Who Knew Being Fast & Easy Was So Much Fun in Las Vegas?
The annual SAPinsider HR conference is always a fun time. It’s the largest event in the world for SAP HR/Payroll professionals and the perfect opportunity to network, learn, and explore the latest and greatest in the SAP ecosystem. Last week, nearly a thousand people did just that at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.
The entire SpinifexIT North America team gathered along with some key SpinifexIT team members from Australia and the UK. From the very start, this was an outstanding event. Kudos to Amy Thistle and the SAPinsider team for continuing to put on a great event every year!
While there are too many stories to share, here are a few highlights of the week:
On Monday, SpinifexIT held a customer reception at the Vdara. Many companies hold parties at conferences, but they use them as sales activities. We wanted to do the opposite for our event. So, we held a reception for just our customers and the SpinifexIT team. The goal was to allow our customers to network with each other and to put a face to many of the SpinifexIT names with whom they have spoken over the years. Nearly 80 people attended and had a great time.
We also took the opportunity to introduce the new SpinifexIT user group (called “NIC”) at the customer reception. NIC will allow our customers more opportunities to interact with each other, learn from one another, and have more direct influence on the development and product roadmaps at SpinifexIT. If you’re a SpinifexIT customer and would like to participate in NIC, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be sending out more info about NIC in the next week or so.
Tuesday saw the opening of the exhibit floor and the SpinifexIT booth quickly became a main attraction for attendees wanting to learn more about SpinifexIT and for current customers who wanted to see the new Easy Balance payroll reconciliation solution firsthand. Over the next 3 days, we kept our demo team (Kris, Stephen, Brigid, Danielle, and Becky) very busy!
Also on Tuesday, Debbie Zoll from University of Kentucky and Danielle Larocca presented about the university’s use of Easy Reporter. We had a great crowd and great questions.
On Wednesday, Wendy Buesing and Nate Shepperson from Norfolk Southern presented about their use of SpinifexIT solutions, with a focus on their use of the new Easy Balance solution. We had a great crowd in the room and Kris Hill managed to get a few ooh’s and aah’s when she showed some of the key reports and documents. That’s OK because we still have that reaction every time we see it, too!
I could go on and on with the highlights, but for us, HR 2013 was about our customers. From the very beginning, we wanted to say thanks to everyone who supports us and spreads the word about our solutions. So, a sincere thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth, attended our sessions, or took pride in wearing their “I’m Fast and Easy” pin everywhere they went. I’ve said it before, but we have the best customers in the world.