QFloors software users from across the U.S. and Canada met in Riviera Maya, Mexico for the 2022 biennial QFloors Users Conference. Held at the Valentin Imperial resort near Playa del Carmen, the five-day event consisted of a mix of software and business training, collaborative conversations between dealers themselves and between the software users and QFloors management, and networking opportunities.
QFloors president and co-founder Chad Ogden said, “It was an awesome week. There were great conversations that happened. We heard repeatedly from attendees that the conference was really helpful and a great use of their time, and the comment, 'Let’s do it again!'”
Attendees reported that they valued the fact that the conference's focus was on the dealers and fostering their success through training and dialogue rather than making a sale.
Training classes were held on advanced warehousing and barcoding, digital marketing, financial know-how, custom reports, mobile options, efficient inventory tracking, cleaning up your books and product catalog, commercial processes, how to compare your company’s performance with others in the industry, and tips on becoming a more profitable business overall. Additional discussions involved software integrations covering a wide array of needs. The event ended on Friday, May 6, with dealers sharing specific business strategies that were working well in their operations, and weighing in on future development of the software.`
Said attendee Stephanie Strauss, owner of All Flooring Design in Breckenridge, Colorado, “I learned about so many things I wasn’t aware of that QFloors can do for my company… things I can incorporate right away. But the greatest value was networking with other dealers and hearing about how they manage things and what they have successfully incorporated into their businesses.”
Attendee Brian Erickson, owner of Floorz LLC in Ohio agreed. “It was a great conference. There were some takeaways that are really going to help my business, and I really enjoyed all of the conversations with other dealers.”
Trent Ogden, QFloors co-founder and CFO, felt the conference was all about ‘Sharpening the Saw.' “The reality is that there is a lot of uncertainty ahead for the industry, and hints of recession. Learning to do the small things better, and implementing features of QFloors that help your operations be more efficient and your accounting more accurate are really going to make a difference for customers in coming years.”
Trent Ogden was also excited about the integrations discussed at the conference. “I think the integrations we talked about, both those that already exist and integrations currently underway, are going to add a lot of value and flexibility to a dealer’s QFloors system. The automatic triggers and the sharing of information will make their businesses more technologically advanced and streamlined.”
Because QFloors views itself as a business partner with its users, rather than simply a vendor, Qfloors owners said the conference’s collaborative nature was helpful for the software company’s representatives as well. Chad Ogden expressed appreciation for the customers who took time away from their busy operations to participate. He said, “It was great to talk with everyone, and listen to their comments. The direction is very clear of what QFloors needs to do moving forward, and how that will benefit our customers.”
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