State of SedonaOffice Address, January 23rd, 2017

SOUC Room Photo


Changes in technology and increasing customer demands leave no room for complacency for SedonaOffice, the leading security industry financial and business management software. The 2017 SedonaOffice Users Conference (SOUC) provided a purview of what is on the horizon.

Perennial Software co-founders, Don Faybrick and Michael Marks, opened up the conference with the annual State of SedonaOffice address to over 400 attendees representing over 150 companies. Plans were revealed on how Perennial Software will be addressing the rapidly changing technology landscape.

“Our client and their customers are demanding new ways to interact with each other,” said Marks. “We have developed a technology roadmap using web and mobile applications that will revolutionaize the way security companies service their clientele.”

Launched at the conference were two new products on the SedonaOne platform, eForms and Time & Attendance. These business tools will increase productivity and are 100% web based for easy access anywhere. Both applications run independently or in conjunction with other Perennial Software products.

The conference was held at the JW Marriott in Marco Island, Florida with attendees enjoying the opportunity for outdoor dining. However, little time was left for recreation as the robust educational program had six tracks with over 48 course selections. Sessions were led by SedonaOffice staff and there were a number of panels composed of users to foster peer to peer learning. Industry leaders Eric Pritchard, Gretchen Gordon, Mark Sandler and John Jennings participated in the education as well.

The 15th Annual SOUC had many first time attendees along with others who attend year after year. One of attendees’ biggest takeaways is the networking and what they learn from others. Corey Boggs of Richmond Alarm states, “SOUC is a great place to meet similar people within other organizations that get the work done. The level of openness and sharing cannot be beat.”

Other highlights of the conference include the SedonaLab, giving attendees a place interact with integration and business partners.  A Rockin’ Rewind 80s Party Tuesday night provided the opportunity for attendees to dress up, dance and play black light cornhole, volleyball and putt-putt on the beach. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in 2018 in San Francisco.