Association saves time, money and resources by going mobile for all events.

Learn how this small staff association had incredible savings by eliminating paper and switching to Yapp for all of their member events and meetings.

North Carolina Pediatrics Society chose Yapp over paper and other
event apps for their event guidebooks for 4 association meetings a year. This saved them
60% in print costs, 120 hours in manual labor and up to $7,500 compared to other solutions.

The Company

North Carolina Pediatrics (NCPeds), a small staff association, exists to advance and distinguish the role of pediatric medicine as a healthcare destination and support the ongoing success of their membership through education, advocacy, community awareness, benchmarking and promoting standards of excellence.

YAPP USER SINCE
JUNE
2014
INDUSTRY
Professional Association
(Pediatric Medicine)
EVENTS PER YEAR
4 Annual
Forums
EVENT SIZE
50-500
Attendees
Basic Event Needs
DESIRED SOLUTION

John, NCPeds Membership & Events lead, and two other colleagues were spending at least one entire week prior to each meeting to build the paper event guides that were 20 to 40 pages long. That’s up to 120 hours spent in compiling the agendas and 20,000 pages of paper for an event with 500 people. While paper is a renewable resource, the amount of money and time wasted on printing event guides was too great to ignore. John wanted to take these event guides mobile so attendees could easily access all the event information they need at a meeting. That's where event apps came in.

PREVIOUS SOLUTIONS USED

120 hours of NCPeds staff resources including printing guidebooks, and courier service for agenda delivery

“We utilize Yapp for NCPeds four coveted meetings per year - The Winter Open Forum, 
Spring Open Forum, Practice Managers Retreat and the NCPeds Annual Meeting - bringing together hundreds of physicians, advanced practitioners, pediatric care center owners, operators, administrators, and managers.”
JJ Meidl
Membership & Events
NCPeds Yapp Apps in Action
EVENT APPS CREATED SO FAR
OVERALL INSTALLS
300+
PAPER SAVED
50,000+
HOURS TO CREATE AN APP
3
Why NC Peds Chose Yapp For Their Meeting Apps

When John and his team started looking at meeting apps for NCPeds, they looked at three other solutions before they found Yapp. They compared the event app features they needed and the prices for each of the four mobile app providers. John found that the “competition was much more expensive, but not more essential.”

Every year at their meetings they see an increase in use of Yapp and decrease in request for hard copy meeting materials. They’re now down to printing minimal copies of only the schedule page at their events. Their annual printed material development and product costs used to exceed more than $12,000. Now with Yapp, the total cost for all events is less than $5,000.

Compared to other mobile app developers or paper, Yapp is simply the best option. “No matter where I am, if event apps are mentioned, I scream that they need to take a look at our app on Yapp!”

JOHN'S TIP FOR SWITCHING FROM PRINT GUIDES TO EVENT APPS: Phase out paper slowly. For the first event offer both paper and a mobile app. Next, only offer paper to those who ask for it. Finally, switch over to one hand out: Download the event app.
Key Successes
North Carolina Pediatrics Society went mobile with an affordable event app
Decreased hours of labor by using Yapp's easy-to-use mobile app builder
Shared key event information such as bios, sponsors & schedule on-the-go
Conclusion

After deciding to make the switch from paper to mobile apps, reviewing several options for event app providers, John and his team at NCPeds found Yapp to be the best event app. When they compared the feature list and price, they determined Yapp was the best option on the market.

“I say this to anyone looking at event apps in the association management profession.
Yapp is by far the best solution we have come across to engage our attendees during
events and reducing our overall event printing cost. I could and would list all the great things about Yapp but your group just need to use Yapp.”

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