NXT Web And Database Views: Side By Side
For NXT users, both available interfaces offer different ways of viewing your information. Some users may work in one view, while others will work between the two. It is important to know the key differences.
|Database View||NXT Web View|
|What is the URL?||Login2.blackbaudhosting.com||Renxt.blackbaud.com|
|What do I use to sign in?||Your unique citrix login (e.g. [SiteID]REUser1) followed by your Raiser’s Edge application username (e.g. Supervisor)||Your email address|
|What type of work will I do here?||
|What does Raiser’s Edge look like?||
Let’s begin with the database view. This view is accessed using Citrix by logging into Blackbaud Hosting Services page with your unique username, clicking your Raiser’s Edge application icon and entering your application credentials. The first set of credentials used grants you access to our servers; your application credentials grant you access to your organization’s data. When thinking about hosting credentials and application credentials, I like to use the following analogy related to a gated community: your hosting credentials let you in the gate, but it is your application credentials that allow you into your home.
Database view is heavily used by data entry folks. This is where you may run all of your reports, enter new gifts, access Online Express and more. This is also where you may access the Data Health Center to run any enrichment services, such as AddressFinder. This view is the same as the application you may have had installed directly on your computer if you had migrated from a local install.
Web View is the additional, consistently updating web-based interface which is accessed by logging into your Blackbaud.com account. This is the same account used to chat with our Product Support teams, access training and post in the Community. In order to access Web View, a Supervisor within Raiser’s Edge must first invite you. One of the many appealing features of NXT is that Web View may be accessed on your desktop or mobile devices (and resizes accordingly!); be sure to check out our prior blog post “Mobilize your Fundraising Efforts” for steps on how to add a short cut to NXT on your mobile devices’ home screen.
Currently, the Web View is mainly used by Fundraisers. This is where the Work Centers are housed. Work Centers are the one-stop shop for everything needed to cultivate relationships and secure gift opportunities for your assigned constituents. This tool allows users to quickly access constituent and prospect data, as well as create and organize lists, in a customizable view.