New SIBA|GITA website coming soon...

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 12:00 AM

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By SIBA|GITA
Get ready for a new SIBA|GITA website experience and a new address!
 
After an extensive 6-month review and informal consultation with members, we are pleased to announce that we have contracted Brisbane-based Aspedia to partner with us as we implement our new strategy.
 
“We have enjoyed a supportive relationship with Kudosweb in New Zealand for the past few years. The final decision between upgrading our current site and moving to an alternative platform was very close,” said CEO Deanna Hutchinson.
 
“Ultimately, we will be better positioned to serve member needs and optimise our business operations as an outcome of this project,” she said.
 
The new site is due to go live during August. Changes you’ll notice when the site is launched include:
 
Introducing a new address spatialbusiness.org
You may have noticed this domain in our emails for some time now, as it has served some behind the scenes functions for us. In discussions with our new colleagues from GITA, we felt that that it represented a solution for unifying the online presences of SIBA and GITA. It’s also important as it reinforces our role as a business association (in contrast to a professional body or institute). siba.com.au and gita.org.au will be redirected to spatialbusiness.org so you’ll still be able to find us.
 
Improved member self service functions
Reprinting invoices, keeping track of events you’ve attended or services you’ve accessed, and seeing who in your organisation is using your membership are some of the functions to help members evaluate your membership value. Logged in users will also be able to personalise your news feed and manage communication preferences. Stay up-to-date while managing your exposure to less relevant information.
 
Catalogued resources
Building on the online resources developed by Spatial Queensland, GITA, and SIBA spatialbusiness.org will be home to a searchable, browsable catalogue of reports, templates, submissions, webinars (some free, some premium) linked to special interest areas and regions.
 
Simplifying and automating committee representation
Want to find your branch champions, board members, Destination Spatial representatives, Surveyors board nominees…the list goes on. Semi-automated processes for tracking and publishing information about industry representation will ensure this information is easy to find, and much easier for us to manage.
 
Location-based directory for member profiles
Helping potential customers to find our members is very important to us, and it’s time we walked our talk. The improved directory will include location-based searching, along with multiple filters for identifying just who is suited to the job. The directory also has a self-service function for members to update their listing.
 
“Our top priorities are ensuring members and stakeholders can quickly find information, and that spatialbusiness.org is a dynamic hub showcasing the capabilities and achievements of our members,” said Hutchinson.

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