The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and its practice management division, the American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives (AAOE) is the largest membership association of ophthalmologists, medical and osteopathic doctors. With a primary goal of advancing the lifelong learning and professional interests, AAO members are committed to responding compassionately to their patients’ individual needs and to advancing the highest standards of comprehensive eye care. With Dynamic Benchmarking’s development of AcadeMetrics Ophthalmic Benchmarking, AAO members are able to quickly assess the key performance indicators and ratios that illustrate the financial and operational state of any ophthalmic practice. Highly specialized reports were developed utilizing AAO’s subject matter experts.
The American Foundry Society (AFS) is a non-profit association serving members of the metalcasting industry both in the United States and abroad. Founded in 1896, AFS serves more than 700 corporate members and close to 7,000 individual members including metalcasting suppliers and OEM facilities in more than 41 countries worldwide. By combining data collected in past years with innovative new paradigms, AFS and Dynamic Benchmarking developed a unique two-portal tool called AFS Metalcasting Benchmarker. The Operational Cost Survey portal illustrates the status and trends of the metalcasting industry, including operational costs and expenses, as well as clearly demonstrating how a plant compares to all other plants in the database in productivity, staffing and finances. The Industry Census portal provides a macro view of the North American metalcasting industry, already populated with data gathered through the AFS Metalcaster Directory.
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 400,000 members in 128 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1877. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. As data security is paramount to the AICPA, they engaged Dynamic Benchmarking to create a suite of surveys to support their ambitious goals. The first surveys, launched in 2014, include the National Management of an Accounting Practice (MAP) Survey (sponsored by the AICPA’s Private Company Practice Section (PCPS) and the Texas Society of CPAs (TSCPA), the Accounting Inclusion Maturity Model Assessment and the Journal of Accountancy Tech Success Survey.
Founded in 1907 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the American Land Title Association (ALTA) is the national trade association and voice of more than 6,000 title insurance agents, abstracters and underwriters. ALTA members search, review and insure land titles to protect homebuyers and mortgage lenders who invest in real estate. The mission of ALTA is to improve the skills and knowledge of providers in the real estate property transaction, effectively advocate member concerns, and standardize products for industry use. ALTA contracted Dynamic Benchmarking to revitalize a past salary survey and move it to the more interactive online platform. The new survey will provide easier data entry as well as greatly improved security and reporting as a benefit to ALTA members.
The American Staffing Association (ASA) is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. Through its economic data, survey reports, research, and analysis, ASA gives its members valuable market and competitive insight, and clients and industry watchers an informed perspective on the industry. As part of their effort to increase participation and improve data quality, ASA selected Dynamic Benchmarking to move their annual Compensation and Benefits and Operations benchmarking studies to a customized, interactive platform.
The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement (AAWA) is a professional network that develops and promotes industry best practices, cultivates collaboration, and brings out the best in animal welfare leaders. Supporting upwards of 1200 individual members representing over 900 organizations, AAWA is the only international society of leaders actively leading and managing community animal shelters/animal control agencies. Dedicated to providing its members knowledge and support to further long term growth of individual organizations and the industry as a whole, AAWA contracted Dynamic Benchmarking to develop a new online platform for its salary survey.
The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) supports higher education professionals in the collection, analysis, interpretation, and communication of data, and the strategic use of information for effective decision making and planning. AIR provides resources, innovative practices, and professional development opportunities for AIR members and the higher education community, including professionals from institutional research, effectiveness, assessment, planning, and related fields. Dynamic Benchmarking was contracted by AIR to move its study, the National Survey of Institutional Research Offices, to the Dynamic Benchmarking platform.
The Association for Linen Management (ALM) is a non-profit trade association dedicated to the professional development of personnel involved in the textile care industry. Founded in 1939, its members include general managers, laundry directors, managers, and technicians providing textile care services, the facilities they serve, and the equipment and supply companies that provide materials for textile care. ALM advances the use of textiles in healthcare, hospitality, correctional facilities, and long-term care providers through guidance for textile processing, management, and utilization. ALM engaged Dynamic Benchmarking to assist in the development of an independent industry Financial and Operational Benchmarking Study.
Established as a nonprofit organization in 1982, the Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) represents a group of trained professionals with expertise in helping children and their families overcome life’s most challenging events. Its members include more than 5,000 individual child life specialists, child life assistants, university educators and students, hospital administrators and staff, school teachers, therapeutic recreation specialists and others in related fields representing more than 600 organizations worldwide. ACLP has contracted with Dynamic Benchmarking to develop an operations benchmarking study to measure and compare key performance indicators in areas including inpatient care, critical care, surgery, emergency services, radiology and more. Data will be collected from its members and reported on both an annual and quarterly basis.
The Association of Independent School Admission Professionals (AISAP) serves as the leading resource for admission professionals of schools from early childhood through grade 12. It offers its members a wide variety of opportunities in order to advance their enrollment management work at schools as well as assisting members to advance themselves within the field of enrollment management. Developed as a tool for individual admission professionals, the Pathways platform promotes the importance understanding trends in the field. A unique membership benefit, this tool helps individuals to understand their own individual pathway as well as helping them to understand and thrive, given all twists, turns and nuances that they may encounter in the school admissions field.