Registration is now open for the twelfth annual Data Harmony Users Group (DHUG) meeting, scheduled for February 9-10, 2016 at the Access Innovations, Inc. offices located at 4725 Indian School Road NE, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Access Innovations, the company behind the Data Harmony product line, hosts the annual meeting. Case studies presented by Data Harmony software users make up most of the program, and most attendees indicate that these are the primary reason they attend DHUG.
“Based on feedback from the 2015 meeting, we have altered the schedule for DHUG 2016,” said Heather Kotula, Director of Communications at Access Innovations. “We are a client-driven organization and our users’ needs reflect the new arrangements, the same as updates and new features in the Data Harmony software.”
Monday, February 8, attendees will meet at the Access Innovations office, where introductory training topics will be covered. “Having the training at our office makes it possible for everyone attending to have a hands-on experience with the software,” remarked Win Hansen, Director of Production Services. “Whether they are experienced users, new users, or still considering Data Harmony software for their organization, this approach is the most beneficial.”
Tuesday and Wednesday will feature a combination of case studies presented by users and presentations by Access Innovations and Data Harmony staff. The Welcome and Features Update by Margie Hlava, president of Access Innovations, normally a three-hour presentation on the second day of the meeting, will now be split between the two days. The Welcome portion will be presented in the morning on Tuesday. The Features Update will be combined with the wrap-up on Wednesday afternoon. Sessions on these two days will held in the Mega Classroom at NMSU, adjacent to the Access Innovations office.
Thursday, February 11, is a full day of in-depth training, also held in the Access Innovations office. “The segments on this day are geared toward users who will work with the admin module, importing and exporting data, and performing batch processes,” explained Jack Bruce, Senior Taxonomist. “We will also cover information about XIS®, our XML database system.”
Meeting registration includes a networking reception at the nearby Hampton Inn on Monday evening and dinner on Tuesday evening. The Tuesday evening dinner will be held at the Unser Racing Museum, which uses modern technologies to educate and immerse visitors in the exciting world of racing.
“By hosting the meeting at the Access Innovations home office, we are able to make the entire staff available to discuss technical and tactical issues,” remarked Bob Kasenchak, Director of Product Development. “It also fosters better communication among the various parties, and we are able to identify and solve issues much faster.”
To register for the meeting please visit the DHUG registration page.
Data Harmony software users are encouraged to submit case study abstracts to present at the meeting. The submission form uses the Data Harmony Smart Submit software module.
For information about planning a trip to Albuquerque for the meeting, go to https://www.accessinn.com/dhug/dhugtripplanning/.