Maybe I read too much into these pages.
I just stumbled across this “Who Attends” Sage Summit 2012 page and it lists certain products courses marked with an asterisk as “Partner Only”.
Some of these – such as Act! – seem like they would be of high interest to customers. Indeed Sage Act! is sold at retail so shouldn’t there be a high customer interest in attending a session?
According to the Sage Summit page – the Sage Act! courses (and seven other products as well) are partner only.
Could this be because the content is of no interest to customers and only a partner would want to attend?
Our could there be a bigger reason that might relate to discussing future development plans for the products?
The products listed with asterisks (aka partner only courses):
- Sage Master Builder – aka Sage 100 Contractor
- Sage Act!
- Sage Timberline Enterprise – aka Sage 300 Trade Specialty
- Sage BusinessVision
- Sage BusinessWorks
- Sage DacEasy
- Sage TimeSheet
- Sage Timeslips
Could these sessions be closed out to partners only because partners might hear about a roadmap falling into the “Sunset” category?
I don’t know the answer – just an observation. Seems possible.
Also might be nothing other than typical conference planning and these courses have been closed off to the customer since forever – and I just hadn’t noticed.
Hit the link below to view the page yourself.