UnitiBase was designed in consultation with Australian trade unions and is purpose-built for them.
This has three main benefits.
Re-inventing the wheel means wasting your union's limited time and resources trying to do the same things in different ways. Each union – big or small – needs to solve the same problems in different ways.
Because off-the-shelf membership systems are not built for trade unions, you need to fit your local rules and procedures into their system or work around it. This means more complex procedures, and needing staff with local knowledge of how to make the system work properly. If a key staff member leaves and procedures are not documented (as they are often not) then there are errors and breakdowns. New staff introduce new ways that are inconsistent with older approaches, leading to loss of data integrity.
Unions are based on the principle that unity is strength. This also applies to membership systems and UnitiBase, with a common core and custom-built modules for local requirements, means that it can now be achieved.