No, my intent here is not necessarily to provide a typical analyst alert after attending a vendor's annual user conference, in this case the QAD Explore 2008 in Orlando, Florida (US) last month. This is not to imply that there was nothing there to write home about either.
Quite the contrary, the multiple-day event was, well, eventful for market observers and hundreds of QAD's global customers
it explore financial practices and processes
So, how different was it this time? Simply said, at most other events by more established and high-and-mighty vendors, analysts work in sort of a controlled environment. Some vendors even have completely separate tracks for media & analysts vs. the program for the general population of users. Make no mistake, these focused and high-level (strategy & directions) oriented analyst track sessions are quite useful for us industry analysts, since we don''t need to be bogged down with the amount of detail that