Services - Technology and Administrative Assistance

Technical Capabilities

McFarland & Associates, Inc., has developed a wide variety of capabilities in the area of information management. These capabilities allow us to help our clients with the following:

  • Perform Statistical Analysis of Electronic Data and Information.
  • Build Information Systems and Databases for Record Keeping and Tracking.
  • Integrate Data for Database Design, Migration and Conversion.
  • Manage Computerized and Electronic Data and Information.
  • Organize and Oversee Complex Data Records and Information.
  • Develop and Manage Web sites and Listservs.

The Company also offers Web and Desktop services such as:

MS Office Business Applications; SharePoint, and QuickBase

McFarland and Associates can provide SharePoint Services that include, but are not limited to, the following:
Hosting, Development, and Management of your SharePoint site.
 
In managing your SharePoint site, we can train you on:

  • Creating and Managing Libraries within SharePoint
  • Document and Meeting Workspaces in the SharePoint Environment
  • Communication through Surveys and Discussion Boards
  • Creation of Wiki’s, Blogs, and administration Web Parts
  • The Integration of Outlook, Excel, Access, and InfoPath 2007 within SharePoint

McFarland & Associates can provide QuickBase Services that include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Custom Report Formatting
  • Training
  • Management and Advisement of your QuickBase Applications
  • Online Data Management Collection
  • Online Collaboration

Conference and Meeting Services

McFarland & Associates has supported hundreds of meetings ranging in size from small focus groups to national conferences.

McFarland & Associates has a comprehensive experienced events planning department that manages all logistical aspects for meetings, conferences, workshops, symposia, peer reviews, and similar events. From annual conventions and conferences to training and focus groups, our clients receive:

  • Professional planning and management of events.
  • Meticulous preparation.
  • Quality control over all services.
  • Timely evaluation of staff and hotel services and event sessions, including a thorough post-event followup and evaluation.
  • Travel and honorarium reimbursement.
  • Access to multiple vendors and partners.
  • Arranging travel accommodations.
  • Onsite management.
  • Fiscal monitoring and controls.

McFarland utilizes MeetingTrak/eTrak®, which enables our meeting planners to efficiently and accurately plan a wide variety of events simultaneously. Key features include:

  • Single-entry database - allowing only one name and address record for each attendee.
  • Speaker and exhibitor profiles.
  • Tracking of room setup, A/V, and food and beverage requirements for each session/event.
  • Batch registration process.
  • Recording attendance and issuing credits for meetings and sessions.
  • A Web module (eTrak®) which enables attendees to register online via the Internet and interfaces with the MeetingTrak® database.

McFarland & Associates has extensive experience providing logistical support to the conferences, meetings, and peer/grant reviews sponsored by federal government and state agencies. This work involves:

  • Event Planning
  • Arranging Travel and Accommodations
  • Onsite Management
  • Post-Meeting Follow-up
  • Fiscal Monitoring and Controls