MPDX is becoming Partner Essentials. Join now to start using on January 11, 2024.
For years, Cru has generously provided the MPDX platform and hosted Navigator staff data; however, Cru can no longer provide MPDX to non-Cru missionaries. We have spent many months researching alternatives that would make the transition to a new platform as simple and painless as possible, including field testing with a group of staff. Conclusion: We are partnering with Solertiae, a reliable company who has created an exact replica of MPDX called Partner Essentials to give you an easy transition to a new platform and the very best user experience.
We apologize if this causes you alarm. We have a comprehensive plan and commitment to support you in this transition. We prepared a communication plan that would have rolled out next week, but we are informing you now and in this way, because some of you were made aware of the change externally.
Partner Essentials will be available on January 11, 2024, and will be completely identical to MPDX in functionality. If there’s anything that looks different, it’s just the logo! Partner Essentials will store your data, provide customer service, and even offer new features down the road.
Partner Essentials will cost $9 per month. We are doing everything possible to keep this fee as low as possible so staff can afford to use the platform to maintain healthy ministry partner relationships and funding.
If you decide to use Partner Essentials, subscription information is now available here.
On January 11, subscribers will be able to access Partner Essentials through their NavOffice hub. You’ll log in to NavOffice using your single sign-on username and password, click on Partner Essentials from the hub, and be able to access your ministry partner data.
- January 9: Final day to access data in MPDX
- January 10: Do not make any changes to data in MPDX
- January 11: Subscribers can access their data in Partner Essentials. MPDX will no longer be accessible (but all data will be safely housed in Partner Essentials).
Even though MPDX and Partner Essentials are identical, in January, the MPD Team will offer 40-minute live demos of Partner Essentials, teaching you the basics of using the platform. We’ll also make a recorded session available for 24/7 viewing at your convenience. Watch NavWeekly, MPD Made Simple emails, and navigatorsmpd.org for training dates.
Please refer to this list of FAQs and navigatorsmpd.org for more information.
Cru has hosted MPDX and ministry partner data for years, but they have recently chosen not to offer the platform to non-Cru missionaries. This is due mostly to the insurance liability of storing data for myriad non-profits, including The Navigators. To clarify, there have not been any data breeches whatsoever.
You must first subscribe to Partner Essentials through the NavOffice store. Instructions for how to sign up are here. Then on January 11, subscribers will be able to access Partner Essentials through their NavOffice hub. You’ll log in to NavOffice using your single sign-on username and password, click on Partner Essentials from the hub, and be able to access your ministry partner data.
Beginning January 11, 2024, Navigator staff will no longer have access to their MPDX account. If you choose not to use Partner Essentials at this time, your ministry partner data will remain dormant within Partner Essentials until further notice.
Yes. Partner Essentials will be the only ministry partner management platform that will sync with our donor management system. TntConnect will not sync with Partner Essentials nor our donor management system.
The MPD Team will offer live and recorded training sessions. Please watch navigatorsmpd.org for updates on training dates and times. Additional support is available by emailing email@example.com or visiting gethelp.solertiaelabs.com.
No. We recommend using Partner Essentials, because it is the only platform that we sync with our donor management system (i.e. SFC) , giving you an up-to-date and accurate picture of your giving information, including your ministry partner contact information. TntConnect is not synced with our donor management system.
We believe Partner Essentials is a great investment to maintain ministry partner communication and funding. However, if the monthly fee is a concern, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. While we cannot cover monthly fees for staff, we can give you a plan and individualized guidance to help you fully fund your ministry—including administrative costs like Partner Essentials.
After extensive research, staff input, and testing, we concluded Partner Essentials would be the best platform for our staff. It’s secure, and it’s identical to MPDX. It also offers a single sign on.
We’re also excited that Partner Essentials offers a help center! Any time you have questions or need help, just contact Partner Essentials (email@example.com or gethelp.solertiaelabs.com), and they will help you one-on-one…and quickly!
If you use TntConnect, you probably received an email on October 9 inviting you to continue using their service. Please disregard that email—especially because some of its information is inaccurate for Navigator staff. The Navigators recommends using Partner Essentials. We have no data connection from our donor management system (i.e. SFC) to TntConnect.
We understand this change to MPDX may feel sudden and disheartening. We care about you and your ministry of partner development. The MPD team and the Partner Essentials team will do everything we can to support you through this platform transition.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or comments.