Workers Credit Union Wins

2015 Credit Union Journal Best Practice Award

Using Connections Online!


 

Doug Peterson, President & CEO

Workers' Credit Union ($1.2 billion; 85,000 members; Fitchburg, MA)

CU Journal 2015 Best Practices Awards

 

"Three years ago our credit union was using Microsoft Project to manage the organization's multiple projects. We were also trying to put together a balanced scorecard. To do these things successfully we needed a centralized location for all our information to keep everyone updated, work more efficiently, and be on the same page.

 

We needed a system everybody could access that allowed all of us to 'be on the same bus' and work toward the same goals.  Connections Online really fit those needs."   Click here for the full article...

 

 

 

Connections Online Users Roundtable

 

March 2-4, 2016

 

San Diego

 

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Save the Date!

 

Be the first to try our new mobile App! 

To be introduced at this year's User Roundtable...

 

Provide feedback on our vision for version 5!

 

 

 

Connections Online Users Roundtable

March 2-4, 2016

San Diego

Save the Date!

 

Be the first to try our new mobile App!  To be introduced at this year's User Roundtable...

Provide feedback on our vision for version 5!

 New COL Mobile App:  Connections Online Forecast answers the question "What are my priorities today?"  It provides a convenient view of your commitments in Connections Online.  There are three views provided to help you organize your time.  The Today view provides you with a summary of what is going on today.  It shows statistics for your Tasks, Dialogs, and Projects as of now.  The To-do List shows all your Tasks and Dialogs by date due or scheduled date and time.  Only Tasks that have Projected Due Dates are shown here.  These are your to-do items.  The Other list includes all of your Tasks that don't have due dates.  It is arranged by Start to help you see what is coming up.

 User Roundtable Details:  March 2 - 4, 2016.  We will have our Kick-Off Dinner on Wednesday evening, March 2nd and the Users Roundtable will be on Thursday (8:30 to 5:00) and on Friday (8:30 to noon).  Meet new and old friends, and hear Best Practices!

Our Users Roundtable will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in the beautiful San Diego Bay - Downtown area!  

 I hope you will join us!!  Please RSVP Karla Norwood at Knorwood@cardwellgroup.com 

 

 

Tips and Additional Help Documentation

 IE 11 Compatibility with COL

Connections Online works fine with IE 11 and also MS Edge (which is newer than IE 11)  Edge is part of Windows 10.

 Archiving and Closing out 2015

See this document for explanation and ideas about archiving and closing out 2015.  Link: Archiving and Closing out Year End  

 Re-setting List Order When Sorting by Column Headers

Just click the "sorted" column header two more times until the black arrow disappears. This will take it back to the default order.  (For example, ordering project on the Org or Dept page by end date, the order of the project list will change.  To reorder, click the End Date two more times until the black arrow disappears.)

 Templates

The templates are not just for projects.  You can use templates to sync Basic Roles, and Critical Measures too: https://connectionsonline.zendesk.com/entries/60396439-Microsoft-Excel-Templates  

 Performance Management Module

Take some time to review how the Performance Management Module works! 

The Connections Online [COL] Overview goes through the entire program - showing how each section on the Dashboard works: https://files.connectionsonline.net/v/COL%20PM%20-%20Overview - Overview   (about 30 minutes)

 

Connections Online Announcements 

 Exciting News Regarding Related Links - Free Uploading of Documents is Here!

Related Links upload service allows Users to upload documents through the Related Links Function of Connections.  To use, simply click the drop down "File URL" and either type in the file URL or click "Upload File".  Files are stored in Amazon's S3 service.  They currently upload through our server but do not get stored on our server. Then they are downloaded directly from the S3 server to the end user. Everything about the process listed on https://secure.sypher.com is still the same, except that there is no longer a need to sign-up separately for the service.  It is still encrypted in transit and on the server with built-in backups and redundant servers.  We do NOT recommend uploading any customer/member information but should be fine for non-regulated data.

  Keep Up-to-Date on All System Announcements

 Sign-Up to Receive Forum Announcements

Users who would like to be automatically notified by email when the server is down, or when there are updates, must subscribe to these Forums.  To subscribe, simply go to this Forum link, login with your Connections Online password, then click the "subscribe" button in the upper right of the page:  https://connectionsonline.zendesk.com/forums/377724-Announcements   You will then automatically receive an email when any update announcements are posted on the forums. 

 You can also click on any of the other Forums and subscribe to the ones for which you want to stay informed of any new posts.

  

Webinars

 

Connections Online 4.1 Application Training Webinars

This 60-minute training webinar dives deeper into an overall "how to use" Connections Online 4.1.  

Click Here to register for Tuesday, January 26th at 1:30 ET

Click Here to register for Tuesday, February 23rd at 1:30 ET

Click Here to register for Tuesday, March 22nd at 1:30 ET

 

Connections Online 4.1 Advanced Features Webinars

This 30-minute training webinar highlights advanced functionality of Connections Online 4.1 with Q&A. 

Click Here to register for Wednesday, January 27th at 1:30 ET 

Click Here to register for Wednesday, February 24th at 1:30 ET 

Click Here to register for Wednesday, March 23rd at 1:30 ET

 

Connections Online 4.1 Security Training Webinars

This 60-minute training webinar is for Site Administrators - setting security on the site page and throughout the application.  

Click Here to register for Thursday, January 28th at 1:30 ET 

Click Here to register for Thursday, February 25th at 1:30 ET 

Click Here to register for Thursday, March 24h at 1:30 ET


 

Past Educational Webinar Recordings 

For a listing of our past Educational Webinars, use this link: https://files.connectionsonline.net/files/Educational-Webinars-List-full links.dotm

 

 

 

 

 


Contact Us

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