May 2018 Newsletter


CMS Upgrade

NOAH has replaced DNN 8 with DNN Evoq Basic 9– creating a major upgrade to our CMS platform.

There are changes in how you navigate the Persona Bar, which is a direct replacement for the existing control panel concept. Since admin tools are completely hosted in the Persona Bar, this will simplify page management and provide for a more consistent and pleasant user experience. In addition, administrators will find that page and file management have a very different look. In-page analytics will now use data from your Google Analytics account, rather than data collected natively by Evoq. By using Google Analytics data, the amount of data within in-page analytics will increase and the charts will be more interactive.

To help with this transition, we have created a document that describes the major changes. We also encourage you to view a previously recorded webinar that details these modifications.


GDPR Updates

Effective May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will significantly enhance the rights of customers in the processing of their personal data and strengthen the obligations of those that hold the data. Specific to JL Systems and NOAH AMS, we are taking the following steps providing to meet our responsibilities as defined by the GDPR for Data Processors:

  • Maintain security measures to protect the data collected by our clients.
  • Provide a Data Processor Agreement to our clients that includes our Data Breach Notification Policy.
  • Provide a data definition of all tables in NOAH AMS where personal data is stored.
  • Update our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use documents to be in compliance.
  • Perform modifications to the NOAH AMS system to provide the functionality required for consent and the revocation of consent by individuals.

We have also included optional functionality to force acceptance of your Terms of Use upon login, for those wishing to require their constituents to explicitly re-grant their consent.



Coming soon, the largest upgrade to NOAH AMS since 2010! An all new user interface for the NOAH AMS will be launched to allow greater staff user-level control over the data displayed and edited, with a more robust mobile responsive framework for tablets and smartphones. Look for more details in the July newsletter, along with an update on the launch date targeted for later that month.



The 2018 NOAH User Group Conference is being held Oct. 25 & 26 in Crystal City, Virginia!

During the two-day event, attendees will have the opportunity to learn, network and collaborate with the NOAH AMS team, our sponsors and fellow NOAH users from across the country. With unprecedented access to valuable industry insights, face time with JL Systems executives and the NOAH AMS support team, hands-on training, and so much more, you can't afford to miss this year's event.

Don't miss your chance to attend the ONLY conference offered exclusively for NOAH AMS users!

Early Bird Registration Is Now Open! Register by JULY 31 TO SAVE $100 per registrant!



Meet Jeff Danforth, our chief technology officer. He is the one responsible for monitoring and analyzing technology and trends that can improve our products and performance to ensure not just our success, but also that of our clients. A man who wears many hats, Jeff also oversees our data, security, maintenance and network. 

Jeff started working for the company in 1991 – just after he graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with an emphasis in strategic management. It was quite an easy decision given the fact that his father founded and built JL Systems from scratch. But, just like the rest of us, Jeff still had to work his way up the ranks in the company to get to where he is today. 

Prior to his time at JL Systems, Jeff was in the Texas Army National Guard for six years. Now, he is a proud husband and father to his wife Liz and almost two-year-old daughter Chelsea. When asked who inspires him, Jeff did not hesitate to name the late world-renowned British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and entrepreneur and businessman Bill Gates.



We are exhibiting at exciting events planned over the next couple of months. Be sure to stop by and say hi if you’re attending!

May 21-23: ASAE Membership, Marketing & Communications, Washington, D.C.

June 6-7: Association Trends AMS Fest, Chicago

June 21: Association Trends Membership 2020, Washington, D.C.



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