Quantrix thanks our customers, partners and staff for making the 2013 Seminar by the Sea a great success. In September, customers joined us in Portland, Maine from Bermuda, Italy, Mexico, England, Ireland, and Austria, as well as from all over the
United States. They represented markets including financial services, higher education, software, reinsurance, energy, legal compliance services, consumer products, management consulting, and agriculture. We also were joined by staff from our parent company IDBS for our three-day event.
The Quantrix team presented an overview of future plans for the product line as well as details on new features. Brian Cabana, Quantrix Development Manager, explained new Qloud features such as the tabbed design, visual cues for users, ability to use notes, widgets, export to xls and csv, permissions, and how to use a Qloud model in DataLink. The team also conducted Road Map Roundtable sessions to gather customer requests for new features.
Ben Wake, who developed Quantrix’s new Timeline feature, explained Timeline’s Wizard, which enables users to easily set up a timeline, as well as other features such as the ability to drag and drop to link an entire timeline to another matrix, and the ability to have different timelines on different matrices within a model.
The Seminar included training sessions for beginners as well as for advanced users, where participants were able to receive hands-on instruction for how to best use Quantrix in their environment.
As at other Seminars, the Customer/Partner Case Studies were a highlight. John Taylor of Planning Models, Ltd. uses Quantrix for business modeling, planning, analysis, performance, and scenario what-if’s. He demonstrated how he uses Quantrix to help educational institutions forecast student admissions, retention, facilities needs, grants, tuition, and other business challenges.
John Montana of Montana Associates described how his firm uses Quantrix to manage the complexities of information governance, including legal requirements and risk management. Montana Associates uses Quantrix to manage and analyze huge data sets for litigation discovery, recalls, lawsuits, ethics requirements, document production and retention, and more.
Luca Erzegovesi, professor at the University of Trento, Italy, detailed how he uses Quantrix to manage his financial planning class. He demonstrated a creative and effective use of scripting to manage student registrations, evaluations, and dynamic communications to students about their exams. He also shared the sophisticated techniques he uses within Quantrix, including string comparisons, filtered list generation, message construction using variables, importing data from Sqlite3, and image management.
In addition to classroom sessions, presenters, attendees, and Quantrix staff had an opportunity to network during an evening sail in Portland, Maine’s Casco Bay on the historic schooner Wendameen. We viewed Portland Head Light, Ram Island Light, Cushing Island, and Peaks Island before docking at Great Diamond Island for a lobster dinner at Diamond’s Edge Restaurant.
We are already looking forward to our next Seminar by the Sea. Mark your calendar for September 10-12, 2014 in Portland, Maine. We hope you will join us!