Sage, the market leader in cloud business management solutions officially completed the 12th Annual Sage Intacct Advantage Conference which was held from Oct 21- 25 in Las Vegas Nevada and declared the 2019 release 4 for Sage Intacct. Sage marked the 20th year of evolution of Intacct this year with grandeur in the event. The venue was abuzz with keynotes, breakout sessions, and inspirational discussions with industry leaders, Partners, influencers, from across the Sage Partner ecosystem sharing their ideas on various aspects of business which were achieved and can be achieved with the further enhancements in Sage Intacct.
The remarkable event provided attendees with in-depth knowledge of the product including updates, insights and future approach. This year the attendee mark crossed to over 3500+ with it pronouncing, the Sage Intacct Advantage as the largest-ever gathering of Sage Intacct Customers and Partners, with 60 exhibiting or participating Sponsors, and nearly 200 product, industry, hands-on, and Customer-led content sessions!
The theme of the event being “Never Ending Imagination” Sage particularly focused on major enhancements and driving the work culture through automation viz AI. The interesting coverage of the event was a performance by Bella Strings, an all-female, 12-piece electronic string orchestra playing acoustic/electronic versions of songs along with a pool party and crazy golf where Greytrix even won a golf session! Another activity by Sage Intacct which was applauded by attendees was the Paws and Relax Zone with local therapy dogs at the Marketplace Expo.
Key Speakers | Sage Intacct Advantage 2019
5 impactful speakers and 1 phenomenal event- Missed your chance to attend the Sage Intacct Advantage event in Las Vegas this year and thinking what were the major product insights and news which you needed to catch up with? Don’t worry because we have a recap for you! The 5 days of learning and socializing paved the grounds for the Partners from across the globe opportunity to connect with Sage Executives like Aaron Harris, Robert Reid, Kathy Lord, Dan Miller and Marc Linden along with a powerhouse session to boost your confidence with the inspirational speaker Eric Wahl.
We gained many valuable insights from this year’s featured speakers at the event. Check out our favorite takeaways from the Sage Intacct Advantage.
Inspirational Speaker: Erik C. Wahl
Erik is an American graffiti artist, speed-painter, author, motivational speaker and entrepreneur based in San Diego. He motivated the audience at the Sage Intacct Advantage with his keynote session which delivered a message on adaptive vision and continuous improvement. Further, he emphasized on unleashing one’s own creativity and insisted on taking meeting notes with crayons which took everyone by surprise.
Sage Group CTO, Aaron Harris
Aaron mainly spoke about Digital Transformation and how predictive billing and forecasting being introduced for Sage Intacct, is going to change how you do your business. The incorporation of real-time AI in general ledger will streamline cash flow management and various in-house processes in accounting. Conversational AI will provide power to the next gen workforce as it will allow people to engage and collaborate. This can be a path breaking move for Sage Intacct as it will lead to anticipating business moves with more caution and security for guaranteed success. He also shed some light on the Intacct Messaging System stats which provides the convenience of using the Company Message Board to relay information to your users right within the Intacct ERP system.
SVP of Sage People, Kathy Lord
Kathy started her keynote session with an announcement that Sage is starting a channel for its People HR application by marketing Sage People, cloud-based HR software. She added that, “With the integration of Sage Intacct and Sage People enterprises will be able to embrace a unified and dedicated system for Finance, Budgeting & Planning, and HR & People.” This great step will save time and effort for the stakeholders to manage various business operations in one place rather than to look for different solutions or options.
Chairman of Sage Mid-Market Solutions, Robert Reid
Robert kicked off the Sage Intacct Advantage with his views on how real-time data affects our everyday lives. While he too focused on data driven by AI, he also spoke about the Sage segmentation approach which is an idea of dividing the potential market into groups of enterprises with similar needs and devoting the firm’s resources to supplying the needs of only a few of the groups for a more focused approach.
VP of Product, Dan Miller
Dan introduced the integration benefits of Sage People and Sage Intacct with Kathy Lord in the Intacct Advantage Conference. He also discussed the new product developments for Sage Intacct speaking to controllers, accountants, analysts – addressing their needs and showing them possibility of improving their work lives. The insights provided by him on intelligent GL showed how timely intelligence can drive billing performance in the right direction.
EVP and GM, Medium Segment Native Cloud Solutions, Marc Linden
Marc kicked off his keynote session speaking about AI for Finance Systems. He was excited for getting pumped on finance 3.0 and placing intelligence into accounting. Apart from sharing his views and providing product solutions, Marc was very much excited to meet customers and partners over the duration of the event.
Sage Intacct Advantage also had showfloor reception for Partners to showcase their products and offerings, meet, interact with each other. Greytrix exhibited as the Silver Sponsor this year for the event. The Women in Finance panel discussion by Tanya Yahknis, Tandem Group of Companies; Lisa Schulz, Jobvite; Shari Freedman, Room to Read; Laura Wiler; SageIntacct garnered much attention with attendees appreciating the move to bring forth talent from all walks of life.
The event was a huge success like each year and made Sage Partners to rethink the way their businesses operate by making the best use of Sage technology. Greytrix exhibited in the event for the 2nd consecutive year at Booth no: K60 with its out of the box offerings for Sage Intacct. Sage released the next destination for the Sage Intacct Conference as Orlando, from 12th to 16th October 2020, where the event will be hosted. We are excited and look forward for the Advantage conference in Orlando next year to network and connect with our peers and Partner ecosystem. See you soon!