For ERP resellers, the opportunities are too few and far between where they are able to spend quality time with their peers and ISV partners in the channel.
For many, this is why they come to Website Pipeline's Partner Huddle events.
As Pat Falle, Global Chief Evangelist of Avalara, puts it - " At the Website Pipeline Partner Huddle, everyone knows everyone. Everyone is really cheering each other on, and there's no competitive feeling amongst the group. We are all there to listen and learn from each other - it's about helping each other succeed and move forward."
With more than 30 partners, Sage reps, ISVs, and 2 keynote guest speakers in attendance, this Website Pipeline Partner Huddle was the biggest to date.
Marketing Monarchs' Jon Rivers
Those who took part in the day-long huddle at Website Pipeline headquarters not only learned insider advice on managing social media from expert Jon Rivers, they also gained insight from industry thought leader, Pat Falle, on how to build a vision and culture that is a catalyst for success.
Avalara's Pat Falle
Our friends from the ERP software vendor community also came to talk with partners about what they do, and answer questions about how different software works together. They shared customer success stories to paint a clear picture of the customers that can benefit most from various ERP upgrades.
Pat Falle presents to a packed house of ISV's, partners, and Sage employees
Maybe just as important (in our eyes), was the time spent post-meeting with our partners and friends that came from all over the U.S. to see us.
Our Video Producer Chris Frendo conducted audio interviews with many of our guests, shown here with Sage's Mary Kaufmann
This year Website Pipeline chose local Greenville watering hole, Jack and Diane's, to host the evening event.
Throughout the evening, the mirror behind the entertainers had several Sage-, ISV-, and Partner Huddle-related messages
There were tons of laughs, quite a bit of singing along, and even a special serenade sung on-stage to our very own Darcy Boerio.
To those who were able to make it - we had an absolute blast with each and every one of you - and can't wait to see you back next time!
Partner Huddle Thursday Night Photos
Many people arrived in town Thursday night and joined us for dinner, drinks (okay, mostly drinks with a touch of dinner), and then a "Date Night" walk through downtown Greenville to Falls Park and the Liberty Bridge.
Mary Kaufman, Brian Seidel, and our Darcy Boerio pose for the obligatory Website Pipeline Pointing picture
There's always time for an elevator selfie!
Partner Huddle Friday Meeting Photos
Darcy presented awards to a few of our top partners based on their 2016 performance
Darcy presents Southeast Computer Solutions' Ralph Ceccarelli with a GoPro
SWK's Mike Failla also received a Partner award and a GoPro
Jack Evans poses with Jennifer Campbell after giving her one of our PBR-style shirts
You knew we'd get the group together for a pointing picture, didn't you?
Friday Night Piano Bar Photos
There are videos as well, but I'm not sure those will ever be published. Use your imagination instead.
We started off the night with appetizers and drinks at Carolina Ale House
Eric Ward drains a fishbowl of something fruity
CFO Steve Norton and his wife Michelle visit websitepipeline.com for all the great content
"#wsphuddle"; "#ISVlove"; "#SAGE"
Sales Consultant Pat Scherz and Brian Seidel had to get on stage for Uptown Funk
MAPADOC's Peter Kostka toasts a successful night with Jon Reiter
Wherever these two meet on the road, this happens: Top Gun - Sage Style
Jeff Scott, Seth Ellertson, Jeff Roth