Connect 2019 Agenda

Connect 2019 is a free one day conference, exhibition and networking dinner that connects you to the Sage community – other business leaders using Sage software, Datel and Sage executives and product specialists and development partners.

We appreciate your time is valuable which is why at Connect 2019 we like to make sure that our delegates get the most value out of every second of their day. It's the conference that revolves around your business needs.

As no two businesses are the same, we're giving you the chance to tailor your day to suit your specific business, so you walk away with practical actions that will help you achieve your ambitions.

Don't miss out on securing your place at the Action Sessions most beneficial to you. View the full list of 18 breakout topics now and tailor your agenda today to avoid disappointment. 

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The Agenda

  • 09.30   Registration

  • 10.30   Keynote presentations
    Official opening with Alan Simpson, Executive Chairman at Datel. Then we'll hear from Jennifer Warawa, EVP of Partners, Accounts and Alliances at Sage who will be delivering her keynote on preparing for the business of tomorrow. 

  • 11.30   Coffee

  • 12.00   Action Session 1
    Select from 6 different 45-minute sessions. To view details click here.

  • 12.45  Achievement Exhibition and Lunch
    Datel supports your long term business achievements through selecting additional solutions that add value to your core Sage solutions. Before or after lunch, visit the exhibition hall that's designed to give you the space to network with the vendors that matter to you.

  • 14.00   Action Session 2
    Select from 6 different 45-minute sessions. To view details click here.

  • 15.35   Action Session 3
    Select from 6 different 45-minute sessions. To view details click here.

  • 16.30  Panel session - Business transformation in a digital world
    Put your questions to our panel of experts and hear their views on the latest issues facing UK businesses. We’ll be debating where emerging technologies place is in business systems, such as blockchain and AI, discussing the challenges brought about by legislation and political changes and how businesses really can focus on reaching their aspirations in the current UK climate. 

  • 17.30  Conference close

  • 19.00  Networking dinner
    Join other businesses with Sage at the heart of their systems, Datel and Sage executives for a networking dinner. Includes after dinner speaker.

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Afternoon Action Sessions

In the afternoon we'd like to invite you to attend three Action Seminars, for which you can choose from 18 different breakout topics. View the session options below, selecting one from each that is most relevant to your business goals. 

Action Session 1 (12.00 - 12.45)

  • 5 ways to use Fusion Excel Connect

If your teams are spending time rekeying data into Sage from Microsoft Excel, there could be a quick and easy time saving option. Fusion Excel Connect has been developed to handle this exact time-wasting activity. It allows your Sage users to enter data into Excel, delve into pick lists, validate that data and push it into Sage with the knowledge it follows your systems rules.

  • Why trust is keeping sales from achieving target

Skynamo ran an anonymous survey with over 250 sales reps in the UK to find out what’s keeping them from achieving target. The answer is trust: sales reps are apparently not trustworthy. The research findings reveal why and how Skynamo can help create trust in sales reps so they can achieve ambitious targets and build positive, long-lasting customer relationships.

  • Instant business reporting, without the data headaches

How Sage EMDA (Enterprise Management Data and Analytics) delivers... Author ZAP will explain how EMDA (Sage's own edition of ZAP's ZAP Data Hub) automatically unifies all of your business data – ERP, CRM, finance and more – into a central, governed hub  delivering rapid reporting and analytics.

  • Achieving your ambition for the future of finance

The finance function is evolving in response to our accelerated world. Taking advantage of automation and fast-flowing data, some forward-thinking finance teams are already becoming a source of greater insight and foresight for their business.

Prophix will explore how and why the office of finance is evolving, how finance can play an ever-more strategic role by being more agile and investing in the right technology and new skills and how Prophix can not only support this journey, but help you make transformational leaps in the process.

  • Extend Sage 1000 to align with your business needs

Out Fusion range of products have been developed to work with your core Sage solution to bring the power of your system even closer in line with your business needs.

Find out how Fusion for Sage 1000 can add value, increase efficiency and deliver on your key business needs.

  • Working with Datel - a partnership to support your business ambition

If you are new to Datel, this session will explore what makes us different as a Sage Business Partner and how our focus on your business ambitions enables us to support you in the long term with a partnership focused on your strategy.  Understand how Datel’s support and service offering from account management to consultancy and support can bring value to your business.

Action Session 2 (14.00 - 14.45)

  • The latest version of Sage200cloud and roadmap update

Discover all-new product features that will save you time and help get business booming. Sage product specialists will take you through the season’s software improvements, from brand new ways to get paid fast to simpler payments out - and more. They will also share what is planned for the product and what you can expect from future releases.

  • Sage Enterprise Management v12 and future roadmap

Now powered by a redesigned, intuitive navigation and a responsive design framework, Enterprise Management enables users to work seamlessly across devices and provides easier access to data and new functionality, harnesses the power of emerging technologies such as Blockchain. See the latest version and hear what is planned from the solution from product specialists at Sage.

  • Looking forward with Sage 1000

With Sage 1000 at the core of your business tech, the potential to add additional benefit is huge.  Take a fresh look at how an enhanced Sage 1000 solution could accelerate transformation to deliver productivity, insight and efficiency and support your business in the coming years.

First Look demonstrations: whether you are new to Sage completely, looking to expand the function of your Sage solution or move from your current Sage system, the First Look sessions will give you a high level overview of Sage 200cloud and Sage Enterprise Management and an insight into how Datel’s customers have implemented and utilised the solutions to support their business goals:

  • First look at Sage Enterprise Management - Financials and Purchasing

The power of Sage Enterprise Management includes sophisticated multi - company, language legislative capabilities. Learn how the application can be used, how intuitive workflows, dashboards and reporting enable quick adoption for your teams and better insight. Find out what procurement functionality is available in Sage Enterprise Management that enables customers to adhere to their authorisation and cost control processes.

  • First look at Sage 200cloud

This business management solution is modular in nature to allow you to adopt the functionality you need, at the point you need it. The core solution includes Financials, Commercials and Reporting with additional modules for Distribution, Manufacturing and Project Accounting.

  • First look at Sage Enterprise Management - Distribution and Manufacturing

Join this session to see the power of Sage Enterprise Management for inventory management, distribution and production. The demonstration will include an overview of the common tools that can be used in day-to-day activities and key functions such as sales order processing, stock control and manufacturing.

Action Session 3 (15.35 - 16.20)

  • Expenses management and reporting made happier

Certify’s simple, expense management and reporting solution empowers employees, accountants and companies to transform time-consuming, manual expense tasks into a happier, streamlined experience. Learn how you can transform your team’s expense management into a more time-efficient, automated and satisfying experience. Certify helps finance teams around the world - to transform expense management by motivating employees to complete expenses on time so they can focus on more strategic and productive work.

  • Using data to drive business growth

In today’s data-driven world, successful leaders are not only needing to understand what is happening in their business, they need to know why it’s happening, what is likely to happen, and use this insight to drive decisions.  Panintelligence helps its users to predict outcomes and achieve their business growth ambitions by identifying trends, isolating problems, and maximising opportunities.

  • Warehouse Management - Beyond the Barcode

A discussion on warehouse management technology and reviewing the latest hardware and software features available for Sage Enterprise Management.  Including live demonstrations of Fusion Capture, the session will cover a wide range of topics including palletization, RFID, 2D, ASN, courier integration, touch panels, IoT, performance measurement KPIs and gamification. 

  • Using barcoding technology to simplify and streamline your stock control

In an ever demanding warehouse environment, businesses are looking at ways to speed up their processes, whilst ensuring accuracy is not compromised. Discover how Sicon’s Barcoding and Warehouse Management solution for Sage 200cloud can help you to achieve seamless integration with Sage’s stock and order processing modules. Explore the additional benefits of adding costing, manufacturing or distribution solutions that help to action your business processes and expand your ability to leverage existing investments.

  • Datel’s Support Services – Assist, Monitor and Manage

Launched in 2018, Datel has three new services you can adopt alongside your Support service. Understand what is included in Assist, Monitor and Manage and how Datel’s expert Customer Support Team deliver these areas to enable you to focus on what matters to your business.

  • Moving to Sage Enterprise Management from your current solution

If you are looking to move from an existing solution to Sage Enterprise Management, Datel can support your needs with a tried and tested implementation methodology, migration toolkits and world class migration expertise. Hear from Enterprise Management Director Paolo Arcangelo on how the team's knowledge and expertise can ensure project success and from the directors of Banhams Security Ltd on their experience of delivering their business transformation project with Datel.

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