Not Just Along for the Ride: On the Ground and Covering the Action, as the Beeline Client Conference Gains Momentum Today

I’m on the ground here at Amelia Island (near Jacksonville, Florida) for the commencement of the 2015 Beeline Client Conference, where there is energy and buzz in the air. The theme for the event is “Technology in Motion.” Direct client engagement and value co-creation got started swiftly last night with the opening of The Tech Expo (staffed by key Beeline product team members ready to listen and talk up a storm) and the start of The Hackathon (a thread of this event where clients and developers will “get agile” and produce a winning coded solution by the end of the conference).

The stage here appears set to support clients in their ongoing, challenging and changing contingent workforce management journeys, as Beeline continues to distinguish itself as a uniquely innovative and customer-centric workforce technology provider that is transforming itself to provide clients value beyond the confines of VMS. This metamorphosis was aptly summarized by Jason in his recent post Spend Matters 50/50: Beeline – A Provider to Know in 2015, where he clearly brought focus to the balance that Beeline is achieving by being both exceptionally innovative and committed to bringing clients along for a comfortable ride.

While Beeline is intent on “revolutionizing how the global extended workforce is procured and managed,” it is doing so in a way that supports its clients and partners (a nice example being the recent development of a “self-sourcing” “plug-in” for its core VMS solution, which seeks to increase client options and value and avoid disruption to clients’ existing staffing supply chains). As it pushes the envelope on behalf of its clients with new options for accessing and engaging the growing “independent” and other “non-supplier” extended workforce, Beeline is also investing heavily in (frequently innovative) functionality that allows contingent workforce managers and their enterprise users and stakeholders, MSPs, suppliers, and other partners to achieve better performance in existing staffing supply chains).

The doors are now open and the stage set for learning about all of the above. Beeline President Doug Leeby will be addressing the conference participants here this morning to get the next 2 full days of “journeying” and acceleration underway. I am here – not just “along for the ride” – but as a highly interested industry observer and participant, and I’ll be reporting on what I observe and learn in the coming days.

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