More Than 300 IQMS Users Gathered For an Interactive Three-Day Event to Network, Learn and Collaborate
IQMS, a manufacturing ERP software and MES developer with an ongoing, proactive commitment to its product and relationships, today announced the successful conclusion of its User Group 2012 conference on Oct. 16-18, 2012 at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev. More than 300 EnterpriseIQ power users took advantage of best practice sessions, networking opportunities and feedback discussions with IQMS employees for an enjoyable and educational experience.
“Overall, IQMS User Group 2012 was extremely valuable,” said Steve Healy, vice president of manufacturing at Sunstone Components Group. “I brought back tools to Sunstone MIE that will pay for the trip ten times over.”
The three-day conference kicked off with a state of IQMS session, where attendees learned more about IQMS’ growth, hiring surges, second 30,000-square-foot building and projected future developments presented by IQMS president, Randy Flamm. Then attendees split into targeted sessions over the next few days that highlighted best use practices, ERP software enhancement discussions and the new exciting features in their complimentary ERP software upgrades. In addition to the interactive break-out sessions, User Group attendees participated in networking events, one-on-one sales and support appointments and much more.
“User Group 2012 was a powerful and extremely beneficial three days for everyone involved,” said Randy Flamm, president at IQMS. “IQMS employees brought back a great deal of new development ideas after receiving insightful feedback from our customers. In return, we hope to have expanded our clients’ knowledge, strengthened their networking connections and armed them with new tools for inspiration and support.”
User Group 2012 also featured the presentation of the inaugural IQMS Manufacturing Success Award at a private welcome reception in the Tabu Ultra Lounge. Plastikos, Inc., a manufacturer of tight tolerance thermoplastic components for primarily the electronics and medical industries, received the highest achiever honor for its demonstration of leadership, innovation and operational excellence. Four other award finalists – Gill Industries, Inc.; Miniature Precision Components, Inc. (MPC); Plastic Components, Inc. (PCI); and Tessy Plastics Corporation – were also recognized from among dozens of competitive nominations.
The 2012 highest achiever winner was selected by an external panel of industry expert judges. Predrag (PJ) Jakovljevic, principal analyst at Technology Evaluation Centers; Jeff Mengel, partner at Plante & Moran; Gary Mintchell, co-founder and editor in chief of Automation World; and R “Ray” Wang, principal analyst and CEO at Constellation Research, Inc. generously offered their time, industry expertise and thoughtful insight in choosing the winner.