The 2016 SedonaOffice Users Conference was all about innovation and strengthening industry relationships.
With several major product releases, paperless efforts and parties, it has been deemed by both users and Perennial Software Co-Founders, Don Faybrick and Michael Marks, the most successful conference in the event’s 14-year history, in large part because of the sense of camaraderie the conference fosters. Faybrick said, “The Users Conference has become more than just a users’ conference. It has become a community event where everyone can share ideas, express their thoughts and learn best practices on how to make their businesses better.”
Although winter storm Jonas brought with it blizzards, feet of snow and airport closings across the Northeast, conference attendance records were shattered when more 375 people gathered at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Hotel in Bonita Springs, Fla., for an immersive SedonaOffice experience.
During the “State of SedonaOffice” address given each year by Faybrick and Marks, the company unveiled some of its upcoming plans. SedonaOffice introduced new modules and enhancements to continue to improve the application, such as SedonaDashboard, SedonaAnalytics and SedonaEvents. These functionalities will be included in the core application, allowing all customers to benefit without making additional purchases.
Perennial Software also announced its plans to launch a new business management software brand, SedonaOne. The product will operate either in conjunction with or independently of SedonaOffice, depending on the needs of clients, and will launch in the second quarter of 2016.
One of this year’s largest restructurings was Perennial Software’s decision to go completely paperless, opting instead for an app filled with scheduling features, educational materials and a social sharing timeline, designed specifically for the conference.
Finally, SedonaOffice hosted a 1970s-themed bash for attendees to enjoy, complete with casino games, a DJ and elaborate attire of the era.