Learn the benefits of attending DWD’s Software User Group and Lunch & Learn meetings.

Attending software user groups and lunch & learns is one of the best ways to expand your knowledge about your accounting software and add on solutions available to extend the functionality of your solution.  You’ll have the opportunity to meet other software users, share ideas, learn new ways to use the system, and industry best practices.

DWD has been offering user group and lunch and learn meetings for software users since 1998.  Throughout those years, we’ve had hundreds of clients throughout the United States attend and receive great value from the sessions.

DWD offers user group meetings and lunch & learns for the following software solutions:

Who can attend DWD’s user group and lunch & learn meetings?

Our educational sessions are open to all software users.  You do not need to be a client of DWD to attend.  Join us whether you’re a brand-new software user, seasoned software user or anywhere in-between.  Everyone will walk away learning something new.

Upcoming 2024 User Group and Lunch & Learn Meetings

Spring 2024 MIP Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learn dates:  Wednesday, May 22nd and Thursday, May 23rd.

Cost:  Free

During this free 1-hour MIP lunch & learn we will cover spring cleaning and MIP Tips & Tricks including:

  • How do I tidy up my MIP database to remove years of clutter and unnecessary reports?
  • What is the best way to track my favorite reports and transactions in the software?
  • Which settings in the software are user-specific as opposed to universal?

Click here to view full MIP lunch & learn details and registration.

Top Reasons to Attend Software User Group and Lunch & Learn Meetings

Enhance your software skills.

Consultant lead training and peer to peer discussion groups are an effective way to learn and enhance your skills.  DWD’s consultants present educational content in straight forward examples within the software.  Software tips and tricks are shown step by step within the latest version of the software so you can see exactly how to complete on your own.

Typical areas of learning include:  how to complete tasks more efficiently, software tips and tricks, instruction on how to handle common errors/support requests.

Educational sessions are offered throughout the year to enable users to maximize the software’s functionality for their organization’s specific needs.

Learn from your peers.

Learn how others are driving success in their industry. Whether you’re running MIP Fund accounting, Sage 100 or Sage Intacct, hear how others are utilizing the software to gain efficiencies throughout their organization.

Attendees are from a diverse range of roles and experience levels.  Attendees often come from accounting and finance, IT and operations in industries including nonprofit, healthcare, manufacturing, distribution and wholesale industries.

Participation and discussion is encouraged, but not required.  Share and be as involved as much as you feel comfortable.  You’ll find you get more out of the meetings if you’re open to discussion with peers and DWD’s software consultants.

Gain new knowledge.

During user group meetings and lunch & learns we always discuss new features and functionality that other software users are taking advantage of.  Examples include:

  • Overview of popular add-on solutions that software users are utilizing to gaining efficiencies.
  • Demonstration of software customizations that are helping users gain efficiencies.
  • Overview of new software features to make sure all new enhancements are set up and being utilized.

See the future direction of the product.

During user groups and lunch & learn sessions you’ll learn about new features in the latest product releases as well as what new features and functionality is planned for the future of the solution.  We also list supported and un-supported versions of the solutions to make sure your organization is running a supported and secure program.

Additional benefits of attending user group and lunch & learn meetings.

  1. Having a presenter that keeps up with the latest changes and knows the ins and outs of the software.  One of the most obvious benefits to attending a user group meeting is that it’s an opportunity to learn new information and new ways to go about old tasks.   You’ll have the benefit of talking to an expert, one on one about specific issues with the software.
  2. Learn about efficiencies achieved by other organizations.  During a user group meeting, you may learn about add-on software or processes that can increase productivity or just make your day to day a bit easier. Often user group attendees learn about a module or aspect to the software that they have but were underutilizing.
  3. User group meetings are the best place for your voice to be heard. Is there an aspect of the software that you feel needs improving? Perhaps an add-on you would like to see. Software vendors like Sage Software and Community Brands are constantly improving their products and one of the most efficient ways to do that is from the feedback of users.

Watch DWD’s upcoming events web page to learn about new training, webinars, user group and lunch & learn sessions.

Contact Leeah Peters at 260.423.2414 if you have questions on any of DWD’s events.