The ninth ERP HEADtoHEAD™ event held at the Doubletree by Hilton Milton Keynes was deemed an enormous success by attendees and vendors alike despite battling against the severe weather, ‘The Beast from the East’ that closed most of the country a few days before the event was due to start. Despite the challenges, over 120 high level decision makers attended, to compare 12 leading ERP vendors and their solutions, all under one roof.
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 the session they wanted to attend, which was divided into Finance, Production, Procurement, Sales and Projects.
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 ‘Preparing for ERP?’ and the other, ‘Characteristics of successful ERP Projects’. Vendors were also on hand on the expo floor 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 – UK 2018”. Microsoft Dynamics 365 demonstrated by Columbus was the 2018 winner with an overall delegate satisfaction rating of 88.3%.
“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 further 2018 events in Utrecht in the Netherlands in June and a return to Ireland in October”, commented Sean Jackson, Managing Director, Lumenia. Over the years, attendees have included leading manufacturers, distributors and retailers from a range of industries. Comments from among the attendees included: “Excellent event and very good use of my time”; “Very useful to compare all the products at the same time”.
The next event takes place in Utrecht on 21/21 June 2018, followed by the next Irish event on 16/17 October 2018. For further information and to pre-register check out the event website www.erpheadtohead.com