SalesPad, GP and QuickBooks Communities Join PANELS 15

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There are no substitutes for face time and networking, and SalesPad, LLC, is bringing together SalesPad, Microsoft® Dynamics GP, and Intuit® QuickBooks® users and partners for three days in mid-September.

PANELS ’15 is SalesPad’s user-partner conference, which runs Sept. 14 to 16 at The Harris Building in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.

More than 300 participants are expected in Grand Rapids to gain user education on the best practices and new approaches on SalesPad, Intuit QuickBooks and Microsoft Dynamics GP business software. In addition, they are getting a first look at 7thStage (now known as SalesPad Cloud), SalesPad’s new cloud-based enterprise-resource planning (ERP) product.

The list of keynote speakers and special presenters for PANELS ’15 includes:
■ Legendary Michigan State University Men’s Basketball Head Coach Tom Izzo
■ Intuit Senior Developer Evangelist David Leary
■ New Holland Brewing Co. Vice President of Brand and Lifestyle Fred Bueltmann, “The Beervangelist”
Peterson Business Services owner Kaydee Peterson, a member of the Intuit Trainer-Writer Network

PANELS ’15 participants will connect and share with the SalesPad community, which includes users, accounting professionals, small business owners, entrepreneurs, developers, value-added partners and resellers, Pro Advisors, thought leaders, and vendors. They will gain takeaways for increasing sales, expanding implementations, and improving brand marketing. They will get face time with SalesPad technical, sales, custom, and marketing support.

The focus for PANELS ’15 is on collaborative efforts on ERP and customer relationship management (CRM). The goal is to go in depth on integrating SalesPad’s products with Microsoft Dynamics GP and Intuit QuickBooks to improve business intelligence, warehouse, management, inventory management, customer service.

The PANELS ’15 theme is Go Beyond. The conference’s backdrop celebrates Grand Rapids’ creativity, entrepreneurship, artistic and design approaches, and collaborative spirit and embraces its Beer City USA status just a week before the start of ArtPrize 2015.

The cost is $199 for GP partners and users; $79 for QuickBooks partners and users; and $49 forQuickBooks Tuesday on September 15. Registration remains available for PANELS ’15 online at

More information on PANELS ’15 is available online at

The official lodging partner and host for the conference is the Amway Grand Plaza hotel, with a discounted rate for PANELS ‘15 attendees available through September 4 online.

Sponsors for PANELS ’15 include Avalara, Inc., of Bainbridge Island, Washington; SPS Commerce, of Minneapolis; Imprint Enterprises, Inc., of Maplewood, Minnesota; Intuit QuickBooks and Intuit, Inc., of Mountain View, California; Vantiv, Inc., of Cincinnati with Grand Rapids offices; and Vicinity Manufacturing, of Marietta, Georgia.

SalesPad is working with The Harris Building, Amway Hotel Corp., Barfly VenturesGrand Rapids Brewing Co.HopCat, Stella’s LoungeMcFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon, YesterdogNew Holland Brewing Co.Ferris Coffee & Nut Company and Experience Grand Rapids on PANELS ‘15 activities, events, and sites.

More than 150 participants attended the inaugural PANELS event in August 2014 at Grand Valley State University’s L..V. Eberhard Center in Grand Rapids.

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