Welcome Back to The Raiser’s Edge
The Raiser’s Edge 7 releases recently have focused on technological changes by enabling PCI-DSS compliance, BBMS integration, and support for the 32-bit version of Office 2010. In 2011, we worked with dozens of database managers to find out what features would make them happier and the result is….
The Raiser’s Edge version 7.92!
The Raiser’s Edge 7.92 was released in April and I want to share some information on the new features that we hope will make your job easier.
First up is New Constituent Search:
1. Search results now include information on what criteria the search results match on. The results also indicate what kind of constituent they are (Individual vs. Organization)
2. As well as returning information on the matching criteria, we also provide information FROM the record that matched. We also indicate when there was only a partial match on certain fields, using the new fuzzy search algorithm.
3. We know that matching on phone and email is important because these fields are nearly always unique identifiers. You can now search using either of them as criteria. We also weight both of those criteria a little more to reflect their uniqueness when they find a match.
A few things to note with the new search:
• The search now uses Blackbaud defined algorithm to weight and intelligently surface the best, most logical results. The strongest matches should automatically go to the top.
• All searches are fuzzy, so if you misspell something either on the record or in the search it will still return results by using the weighted matching.
• We’re looking across much more. If you search based on an address field we now look across all addresses trying to find a match.
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