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Blackbaud SKY is the modern, integrated, and open cloud for the social good community. It combines infrastructure, processes, and pre-integrated services to deliver an ongoing stream of innovation— all with industry-leading security, scale, and performance. Learn more about the advancements coming to Altru ® thanks to Blackbaud SKY below. What is it? How does it benefit you? When will you see it for Altru? SKY UX SKY UX is the consistent, modern, and compelling user experience across every Blackbaud cloud solution. Whether you're in Altru, Luminate Online ™ , or Financial Edge ™ , having a consistent user experience makes it intuitive and easy to cross-train multiple end users. Altru will move to the SKY UX one user role or function at a time, beginning with new tools for the major gift officer in 2017. SKY API Blackbaud customers, partners, and other application developers will have access to industry standard (REST based) open APIs and a comprehensive set of resources that allow them to customize, integrate, or extend functionality. SKY API gives Altru customers the ability to connect Altru to a range of solutions in our partner network, including merchandise, volunteer management, and financial solutions. We will begin to enable specific use cases with the Altru API in 2017. With each use case, we will open the doors to a variety of integrations. In 2018 and beyond, as we consume SKY application services, we will enable SKY API. Application Services These services offer a new, modern way of building our solutions, which simplifies how they work together and drives scale and availability. This new architecture is the beginning of a transition to one constituent record in all Blackbaud solutions. This enables pre-integration among all Blackbaud solutions, eliminating imports and exports, and allowing Altru to use the power of Blackbaud's digital marketing and financial solutions seamlessly. With Blackbaud SKY, we will seamlessly integrate Altru with our other Blackbaud solutions, with new integrations beginning in 2018. Cloud Infrastructure Supporting your solutions with a best- in-class cloud infrastructure means your data is secure, and we can offer rapid, ongoing enhancements to meet your emerging needs. This infrastructure allows us to be flexible and easily scale to your business, which will improve the speed of your solution. We are currently investing significantly in the Altru hosting infrastructure. Throughout 2017, we will be moving our hosting from physical hardware to a virtual environment for Altru. Cloud Operations With Blackbaud SKY, we're your IT team. Our cloud operations provide critical monitoring, reporting, instrumentation, automation, troubleshooting, and maintenance to ensure 99.9% or better availability. These operations enable our team to proactively identify any issues before they impact you. This way, Altru always provides the speed you need to move a long line into your organization quickly and easily. This effort is currently underway, and many of these monitoring and reporting features are already in effect. Register for an Altru Roadmap webinar to learn more April 2017 800.443.9441

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