The eighth ERP HEADtoHEAD™ event held at the Crowne Plaza in Dublin was deemed an enormous success by attendees and vendors alike despite battling against tropical storm Ophelia, which closed the country the day before the event was due to start. Despite the challenges, 60 delegate companies attended, to compare 12 leading ERP vendors and their solutions.
The event taking place over two days and facilitated by leading independent ERP consultants, Lumenia Consulting, kicked off with an exciting head to head battle when all 12 vendors had four minutes each to introduce themselves to the attendees and convince them as to why it would be a good idea to attend their demonstration. The delegates then chose which session to attend, which were divided into Finance, Production, Procurement, Sales Quotation and High-Volume Sales business processes.
Attendees also had the chance to listen to a panel discussion from industry end users sharing their experiences of implementing an ERP system as well as two engaging vendor-independent presentations from Lumenia Consulting, one ‘Are you ERP ready?” and the other, “Characteristics of successful ERP Projects”. Vendors were also on hand in the exhibition area to discuss their solutions in more depth and answer questions.
The event closed with the announcement of the winner of the ‘ERP HEADtoHEAD™ Best Vendor Demonstration – Ireland 2017’. Leading enterprise cloud suite provider Workday was announced as the 2017 winner with an overall delegate satisfaction rating of 85.9%.
“We have received very positive feedback both from vendors and attendees on the ERP HEADtoHEAD™. Each event gets bigger and better and we are now planning the next one in Milton Keynes in the UK in March 2018 with a return to Ireland in October 2018”, commented Sean Jackson, Managing Director, Lumenia.
Over the years, attendees have included leading manufacturers, distributors, service providers and retailers from a range of industries. Comments from attendees included: “Excellent event and very good use of my time”; “Very useful to compare all the products at the same time”.
The next ERP HEADtoHEAD™ event takes place in Milton Keynes in March 2018. For further information and to pre-register check out the event website www.erpheadtohead.com