The Sage Summit Partner Appreciation Night is always a lot of fun and this year was no different.
The centerpiece of the event was the partner bands – bands comprised of various folks throughout the channel and Sage that come together to get up on stage and rock out. It definitely seemed that the groups had more practice time this year as they gelled together well and produced some great music. I tip my hat to all the performers.
Another related form of entertainment was watching the dance floor as attendees jumped up and got down to the music.
A particular highlight and subject of the Twitter-sphere was Sage VP of Channel Management, Tom Miller, decked out in Nashville style regalia topped off with his cowboy hat. It looks like Mr. Miller has gone country on us.
Should channel partners expect like minded channel programs in the future? The Fast Track program held at a rodeo? Complementary lassos included with every Solution Partner renewal? Channel calls led by a sing along to the latest country hits? Time will tell …
For me, one of the best components of these events (and Sage Summit as a whole) is the chance to catch up with Sage employees and other Sage partners face-to-face. It’s always great to get different perspectives and hear how people are doing in a relaxed, casual environment.
It’s like catching up with thousands of your closest friends.
My general impression this year has been that most people are more optimistic about the market in general and with Sage specifically. People seem to be busy helping their customers in all capacities – upgrades, additional functionality, reporting, etc.
This is a very good thing and hopefully will remain on course in the coming months and years.
I hope all the attendees had as good of a time as I did.