Welcome to the February Newsletter,
From all the staff at Planit, welcome back! We hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing time over the Christmas/New Year break and are back ready for a big 2014.
2014 is going to be an exciting year, so in this month's newsletter we have a look at some of the events taking place this year.
Looking at the year ahead
Welcome back to 2014, I trust everyone had a refreshing break and ready for the year ahead. A special year this year, with the beginnings of what is now Planit stemming back to 1984; this year marks 30 years of involvement with Software in the Woodworking market. A massive achievement and credit to Anthony Passmore to keep the drive and passion prospering.
Our team at Planit has been steadily growing throughout 2013 which has put us in a good place for 2014. One of the major focus points this year at Planit will be to promote the successes that you, our customers, have gained from the tools laid out by Planit. We want to spread the good word around and want to earn your respect and assistance to achieve this, one good word from a raving customer is far more influential than any sales pitch. Together our team will be concentrating on making more 'Raving Fans' and also provide avenues for you to share your experiences with others.
Since the election late last year we have seen an increase in activity and stronger confidence in the market. Last year we introduced some regional seminars and tech days, visiting Wagga, Canberra, Newcastle and Hobart. These were a great success and created many opportunities to service our customers and meet some old and new faces. We’ve already got more scheduled, in Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie with more to follow. It was evident that we needed to get out of the big cities and provide better localised events. The aim of the seminars is to highlight all that Planit can offer as solutions to all your business needs.
The biggest thing, in size anyway, that we featured at the seminars was Vortek. 3 x 55inch flat screen TV’s sitting on top of each other is the Vortek /Experience. Put the 3D glasses on and you have real floor to ceiling view of the room. With motion sensor technology, from the gaming industry, your movements are replicated on the display. Walk around, move up and down and it’s like you’re seeing the real thing. Check it out when we come to see you or at the trade shows we are attending this year, DesignEX and the AWISA show. Vortek have also increased their suite of products to include tablet versions and also a web interface. On the horizon we will be bringing their augmented reality solutions to life, now this is something to see!
Speaking of the AWISA show, I was very honoured to be nominated and accepted as an AWISA Ltd board member at the AGM in Brisbane in late November. It will be a privilege to represent the software side of our industry and be involved in its future. Having started as a Wood Machinist before I even turned 16, the Wood working industry has been my whole life. I’ve worked in just about every area and am very proud of the last 18 years at Planit. I am excited about having an influence into the future.
I work with a great team, in an industry I love, helping people be successful.
What more could I want … bring on 2014.
Planit Training Courses and Tech Days
We have now scheduled Training Classes and Tech Days for the first 4 months of the year, so why not get yourself organised and plan to spend some time either developing your skills, updating your system or utilising your software more.
Planit Training Courses can be used for both building the skills of new staff and refreshing the skills of existing staff. By investing in developing skills you can realise the full benefits of your software, which are experienced throughout the business.
Click here to see our Training Schedule
Planit Tech Days are for our Customer Care customers to spend time with our Services team further developing their skills and system in a personal and flexible space. Held every month, they are a great way to maximise your investment. Click here if you would like to learn more about Customer Care and the benefits of a Tech Day.
Click here to View the Tech Day Schedule.
Tradeshows & Seminars
2014 marks an exciting time for the AWISA show, because for the first time the show is being held at the Brisbane Exhibition Centre. This change in location will allow more Queensland customers to attend the show as well as provides interstate customers a great location to travel to. The show is also being run a month later this year, with the show taking place in the first week of August. Planit has already booked its space at the entrace of hall 4 and working on creating a unique experience for those who come and see us. We will be sharing more info about the show later on in the year...so watch this space.
Planit will be exhibiting again this year at DesignEX in Sydney. Held at the new Sydney Exhibition Centre at Glebe Island, the show runs from Wednesday 28 May through to Friday 30 May. We are excited to be showcasing the latest technology with Vortek's 'augmented reality'. We will have the Vortek /experience on display, as well as a few new exciting bits of technology. DesignEX is also a great way to come and check out the latest design trends and get ideas for your own designs.
Throughout the year, Planit will be attending Machinery Open Houses around the country in conjunction with Machinery Dealers. So make sure you are following our Facebook and Twitter pages or Events page on our website for information about where these will be held.
As Steve spoke about earlier, Planit is looking at holding more seminars in 2014. These seminars are not just focusing on software, but bring the latest developments in the industry to help you improve and focus on how you can 'Make Money'. These seminars are a great opportunity for business owners and their staff to come and see the latest offerings in software solutions we provide and network with others in the industry. Keep a look out for more information about a seminar closer to you.
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Thursday 20th February 2014
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Thursday 17th April 2014
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Photo Vision Courses
Monday 10th February 2014
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