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Simply put – the best GP User Conference Ever! We kicked off our annual GPUC event and it did not disappoint. With over 20 different companies from near and far and over 100 attendees, we were very excited about what GPUC 2018 would bring.
The first day kicked off with a welcome session by our very own President, Deb Sletmoen and Keynote speaker, Theresa Nistler with Microsoft. Over the course of 3 days, attendees could choose from over 60 sessions and were easily able to do so with our new event app. With the GPUC app, attendees were able to create their own schedule, provide session feedback through surveys and network with peers. We think the app was a great asset for this event and we look forward to utilizing it for future events. If you attended GPUC and haven’t taken the GPUC survey on the app, you can take it here.
Our team enjoyed showing off their knowledge with session topics from Financials to SQL, and even a session about social media. Which session was your favorite?
One of our conference highlights was the social happy hour sponsored by Concur. We had a great time chatting with everyone over drinks and enjoyed the time to relax after a busy day filled with all things Dynamics GP.
Over the course of GPUC, we gave away awesome swag, gift cards, a Surface Pro and even a Yeti cooler! Congratulations to all our winners – we hope you enjoy your prizes!
Thank you to everyone who attended GPUC this year and big thank you to all our sponsors, as this event wouldn’t be possible without them!
Didn’t get a chance to attend GPUC 2018? Don’t worry, contact us now to learn more about IS or to chat about GPUC 2019.
Phoenix, Arizona. What makes it special? The weather, the people, the “x” in its name?
The answer is: all three! Of course, there’s another reason Phoenix is special to our team at Implementation Specialists. Phoenix was the host city for Microsoft’s annual Summit conference this past week. I’d like to share with you some of our team’s thoughts and impressions of our experiences at the conference.
- Passion for the Product is Present. The GP community is loud and proud. The sessions we attended were filled to the brim with people passionate for GP. Our booth was constantly buzzing with GP customers, all sharing their excitement about such a robust community of professionals genuinely sharing best practices with newcomers and experienced users alike.
- Family Feel. There were multiple occasions in which a partner, customer, or vendor would greet a counterpart, or even competitor, with a hearty handshake and hug. Oftentimes, there were conversations with the easy comradery of longtime friends. That’s because they usually are! Since GP is a mature product, and many of the companies partnered with GP have a long and established history, there is a distinct feeling of stability that you only get with a strong family that legitimately want to assist and care for each other.
- Energized Attendees: It wasn’t just the coffee that gave the attendees a buzz – there was a genuine sense of determination and focus within the conference on new features within GP and the opportunity to expand their networks. Our conversations were pointed, and there was little fluff – everyone we spoke with had a problem that needed solving. Whether it was centered on re-opening AP and AR for year close, reporting from a specific module, or how to correct a posting mistake, our guests wasted little time in cutting to the crux of the issue.
- Phoenix Rising: Phoenix was an excellent choice for the conference. Our hotel was a short walk from the convention center, so we got to take in a bit of the local architecture. The Herberger Theatre Center was on our route, so we were treated to beautiful modern sculptures of youths and adults in various states of play. The St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Basilica was across the street from the convention center, and gave us a snapshot into Phoenix’s Franciscan history. The Phoenix Convention Center was enormous and easy to navigate, with a modern glass and steel design that more than suited our needs for space and comfort.
- New Products Push Boundaries: One of the most consistent messages I absorbed from the conference was Microsoft’s commitment to not only their existing products, but a push into new horizons. Intelligent Edge would augment GP’s core functionality with Business Central’s cloud accessibility, analytics capability, and AI automation. Intelligent Edge could potentially enhance GP by providing real-time insights into your customer’s buying schedules, industry trends, your internal KPI’s, and much more.
Phoenix and the Summit Conference were both experiences that further confirmed the GP community is one of a kind. People who genuinely want to help others and an excellent air of hospitality around the city was palpable. I can’t wait to attend Summit 2019 in Orlando.
Business Development Manager
We all know someone who is very particular about their chili.
Beans or no beans? What’s your preferred spice mix? Chives or onions on top? The shredded cheese choices alone are enough to make your head spin.
You face a similar scenario when you’re in the market for ERP software. The sheer amount of options can be daunting. Just like chili, you start with the solid base, and augment your choice to make a tailored solution fit for your business.
Do you want a proven solution with decades of experience? Industry expertise? Both on-premise and cloud capability? A strong partner ecosystem to increase functionality and maximize your ROI?
Dynamics GP includes all of these and more, making it an excellent choice for the small-to-medium businesses to streamline their business process and garner more productive workdays.
So what’s your recipe for success?
Business Development Manager