I had never heard of this term before today: “Tele-cation.” It’s a combination of “telecommute” and “vacation.” (Read: Saying you’re working from home but you actually take the day off.) The word came up when one of my friends on Facebook said that she would definitely work from home and would feel guilty doing a tele-cation, despite what a bunch of other people would do today.
Same here. Despite the ever-enticing snow outside, I’m still at my desk here at home working away.
And thank goodness I was working today. I stumbled across a great piece of news that went through my Twitter feed.
Sage has been telling anyone who will listen that Sage Summit was going to be different and better than ever this year. Ok, I’ll admit: I scoffed. Sage Summit is always a really good event. What can they possibly do to make it bigger and better? Granted, staging it in Las Vegas is a good start. The city of spectacular is a great backdrop to have amazing things happen.
Then they announced the $99 pass to Sage Summit for customers. Now here’s where they may have hit the jackpot. (Pun intended.) Word on the street is that this special, which ended on Jan. 15, was wildly successful.
Then they announced their hotel prices, which will start at $85 per night. Many people are going to have to go across country to get to Summit, so the price to stay out there is going to help.
I know what you’re thinking: Not another webcast series. But this is different. Each time a Sage customer attends a webcast for the Sage product they use, their name will be put into a sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to the Sage Be the Driver event at World Class Driving in Las Vegas on July 28. (Yes, that is during Sage Summit!) The prizes include:
- Roundtrip airfare to Las Vegas
- 2-night hotel stay
- Transportation to and from the World Class Driving Exotic Car Experience
- Seat behind the wheel of 1-3 exotic cars on a 60-minute excursion to and from Red Rock Canyon
- Post-event hospitality.
From the list of sports cars that are shown on the webcast series website, this looks like it could be a pretty groovy experience. And let’s not lose site of the webcasts themselves. Here’s a list of the webcasts:
- Sage 100: Sage ERP Sales Tax, Sage ERP Document Management, Sage ERP Shipping, Sage ERP EDI, and Sage Alerts and Workflow
- Sage 300: Sage ERP Sales Tax, Sage 300 Warehouse Management, Sage ERP Document Management, Sage ERP Shipping, Sage 300 Service Management, Sage ERP EDI, and Sage Alerts and Workflow
- Sage 500: Sage ERP Sales Tax, Sage 500 Warehouse Management, Sage ERP Document Management, Sage 500 eBusiness Web Services, Sage ERP Shipping, Sage 300 Service Management, Sage ERP EDI, and Sage Alerts and Workflow
To sign up for the individual webcasts, go to the main website for the Sage Be the Driver series and select the product at the top of the screen and the individual topics below the main picture.
This looks like it has the potential to be a really great series!
One word of advice: Make sure you read the Official Rules before you enter the contest.