About The German Association of Actuaries
The The German Association of Actuaries (DAV) is the professional representation of actuaries and financial mathematicians with currently more than 5,600 members. In addition, around 1,600 mostly younger financial and actuarial mathematicians are in regulated training to become actuaries after completing a university degree and at least three years of professional experience.
To ensure a high quality approach, the education and training events have been regularly evaluated for years, since 2016 with evasys. The software is also used in the context of the professional congresses and the members’ meeting.
Before the launch of evasys
Before using evasys, Word templates were used for the surveys and event details were added to the respective template. The evaluation forms were printed out, then distributed and returned. Both the evaluation and the transfer into a graphical overall evaluation were done manually.
This involved more than 100 training and 40 continuing education events per year, as well as various special formats. The time required ranged from one and a half to six hours.
The manual processing of the surveys was, all in all, very time-consuming and usually took place at different times, so that the results were no longer meaningful in some cases. In addition, evaluations could not be compared with each other automatically and no overall presentation could be created.
Seminar evaluations and member surveys with evasys
The introduction of evasys had the goal of saving time, minimizing errors, increasing quality, and achieving higher response rates, as well as enabling timely feedback and cross-event evaluations. Overall, the goals associated with the system acquisition were fully achieved with evasys.
In more precise terms, this means that evasys is used in a targeted manner for the survey of expectations in advance, evaluations of seminars and training events, and for annual and fall conferences, as well as member and opinion surveys. The surveys were initially paper-based. Today, however, the focus is on online surveys, which allows for more timely evaluation and faster responses to feedback, while also saving paper.