Web-based Data Analysis and Reporting Tool Provides Insight into Trends and Best Practices for Local and State Chambers of Commerce
Windham, NH August 26, 2014 - Dynamic Benchmarking, a provider of customized online benchmarking and reporting solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of a new, online benchmarking tool for the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). This dynamic, web-based survey, data analysis and reporting tool will provide ACCE’s members with valuable insight into current trends and best practices at play in chambers across the continent.
The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives is dedicated to the support and development of chamber professionals as they play a significant leadership role in communities of all sizes. There are roughly 3,000 chambers of commerce in the U.S. with at least one full-time staff person, and thousands more established as strictly volunteer entities. ACCE has more than 7,000 professional members in more than 1,300 chambers of commerce representing a wide range of local, regional and state chambers of all sizes.
“Anecdotal information from a neighboring chamber may not be relevant for our members due to differences in size or composition of their organizations and the communities they serve,” says ACCE COO, Tamara Philbin, on the importance of a flexible benchmarking tool. “With Dynamic Benchmarking, members can measure their performance anonymously, against their peers by staff size, budget, community size, and more, providing them with meaningful comparisons and insight into other organizations like their own across the country.”
ACCE’s new Salary and Operations Survey will measure and compare key performance indicators in the areas of finance, staffing, salary, benefits, membership, programs and more. Formerly two separate surveys, the new format allows collection of the data in one place and, more importantly, an opportunity to see new correlations between different data points.
“Previously, we could compare salary and benefits of executives from chamber to chamber, certainly valuable data which we’re still collecting,” adds Philbin. “Now, our members can look at how salary and staffing correlate to membership growth and program participation. They’re able to discover new relationships and use them to develop best practices going forward.”
Ease of use and security were also of great importance to ACCE members, something that was accomplished using a single sign-on login system and sensitive dashboards. Members can access the survey using the same credentials that they use to access other secure areas of the ACCE website. This simplified login system also allows ACCE to retain full control over access to the survey. Additionally, sensitive dashboards put in place by Dynamic Benchmarking will determine, based on login credentials and parameters set by ACCE, who gets access to sensitive specific data.
- About the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE)
Established in 1914, ACCE is an association of 7,000 leaders from 1,300 chambers of commerce, including 93 of the top 100 U.S. metro areas. The combined membership of ACCE chambers exceeds 1.2 million businesses. Chamber leaders look to ACCE for best practices, networks and new ideas that will help them advance the interests of their communities. ACCE recommends successful programs and strategies, and identifies trends, partners and business models that show promise. For more information, visit http://www.acce.org.
- About Dynamic Benchmarking
Dynamic Benchmarking is a New Hampshire-based startup that delivers real-time benchmarking and data analysis solutions with the features and capabilities of custom software in a format that is easy to use and quick to deploy. Founded by a team of women entrepreneurs, Dynamic Benchmarking combines powerful, web-based technology with unparalleled industry expertise and customer care to provide best-in-class, peer-to-peer data comparison for small business, associations, large enterprises and any organization looking to tap into the knowledge of the crowd. Dynamic Benchmarking builds web-based solutions that are flexible, scalable and allow for meaningful comparison of financial and operational performance in a dynamic and interactive manner. For more information, please visit http://www.dynamicbenchmarking.com.