How OpenWater and Aptify Work Together | OpenWater

How OpenWater and Aptify work together

Large trade associations including the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) choose Aptify as their single source of data.  OpenWater is an official Aptify / Community Brands Partner. When using OpenWater to collect nominations for awards, submissions for a call for papers, or votes for a board of elections our integration ensures a seamless user experience for your members.  When the information is processed it is also sent back to Aptify where it can be reported on.


Single Sign On and Information Pre-Population
Your members login using the credentials they already have with your organization.  After being validated, they will be sent over to OpenWater with their information pre-populated.  This is a true single sign on in the sense that if a member is already logged into your platform they will seamlessly be logged into OpenWater.  When they sign out of OpenWater they will also be logged out of Aptify.

Member Specific Pricing
If you use OpenWater to charge submission fees, we can make use of the customer information and membership status to help determine their pricing.

Optional Support for Non-Aptify Account Access
Some use cases need both Aptify and non-Aptify users to access OpenWater.  We have you covered with a toggle setting you can use on a workflow by workflow basis to enable guest access.

Person Lookups and Other Queries

We can harness the power of your Aptify information right inside an OpenWater application.  One of the most common uses of lookups are to ensure authors associated with a conference abstract are correctly identified.  See this in action:

Activity Push Back

We can push back notes and activities regarding participation in an awards program or winner status.  This data can then be queried from within Aptify.

Finance Push Back

Revenue collected from OpenWater can be pushed back into Aptify so that your finance department can look at a single source of data for payments reconciliation.



What Versions of Aptify do you work with?
As a Community Brands partner, we are able to work with all version of Aptify. You must have API access for Aptify enabled. We are able to work through the common setup challenges (e.g. setting up firewall rules).

What APIs do you use?
We are able to work with the older ASMX based web services side by side with the more modern REST based web services.

Do You Use a Bridge?
Yes, OpenWater has developed its own Aptify bridge.  Often with Aptify your IT department or IT vendor may have created their own bridge which they prefer other vendors use, we are comfortable adapting to your overall IT workflow.

What is the timeline / cost?
Integrations are typically completed within 2 weeks and require 10 – 40 Consulting Hours