Create a Game Plan for Insights
Epicor Insights is about a month away, and users and partners are already looking forward to all the exciting learning and networking opportunities. The annual event brings together over 3,000 Epicor users from around the world for industry and technical insights. This year, the conference is from May 21-24 in Nashville, TN. In our most recent Midwest Epicor Users Group meeting, attendees discussed what they were anticipating in the upcoming conference. Below, we relate parts of this conversation and give you our guide to getting the most from this year’s conference.
Take Advantage of Hands-On Training
A few MEUG members discussed the exciting learning opportunities available at Insights. Hands-on training sessions offer useful guidance into specific functions in various Epicor solutions, ensuring that users receive relevant tips for making the most of their instance and solving their current issues. However, our group noted that networking opportunities prove just as fruitful. By meeting with people over meals and breaks, attendees can discuss their pain points and drill into specific features that weren’t covered at earlier sessions.
Bring an Army
Well, maybe not an army; someone has to man the home front. However, if you are able to bring more than one or two people from your business to the conference, you can gain more information by dividing and conquering. One person simply can’t absorb all the training sessions, networking opportunities and talks that take place over four days. Additionally, by bringing people from different positions, each attendee can gain information that pertains to their role in their company. That’s a lot more productive than, let’s say, an accountant trying to relay specific tips to an engineer. Take notes and bring home materials to help you retain and relate information upon returning to work.
Check out the Solutions Pavilion
For the first time in Insights history, Epicor is inviting some of its most esteemed partners to exhibit their ERP solutions. Datix, an Epicor Platinum Partner, is one of a handful of Epicor partners to be given this opportunity. We’re displaying two of our premier integration solutions: Unity and Unity X. Unity is a pre-built application that uses advanced API technology to connect Epicor ERP or Prophet 21 with CRM systems. This integration connects back- and front-end operations to drive efficiency throughout manufacturing and distribution enterprises. With Unity X, companies can sync updated currency rates from XE.com into the Epicor multicurrency module to empower global business success.
Our expert integration consultants manage and update the solutions without interrupting our clients’ operations, making sure your infrastructure is in top shape at all times. This new addition to Insights enables Epicor users to explore different methods of improving their enterprise software solutions to generate even more ROI.
Sure, it’s an opportunity to learn, but it’s also a break from your run-of-the-mill workload. Meet new people at lunches and dinners, both to discuss their ERP experiences and to just shoot the breeze. Epicor always attracts famous speakers and entertainment, and this year is no exception. Peyton Manning will deliver the keynote, and comedian Jim Gaffigan promises to tickle our funny bones. The conference takes place at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, providing attendees even more opportunities to unwind on the property’s golf course, shops, pools, riverboat tours and more.
Software success depends on your enterprise’s pursuit of continued growth and learning. Your industry is always changing, and so is your industry software. At Epicor Insights, users can come together as a community and discover methods of improving their ERP instance’s functionality as well as the vendor’s plans for future development. This year plans to offer more insight than ever with the inclusion of exhibits from premier Epicor partners. Several members of the Datix team will be there to display our integration solutions, Unity and Unity X, to ERP users in need of scalable integrations that encourage business growth.
Can’t make it to Insights? Want to check out our integration solutions before the event? Contact Datix for more information about our enterprise software solutions!