Thursday, October 18, 2012

Be Informed Team Assemble! - Microsoft Industry Solutions University at Rome 10-11th Oct 2012

Be Informed’s team were out in force at the Microsoft Industry Solutions University at Rome last week. The team flew in to showcase our latest Public Sector Solutions and some of the new Microsoft Integration work. It was a great event to advertise Be Informed products and what our partners could accomplish with us.

The Be Informed team’s stand was very busy throughout and had plenty of interest from all around the Europe Middle East and African regions in the fields of Justice, Welfare and Government Services. Partners had a specific interest in our “The mouse that roared” story. They were enthralled to learn how Be Informed managed to beat out Microsoft, SAP, IBM and Oracle for the UWV (The Labor and Welfare Agency in the Netherlands) bid and what it meant for us to win such a momentous victory against four mammoth companies. The sequel to David’s story is more impressive than the original, especially when he defeats three brothers as well as Goliath. A point our partners couldn’t fail to miss.

Geert Rensen and Gordon McKenzie gave an informative and entertaining presentation on ‘How we can learn from the Dutch’ as Netherlands is at the top end of the UN eGovernment charts. Rob Tuinte took charge of showing off our award winning Environment Online Solution. Which has been rated by top analyst company Gartner as a best in class example. Those visiting the stand and attending the presentation where captivated by the adaptability, versatility and practicality of Be Informed’s software. For many it was the first time they had heard of model applications driving processes and solutions in the public sector. Partners showed great interest in learning how they could benefit from this new and innovative product and how it works.

Following this we then highlighted some of the Windows 8 User Interface Solutions for the model store and also the new UI for our Multi – Benefit Solution (MBS). The Be Informed team demonstrated the capabilities of the model store on Microsoft’s very own Windows tablet. This accentuated the ability to integrate Be Informed’s products with Microsoft platforms. With many of our Partners currently using Microsoft solutions this was a huge plus.

All in all a terrific event, with great exposure and discussions about future prospects of Be Informed. However, now is not a time to rest on our laurels. We must use this momentum to help propel Be Informed to the global stage.

This mouse is not done roaring!