI has added the report on Global Association Management Software Market for the forecast till 2025, the report comprises of the estimation of the Global Association Management Software Market. The following Industry is shown to progress with a noteworthy rise in the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) during the forecast period owing to various factors driving the market. Some of the key players mentioned in this research are “Cvent Event Management, TOPS Professional, in1touch, RakletTendenci, Personify360, Aptify, etc.

And:

The scope of the report extends from market scenarios to comparative pricing between major players, cost and profit of the specified market regions. The numerical data is backed up by statistical tools such as SWOT analysis, Porter’s Five Analysis, PESTLE analysis and so on.

Company Profiles: Cvent Event Management, TOPS Professional, in1touch, Raklet, Book-It Membership Software, Tendenci, Personify360, Aptify, Dashboard & MASS
Global Association Management SoftwareMarket by Types: , On-Premise & Cloud-Based
Global Association Management SoftwareMarket by Applications: Small Business, Medium-sized Business & Large Business

Rapid Growth Factors in the Global AMS Software Market

In addition, the market is growing at a fast pace and the report shows us that there are a couple of key factors behind that. The most important factor that’s helping the market grow faster than usual is the tough competition.

Tendenci - The Open Source AMS continues to grow globally, we believe, because it is a community much more than anything else. All of the code is on github, documentation on readthedocs, and translation is crowd-sourced on Transifex. Self host or host with us, your choice, your data, your association.

THANK YOU to all of the developers out there who are contributing, translating, updating and maintaining a very complex piece of software. AMS software that is inclusive of other languages and cultures, and a team that believes in security and privacy.

 

OUR MISSION IS TO CONNECT AND ORGANIZE THE WORLD'S PEOPLE. DO GOOD.

About Tendenci - The Open Source AMS
Headquartered in Houston with co-working in San Francisco, Tendenci - The Open Source AMS. Tendenci is a revenue generating online tool with over one million users overall and earned a spot in Capterra's Top 20 Membership Management Software Products

Tendenci also powers the websites of the Rice University's Baker Institute for Public PolicyDePelchin Children's Center, and American Citizens Abroad, among hundreds of others. Tendenci offers web design services and integrates other open source applications into the websites of its international client base. Tendenci Open Source powers websites that encompass a variety of NPO and industry segments around the world. Additional information about Tendenci - The Open Source AMS can be found on our website at https://www.tendenci.com.


Nüwa's New Design Affirms Core Goals to Connect and Inspire

When Nüwa launched two years ago, it had the central mission to connect, support and inspire artists in south east Asia. This art-centric membership hub for creative minds has focused its efforts on providing a platform for artist to promote their work and share their talents. Nüwa Connect frequently hosts artists, members and non-members, to meet and share art, culture, talent and ideas. These networking and opportunities are key to a thriving creative community. In a world surrounded by ancient art and modern design, Nüwa gives the artists a space to create, share and inspire. 

NUWA Arts Association Chooses Tendenci AMS

Tendenci is the strongest and most secure web-based software platform for NPO’s globally. Their website now runs on our secured Tendenci Version 11.x software which has complete Content Management capability for them to create, edit and manage their website on a smooth functional interface. 

Nüwa believes the arts can change how people feel, think and act for better, and what greater way than to join the open source at Tendenci! A software which helps you connect the world and do good, one that can be used and hosted wherever you want, with the people you want to build, customize, manage and host your website. And better yet, in the country of your choice and in 70+ languages. That is why we at Tendenci - The Open Source Association Management Software, were honored to partner with Nüwa because we support the people, we support the arts. 

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About Tendenci - The Open Source AMS
Headquartered in Houston with an office in San Francisco, Tendenci - The Open Source AMS. Tendenci is a revenue generating online tool with over one million users overall and earned a spot in Capterra's Top 20 Membership Management Software Products

Tendenci also powers the websites of the Rice University's Baker Institute for Public PolicyDePelchin Children's Center, and American Citizens Abroad, among hundreds of others. Tendenci offers web design services and integrates other open source applications into the websites of its international client base. Tendenci Open Source powers websites that encompass a variety of NPO and industry segments around the world. Additional information about Tendenci - The Open Source AMS can be found on our website at https://www.tendenci.com.

 

 

 

 


Ubuntu 14.04 Reaches Its End Of Life

Tendenci - The Open Source News Updates  

 

April 30th, 2019

There is a new Ubuntu LTS release. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ‘Trusty Tahr’ transitions to Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) today on  April 30th, 2019. Tendenci is now on Ubuntu 18.04

 A release of Ubuntu is made through several different channels. What you consume will depend on where you are and what your interests happen to be.

 

Ubuntu life_cycle_screenshot

Every Tendenci product has a lifecycle as well. Our software is built on the Django framework. As such, Tendenci support mirrors that of the DjangoProject lifecycle. Here's what the future Django roadmap looks like. 

Tendenci - The Open Source latest version is now T11. We continue to evolve, adding new features and improving the user experience.

For a full list of all updates associated with each push, follow us on on Github. https://github.com/tendenci/tendenci/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md

T7 sites can be smoothly migrated from the previous version (7.5.x) if you follow the guide in https://tendenci.readthedocs.io/en/latest/

 

 

OUR MISSION IS TO CONNECT AND ORGANIZE THE WORLD'S PEOPLE. DO GOOD.

 

Join the Open-Source Community! Give us a Call at (281)497-6567 

We want to help your organization succeed on the web. 

 

 Contact us today!

 

 

 

 


Harris County Houston Sports Authority Upgrades Website To The Latest Version Of Tendenci

Houston, TX — February 11, 2019

Since 1997, Harris County - Houston Sports Authority (HCHSA) has provided oversight to world-class, professional sports venues and promoted the region for sports-related events, enhancing economic development and bringing better quality of life to the city's residents.

HCHSA has assisted in overseeing monumental projects in Houston, helping bring to life Minute Maid Park, NRG Stadium (formerly Reliant), Toyota Center, and BBVA Compass Stadium.

 

Houston Sports Authority Showcase

The Houston Sports Authority recently upgraded to the latest mobile responsive version of Tendenci and relies on the feature-rich Tendenci Content Management System (CMS) to deliver a fresh modern look and an engaging interface for their business partners and all Houston-area sports fans. 

Since 2013 we have worked with HCHSA to provide a streamlined and secure interface to site users.  We are excited to help further enhance their user experience as they upgrade to our latest release of Tendenci version 11, also known as T11.

We are proud to partner with HCHSA as they achieve their vision to provide oversight to world-class, professional sports venues and promote the region for sports-related events, bringing better quality of life to residents. Go Houston! 

View the Harris County Houston Sports Authority Site Live

 

About Tendenci - The Open Source AMS

Tendenci - The Open Source AMS is headquartered in Houston with an office in San Francisco. Tendenci is a revenue generating online tool with over one million users overall and earned a spot in Capterra's Top 20 Membership Management Software Products. 

Tendenci Open Source powers websites that encompass a variety of NPO and industry segments around the world, including Rice University's Baker Institute for Public PolicyDePelchin Children's Center, and Americans Citizens Abroad, among hundreds of others. Tendenci also offers web design services and integrates other open source applications into the websites of its international client base.

Tendenci continues to evolve, adding new features and improving the user experience. While small fixes, improvements and patches are continuously pushed out, some of the larger changes you will see upon upgrading are found here! For a full list of all updates associated with each push, follow us on on Github.  Additional information about Tendenci - The Open Source AMS is available here.

 


The Nehemiah Center of Houston Releases Fresh Design for their Tendenci Website, Just in Time for the Holidays

Houston, TX — December 20, 2018

The Nehemiah Center of Houston has provided a safe haven and enriched learning environment for at-risk children since 1996, serving and following these children and their families from early childhood to college years.

Nehemiah website Showcased on laptop

Nehemiah Center relied on the feature-rich Tendenci Content Management System (CMS) to build a fresh modern look and an engaging interface that makes information readily accessible.

Their updated website's mobile responsive design allows users faster and easier access to information and forms needed for families to connect to the Center, helping to build lasting relationships with families and their children, as well as Center volunteers. The Nehemiah Center website boasts a wealth of information from individual program descriptions and Center events to volunteer and parent portals. In addition, supporters of the Center can donate to their cause at the click of a button in a seamless experience with an embedded donation form. Nehemiah proudly highlights their all-stars on their hompage with easy to manage data and their sponsors using the Tendenci directories module. The random select in their Tendenci photos module allows for a unique experience with every site visit.

Tendenci -The Open Source AMS is proud to partner with Nehemiah Center on their mission to provide assistance to low income families who are invested in seeking a better future for their children through education, emotional wellness and spiritual enrichment, and excited to see what their future brings to the communities of Houston.

View the Nehemiah Center Site Live

 

About Tendenci - The Open Source AMS
Headquartered in Houston with an office in San Francisco, Tendenci - The Open Source AMS. Tendenci is a revenue generating online tool with over one million users overall and earned a spot in Capterra's Top 20 Membership Management Software Products

Tendenci also powers the websites of the Rice University's Baker Institute for Public PolicyDePelchin Children's Center, and Americans Citizens Abroad, among hundreds of others. Tendenci also offers web design services and integrates other open source applications into the websites of its international client base. Tendenci Open Source powers websites that encompass a variety of NPO and industry segments around the world. Additional information about Tendenci - The Open Source AMS is available here.


North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness Releases Revamped Tendenci Website Following Hurricane Florence

Houston, TX — October 4, 2018

The North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness, NCCEH, serves as an advocacy group and central resource for agencies,organizations and individuals that address the needs of the homeless residents of North Carolina. The recently upgraded Tendenci website has been critical to collection and dissemination of information following the devastation of Hurricane Florence.

NCCEH screenshot on ipad display

Mobile responsiveness was crucial to the design of the new site in order to deliver an optimal user experience to NCCEH members and constituents. The added challenge for the Coalition was the enormous amount of information they host and determining the best way to structure their resources for ease of access and maintenance. NCCEH relied on the feature-rich Tendenci Content Management System (CMS) to build an engaging interface that makes information readily accessible.

Using Tendenci Events, NCCEH hosts a variety of informational meetings, trainings and community events. The flexibiilty of the Events module allows NCCEH to post both paid and free events, collecting registrations and payments online when needed. Event reminders, rosters, invoicing reports and quick addition of offline registrations makes event management simple and complete.

NCCEH is supported by the community it serves. A multi-tiered Membership structure provides price points that support various levels of donation and support. The Coalition has individual members, premium members, and organizational memberships for supporting associations based on their operating budgets. Dialogue Groups provide self-selected inclusion in discussion groups with other members for support and knowledge sharing. 

Fully committed to their members, NCCEH also hosts a Job Board and accepts postings from the community. 

We are proud to partner with NCCEH on their mission to end homelessness and are excited to see the many features of Tendenci implemented to serve their members.

View the North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness Site Live

 

 

About Tendenci - The Open Source AMS
Headquartered in Houston with an office in San Francisco, Tendenci - The Open Source AMS. Tendenci is a revenue generating online tool with over one million users overall and earned a spot in Capterra's Top 20 Membership Management Software Products

Tendenci also powers the websites of the Rice University's Baker Institute for Public PolicyDePelchin Children's Center, and Americans Citizens Abroad, among hundreds of others. Tendenci also offers web design services and integrates other open source applications into the websites of its international client base. Tendenci Open Source powers websites that encompass a variety of NPO and industry segments around the world. Additional information about Tendenci - The Open Source AMS is available here.

 


Brennan's of Houston Launches New Tendenci Website To Showcase Cuisine and Venues

Houston, TX — August 14, 2018

Brennan's is a longtime Houston favorite for fine dining with a true touch of Southern hospitality. Beautiful facilities provide the perfect backdrop for a special evening out, influential business meeting, or one-of-a-kind wedding. Brennan's upgraded their Tendenci website to showcase the menu options and amazing facilities enjoyed when making lasting memories.

Brennan's of Houston Homepage

Brennan's implemented a mobile-friendly design that builds excitement about visiting the restaurant while keeping the business goal of having visitors make a reservation available at all times. A floating action button (or FAB) keeps options for calling or accessing the embedded online reservation system at your fingertips.

Using the Tendenci Events module, Brennan's promotes special events, such as wine tastings or cooking classes, with online registration, payment and event reminders for their customers. Event planners can view registrants, pull rosters and run reports on the detail of their events for easy event management.

Special attention was also given to the Private Party rental options to highlight the multiple venues available. Custom inquiry forms are embedded with each room detail explanation so interested brides and event planners can request information when they find the perfect space.

With this release, Brennan's has also modified the Tendenci News module to share their favorite recipes with fans everywhere. Using the News module for the Brennan's company blog, recipes are tagged and filtered for a quick link to delicious recipes that can be replicated in kitchens around the world. In addition, Tendenci's CMS makes it easy for Brennan's to update their menus with seasonal favorites. 

We love Brennan's stated mission of Creating Enduring Memories and are proud to be the partner of choice for Brennan's of Houston.

View the Brennan's of Houston Site Live

 

About Tendenci - The Open Source AMS
Headquartered in Houston with an office in San Francisco, Tendenci - The Open Source AMS. Tendenci is a revenue generating online tool with over one million users overall and earned a spot in Capterra's Top 20 Membership Management Software Products

Tendenci also powers the websites of the Rice University's Baker Institute for Public PolicyDePelchin Children's Center, and Americans Citizens Abroad, among hundreds of others. Tendenci also offers web design services and integrates other open source applications into the websites of its international client base. Tendenci Open Source powers websites that encompass a variety of NPO and industry segments around the world. Additional information about Tendenci - The Open Source AMS is available here.


SSL Encrypting all Tendenci Hosted Sites

network attack monitoring visualization

To our clients. The above graph is a filtered subset of what is a *typical* day of network alerts. As the media has stated, the issue is quite real.

We greatly appreciate you and it is important to us that you remain safe. To further advance that objective in the current geopolitical environment, all hosted Tendenci sites will be encrypted going forward per our CEO.

Why? Because security. The Internet has changed and we must adapt.

Adapt? Remember when that Steve Jobs guy invented the iPhone and suddenly sites that were awesome the week before... well... they weren't as awesome the next day? The. Next. Day. Technology is like that.

FAQs

Wait, what is encryption again?

Remember writing notes to your friends and using different letters pretending you were a secret agent? It's like that. Encryption is just a way to make your data difficult for a hacker (or Russia) to read as it travels across the Internet.

If a board member is traveling and logs in to your site from St. Petersburg at the local cafe, you don't want anyone to be able to see their interactions on your site, right?

What do I need to do?

Probably nothing except update a few records. Keep reading please.

Does the new requirement that all sites be encrypted apply to me?

YES. OK possibly, because you probably already are encrypted.  If you see a lock at the top in your browser bar, then you are already encrypted and you can ignore this news release.

What if I don't see the lock?

If you don't see a lock on your site, then you will see it appear very soon.

What is my cost?

Zero. For the few sites not encrypted we will be using LetsEncrypt.

Non-Zero - Clients using their own SSL certs already - there is a support cost given the complexity of multi-domain SSL certificates. We *do* charge support (gotta pay people, right?) to install your certs. Yet as a best practice - we recommend using a different certificate for your public web site anyway.

The LetsEncrypt SSL cert installation being deployed is no cost to hosted clients. Please read on to determine which category of encryption your site is in.

What about credit cards? (Those are already encrypted.)

All financial transactions have ALWAYS been encrypted. This is just us expanding encryption to all content on your site.

NOTE: Tendenci does *NOT* store credit card info. And never has. CC data ONLY exists on your merchant provider. Tendenci only records the status of the transaction ("yes, card is ok" .... or .... "nope, card is not ok").

Is this going to be expensive?

Again no. Tendenci will be doing an automated roll out of LetsEncrypt from eff.org for any site that is not already using encryption. If you have your own SSL certificate then you will keep using that. Please just make sure it doesn't expire. If using LetsEncrypt then it gets renewed automatically. For some organizations with multiple sites you may need a multi-site SSL. (Your Tendenci site however will be encrypted regardless.)

What do we need to do?

There are three sets of hosted clients so I'll answer this in a numbered list:

  1. Already using encryption. Yea! You don't have to do anything. ACES! Go get a beer and enjoy the day!
  2. Not using encryption and do NOT take credit cards. Yea! You don't have to do much besides check your Google Analytics account. MAYBE ACTION .
  3. Not using encryption on the whole site but you DO take credit cards. And again, credit card data has always been encrypted and does not live anywhere on our servers. That's what merchant providers are for. ***** ACTION REQUIRED ****

WAIT! I'm in category 3 and it says "ACTION REQUIRED" - what?!?

Thanks to the EFF making LetsEncrypt free, for the most part, you probably will need to make one or two updates. These are things Tendenci, the community as well as the company, can't do for you for security reasons.

  1. Merchant Provider updates:
    (YOUR Merchant provider we mean.) You may need to update the "post back" URL at your Merchant Provider. We do not have or store cc information. This is something YOU will need to do. But it's OK. It's pretty easy - and explained fully here: https://www.tendenci.com/help-files/configure-online-payments-merchant-provider-tendenci/
  2. DNS updates (possibly):
    Your network admin will need to update your DNS records if requested. If you get an email from our team, first OBVIOUSLY MAKE SURE IT ISN'T A PHISHING ATTACK. Once you are sure it's from us, double and triple and check again and again to be sure it is a legitimate link and make your updates.
    *** OUR TEAM WILL NOT ASK FOR YOUR LOGIN INFORMATION. WE DO NOT WANT IT. WE DO NOT STORE IT. WE CAN DO BILLABLE SUPPORT SCREEN SHARE TO HELP YOU BUT THAT'S IT. *** (Seriously, don't email your merchant login to anyone. Please.)
  3. Analytics Updates (possibly)
    Google Analytics, Bing, etc, will score you BETTER if you are SSL encrypted. Yea! However, your canonical URL (official domain name) might need to be updated. All sites will, most do already, but they will need to have "https" and start with "www". Really anything in front of the example.org part.  For example https://example.og is not valid but https://www.example.og is valid. So is https://intranet.example.org.

Why doesn't Tendenci (the company) give us greater advance notice on security updates?

I get this question a lot and it still puzzles me. Pause and think this one through. It's the difference between calling the local telephone number for the police or calling 911.

Bad actors don't sleep. Even doing this news release gives them a brief advance notice and they are watching your site probably more than you.

Our clients are global. Time is fluid to our team. And you need to be protected. Anyone in the Tendenci community with permissions is not only allowed to, but strongly encouraged and sometimes required to, immediately run an update and reboot a site as needed. Most of it is automated - although we obviously monitor it and log it over and over.

I'd like to emphasize this point. We have ALWAYS done automatic security updates whenever they come out. This is automated. If a reboot is required your site may be offline briefly (usually two to three minutes). It doesn't matter what time of day it is - if a security update is needed it is installed. Period.

Your security is important to us. Let's do this!


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