Clients Who Have Used Our Services
Following the completion of a two year database migration and business process alignment project we were faced with significant clean-up tasks and clunky work-arounds to support business processes not facilitated by standard system functionality.
David Zeidman joined the Help the Aged Central Database team, eight weeks post-launch on recommendation from Blackbaud's technical division in the US.
Since his arrival David has accelerated clean-up activity using his software and programming skills, developing a number of plug-in utilities to automate many of our key work-arounds and improve data processing efficiency, including a new import utility that checks for HtA’s own business rules.
David's Raiser's Edge system and VBA programming knowledge has proved substantial and his consultative style is relaxed but efficient. His pragmatic input has been invaluable in discussions on system expansion and he has become a valued (if temporary) member of the team.
Michelle de Souza, Head of Central Database Services
We were very pleased with David Zeidman’s work ethic, the completeness of his product delivery and the timeliness of his responses during the developement and testing phase of this engagement. We would not hesitate to engage him again when the need arises.
Michael O’Connor, Director of Development, IS
We have enlisted the help of Zeidman Development on a number of occasions to provide upgrades and maintenance work on our Raiser's Edge and Netcommunity software. We have found them to be responsive, capable, efficient and knowledgeable, and they do not charge the earth for their services. In fact, I have been impressed by their business ethics as demonstrated by their billing us for the hours we use even if this comes in under their quote. Zeidman's desire to work in partnership with us is evidenced by their culture of finding cost-effective solutions for the client, rather than doing work that doesn't need to be done in order to make money.
It has been a huge relief to find an alternative to Blackbaud that is both cost-effective and delivers what it promises in a timely fashion.
Kirsty Shanahan, Communications Manager, Harrow Association and Harrow Development Trust
David Zeidman has provided invaluable guidance and technical input in helping us to develop a detailed audit trail, consolidating code tables, key validation on fields such as email address, extending the use of mandatory fields and has advised on best use of the addressee/salutation fields.
He has built a sophisticated address validation process which will operate on the opening and closing of records, on import and with the use of batch.
David’s expertise allowed us to undertake a thorough review of Raisers Edge financial structures to ensure the long term use and information gained from Raisers Edge will be improved considerably.
He has customised a series of imports which has allowed us to automate the import of online registrations and automate the banking process for payslip and gift information for large events.
During his time here David has become a valued part of our team and his logical and practical approach to the work has produced excellent results.
Justine Cormack, Raisers Edge Team Leader
Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco
David Zeidman created and implemented a "Change Request" application for our organization. When a Raiser's Edge user wants to change biographical information they simply submit a request (via a macro) that plugs seamlessly into the constituent record. Then, our IS department approves the change and it goes live. Amazing! We are all very pleased with his work, which makes our requests more efficient, exact, and easier to submit.
Esther Fishman, Campaign Coordinator