Out with the Old, In with the New!

old and newLast month I attended the Acumatica Partner Summit. I found it to be a good learning experience. One of the sessions I attended was an Analyst Panel featuring R “Ray” Wang (Principal Analyst, Founder and Chairman of Constellation Research, Inc.); Brian Sommer (CEO of TechVentive); and Jon Reed (independent analyst and SAP mentor). During their question-and-answer session they talked about how companies that buy new software systems don’t want just new software–they want new business processes.

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Mile High

denverI’m on my way to the Mile-High City.

I’ve been to Denver several times and every time it has been a blast.

The Guinness World Record attributes Denver with some of the craziest and “largest” records. Denver has managed or attempted the largest Zombie Crawl, the largest Gorilla Run, and the largest Beer Festival (the largest gathering of suds lovers in the world with 49,000 beer geeks, 600 brewers and 3,000 different brews). In fact, every autumn is Beer Fest during which the city boasts more than 150 beer-centric events.

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Best of a New Breed

connected puzzle piecesI recently read a blog post by Joel Levy at Construction Digital that included lots of interesting statistical information about construction software buyers in 2013. In fact, lots of the data in that article is a ringing endorsement for both our project management system and the timeliness and topical relevance of our blog posts over the last year.  Yes, even the one about Freeze Rays.

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Thoughts and News After the Acumatica Partner Summit

Acumatica 2013The theme Unfold the Possibilities accurately describes Acumatica’s 2013 Partner Summit held at the Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia on August 19 and 20. In my opinion, based on extensive experience with conferences both as an organizer and as an attendee, the folks at Acumatica delivered on promises made in the pre-summit promotion hype with resounding success. This was my first Acumatica Partner Summit, and I will return.

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