Make the Most of Your ERP Vendor's Conference
By Jaclyn Aldrich
Whether you will be attending VISIBILITY’s upcoming customer conference in April or whether you will be attending a customer conference for another ERP vendor, here are some tips for making the most out of your time at an ERP customer conference.
Before the Conference.
- Set up a call with your account manager. Discuss your objectives for the conference and find out which sessions are a must.
- Schedule one-on-one sessions with consultants in a variety of functional areas.
- Put together a list of punch list items to bring to the drop in lab.
During the Conference.
- If you have more than one person from your organization attending, divide and conquer to make the most of your time. Make sure you are attending a variety of sessions and meeting with a variety of consultants to cover the most amount of material.
- Network!!! Perhaps one of the most valuable features of attending a customer conference is the chance to network with other customers. Ask your account manager to introduce you to other customers you might have something in common with. Or spend the evening events, breaks, and meals getting to know other customers. Our customers always say they learn so much from talking to other customers who use the product.
- Type up your notes as soon after each session as possible to make sure you get the bulk of the information learned in writing.
After the Conference.
- Schedule an action meeting for the rest of your team back at your manufacturing office for after the conference to discuss what you learned, goals for the future, etc.
- Stay in touch! Schedule quarterly calls with your account manager to make sure you stay on track and get the most out of your ERP investment.
- Start thinking about 2020! At least when it comes to our conference, the sooner you register the more savings!
For VISIBILITY ERP users, VCC 2019 in Hilton Head is quickly approaching – remember to register by Feb 28th for our last price discount. Registration is open through April, but prices go up on March 1st!