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Innovia Newsletter, April, 2017

Hi Sir or Madam,

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We just returned from our annual Customer Conference last week and I want to share the experience with you!
Attendance was fantastic with over 100 people joining us at the Chula Vista Resort in the Wisconsin Dells.  Wednesday evening was a social opportunity with many compliments on the wine-tasting event held by our very own James Strack! On Thursday we had 13 ISV partners with us as well as a keynote delivered by David O’Bryan from Microsoft. David shared the vision of Dynamics 365 and NAV – no wonder we had several comments on how this felt like a mini NAVUG Summit!  
There were a number of drawings to highlight, including the customer that travelled the furthest: Certified Coatings Company at 2,113 miles; which customer sent the most attendees: Culver Franchising System with 6 attendees; and our grand prize winner: Deb Mallory from Mrs. Gerry’s Kitchen who won a Surface Pro!  
We’ll be reviewing the session feedback forms on how to improve our event next year and we've already had a number of requests for longer breaks to do networking as well as longer and deeper sessions. Both of these suggestions potentially point to a full 2 day event. We’ll keep you posted on the exciting changes for next year's event!
A sincere thank you to the customers who took time to come to our event and to our ISV partners for truly helping to make the event possible. We appreciate you all and look forward to seeing you next year so be sure to save the date: May 16 - 17, 2018!

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Mark Christie, CEO 
Innovia Consulting
 
 

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Innovia Team News
 
Daniel Palmer.jpgDan Palmer, Development Consultant
We are pleased to announce Dan Palmer as one of the newest members of the Innovia family. Dan will be working with the Development Team.
Dan recently graduated from the University of Colorado with a BS in Computer Science.  While he is new to NAV, he began programming in high school at the encouragement of his favorite professor.  During his Senior year at CU, Dan worked on a team that built a debugging program for Reflexion Health to use on their virtual physical therapy software.  Dan has also spent time on a team working with Project EPIC writing code to analyze terabytes of social media data.  This information was used to locate areas in need of volunteer assistance to help coordinate response efforts during mass disaster events. 
Outside of programming, Dan is an avid mountain biker and former bicycle mechanic.  He loves hiking and the outdoors and has climbed a number of Colorado's tallest peaks.  Dan lives in Boulder, CO with his girlfriend, Kelli, and their dog Angus. 
 
Rick Folkner.jpgRick Folkner, Development Consultant
We are pleased to announce Rick Folkner as one of the newest members of the Innovia family. Rick will be working with the Development Team.
Rick has been working with Dynamics NAV since 2007, starting with version 4.0. He's done development work in many areas of NAV including Financials, Sales & Marketing, Purchasing, and Warehouse. He has also worked with Lanham's E.D.I. and Advanced Forecasting. Rick has spent many years working with a distribution end user on automating business processes and interfacing with other external systems. 
Outside of NAV, Rick's background and education is in computer programming and informatics. He lives in South Bend, IN and in his free time he enjoys playing in a local cover band which volunteers to play for charity events and fundraisers quite often.    
 
Roger Bunders.jpegRoger Bunders, Application Consultant
We are pleased to announce Roger Bunders as one of the newest members of the Innovia family. Roger will be working with the Client Services Team.
Roger's experience includes manufacturing, warehouse management, Lanham EDI, Jet Reports and a host of other ISV solutions and system integrations. Prior to his NAV life, Roger worked for a Fortune 50 Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Distribution company serving as their Fourth Shift ERP Manager, supporting multiple locations throughout the world.
Roger currently enjoys living in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin with his remaining daughter (of 3 children) working on her college degree, his wife Patti, and their 3 dogs (2 Pugs and a Morkie).   
 
Mickayla Traff.jpgMickayla Traff, Accounting Specialist
We are pleased to announce Mickayla Traff as one of the newest members of the Innovia family. Mickayla will be working with the Accounting Team.
Mickayla recently graduated from Western Technical College with her Associate’s Degree in Accounting. Since graduating she has worked at Badger Corrugating and Logistics Health, both based out of La Crosse, WI.
MIckayla lives with her boyfriend of 4 ½ years in La Crosse and they have 3 fish. She loves to be outdoors playing volleyball or staying in to cook and bake.
 

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Quick Quiz
 
This Month's Question
 
Who will be presenting the May 18 webinar "Dynamics NAV Overview"?

a. Mark Christie, CEO, Innovia Consulting

b.Tom Doran, Customer Engagement Manager, Innovia Consulting
 
c. Neither of the above
  
 
 
 
 
Submit your answer to info@innovia.com. A winner will be drawn from the correct responses to win the Shiny New Gadget.
 
Last Month's Answer
 
What is the cost to attend Innovia Consulting's Customer Conference?

a. No cost. It's FREE!

b. $50 per person
 
c. $100 per company
 
Answer: a. No cost. It's FREE!

 

 

Congratulations go to Andrea Oxley, Culver Franchising System, who won the Bag of Holding - Con Survival Edition.