Why Sage Summit 2015 is a valuable business event for your company
At Sage Summit 2014 last July we joked about the heat in Las Vegas – yes it was hot – but it’s a dry heat. This year in New Orleans it will also be hot in July – but a different kind of hot. Sage Summit promises to be sizzling – and I am so excited that Sage has succeeded in having Walk the Moon (whose single “Shut Up and Dance” just went platinum) perform at the closing celebration!
What is Sage Summit? Well simply put it is the most valuable business event for small and medium sized businesses! Last year it offered an awesome week of learning, networking (there were over 5000 participants!), being inspired and deepening relationships. This year a key focus is on delivering valuable content that will appeal to all learning styles from featured conversation keynotes to product training and detailed session agendas.
How has Sage stayed current?
Sage’s vision is to be recognized as the most valuable supporter of small and medium sized companies by creating greater freedom for them to succeed. And they are delivering! Sage has shifted away from providing data to providing insights into customers’ businesses. You may not know this but Sage has the largest small and medium sized business (SMB) footprint in the world!
Sage dared to reimage Sage Summit in 2014! Sage supports over 6 million businesses around the world. Every day small and medium sized businesses share with Sage what they need to be more successful. Sage has listened. Their goal is to help SMBs grow their business by making Sage Summit the most valuable business event attended in 2015.
Last year Sage shared their steps to reinvent themselves. The change is being driven by the inspiration and diversity of their customer base. Customers are demanding timely insights into business data. Sage is choosing to respond to this demand – Sage can provide solutions on premise, in the cloud, or a hybrid solution. The choice belongs to the customer! Based on demands from their customer base Sage is responding to key trends such as:
1) Complexity – how to use the cloud – customers want to know how to extend their ERP investment
2) Convergence and Mobility – how to access / leverage and have global access to data. Access to the Sage data cloud is free with any purchase of a Sage ERP. Up until now a mission critical foundation has been laid – whereby most of us have spent the last 30 years moving from manual data entry to automation. The next step is getting access to this data in a meaningful way.
3) Accuracy and Simplicity, Compliance, and Security and Protection
Last year this was my immediate reaction after attending Sage Summit:
“It was a wonderful time to reflect ON the business – we get so deep into working in the business that you need opportunities like this to be reflective and strategic. I thought so much of our customers who work so hard to run their amazing businesses and wished they could have all heard and seen what I did. I came back with dozens of pages of notes on what can be done to enhance our business – collected from people with mega successes of their own. My favourite part was having the time and access to deepening relationships with our team, our customers, and various Sage team members. There was so much genuine care and support shared and I came back feeling like together we could do anything.”
Here are a few quotes from some of our customers that joined us:
“I valued the different perspectives on the different business aspects and processes from professionals in the industry. I thoroughly enjoyed the keynote sessions with top business executives and even celebrities! Attending different sessions whether it will benefit me now on the project or in the future was greatly informational.”
“Sage Summit 2014 was an eye-opening experience for me. It was a fantastic forum to be able to share with individuals who had similar experiences. It was wonderful to experience the “Sage family” feeling and participate in full range of seminars and learning opportunities.”
Sage Summit 2015 promises to be bigger and better. There are some incredibly successful and inspirational speakers you will hear from such as Chad Hurley (Cofounder of YouTube and AVOS), Jane Seymour (Actress), and Matthew Weiner (Executive Producer of Mad Men) just to name a few!
Will you join us? You won’t be disappointed!
See you soon! July 27-30, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Look forward to the Creole food, Jazz music, and spending time with you!
You may also like: