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CEU Tracking Technology Streamlines Certificate Distribution

iSessions is a session tracking app from Hawthorne, New York-based Bartizan Connect that lets event organizers easily monitor session activity/participation in real time using the LeadsLightning web portal. Organizers can use the captured data for future event planning, budgeting, and marketing efforts. iSessions also lets them automate CEU/CME calculations and award attendance certificates based on specific rules and criteria. With iSessions Access Control, exhibition organizers can verify attendee eligibility to paid sessions or functions.

THE NBM SHOW is the place for top industry manufacturers and suppliers in the awards and engraving, printwear, and sign and digital graphics industry to showcase their products and services. Every show features a Training By Exhibitors program, which consists of hands-on, exhibit hall demonstrations and 90-minute classes. Attendees expected training certificates as an added benefit of taking classes; however, the time commitment to qualify recipients and distribute certificates was becoming unsustainable as the program continued to grow. NBM needed a solution to streamline the process.

NBM initially used iSessions to track attendance in all its classes at each show and to monitor attendance/participation in featured programs in the exhibit hall.  Before Bartizan introduced the CEU tracker in iSessions, NBM qualified attendees and distributed certificates by taking each certificate application form, comparing it to a full list of class scans, adding each qualified name to a PDF version of a certificate, saving the certificate, and then distributing the certificates one by one. The process required 8-10 hours of manual labor. With iSessions it takes NBM less than an hour to set up before the show, and 15-30 minutes to send the certificates out post-show.