My fellow Channel Development Manager, Gabi Morales, and I spent a few days last month in lovely St Petersburg, FL attending the ITA (Information Technology Alliance) Spring Collaborative. If you’re not familiar with ITA, it’s an independent organization that holds two events a year and draws attendees from the top CPA firms, VARs, ISVs, and ERP publishers. As much as we enjoy hanging out together when we’re both in the same city, we both had a lot going on, and each of us had our own unique conference experience at the Spring Collaborative. We sat down together to review our thoughts.
Last week, Website Pipeline attended the 15th annual Third Party Advantage Conference (TPAC) in Niagara Falls, Canada. Website Pipeline is no stranger to this conference for Sage 300 resellers and third party vendors; however, it was the first time Darcy Boerio and I experienced the show.
We were immediately impressed by the closeness of the community and were happy to see so many of our Independent Software Vendor (ISV) friends in attendance—
Greenville, SC — April 11, 2017 — Website Pipeline, the market leader in ERP-integrated eCommerce, announced today its sponsorship of Solutions 2017.
Taking place on June 1st, Solutions 2017 is hosted by Computer Management and is billed as "The Premier Sage 100 User Conference". This year's conference will be held at the Mystic Marriot Hotel and Spa in Groton, CT and is set to feature an increased number of vendors to network with. Additionally, this years event will incorporate training sessions on a variety of relevant topics.
Last week I attended Evolution 2017, Altec’s annual DocLink customer conference, for a couple days of education and fun in Newport Beach, California. While the weather didn't match what one typically expects in California, the facilities at the Newport Beach Marriott Resort and Spa were top notch and did a wonderful job of accommodating the event.
Greenville, SC — March 27, 2017 — Website Pipeline, the market leader in ERP-integrated eCommerce, announced today its sponsorship of Sage Summit 2017, which takes place May 9-11th in Atlanta, Georgia.
Greenville, SC — March 20, 2017 — Website Pipeline, the market leader in ERP-integrated eCommerce, announced today its sponsorship of Evolution 2017, Altec’s annual DocLink customer conference. The event will take place from March 20th-23rd, 2017 in Newport Beach, CA at the Newport Beach Marriott Resort and Spa.
Last week, Don Martin and I represented Website Pipeline at the 90 Minds 6th Annual “Meeting of the Minds” at the Hilton San Diego Resort. 90 Minds is a group of independent ERP consultants located across North America. Unlike many of the events we attend, customers do not participate in the MOTM. But if you’re an ERP user, and your ERP consultant was there, rest assured they left armed with lots of new tips on how to help you get the most out of your software!
This was my third MOTM and even though they've been awesome in the past, I can honestly say this was the best one yet.
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."
This week’s travels found me in Milwaukee, Wisconsin attending the Vrakas/Blum Computer Consulting 2016 Sage 100 User Group Conference. If you don’t read any more of this post, just know this – this group knows how to host a conference!
The night before the event, Vrakas/Blum hosted all of the vendors and the Sage representatives for a private dinner. It was fun to spend some time getting to know the team on a personal level.
At Website Pipeline, we’re big on building relationships with our partners, and sometimes when there are customers around at these events, it’s hard for us to find time to spend together. Having this time set aside for us really set the tone for the Vrakas/Blum event, with their team treating us as valued guests throughout our stay. Many of us had to travel across the country to be there, and they really rolled out the red carpet for us in appreciation.