Last week we had a fourth sprint to improve CiviCRM performance at the socialist party.
During this sprint we started with looking at why the screen for adding and editing memberships loaded slow. The issue reported was that it took some time before the end date field jumped from the right side of the screen to the middle of the screen. It turned out that as long as the field was displayed at the right side the screen was still loading. Timing this gave a time of about 18 seconds before the screen was fully loaded.
We discovered a few causes:
After the socialist party upgraded civicrm to version 4.6 a month ago they are experiencing performance issues. In this blog I will round up our quest for performance improvements. But before that some facts about their installation.
My first introduction to the community was at a training in Gent in 2013. The training was given by Xavier and Erik Hommel. And they did a very good job because I am still part of the community.
I have just published an extension we (CiviCooP) developed for Coordinatie Vluchtelingen Vrijwilligers Ede (CVVE) CVVE is facilitating the organisation of activities for refugees in Ede. Many activities are organised by willing citizens and CVVE is the bridge between those citizens and the refuees. So to keep track of everything which is going CVVE needed an export of the events in their Google Calendar.
The last year I have been working with the Socialistic Party to implement CiviCRM for their membership administration. Whilst doing that we developed some small extensions which makes life easier for them with their membership administration. In this blog post I want to give an overview of the extensions we have developed and what they do.
Odoo is an open source accounting software. With much more features than only accounting, such as warehouse management, project management, HR management etc.
CiviCRM is an open source software for non-profit and is great in membership management, donor management etc.
For one of our clients we have been working in integrating both CiviCRM and Odoo where Odoo is leading in the financial data and CiviCRM is leading in the contact and membership data.
This week we have been working for MAF Norway to automate the sending of SMS, E-mail and PDF creation. What we have done in the past for them is that we created a Trigger/Action module to automate their donor journeys. The actions in the trigger/action module are API calls. But what was missing up-to-today was to functionality to send e-mail, or to create a PDF Letter or send an SMS by invoking an API Call.
Last week I have been working for MAF Norge to connect CiviCRM to their SMS Gateway (PsWinCom) so that they can send and receive SMS from within CiviCRM. In addition PsWinCom offered a the possibility to send SMS which will charge the receiver an amount of money. This way MAF Norge used to receive SMS donations. Now they can do that from within CiviCRM.