As a relatively new member of the SPM Assets team it was great to have the opportunity to attend this year's annual NZ User Group event, which was held at the Novotel, Auckland Airport (it also proved a useful introduction to the Australian User’s event I am co-ordinating in Sydney this week).
With more than 50 customer users in attendance on the day it was a highly successful event. It was also great to see so many SPM Assets staff from both the Auckland and Sydney office come together to meet with users from right across the country including the Bank of New Zealand, FoodStuffs, Wintec, Vision, Transfield, Auckland & Wellington Council and more. Everyone was very generous in sharing their experiences and we appreciated having the opportunity to network with all of the other attendees during the group sessions and in the breaks.
Even though attendees varied in their level of expertise and areas of interest, the day was a great opportunity for everyone to gain a better understanding of SPM Assets' products, new developments and how they can be utilised in their own organisations.
Some of the most popular presentations of the day included;
- Our CEO Steve Lyon’s interesting view on the future regarding international standards such as ISO55000 and the concept of why we do what we do, in order to ‘change the world’.
- SPM Asset’s CTO Wouter Pels discussion on ‘Project 7’ and the new look of our software, focusing on asset management activities within the software.
- A number of product demonstrations. I particularly liked the Executive Dashboards & Customisable Reporting. And I’m sure many clients will be interested in the DFM Document Management system, as a useful document storage tool.
- A number of client case study presentations, including new clients’ Wintec, Wellington City Council and the Auckland Council, provided us with some fantastic real-life stories on how SPM Assets is being used within their organisation to achieve their asset management goals.
- Elton, our Lead Developer also gave interesting insight to the development team’s efficient deployment process and bug fixes (and some cute cats).
User Group events are a great learning experience for all of us and we look forward to sharing more updates over the next few weeks.