Time to Get Approval for Your Explore Trip!

If you haven’t already, you should probably think about getting approval for your trip to QAD Explore in Chicago. Before you go asking for travel approval, you may want to have some secret weapons in your back pocket. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

Step 1: Know the Explore Agenda, Create a Plan

First, you’re going to want to have a good understanding of the Explore agenda and how it will help you to grow in your current position and improve your company’s ERP processes. With over 25 breakouts and five training courses to choose from, you’re bound to find many sessions to give you an edge on your skills and product knowledge. Oh, and did we mention that manufacturing guru and lean production expert, James Womack, will be speaking? You’re not going to want to miss that!

Step 2: Be Sure You Can Answer the Question: “Why Go to Explore?”

Year-after-year, customers return to Explore. They went last year, the year before, and the year before that. Why do they continue to join us? We often hear that it’s the sessions, training, and networking opportunities with the QAD Experts, so we recently sat down with the team from CK Technologies to gain some insight. We were delighted to hear that not only do they find those common reasons part of why the keep coming back, but they said it enables the continuous improvement of their business. They tackle QAD Explore as a team, come up with a strategic plan of action, and work together to get the most out of the event. It’s a great story, and you can read all about it here.

Step 3: Justify Your Trip!

Once you have a good handle on the sessions you want to attend and can provide a value for attending Explore, now all you need is to wrap it up into a nice package for your manager to review and approve. We’ve done the busy work for you. Download the Explore Justification Template, customize it, and you’ll be on your way to Chicago in a few months!

Register Early With a Discounted Rate

One of the biggest reasons to get this info in front of your manager is because the Early Bird discount ends on April 1st. After that it’s going to cost an additional $600, and nobody wants to pay more than they could have? So get familiar with the agenda, learn more about why Explore is so valuable, and justify the trip to your manager!

Looking forward to seeing you in the Windy City in May!