How OpenWater and Personify Work Together | OpenWater

How OpenWater and Personify work together

Personify (formerly TMA) is the database of choice for many professional societies and trade associations.  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 Personify to your whole team can see data in one place.


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 Personify.

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-Member Account Access
Some use cases need both Member and non-Members 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 Personify Data 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.

Finance Push Back

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



What APIs do you use?
We use the older ASMX based Web Services along with the newer REST / ODATA based services.

Do You Use a Bridge?
Yes, OpenWater has developed its own Personify Bridge. You will have to request a vendor block / token from your Personify rep to get started. We also have an official partnership with ShuffleLabs. Many organizations have chosen ShuffleLabs as their Personify integrator of choice. We can happily work with their bridge as well.

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