Protech can announce that its ProConnect solution can now support professional membership organisations to facilitate the process of submitting and reviewing event abstracts for academic conferences.

The new functionality within the events area of ProConnect supports an online self-service approach for members to easily submit their abstracts. It also supports back office processes, allowing professional membership organisations to streamline the review and decision process within the specialist back office events area of ProConnect CRM.

The solution will allow professional membership organisations to seamlessly manage their abstract process from large conferences to smaller workshop events. It can also facilitate the nomination process for awards dinners. The solution has the capability to manage an unlimited amount of abstract submissions along with as many reviewers that are necessary for each event.

A leading professional association were the first client to take advantage of this new feature within the ProConnect solution. So far, members have submitted 1362 abstracts across 12 events online. 500 abstracts have been reviewed, with subject matter experts able to login and see the abstracts that have been randomly allocated to them for review. Previously, this was a heavy manual process that was managed in excel, taking up a huge amount of resourced time.

Ian Roach, Pre-Sales Consultant for Protech said, “This new functionality will provide professional membership organisations with the capability to efficiently manage which is often a complex, manual process.  Previously, the association took around 2-3 weeks to carry out this procedure manually, so streamlining this process has enabled staff to carry out other valued tasks around their events.”

About Protech

Protech has been providing software for professional awarding and membership organisations for almost 25 years. Today, some of the country’s most respected organisations rely on the company’s ProConnect™ software to engage, communicate and transact with more than 2.5 million learners, members and customers.

The powerful CRM functionality at the heart of ProConnect effortlessly manages qualifications and membership while automating manual processes to minimise operating cost. It ships with a fully featured content management system, making it the perfect tool to construct websites and user portals. ProConnect can also manage events, host content, and operate job boards, forums and blogs. These features allow Protech’s clients to increase the acquisition and retention of members, maximise engagement and enhance member value through an enhanced user experience.

Protech’s aim is to help facilitate the sense of belonging between people and their organisations, enabling them to achieve more together.