2016 CRM User Conference – Mercedes Benz World
The first Really Simple Systems User Conference raced past! Held at Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey, our users had fun while discussing the future of CRM.
2016 CRM Conference Review
Who’d have thought a CRM conference could be quite so much fun – but that was exactly the case at the Really Simple Systems inaugural CRM Conference on Thursday 26th May!
Customers journeyed from around the globe, travelling from as far away as Australia and Argentina, to join us at the stunning Mercedes-Benz World at the Brooklands motor circuit in Surrey.
The main topic for the event was the unveiling of the new version of our CRM, Version 5.0, which was received with much excitement and interest.
We also had some great guest speakers, networking opportunities, and the chance to experience the thrill of motor sports both on the track and in a Formula 1 simulator!
Thank you to everyone who attended and for throwing yourselves into the spirit of the event!
Launching Version 5.0
Last year we surveyed our customers and one of the common subjects of feedback was the need to update the User Interface (UI). We spent the following months consulting specialist designers and have now developed a new, fresh look to our CRM.
As well as updating the UI we’ve taken an even bigger step forward and re-written all the back-end coding of the CRM. For the techy folk out there this means moving from Classic ASP to PHP using LAMP architecture, with CakePHP framework (obviously!). The changes will give you a fast and even more reliable CRM that enables us to make faster developments across the CRM in the future.
Read more about our CRM Version 5.0 here.
Networking and Collaboration
The majority of the Really Simple Systems team was on hand during the day giving customers the chance to meet with us face to face and chat through their CRM requirements. Networking with the other guests was also fruitful with many discovering new avenues for sales and business collaboration.
Two guest speakers joined us at the CRM conference, both providing interesting and informative presentations. Digital marketing consultant, Mark Tillison gave some practical advice on SEO for small businesses, and Hugh Scantlebury, company director at Cloud based accounting and business solutions company Aqilla, explained their journey with Really Simple Systems CRM and how it has helped their business development and growth.
A “Golden Ticket” was secretly placed in one of the event goodie bags giving the lucky holder a one year subscription to the Aqilla system. The very pleased winner was Helen Philip of Anvil Mobile Limited.
After lunch our guests were invited to take to the Brooklands motor circuit for a High-speed Passenger Ride around the track. With a professional driver at the wheel, they got to experience the thrill of a high performance Mercedes AMG pushed to the limits and spun around the skid pan!
There was also the chance to test their own driving skills in a Formula 1 simulator. In Top Gear style, we recorded the fastest laps on the leader board and at the end of the day presented the winner, Gordon Carmichael of R and D Tax, a Mercedes-Benz AMG 1 hour Driving Experience worth £200!