Let’s look at just 3 easy to implement features and how they can quickly improve your business:
With a new year comes a new release, and 2012 has lots to offer! This release we’re implementing 3 of the top requests made by partners from the ConnectWise Enhancement Forum, and that’s just the beginning. We listen, and even more importantly implement YOUR suggestions, so if you’re a partner don’t let your votes gather dust, use them.
To see the full list of the enhancements we’ve made to ConnectWise visit our Development Roadmap; here are a few I’m most excited about:
1. Ability to email invoices to multiple contacts. *Enhancement Request*
You voted, we implemented and what an improvement! We all know how important it is to get invoices into the right hands, and now we’ve made adding multiple billing contacts a click away. You’ll have better control over who gets the invoice via email thus enabling quicker approvals and getting those invoices paid.
Any Partner who attended IT Nation 2011 will tell you it was a huge hit, but how big was it really? Successful projects can and should be measured, so to help us all understand the sheer size of the event we’ve crunched the numbers!
Take a look at the list below to get a unique view at what it took to make this year’s conference a success. There is a clear focus on providing plenty of opportunities to grow and of course having a great time:
1,000 pairs of owly sunglasses
512 photos shared
500 mardi gras beads worn
475 ice cream bars eaten
427 gallons of coffee consumed
148 flashmob volunteer dancers
144 tournament golfers
92 breakout sessions
62 event sponsors
8 partner’s choice awards
5 town hall meetings
4 pickup trucks
2 T-shirt cannons
1 unforgettable experience!
This year 40% of the IT Nation attendees were there for the first time, making this event bigger and better than ever! If you were unable to attend, you missed an amazing conference, but thankfully it all happens again in 2012: November 8th, 9th, and 10th. As a newer member of the ConnectWise team, I was also an IT Nation Newbie, so for any of you who have not attended yet, here are my three biggest surprises at IT Nation:
The Sheer Size of the Event
I was immediately amazed as I walked into the Floridian Ballroom for Thursday morning’s Keynote! The room was enormous, the backdrop was certainly attention grabbing, and almost every single chair was filled. I knew there was going to be about 1,600 people in attendance, but seeing everyone in the same room was so exciting.
It wasn’t just the keynote – the schedule itself was big. There were so many sessions, guest speakers and hands-on labs it was impossible to see and experience it all. If next year is your first year, as soon as the schedule is live on the IT Nation website, start planning, because you’ll want to do it all!
How Much I Learned
My job at this year’s IT Nation was to be a breakout room monitor. Thursday and Friday from 1pm - 6pm I was stationed in one room for all the sessions. At first I thought it would be a little much sitting through back to back breakouts, but I couldn’t believe how much I enjoyed them. Each speaker did an excellent job presenting important material, engaging the partners and doing plenty of Q&A . It was great chance for me to learn more about your business practices, as well as a few things I didn’t yet know about ConnectWise. If next year is your first year, I know it may be tempting to go relax by the pool, but be sure to fill your day with breakout sessions.