Accelerate Your Journey to Next

For more than 10 years, Aspire has provided knowledge and insights to thousands of business leaders with a single purpose—to empower our clients to go from “what is” to “what’s possible.” We believe there’s value in coming together for a day of learning, networking and discovering.

Aspire18 will be bigger and better than ever and held in six cities across the U.S. in April and May. It’s the place to gain the knowledge and tools you need to be aggressively productive and successful.

Come join your peers, subject matter experts and Velosio team members for an info-packed day of sessions covering cloud technology, Dynamics SL, Dynamics GP, Dynamics 365, Dynamics NAV, CRM, business intelligence and much more. Visit the Expo to talk with solution providers face to face. Plus, there will be great food and prize giveaways. And if you need CPE credits, you’ll earn those too.

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Dates and Locations

Chicago – April 27  (Microsoft office, 200 E Randolph Street, Suite 200)
New York – May 1  (Microsoft office, 11 Times Square)
Dallas – May 9  (Microsoft office, 7000 State Highway 161, Irving)
Atlanta – May 16  (Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker Street NW)
Columbus – May 23  (Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, 100 Green Meadows Drive)

Sessions for Learning and Discovering

Progress requires navigation and acceleration. We’re constantly trying to pick up the pace and arrive at next before our competition does. Aspire18 sessions are designed to give you a look into what’s possible and help you craft the best path to productivity, and maybe even market disruption. Pick your path and get moving.

For the Dallas location, please see the Aspire18 Dallas page as there are some session differences.

Opening Keynote

Session 1

Move to Modern: Your Plan, Your Cloud, Your Transformation (Session 111)

When deciding the direction and pace to move your organization to the cloud, it starts with understanding your options. In this session we’ll provide an overview of the latest cloud technology trends and guidance on developing a solid cloud plan that will allow your organization to accelerate the speed of doing business. You’ll also hear how other Velosio clients are leveraging cloud based technologies and solutions to accelerate their Move to Modern.

Becoming a More Proactive Data-Driven Organization Starts with These Three Steps (Session 112)

Every company disrupting their market has made data and business intelligence a core competency. You can too! Learn specific steps you can take to leverage your data for valuable insights to be more competitive in your industry. In this session we’ll share real stories and examples of clients who’ve made this a core competency. And, we’ll share the latest reporting and analytics strategies and tools you can use to make this possible.

Improve Your Front Office Operations with Dynamics 365 CRM (Session 113)

This session will provide an introduction and overview of the capabilities that Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement offers. You will learn how Microsoft’s cloud based platform support marketing, sales, customer service and field service. With the newly released Portals capabilities, you’ll see how you can engage with your customers online for service requests and order history. Additionally, you’ll be exposed to the latest advanced capabilities from Microsoft in Dynamics 365, including LinkedIn integration, embedded Power BI, Versium Predict, relationship scoring and more.

Session 2

Keys to Planning Your Microsoft Dynamics GP 2018 Upgrade (Session 211)

Getting ready to upgrade your Microsoft Dynamics GP system? You won’t want to miss this session! Our Dynamics GP experts will share all the new features in the 2018 release. Learn how the upgrade process works, including important system changes you need to be aware of when you upgrade. We’ll review the steps and also share tools so that you can upgrade without unexpected costs and hassles, and be armed with the information you need.

How to Drive Significant Productivity and Collaboration within Your Company (Session 212)

Companies are rapidly moving to Office 365 to better leverage enhanced collaboration, communication tools and system integration. In fact, within the next 12 months, 56% of enterprises and 66% of SMB organizations plan to implement or upgrade to unified communications and collaboration solutions. The tools available within Office 365 to boost productivity have expanded a great deal in just the last year. In this session, you’ll learn how Office 365 enables teams to work from anywhere on any device. And, you’ll see how apps like Teams, Delve, Yammer, Skype for Business, Flow and PowerApps are transforming the way teams work together.

Dynamics SL Tips & Tricks Plus Popular Add-Ons for Productivity and Automation (Session 213)

Come join one of our most popular sessions to find out what our Dynamics SL experts recommend to simplify routine accounting tasks. Our Dynamics SL team collected the most useful tips and techniques we and our other clients use so you can be more productive! We’ll also share a number of add-on tools to even further your efficiency. We’ll also highlight the Plumbline Proven Solutions built by our own team members.

New Features in Dynamics NAV 2018 and Roadmap (Session 214) [This session offered in Columbus only]

Ensure you’re fully prepared to take advantage of the new features in Dynamics NAV 2018 including Excel integration,  Power BI reporting and much more. We’ll also talk about the future roadmap for NAV which includes how the new Dynamics 365 Business Central ties in.

Lunch Keynote

Expo and Break (open all day)

Session 3

Financials, Budgeting and Forecasting – Solutions Showcase (Session 311)

Corporate Performance Management (CPM) solutions give you the ability to streamline your financial budgeting, forecasting and reporting. It also helps provide analysis and visibility of important operational data. Learn how CPM tools can take you from being reactive to being a strategic business partner across your organization. Take this opportunity to see three solutions go head-to-head, showcasing the strengths of Adaptive Insights, BI 360 and deFacto Planning.

Harness the Power of Excel with Dynamics SL and GP (Session 312)

While we all use Excel in one form or fashion, Microsoft has really leveraged the power of Excel to allow Dynamics GP users to highlight and analyze their business data. Join us as we discuss Dynamics GP Excel Reports, Analysis Cubes for Excel, and other ways of the leveraging the power of the product we all use and love.

Online Customer Engagement with Dynamics Portals (Session 313)

This session explores the rich capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Portals which allows you to provide customers secure, web-based access to the information you want them to see. You’ll learn about the integrated bundle of web portal solutions that add sophisticated content management, knowledge and case management, opportunity management, membership, profile and self-service capabilities for your organization. Plus, you’ll see how you can engage with communities, manage content and empower your channel partners.

Sage 100 Get Connected (Session 314) [This session offered in Columbus only]

Part A: Sage Contacts. Be among the first to learn about Sage’s newest cloud-connected application – Office 365 integration with Sage Accounts Receivable. Link contacts in Outlook with contacts in the Sage Accounts Receivable module and to pull Sage customer data into the Outlook panel without using a Sage license on the desktop.
Part B : Sage Mobility and Beyond. Help your field team go mobile with Inventory Physical Counts and Sage Mobile Sales. These two new connected applications for use on mobile devices for conducting business in Sage applications. Learn about and see a demonstration of the new free applications available to Sage subscription licensees.

NetSuite – Every Next is Different (Session 413) [This session offered in Columbus only]

Every business has a different ‘next’. In today’s economy, next is coming at an incredibly fast pace. NetSuite is a cloud first and cloud only ERP and business management platform – ready to respond quickly to broad business needs. In this session, we’ll provide an overview of NetSuite and its capabilities to handle financials, CRM, e-commerce and distribution management.

Session 4

NEW ERP – Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central – What Is It and Who’s It For? (Session 411)

Microsoft just announced the April 2, 2018 release of the new Dynamics 365 Business Central all-in-one business management solution. We’ll give you one of the first looks at this end-to-end cloud solution which connects your financial, sales, service and operations in a single platform! Velosio is one of the first partners providing the solution to companies in North America.

Microsoft Flow, Power Apps and Power BI – What are These Tools and How Can I Use Them to Their Full Potential (Session 412)

This session will demonstrate how Microsoft Flow and Power Apps extend the reach and accessibility of Power BI across your organization. We’ll also explore how Cortana Analytics can give you immediate access to data and trends in your organization. Want others in your company to think of you as the data and insights guru? Come learn how these amazing tools will give you special powers!


New Features and Tips for Dynamics CRM 9.0 (Session 414) [This session offered in Columbus only]

CRM 9.0 is packed full of new features. We’ll cover everything from the new unified user interface and activity timeline to the updated mobile app and LinkedIn integration.

Moving from Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations – What Should I Know? (Session 415) [This session offered in Columbus only]

Come get a close view of Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations focusing on key feature and differences from Dynamics GP. We’ll also talk about how to plan for a migration project and the licensing and technical details involved.

Session 5

Dynamics GP Tips & Tricks (Session 511)

Ever feel like there must be a better or faster way to do something in Dynamics GP? Come join one of our most popular sessions to find out what our Dynamics GP experts recommend to increase accuracy, speed up routine tasks, improve access to data, and produce higher quality results. We’ve collected the best practices and tips from our Dynamics GP team and client experiences so you can take specific ideas back to your office and put them to work immediately!

Keys to Planning Your Microsoft Dynamics SL 2018 Upgrade (Session 512)

The 2018 release is expected to be a big one, full of new features and capabilities. It’s anticipated that the new release will include technologies tied to Microsoft Flow, Power Apps and Power BI. Dynamics SL users won’t want to miss this session. Make sure you’re ready to upgrade smoothly.


E-Commerce Trends Dynamics ERP Users Can Leverage to Drive Transformation (led by SanaCommerce) and
Simplifying Complex Business Processes (led by Binary Stream) (Session 513)

(3:40-4:00pm) Do you have opportunities to sell online? Come learn how to easily integrate e-commerce capabilities into your website and Dynamics platform. Sana has built a Dynamics based solution to make e-commerce a strategic and integrated component of your online operations. Come learn how the e-commerce landscape is changing, why companies are taking a single-stack approach to online sales and steps you can take to transform your business and become a leader in the digital economy.

(4:05-4:30pm) Built right within Microsoft Dynamics ERP, Binary Stream solutions help you conquer your toughest accounting and finance challenges. Achieve greater productivity and gain powerful insight into corporate performance. Streamline inter-company transactions, cross-company consolidated reporting, and period-end closings. Tackle even the most complex billing and deferral scenarios. Dramatically increase efficiencies and manage property leases for both the landlord and tenant sides.

Dynamics NAV Tips & Tricks (Session 514) [This session offered in Columbus only]

Looking for efficiencies and ways to make common tasks easier in Dynamics NAV? Join our NAV experts for one of our most popular sessions to find out what they recommend to increase accuracy, speed up routine tasks, improve access to data, and produce higher quality results. We’ve collected the best practices and tips from our Dynamics NAV team and client experiences so you can take specific ideas back to your office and put them to work immediately!

Sage Fixed Assets – It’s More Than Just Depreciation (Session 515) [This session offered in Columbus only]

Sage Fixed Assets can be used independently regardless of the ERP you’re using. Come learn about its benefits and see a demonstration of programs which comprise the Sage Fixed Asset Family: Depreciation, Tracking & Planning. Better manage assets from Planning (Budgets vs Actual) to Accounting (placing in service and depreciating) to Reconciling (conducting physical counts). Learn how to integrate with Microsoft and Sage Accounting.

Closing and Prize Giveaway

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