Yesterday we hosted a couple dozen Sage business partners who traveled to Washington DC a day early to participate in a full day of training on MISys Manufacturing for Sage ERP Accpac, Sage Peachtree Quantum, and Sage Simply.
Because we were able to gather a select group of top-flight partners for this year's conference, our "training" workshop focused on aspects of selling and supporting MISys Manufacturing. (Detailed training on the MISys Manufacturing modules is now available from MISys University.)
From the early feedback we've gathered, our partners felt the effort they had made to attend this workshop was well worth it. Indeed, we were able to address many of the issues important to our resellers and consultants in the field. Terry Merrill, Director of Strategic Partnerships laid out the opportunities MISys provides to partners who wish to extend their practices beyond core accounting. Charlie Kimbell, VP of Sales & Marketing, helped the participants identify and understand the needs of a number of customer profiles. Michael Byrne, Director of Marketing Communications was able to help partners tap into the wealth of online services available on our website.
A portion of the workshop was dedicated to an overview of the new features in MISys Manufacturing v5.0 which was released just over a month ago. Dave Brown, MISys President & CEO took the workshop attendees through an overview of the new MISys desktop and other usability improvements, the new Mobile Alerts module, and additions designed to make MISys Manufacturing more suitable for job shops.
The session was most beneficial to the MISys guys, too. We always bring home some good ideas for improving our product and servcies. Dave got a great idea for a way to extend the reach of our Mobile Alerts module. Michael and Charlie especially liked the suggestion that partners receive a confirming email whenever they register a sales lead on the MISys Partner Portal.
SPECIAL NOTE: We are pleased to announce that the MISys website had been updated with this new functionality within an hour of the meeting's close. (Proving that the MISys guys may be expensive, but we're fast!)
With the workshop over, MISys has set up in the Sage Summit Exhibit Hall ready to meet other Sage partners who wish to learn more about the functionality of the software that has become the manufacturing add-on of choice for Sage ERP Accpac, Sage Peachtree Quantum, and Sage Simply.
If you are attending Sage Summit 2011 yourself, please visit us in Booth #302.
Otherwise, you can learn all about MISys Manufacturing for Sage accounting by visiting one of these web pages: