It’s official: Registration for User Group 2014 has opened! In celebration of IQMS’ 25th anniversary, we have compiled a list of the top 25 reasons you don’t want to miss this conference. Jam-packed with strategic guidance, tips and tricks, best practices, software development and dynamic networking, you are certain to leave with actionable takeaways to maximize your software utilization. So without further ado, here are the top 25 reasons you should attend User Group 2014:
No. 1: User Group 2014 is longer! New this year, we have added a whole afternoon of User Group excitement on the final day. Rather than ending the conference at noon, Thursday’s schedule has been extended to a full day.
No. 2: Attendance prices are the same as last time. User Group is not a money making venture for IQMS and we worked hard to keep the event costs down. We are proud that pricing has not increased in the past six years!
No. 3: New this year, IQMS is offering special group pricing for companies sending 3 or more attendees. The discount increases as you register more people to help you maximize your investment and get the most out of User Group.
No. 4: User Group 2014 is being held at the exotic Mirage hotel. For those of you who attended User Group 2012 at the MGM Grand – Don’t worry, the walk this year is significantly shorter.
No. 5: The IQMS User Group discounted hotel rate is only $136/night*, making the room rate cheaper than the previous User Group conference.
No. 6: There is free WiFi throughout the conference center.
No. 7: You have invested in IQMS for the long-term and our evolution affects your business. Attend the State of IQMS session and learn more about the rapid growth and changes at IQMS since the last User Group, as well as what the future may have in store for your ERP vendor.
No. 8: On Day 1, IQMS President Randy Flamm will discuss IQMS future development and deliver an exclusive sneak peek into some of the exciting new modules and features in the pipeline.
No. 9: User Group 2014 features the most popular discussion topics that you requested. We received an unprecedented number of responses to our User Group survey in February and this valuable feedback will ensure that the subjects our customers want discussed make it on the agenda.
No. 10: The preliminary agenda has been posted! Check it out here.
No. 11: User Group will showcase three concurrent session tracks. The first is an overview track featuring introductory sessions for beginners or users looking to implement a new module. The second track is designed for intermediate users to provide knowledge and offer best practices and tips and tricks. The third is an advanced track focused on potential enhancements and in-depth discussions for EnterpriseIQ experts.
No. 12: We will be discussing SERs. Despite the fact that Software Enhancement Requests (SERs) can be discussed and voted on daily through the MyIQMS portal, we will also be discussing SERs in the advanced break-out sessions.
No. 13: There will be a fourth, special session track discussing some of our new and innovative projects and utilities such as Advanced WMS, SolidWorks and more.
No. 14: Back by popular demand, User Group will feature more of the standing room only Top 10 break-out manufacturing and accounting sessions.
No. 15: The extended afternoon on Thursday will feature client roundtable discussions and special networking opportunities.
No. 16: As in previous years, User Group will offer private, one-on-one sessions with IQMS Professional Services and Sales team members. Have the questions specific to your business answered by EnterpriseIQ experts.
No. 17: The Manufacturing Success Awards will return to recognize a manufacturing company that demonstrates operational excellence, innovation and industry leadership among IQMS’ progressive user companies. No project or improvement is too small! Learn more here.
No. 18: This year, we’ve expanded the awards program to include a new category: The EnterpriseIQ Champion. Do you have an employee who deserves praise for their hard work implementing new modules, facilitating EnterpriseIQ projects, training and mentoring fellow coworkers and fostering adoption of the software? Nominate them today!
No. 19: As always, numerous peer networking opportunities will be available, ranging from planned mealtime activities to casual encounters. It’s like old school social networking.
No. 20: Forget pastries. Breakfast will have bacon.
No. 21: Attendees are invited to a private first night welcome reception where you can grab a drink and mingle as we name the winners of the IQMS Manufacturing Success Awards.
No. 22: The attendee gift this year is, how can we say it: Bumping.
No. 23: It’s Las Vegas! The weather in October is perfect and there are a myriad of activities and restaurants to explore and enjoy.
No. 24: You will get the opportunity to play with IQMS toys such as the RTStations, mobile applications, LightSticks and more. Additionally, IQMS-approved vendors will be present to offer services that augment the EnterpriseIQ system.
No. 25: User Group is the only time you will unfiltered access to so many critical IQMS employees in one place at one time to pick their brains, ask questions and offer feedback.
As always, we are here to help! Email any questions you have to email@example.com or leave them in the comments below. We look forward to seeing you in October!
*$25 resort fee and tax not included in discounted hotel room rate