A look back at the WorkPoint Partner Day

Thursday the 19th of April, WorkPoint invited all partners to the HQ in Esbjerg for an official WorkPoint Partner Day. The event provided partners with lots of inspiration and information about life as a WorkPoint partner and included key guest speakers from several major global companies. Read the article to hear more about the day from WorkPoint’s CEO Peter Jørgensen. 

WorkPoint CEO Peter Jørgensen officially welcoming all attending partners for the WorkPoint Partner Day and presenting them with an overview of WorkPoint’s status and strategy 

Inspiration for partners

Inspiration and dialogue. These are keywords for establishing good business partnerships. For the last couple of years, WorkPoint has developed into a mature and known solution for SharePoint Online and Office 365.  This is especially due to the unique network of both national and international partners. To keep an innovative angle, WorkPoint gathered all partners for an official “Partner Day” to provide them with new inspiration

Since our partners function as ambassadors for WorkPoint, it is important for us to ensure that our partners feel integrated and engaged in the WorkPoint product. Therefore we have created the partner day, to provide them with tools and ideas for improving their communication and interaction with the customers”

The event also presented a great opportunity for knowledge-sharing and to discuss input regarding trends, competition and customers among other WorkPoint partners in a growing network:

Our partner network continues to grow and deliver great results. Currently, we are seeing some exciting deals, especially on the Icelandic and Danish markets, but we have also established new partnerships in both Holland and Norway, so the partner day is a key event for us to keep the momentum going and was a great opportunity for partners to meet each other. 

 

Different partners, same challenges

One of the most important aspects of the day was to guide the partners all-around WorkPoint. Since the partners are mostly responsible for communicating with customers and end-users, it is important to provide them with an efficient setup for success. However, this can be challenging due to the differences between partners.

 All WorkPoint partners are different from one another. They operate in different markets and with different types of customers. Besides that, some have a very technical SharePoint-orientated approach, while others are more into how to manage, sell and market WorkPoint as a product. Our job at the Partner Day was to attend all types of partners and provide them with the appropriate direction and strategy

Partners gathered  at WorkPoints partner day in the lobby with WorkPoint personnel to discuss and share their experiences regarding challenges, cases and success stories when operating as a WorkPoint partner   

Although , these differences are a challenge to make an agenda that all partners can identify with. But despite the differences there exist some generic challenges that can be applied across partners and industries:

” We would like to create a more vertical mindset. We will continue to enhance our focus on out-of-the-box solutions that can be implemented directly into a SharePoint Online and Office 365 platform. However, we must also enhance our efforts towards specific industries. For instance, there is a great need for systemising data and documents within the financial sector, while many entrepreneurs and manufacturers are interested in optimising processes for quality assurance and project management. At the event, we presented our partners with vertical strategies and solutions to address these industry-related challenges

 

Key guest speakers at the event

The event also featured key guest speakers with WorkPoint experience. This included a selection of partners, end-users and representatives from Microsoft and LEGO. This offered the partners an opportunity to hear WorkPoint from a different point-of-view.

A Selection of presenters from the WorkPoint Partner Day. Upper left: Allan Bau Madsen from LEGO. Upper right: Marcel Aldewereld and Wouter van Zijtveld from KBenP. Lower left: Jesper Kjærsgaard from Delegate. Lower right: Aaren Ekelund from Microsoft

As mentioned, Aaren Ekelund attended the event on behalf of Microsoft and presented the status and direction of Microsoft and where they are moving with “Modern Workplace”. In that regard, he also talked about Office 365 extensions and how WorkPoint fits within this strategy.

Another prominent organisation that attended the event was LEGO. They were represented by IT solutions architect Allan Bau Madsen. He gave his insight and thoughts on using and working within the WorkPoint system.

No-Code Solution, Delegate and KbenP also gave great and unique presentations on the partner day. Also, they gave their perspective on the possibilities and potential with WorkPoint.

If you are interested in more information regarding the WorkPoint partner day, please contact us on rc@workpoint.