Horsham, PA (PRWEB) May 12, 2008
SofterWare, Inc., developer of DonorPerfect and DonorPerfect Online fundraising solutions, recently introduced a unique data conversion tool to speed and simplify the transfer of donor and gift information from Blackbaud's GiftMaker Pro software to DonorPerfect or DonorPefect Online. With Blackbaud's (NASDAQ:BLKB) announcement that they will discontinue support for GiftMaker Pro this summer, many GiftMaker Pro clients are actively looking for new fundraising software due to concerns with the high cost and complexity of switching to Blackbaud's Raisers Edge® system.
Though Blackbaud is also offering their recently acquired eTapestry® product as another option for GiftMaker clients, there is still concern about Blackbaud's long-term plan for eTapestry. Doug Schoenberg, CEO of SofterWare, Inc., noted "Many eTapestry clients are worried about possible price increases. As a public company, Blackbaud is under constant pressure to continue to deliver profit growth. To get a return on that $25 million purchase price for a company with only $7 million in annual sales and nominal profits, dramatically higher subscription and service fees seem likely for eTapestry clients."
SofterWare believes nonprofits shouldn't be constrained into switching to a product just because their vendor was acquired. For this reason, SofterWare created a special offer that makes it easy and painless to switch to DonorPerfect. Giftmaker Pro clients who switch to DonorPerfect or DonorPerfect Online will not only save dramatically on training and support costs vs. Raisers Edge, the new conversion tool allows SofterWare to provide a $500 discount off the conversion cost, which may even cover the entire conversion.
Jon Biedermann, Vice President of Fundraising Solutions for SofterWare, noted "This is a stressful time for GiftMaker clients who are losing support for their product and told to accept a solution they didn't choose. Why upgrade to a harder-to-use package when you can have all the benefits of DonorPerfect for a much better value?"
He also added, "Switching to DonorPerfect has never been easier. Our new conversion tool was specifically created to make converting from GiftMaker Pro to DonorPerfect as easy as possible. We've helped many former GiftMaker Pro clients to upgrade to either our web-hosted or client-installed solutions with a smooth and painless transition that is already enhancing their fundraising results."
Karen Reside, with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Long Beach, noted "I've used GiftMaker in the past...and with DonorPerfect, it's amazing how you can slice and dice your data to get the information you want -- its very powerful for creating insightful reports. Plus, the support team is great. They're friendly, prompt and helpful."
To learn more about DonorPerfect's offer for Giftmaker Pro clients, contact DonorPerfect at (800) 220-8111 or visit http://www.donorperfect.com .
About SofterWare, Inc.
SofterWare, Inc., based in Horsham, Pennsylvania is a leading provider of software to nonprofit organizations, with over 10,000 clients throughout the world. In addition to the company's DonorPerfect fundraising software, SofterWare also offers software for managing childcare centers, public and private schools, and camps and conference centers. For more information on SofterWare, please visit http://www.softerware.com . For more information on DonorPerfect Fundraising Software, please visit http://www.donorperfect.com .