Customers arrive in Washington, D.C. to attend user conference – now in its tenth year
Prophix Software, a leading developer of corporate performance management (CPM) software, today kicked off their user conference in Washington D.C. with a record number of attendees. The event brings together customers from around the globe including representatives from such countries as the US, Canada, Bermuda, Sweden and Denmark. The three day conference will begin on May 18 with a welcome reception at the Fairmont Washington in Georgetown. This year’s agenda will include presentations on use cases from National Electric Vehicle Sweden, Coleman Cable, AAA Southern New England and others.
“Nearly 30% of our attendees are joining the conference for the first time,” says Paul Barber, President and CEO of Prophix Software. “And I’m so pleased to see so many of our customers return year after year. They clearly see the value in learning more about the vast potential of the software’s capabilities to solve their companies’ business problems.
This year, the Prophix user conference will celebrate its tenth anniversary. Since the first conference was held in Toronto in 2005, the number of attendees has grown significantly. In recognition of this important moment in the company’s history, Prophix has added a number of new initiatives to this year’s agenda.
“One of my favorite conference initiatives launched this year is our customer case study contest,” explains Barber. “We created a fun competition between the customers who have shared their stories with us over the past ten years. Attendees will get a chance to vote on their favorite.”
Prophix is also pleased to introduce this year’s guest speaker, Christopher Iervolino, Research Director with Gartner Inc. Iervolino will join the conference on the second day, sharing his knowledge about the evolution of the CPM market along with highlights from Gartner’s 2014 CFO Technology Survey, completed jointly with Financial Executives International.
“I believe Chris’s birds-eye view of the CPM market will be one of the conference highlights,” Barber explains. “Attendees from previous years have suggested they want to hear from industry experts about the future of CPM and Chris’ experience and insight will no doubt prove invaluable.”
Continuing an initiative from previous years, Prophix has partnered with a local charity to provide attendees with an opportunity to help those who are less fortunate. In Washington, Prophix is pleased to support Bright Beginnings. The charity focuses on supporting young children and their families – ensuring that they get the support they need when in crisis. Attendees will have an opportunity to build care-packages for children living in shelters or traditional housing.
“Employees will often hear me talk about how important it is to ensure we are delivering value to our customers,” explains Barber. “When planning the conference, we look for cities with a rich and storied background. We develop content and schedule speakers to ensure that the time our customers spend with us is valuable. But for many, providing an opportunity to give back to the community is something they value most.”
The Prophix user conference will take place over two days, with a third and final day dedicated to training.
About Bright Beginnings
Bright Beginnings, Inc. was established in 1990 by the Junior League of Washington, which identified a critical need for quality childcare among homeless families in Washington, DC. Since then, Bright Beginnings has met the needs of nearly 1,700 homeless children by providing families with developmental childcare and on-site therapeutic and family support services. A nationally-accredited child and family development center that offers a bright start for homeless infants, toddlers and preschoolers and their families, Bright Beginnings serves about 186 children annually whose families are living in crisis shelters or transitional housing. For more information, visit www.brightbeginningsinc.org.
About Prophix Software
Prophix is a leading developer of innovative performance management solutions designed to automate financial and operational processes. Thousands of finance leaders in nearly one hundred countries use Prophix to empower their organizations and gain valuable insight into business performance. Prophix and its partners deliver superior value by combining high-end functionality with low cost-of-ownership and fast implementations. For more information, visit www.prophix.com.
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