What’s next is that Blackbaud can finally blog about the acquisition. The most important in my mind is in regards to Kintera and Raiser’s Edge. Here’s the Q & A:
Will Blackbaud integrate the Kintera CMS (Sphere) to The Raiser’s Edge?
Yes. Blackbaud plans to develop an integration solution from Sphere to The Raiser’s Edge that is the best in the industry. Nonprofits place a high value on having a truly integrated solution combining online and offline interactions in a single database. This is one of our highest priorities now that the acquisition is complete and will be available before the end of the calendar year.
So there you go… no specifics as of yet. Again, the issue of having a roadmap from CRM vendors is raised. Send Steve MacLaughlin some questions. I suggest you send him scans of old Route 66 maps with suggested destinations such as “Open API” and “Open Platform”. And oh yeah, will the custom entities in the Kintera API survive the acquisition?