Sage Summit 2012 Explained

7 May

This year’s annual Sage Summit will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee, from August 12 to 17. Sage Summit will provide a unique networking setting while offering a variety of fun events, informative seminars, and hands-on training.

The event focuses on bringing together Sage users from the top down, from business owners and managers to analysts, consultants, and network members. Registration began on April 19 and is open to partners and customers alike. You can register for the entire week or just a portion. Partner days are designated for August 12-14 and customer days are August 14-17.

The annual meet-and-greet on Sunday afternoon will kick off the conference by introducing members with the same performance interests and goals. These first three days will be geared toward helping partners connect with colleagues to gather ideas on strategy, implementation, and problem-solving. You can learn more about how Sage products work and what you can do to use them more effectively at deep-dive workshops, or you can attend “super sessions” to help understand how to increase the scope of your management resources. 

Customers will be welcomed on August 14 in a special networking day aimed at bringing them together with partners in the new Sage City. Composed of nine smaller “villages” focused on particular interests important to the Sage community, these tents bring together partners and customers looking to meet the same kinds of challenges and help them connect on a face-to-face level for brainstorming and networking. Sage City will also have access to chat walls where people can write notes and ideas for other attendees, or they can use Facewall to interact online with others during the event.

A variety of entertainment will be available throughout the week, and meals will be provided, as well. Partners will be invited for drinks and appetizers at the kickoff of the trade show on Sunday, and Monday night will feature a block party with bands composed entirely of their colleagues. On Wednesday morning everyone will be invited to take part in the 5K Run for Youth walk/run to benefit the Student Youth Travel Association’s Youth Foundation. Wednesday night will be a special concert event at the Grand Ole Opry featuring Trace Adkins, Montgomery Gentry, and Diamond Rio.

If you want to master a certain training aspect, Sage Summit features different learning tracks that will help carry you through the basics and give you in-depth knowledge of product integration, IT systems environments, leadership, or customer service techniques. If you’re interested in learning about a specific program within the Sage family, there will be business- or customer-only workshops to attend. Customers can get up to 17 CPE credits and partners a max of 32 for attending this one-week event. Workshops will allow you to log hours right when you attend them, and you can even print out certification of time earned before you leave.

This year’s trade show will host nearly 200 software and technology companies such as Edisoft, Citrix, Fujitsu, and JobOps. Attendees can try out new applications or talk with other companies about software that might work for them. Developers can meet directly with their clients to brainstorm new solutions for specific problems. There will also be opportunities to win gifts and prizes throughout the week, and both partners and customers are encouraged to stop by the various booths and speak with vendors.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity for Sage customers and partners; register for Sage Summit today!


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