Yesterday was quite a day – between the CRM Acceleration event and the election it was really non-stop for me. But definitely worth it. This CRM Acceleration was the last one in our “world tour” in 2008, and fitting to have it in our backyard, as it were.
The event went really well. Steve Madeira and Austin Sheppard (from Sugar customers EASi and Wireless Capital Partners respectively) gave awesome presentations and provided some great CRM best practices insight on the panel. The partner presentations from InsideView and Talend were great as well. It is great that we have partners in many areas making it easier to bring in a ton of data sources into Sugar and make it all add value to CRM processes.
The prospects and customers in attendance were great as well. I had a lot of great conversations with many prospects, and I love when our sales and technical guys can demo or explain ways to optimize their deployments…seeing eyes light up when a customer learns of cool functionality they can start using when they get back to their offices is always a great sight to see.
Of course, the event ended with an amazing reception with some great food and drinks. Our events manager Kathleen Johnston really goes the extra mile for these events, and I for one can not wait to see what she puts together for SugarCon in February.
The sugar team also ad a great time at the election-themed party that InsideView and a few other Sugar partners threw. All told, a great event and a great evening in the city. Thanks again to everyone for making this final Acceleration of 2008 such a great event.