Our User Conference is an annual highlight for us at idu, and for many of our clients as well. The event held last month was an incredible success.
80 CFOs, Financial Directors, Financial Managers, Financial Accountants, IT managers and other key financial role-players travelled from as far away as New Zealand, giving the event an overall approval rating of over 90%. The number of attendees has increased steadily every year, along with the conference approval ratings.
Our goal for the conference is to provide our users with 2 days packed with value; from product training, to sharing our goals and plans for the year ahead, to collaborating on what they would like to see us focus on moving forward.
We also work hard to ensure there is a good balance of fun and downtime, with a comedian to add some lightness, a spectacular and unique gala event and amazing food. One of our key focuses is to secure high quality speakers to share personal journeys rich in relatable business lessons.
Our primary focus through 2014 was building on V5 and rolling it out; so this year’s training and workshops showcased its new functionality, the Revenue Module, the Analytics Module and the Spend Management Module. From the enthusiasm and response to this, we expect to see a large portion of our client base moving across to Version 5 over the coming year.
Speakers this year included Riaan Manser, Guy Lundy, John McLoughlin, Keith Fenner, Gary Hope, Riaad Moosa and of course our very own Kevin Phillips; and the attendees rated them 8.1 / 9 on quality and value.
So, what does the road ahead look like?
“Our client base is growing constantly, and we will be continuing to form strategic alliances that support our expansion internationally,” says Kevin Phillips. “In terms of product, we will continue to stay abreast of developments and browser compatibility, investigating new opportunities and expanding on our cloud platform; while updating and rolling out V5 modules.”
Planning has already begun for next year’s conference, which will be held on 7 and 8 April at the Vineyard Hotel and Conference Centre; so get it in your diary today and keep an eye out through the year for sneak peeks and information.