2006 Users Conference Celebrates 10 Years of Sedona Office

103 attendees hit Phoenix in January for conference on business software for alarm companies


Perennial Software hosted its Sedona Office users and partners in Phoenix to celebrate 10 years of the company’s accounting and business management software for security companies at the 2006 Sedona Office Users Conference.

The conference, which was held at the Hilton Tapatio in Phoenix from January 25-27, attracted 103 attendees from 54 companies – nearly double the number of attendees at the 2005 conference.

"The 2006 Sedona Office Users Conference was the best ever,” said Michael Marks, co-founder of Perennial Software. “With over 100 attendees we were able to present 25 educational tracks that covered everything our users desired."

This year’s conference was also packed with more than twice as many interactive classes focused on how users can get the most from Sedona Office.

"Bringing our users together allows us to learn what they want so we can continue to develop and enhance Sedona Office with the features that will give our customers the competitive edge and make them more profitable," said Don Faybrick, co-founder of Perennial Software.

The Users Conference kicked off with a general assembly that featured the “State of Sedona Update” and Q&A session with Marks and Faybrick. The keynote speaker was Rob Scanlon, chief sales scientist for Sentillion Corp. in Boston. His presentation, titled “Seven Sales Challenges to Get to the Next Level of Sales Excellence,” provided attendees with valuable information that they can put into practice in their businesses.

Other industry guest speakers included Peter Rogers of Peak Management Resources, who spoke about current trends in the security industry; and Rob Moe of RAM Capital Corp., who discussed building company value in a security organization.

Marks presented a case study prepared by Microsoft Corp. regarding the benefits Peak Alarm Company Inc. of Salt Lake City realized from the integration between Microsoft’s FRx Software and Sedona Office. Perennial Software also introduced its newest business partner and integrated software application, QuoteWerks, which is a sales estimation and proposal-writing application.

On Thursday, January 26, Perennial Software and its sponsors hosted a cocktail party and dinner to celebrate the company’s 10th year in business.

“The Sedona Office Users Conference was a great opportunity to learn a lot of new tips and tricks,” said longtime Sedona Office user and attendee, Dan Budinoff, president of Security Specialists in Stamford, Conn. “The interaction between new and longtime users was excellent, and overall, everyone came away with new ideas how we could immediately use Sedona Office to help make our businesses more profitable.”

Sedona Office business partners in attendance included Jerry Winslow of Bold Technologies, Brian Stoors of Microsoft FRx Software, Jason Okrepkie of Aspire Technologies QuoteWerks, Dino Tianello of Bridgestone/Firestone Information Services, Bruno Del Vecchio of SageQuest, Wayne Akey of ACH Direct, and Arif Cubukcu of IOS.

The next Sedona Office Users Conference will be held January 2007 in South Florida.

For further information about Sedona Office, visit www.sedonaoffice.com.

Sedona Office is the flagship product of Perennial Software, Inc. Founded in 1996, Perennial Software is the leading developer of financial accounting and business management software for security alarm companies. Sedona Office is a Windows based client/server software solution designed specifically for security alarm industry. Sedona Office is the ideal software platform for any size company; including alarm dealers, residential/commercial installers, monitoring companies and systems integrators.