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Monday, April 2, 2012

BizTech's 2012 VISUAL User Conference a Great Success

We are excited to report that our 2nd Annual VISUAL User Conference, ‘Moving Forward with Infor10 ERP Express (VISUAL)’ was a great success! 

The event, which took place March 18-20, 2012 at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza in Chicago, Illinois, brought together more than 125 attendees from across the United States. 

“We have received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from the attendees of this year’s conference,” commented Joe Zalewski, Managing Partner and COO at BizTech. “I’m very proud of the BizTech Team for putting forth an amazing effort from start to finish. I want to thank everyone who attended, especially Infor, the presenters and our sponsors, for making our 2012 VISUAL User conference a first–class event.”

Mike Brown, BizTech’s Managing Partner and CEO added, “It was great to see so many people eager to learn new ways they can move their own companies forward in this new economy.  Everyone at BizTech is excited about the direction Infor is going with their software.  Our team did a fantastic job at this conference, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results based on the feedback we’ve received.”

From opening to close, the conference was packed with VISUAL-related information.  At the Opening General Session, BizTech’s CEO, Mike Brown, talked about the theme of the conference, “Moving Forward.”  Also, Keynote Speaker Mark Humphlett, Director of ERP Industry & Product Marketing at Infor Global Solutions, spoke about how Infor is moving forward with the Infor10 strategy and the value that it brings to the VISUAL Customer base.

Following the Opening Session, the National VISUAL Users Group gave a State of the Union address, discussing the newly formed VEGUG and its’ mission to bring together all regional VISUAL User Groups to form a strong union and develop a platform to deliver product enhancement requests to Infor. In addition, Danna Nelson, Senior Product Manager for VISUAL, presented the VISUAL Road Map- outlining the future of the Infor10 ERP Express (VISUAL) software, including version 7.1 to be released soon.

On the first evening of the conference, the Welcome Reception Networking Event sponsored by Insite Software proved to be a great time for all attendees to network with one another and get a look at product offerings from several companies in the VISUAL Solutions Center.  VISUAL-related products and services from Base2 Corporation, Compusoft Development, Data Communication Solutions, Focused E-Commerce, Insite Software, Rubber Tree Systems, Truefit Solutions, and were featured. 

At the Second City Comedy Club Networking Event, sponsored by Focused E-Commerce, attendees had an exciting evening both watching the hilarious Second City All-Stars Improv Show, and networking with fellow VISUAL users, the entire BizTech VISUAL Team and Infor Representatives.  Manny Guevara of Crystallume said the event was “Awesome! A Great Time!”

Throughout the conference, over 30 educational breakout sessions covering a variety of VISUAL Manufacturing, Financial, Technical and General topics were offered.  Attendees were also able to schedule very productive One-on-One Consulting Sessions with BizTech’s VISUAL Consultants.  “I thought the quality of the presentations, the information and knowledge transfer were excellent!” said Candy Cole, IT Manager at FasTest, Inc.  She added, “This was the best VISUAL conference sponsored by a Channel Partner/Consulting Company I've been to yet.”  Don Fodor, Systems Manager at Exhibit Concepts said, “Each year, I learn more about BizTech’s capabilities.  I also enjoy networking with other companies and finding out how everyone is using VISUAL.” 

The entire BizTech Team would like to thank all attendees, presenters, sponsors & exhibitors for making this conference a success.  Also, many thanks to Exhibit Concepts for producing all of the signage used at the conference. 

View the conference photos at and keep checking BizTech’s website or this blog for information regarding next year’s BizTech VISUAL User Conference.

About Infor10 ERP Express (VISUAL)
Infor10 ERP Express (VISUAL) is a manufacturing-centric solution delivering end-to-end functionality, low cost of ownership, and ease of use to more than 5,000 small to medium-sized businesses worldwide. VISUAL serves the needs of diverse business models; including engineer-to-order, make-to-order, configure-to-order, make-to-stock and assembly-to-order.

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