After three eventful days in Chicago listening to our customers and partners; sharing best practices and discussing future plans, the OneStream team is more energized than ever.
Coming off Splash 2018 — our biggest and best User Conference & Partner Summit to date with over 750 attendees — we have a sharper understanding of customer needs, industry trends and future direction for OneStream.
Highlights of OneStream Splash 2018
The energy and buzz at Splash 2018 in Chicago was just amazing. Conference attendance was up 50% over last year with over 750 OneStreamers, Partners, Customers, Prospects and others taking over the Drake Hotel and Navy Pier for the event. Our Tuesday Admin and End-User Workshops were oversold. And the engagement continued from the welcome reception on Tuesday evening, to the Keynotes on Wednesday morning at Navy Pier, through the conference sessions and especially at our 80’s party on Wednesday evening, and on through the Thursday sessions and closing reception.
5 Key Take-Aways from Splash
We had many lively and candid discussions that validated and at times challenged our thinking. Several topics stood out as the key take-aways from this year’s conference:
Details on these solutions and others in the XF Marketplace can be found at https://www.onestream.com/xf-marketplace/
Tom discussed our plans for leveraging Machine Learning to make SmartCPMTM even smarter by automatically scaling cloud resources and by simplifying processes such as reconciliations, financial and operational planning, account mapping and assisting users with chatbots. Interest among customers and partners alike was high, with OneStream’s Machine Learning capabilities emerging as one of the hottest topics at this year’s Splash event. Keep an eye out for more on this later in the year.
Ultimately, it comes down to choice and allowing customers to migrate to the cloud on their own timeline. OneStream supports a “have it your way” approach with XF Cloud, hosted or on-premise deployment options – and the best path to cloud CPM.
Plus, we are always seeking to exceed the previous year in terms of fun and entertainment too. We follow the creed “work hard, play hard.” The 80s-themed party at the Navy Pier fit the bill for the latter. It was inspiring to see everyone dress up and get into that totally rad 80s spirit. Just wait for next year!
In the meantime, if you have the opportunity to catch up with us in Amsterdam, Splash 2.0 takes place on September 27. Plus, we have regional events throughout the year to connect with us as well.
Looking forward to seeing everyone next year in the Big Easy. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
John O’Rourke is Vice President of Product Marketing at OneStream Software. With a background in accounting and finance, John has over 30 years of experience in the software industry, including 20 years of experience in product marketing at Hyperion Solutions, Oracle and Host Analytics. He has worked with many customers and partners on financial reporting and planning initiatives and has spoken and written on many topics in corporate performance management. John has also held positions in strategic marketing and product marketing at Dun & Bradstreet Software, Kenan Systems and Decisyon.