Changes in technology and increasing customer demands leave no room for complacency for SedonaOffice, a provider of financial and business management software. The 2017 SedonaOffice Users Conference (SOUC), held in late January, provided a purview of what is on the horizon.

Perennial Software co-founders Don Faybrick and Michael Marks opened the conference with the annual State of SedonaOffice address to more than 400 attendees representing more than 150 companies. During the address, they revealed plans on how Perennial Software will be addressing the rapidly changing technology landscape.

“Our client and their customers are demanding new ways to interact with each other,” Marks said. “We have developed a technology roadmap using Web and mobile applications that will revolutionize the way security companies service their clientele.”

Launched at the conference were two new products on the SedonaOne platform: eForms and Time & Attendance. These business tools will increase productivity and are 100 percent Web-based, the company described. Both applications run independently or in conjunction with other Perennial Software products.

The conference was held at the JW Marriott in Marco Island, Fla. The robust educational program had six tracks with more than 48 course selections. Sessions were led by SedonaOffice staff. Additionally, a number of panels composed of users were designed to foster peer-to-peer learning.

One of the biggest takeaways attendees cited was the networking and what they learned from others. Corey Boggs of Richmond Alarm said, “SOUC is a great place to meet similar people within other organizations that get the work done. The level of openness and sharing cannot be beat.”

Other highlights of the conference included the SedonaLab, giving attendees a place to interact with integration and business partners. Next year’s conference will be held in San Francisco.