“Giddy up y’all!” I couldn’t help saying it. That will be engrained in me for a few days after attending this year’s QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions User Conference in Dallas, Texas. The primary focus of this conference is to help QuickBooks Enterprise users with managing their growing businesses and taking full advantage of what QuickBooks has to offer.
So why were we at the conference? Well, we wanted to show off the unique solution that Method has to offer to end users, consultants and developers alike. Not to mention we officially launched Method, thus ending the beta. Now that is something to celebrate!
The first day of the conference began with a software fashion show. Developers were given 5 minutes to strut their stuff and show off why their solution was the best. We decided to think “outside the box” and do a skit showing why “Boxed Software” (played by Katie Riley) isn’t the best solution for customers compared to the “Method Integration” (played by Paul Jackson) solution. I tried to get a video of this for all of you but I was busy answering questions from people in the audience. I did manage to grab a few photos which I’ve included in my blog. Let’s hope Katie doesn’t catch wind of this. She wasn’t exactly ecstatic about playing “the box”.
For the next three days, we participated in the Solutions Expo. Here is where everyone pulled out the best of what they had to offer. Method was a hot ticket item at the conference, no doubt about that. A common theme throughout the week was other users and consultants letting their colleagues and co-workers know about the product and bringing them to the booth for a second look. We were also the only developer to offer real-time syncing, between QuickBooks and a web app, through the Method Integration Engine. Pack that with a totally customizable solution and can you say buzz?
It was a pleasure speaking to everyone who came by the booth and left with a smile on their face because finally we were able to say “yes” to so many of the solutions they were looking for.
Oh I can’t forget to mention that the Method Café was officially opened for business. We paired the 3 different blends of Method espressos with each of version of Method available. As a result we offered a blend that suited each coffee drinker’s needs. Would you expect anything less from the Method Team?
I’d like to send a personal “Thank you” to all the beta testers who came out to say “Hi” and provide their feedback to me. Great to finally put some faces to your names.
What’s next on our game plan? I’ll be working on getting together a certification program for all you eager Method users who want to become gurus and learn the way of the force!
I've included some other pictures below for our trip. Enjoy!
Below: Paul Jackson (Method Integration) and Annie (Intuit)
Below: Paul Jackson, Katie Riley and Danny Do Couto (The Method Team)
Below: Danny Do Couto and Paul Jackson speaking with potenial Method users @ The Solutions Expo
Below: Danny Do Couto showing how easy it is to customize Method
Below: Annie (Intuit), Katie Riley and Danny Do Couto
Below: Paul Jackson, Karen (PDG Software), Katie Riley, Annie (Intuit) and Danny Do Couto
Danny Do Couto