Acumatica Summit 2024 is right around the corner, and like its predecessors, has much to offer the Acumatica Community. As an attendee, you’ll enjoy the luxurious Wynn Las Vegas, which delivers the amenities and first-class experience of a five-star hotel. The active and vibrant Marketplace—the heartbeat of the Summit experience—provides opportunities to engage with expert ISVs and learn about their innovative applications that enhance and extend the capabilities of Acumatica’s cloud ERP solution. And extensive networking opportunities that include fun parties and celebrations will allow you to connect with your peers while you exhale, unwind, and socialize.
All important stuff, to be sure, but the top reason people attend Summit is to learn and discover the latest in ERP technology. Through visionary keynotes as well as individual Acumatica Summit Sessions, we strive to make this learning and discovery both fun and productive.
These Acumatica Summit Sessions (or breakout sessions) supply details and specifics, learning and instruction, and engagement and direct interactions, enabling attendees to grow in their roles and professions. Attendees gain valuable learnings and best practices that will directly help their teams and businesses, and we intend that they walk away from Summit smarter, more confident, and better prepared to seize opportunities.
In our five-part series covering the expanded opportunities provided by these sessions, we highlighted the specific benefits felt by those in the construction, manufacturing, distribution, and retail industries. Today, we’re wrapping up the series with specific tips on how you can take advantage of the wide selection of breakout sessions—nearly 100 in all—that specifically address how technology can help you manage the challenges you face.
Four Tips For Choosing the Acumatica Summit Sessions That Are Best For You
With so many informative sessions to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which ones to attend. To help, here are four tips for choosing the ones that best meet your needs.
- Let your industry guide you.
The main idea here is to find sessions that directly address your specific business needs based on the type of business you work for or operate.
For example, if you’re a distributor, there are distribution-focused breakouts focusing on topics that matter most to you, such as order fulfillment strategies to mitigate stock shortages and learning about warehouse best practices through an Acumatica WMS showcase. For retailers, a few of the many topics include creating dashboards and reports for retail-specific data, retail accounting, and retail inventory management.
Manufacturers and construction professionals will also find many industry-specific breakout sessions geared toward their needs and wants.
- Let your business role and/or interests play a role.
Not every breakout session is industry-based. There are plenty of sessions that provide generalized skills and broader information that will help you navigate the business and tech environments. Examples of Summit’s Core Business sessions include CRM: Simple Steps for Filling the Sales Pipeline and Improving Closing Ratios and Finance: Innovations in Expense Management. Review the agenda to find areas that intrigue you and topics that you want to learn more about.
- Let go and mix it up.
There are three types of sessions from which to choose: Informational, Interactive, and Focused Learning (more on these in a moment). There are also different levels and different tracks, including a technical track. Choose a good mix of different types of sessions that will give you a well-rounded experience.
- Let yourself get out of your comfort zone.
Though Summit is designed to be a comfortable learning environment, we recommend you pick at least one session that will take you out of your comfort zone. Summit is the perfect opportunity to learn something new and interesting, and your access to Acumatica, partner, and customer expertise will help you see things in a different light and from a unique perspective.
Breakout Session Overview
If you’re looking for sessions that are—or are not—in your industry and specific lane, we’ve got it all. You have the opportunity to dive deep into the features and capabilities provided by Acumatica and each of our industry editions and can take part in discussions that center on broader, core business functionality.
To appeal to our diverse Community, we’re providing a full selection of breakout sessions broken down in the following areas.
These sessions provide the latest industry trends, product details, feature specifics and issue background specifically designed to increase attendees’ knowledge of Acumatica and understanding of technology. Examples include:
- Payments – Collecting Money and Building Customer Loyalty: The latest technology and applications that will help you better connect with your customers.
- AI and Machine Learning – Intelligent Text Completion and Anomaly Detection: The practical application of cutting-edge innovations and technology.
These sessions are structured for participant engagement and the exchange of ideas, opinions and information, typically featuring a panel, group discussion or roundtable format and provide a platform for presenters and participants to share their insights and experiences and respond to questions. One session example is Customer Panel – Learnings from the Customer Circle of Success, where you’ll hear the stories from Acumatica customers of how technology is driving transformation and helping these businesses overcome real-world challenges.
These sessions take a deep dive into common and sometimes complex business process requirements, covering scenarios and designed to alleviate business pain points. For example, Business Data: Bring Your Data to Life with Personalized Inquiries, Pivot Tables, and Dashboards will help you bring your data to life with personalized inquiries and pivot tables and will teach you the tips and tricks to make data more accessible, meaningful, and valuable.
Just Skimming the Surface
The information provided today barely skims the surface of all that Acumatica Summit 2024 has to offer. We invite you to check out our Summit Agenda to find out everything that we’ve got planned so that you can create a personalized schedule with the Acumatica Summit Sessions that will benefit you the most.
With industry-leading speakers, interactive discussions, hands-on demonstrations, and sneak peeks at the latest features of our comprehensive cloud ERP solution, attending Summit will be a great investment of your time, energy, and resources. For any questions, contact the event team at firstname.lastname@example.org. And for any questions about our cloud ERP software, contact our team today.