SugarCon 2009: Thank You!

What a week!

I just wanted to take a quick moment to thank everyone that made SugarCon 2009 such a HUGE success. Every Sugar employee that was on hand, every partner, every developer, every customer, general attendees – it was a great event, and all made possible because of you.

What really hit me was the fact that while a lot of the presentations focused on the “doom and gloom” of the economy – the mood was upbeat, and everyone seemed excited about the future – excited to see “what’s next.” Not just with SugarCRM, but with technology, the economy, the world in general.

It is often said that tough times breed opportunities. I see a lot of our partners taking this concept to heart – from VoIP CTI providers like our partners OutDare/TalkTo, making inexpensive call center options for companies. To end users like Geeks on the Way, taking Sugar Community Edition and making it work for large and complex operations, both inside and outside the realm of CRM. And in general, as Paul Greenberg noted after hanging around SugarCon – users in general extending Sugar as a platform to generate more value from their IT investment.

It was a great event, on so many levels.

Thanks again, and I look forward to seeing even more of you next year!