2015 GPUG Summit Recap: Highlights for Bond Consulting Services

Last month, we announced that we would be attending the GPUG Summit Conference in Reno, NV. Little did we know, it would be one of the most exciting events of 2015! This year’s Dynamics GP User Group Summit was as exciting as it was successful for the BCS team. Members of our Sales, Marketing and Technical teams attended the event; Sharreace Baldwin, Marketing Manager, David Gersten, VP Customer Success & Strategic Relationships, Robin Mayne, Business Development Executive and Mike Zapp, Technical Project Manager. It was an adventure for all.

Mike Zapp contributed his Dynamics GP expertise by participating as a ‘GPUG Medic’, coming to the technical aid of Dynamics GP users, with on the spot solutions!

Mike Zapp Dynamics GP Expert

Attending GPUG Summit was a first for our Sales team. Our Business Development Executive, Robin Mayne, shared her experience.

Robin Mayne

This was my first Microsoft Dynamics Summit. I am not new to conferences as I have been going for over 15 years now. What I liked about this one was the flow and the mix of breakout sessions, expo halls, networking and lunches this was one of the best I have been to. You were able to pick and choose which sessions were of most value to you. Networking in the expo hall and visiting all the different booths helped me learn how the ISV’s products integrate with the products we sell. I learned so much about all the different ISV’s that we as a Microsoft Dynamics provider can partner with, and how it can make the joint effort more successful and the customer more satisfied.

Lastly, sitting down with different customers and asking them about their experiences not only at Summit, but with using GP and AX helped me learn what the customers expectation were, and what they liked (and didn’t like) in a Microsoft partner which I feel was invaluable information for me as a new sales person in the Microsoft world. I feel going to Summit was a huge benefit to me professionally and for our company and customers ultimately.

David Gersten’s recap of his first GPUG Summit experience:


I have been to many conferences in my past but this was my first GP User Group summit I had ever attended. This experience to me can be defined by one word “Community” – ironically I had similar feelings when I went to our most recent Worldwide Partner Conference too.

With several thousand people gathering in one space, including end users, ISVs and other Dynamic Partners, the group just seemed to be together very well. End users were helping end users, ISVs were helping ISVs and most of all Dynamic Partners (normally competitive in nature) helped other Dynamic Partners.

The informality of the experience made it more fun to experience, more comfortable to network, and more enjoyable to learn. I look forward to attending next year’s summit again and hope many more of our clients will join us too!

Audio: Listen to David Gersten featured on the Reno Recap edition of Enterprise Software Podcast

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Sharreace Baldwin, Marketing Manager, penned a recap of her first GPUG Summit experience on GPUG.com. Read it here.

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