TO: LWV Larimer County, LWV Boulder County, LWVCO
FROM: Rionda Osman
SUBJECT: LWVUS/ ClubExpress Connector Testing
We have news of progress on the LWVUS/ ClubExpress Connector project. The Data Connector is in its last testing phases, and the Funds Connector is ready for initial testing using League data.
It seems a long time ago, so we should remember that the goals of the Connector project are to:
- Stop double entry of membership information by moving a copy of local data to LWVUS nightly
- Automate PMP payments
- Share credit card fees among local, state, and national Leagues
Well over a year ago, we agreed that data from the State Office, Larimer County, and Boulder County could be used in system testing. Indiana has already volunteered to participate in this phase of testing.
Below is a copy of Dan Ehrmann's email to Kevin Ringkamp detailing the steps they need to begin testing the Funds Connector. Essentially, they would use data from our Leagues to test their system. We wouldn't necessarily notice that anything was happening, but we should expect and hope that if there were anomalies we would be asked for information.
As we've said before, the advantage to being the experimenters (or experimentees) is that our eccentricities would be discovered and accommodated early. An example is the inclusion in the test of a Household with a Lifetime member and a secondary member -- this case arose when developers encountered an unusual example.
I will tell Dan and Kevin later today that Larimer County, Boulder County, and the State Office will participate in the testing of the Funds Connector. Let me know if you don't wish to participate.
My best, Rionda
PS: Here are some links to share when you discuss the Connector: