How OpenWater and Netforum Pro Work Together | OpenWater

How OpenWater and NetForum Pro work together

Smaller trade associations and membership societies use NetForum Pro to handle their member database needs. Although NetForum Pro users are being encouraged to migrate to YourMembership and NimbleAMS, OpenWater continues to support its battle tested integration.  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.


Single Sign On, Information Pre-Population and Eligibility
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.

Person Lookups and Other Queries
We can harness the power of your NetForum 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?
We work with the NetForum On Demand API.

Do You Use a Bridge?
Yes, OpenWater has developed its own NetForum bridge.  OpenWater’s integration has been approved by the NetForum team. You will need to provide us onDemand API credentials.

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