How OpenWater and Internet 4 Associations (i4a) work together
Professional Societies, Communities, and Trade Associations choose i4a as their single source of information for their members. 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.
Your members login using the credentials they already have with your organization. After being validated, the information you already store for them can be used to pre-populate their applications. You can use their membership status to restrict them from accessing certain applications as well.
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-Member 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.
We can harness the power of your i4a 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:
What APIs do you use?
i4a has developed a custom endpoint for OpenWater customers.
Do You Use a Bridge?
Yes, we use an i4a supplied bridge. Contact i4a for pricing. There are no additional costs from OpenWater for Single Sign On.
What is the timeline / cost?
Integrations are typically completed within 2 weeks and require 10 – 40 Consulting Hours