ERP Showcase Conference - May 16

May 16, 2018
12:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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Executive Plaza Hotel Coquitlam
405 North Road
Coquitlam, BC V3K 3V9


Join us for this exciting event.   Our 2nd annual. 

Established in 2017 the ERP showcase is Vancouver’s leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) software evaluation, comparison and selection event.  Geared toward ERP selection teams and decision makers for companies with manufacturing and/or distribution requirements, this premier event is ideal for businesses who are budgeting for or are currently evaluating an ERP software upgrade or replacement.  We are expecting 75-100 Attendees 6-8 erp vendors with other world class guest speakers. 


  • May 16, 2018 1200pm to 8:30 PM
  • Choose between a full Buffet Lunch and Dinner and educational events, or just a day pass to see vendor presentations and visit their booths
  • Two world-class speakers on ERP topics
  • Vendor presentations and demos
  • Conference room - to network and browse
  • FREE PARKING - And 5 min walk from Lougheed Skytrain station
  • From Out of town? Special hotel stay rates - Contact the organizer for details HERE


  • 12pm lunch served, networking
  • 1pm Introduction and Educational presentation - How to Choose an ERP System?
  • 2pm – 6pm 2 rooms with each vendor presenting for 1 Hour
  • 2pm - 6pm Conference room open
  • 6pm – Networking and open bar
  • 6.30pm – buffet style dinner
  • 7.30pm-830pm – Educational presentation - How to Successfully Implement an ERP System

1:00 PM Speaker Event - How to Choose an ERP System?

The process of selecting an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is no easy task. With many factors to consider such as cost, vendors, business needs, and the vast software selection in the market, the task of choosing the right ERP software becomes all the more complex. However, we often lose sight of the goal while mired in the creation of a very long requirements list.  In this session we will propose an alternative approach to ensure the long-term needs of the business are kept at the forefront.  


  •     Start with Strategy
  •     Understand your core differentiators - Determine what has made your business successful to-date
  •     Identify key business requirements for each critical business process
  •     Determine key decision criteria – budget, local support, cloud, ect
  •     Consider cultural alignment
  •     References and social media


James Moffat

James is the President of Aspire Advisory, previously James was the President of SYSPRO Canada an ERP software company servicing the mid-market manufacturing and distribution segments.  James has a deep background in sales, account management, marketing and channel management.  Prior to joining SYSPRO, James was responsible for sales for the performance management segment within the Business Analytics division at IBM Canada.  James is a Chartered Professional Accountant and has a passion for skiing.   

 7:30 pm After Dinner Speaker Event -How to Successfully Implement an ERP System

Implementing an ERP system is probably one of the hardest things you will ever do. An ERP implementation is fraught with risk of failure, which could be budget overruns, major delays, business processes that don’t work and worst of all shutting down your business for a period. 

Phil will be presenting the Top Ten list of things to consider and follow to ensure the best chance of a successful ERP implementation for Small and Mid-size businesses. At the end of the presentation, you will be given a copy of the presentation for your use.

Philip Patton CA(SA), CPIM, CDDP

Philip has been working with and implementing ERP systems since 1984. He has been directly and indirectly involved with over 1,000 implementations in South Africa, the UK and North America.  He founded SYSPRO (Canada) Inc. in 1986 and helped build the North American market for Syspro.  In 1998 he joined Manugistics where as a Senior Business Consultant (Supply Chain) he worked on projects with companies such as Mitsubishi, Fujitsu, Del Monte, 20th Century Fox and others. He subsequently joined Sauder Industries where he was responsible for the IT team that implemented their ERP system in more than 120 locations in North America. Today Phil is the CEO of Aquilon Software a provider of ERP to small and mid-size businesses and is also the current President of APICS Vancouver.



Since 1995, The Answer Company has been helping organizations answer questions about investments in technology and information systems. One of the many solutions we provide is Sage X3, a robust and complete Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution that is built specifically to address the challenges and logistics surrounding Supply Chain Management. Our team offers thought leadership & expertise, with the goal of making your business even more successful at what you do.

Elaine Ooi

Business Development Manager
Direct 778-725-0707



Aquilon Software is an integrated ERP that offers financial, distribution, manufacturing, and supply chain features and functionality for small and midsize businesses, at a low total cost of ownership. Headquartered in Burnaby BC, Aquilon Software enables dynamic and fast-growing companies that have outgrown dated, legacy software or entry-level accounting solutions to save time and money, automate processes, improve overall quality, streamline work flows and elude the high cost of mid-range ERP solutions.

Peter Goudreau
Regional Sales Manager – BC

Aquilon Software Inc.
604-678-8040 Ext: 7060



With Infor, you can easily find the right solutions for every aspect of your business. Building complete industry suites in the cloud and deploying software that puts the user experience first, leverages data science, and integrates easily with your existing systems. Over 90,000 organizations worldwide rely on Infor to help overcome market disruptions and achieve business-wide digital transformation. 

Essential Software Solutions Inc. is a Certified Infor partner, and has shown businesses how to expand their market share and grow revenue. We’ve earned the loyalty of our clients through the solid foundation of our personnel and our commitment to provide superior consulting advice and exceptional software solutions.

Dan Telep
VP of Maekting & Operatons
Office: 604.215.3216
Direct: 778.789.4454
Fax: 604.215.1115
Toll Free: 1.800.661.4456



 SYSPRO Canada

SYSPRO is a global, independent provider of industry-built ERP software designed to simplify business complexity for manufacturers and distributors. Focused on delivering optimized performance and complete business visibility, the SYSPRO solution is highly scalable, and can be deployed on-premise, in the cloud, or accessed via a mobile device.

For more information on SYSPRO Canada visit: or contact SYSPRO Canada’s Office at Toll Free: +1 (888) 259-6666.

Dave Cavan, Regional Sales Manager
604-451-8889 Ext. 5241 





Catapult helps wholesale distributors, manufacturers, and other inventory-intensive businesses deliver lean processes and better performance insights with powerful ERP solutions from Acumatica and Microsoft. We will showcase Acumatica, a complete Cloud ERP solution with accounting, inventory management, CRM, and more in a single, consolidated system. Designed to deploy quickly for companies that have little or no in-house IT expertise or infrastructure, Acumatica's flexible subscription model and unlimited users delivers the lowest Total Cost of Ownership.

Jeff Bacon
VP of Client Development



Epicor Software Corporation drives business growth. We provide flexible, industry-specific software designed around the needs of our manufacturing, distribution, retail, and service industry customers. More than 40 years of experience with our customers’ unique operational requirements are built into every solution—in the cloud, hosted, or on premises. With this deep understanding of your industry, Epicor solutions manage complexity, increase efficiency, and free up resources so you can focus on growth.

Brendan Dorney
Channel Sales Director
Epicor Software Corporation
+1 (647) 233-6038





Vision33 is a SAP gold partner and the largest global value added reseller (VAR) for SAP Business One®.  We are a business partner that helps challenge your business processes to improve efficiency and attain your goals for growth and success. Vision33 works with fast growth companies from small and midsized enterprises (SMEs) to large enterprise subsidiaries in industries such as: manufacturing, wholesale and distribution, and retail.

Yonel Prasad
Sales Consultant- Vision33
SAP Gold Channel Partner
Direct: 604.473.2100  Ext: 637




Cothrom Systems Corporation helps organizations perform. We provide team/organizational development services, training, and enterprise software from Epicor, MCS, and XSOL for manufacturing, distribution, & equipment rental firms.

In the ERP space, we work with your team to complete projects for:
ERP Recovery
ERP Assessment
ERP Implementation

Headquartered in British Columbia, we’re ready to support your team’s growth by getting the most out of your current business systems, searching/selecting ERP options, and/or implementing a new ERP solution.

Iain Snee
Cothrom Systems Corporation
1-844-COTHROM (268-4766) Extension 700





SHEA Business Solutions successfully helps clients leverage technology to meet their business objectives in five key practice areas:

  • ERP – Enterprise Resourced Planning Software (Microsoft Dynamics 365 & SYSPRO)
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Sales and Operations Planning
  • Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP)
  • Infrastructure 

SHEA Business Solutions has global experience with hundreds of clients across North America, Europe and Asia.  We have vertical domain expertise in Aerospace, Defense, Distribution, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Transportation, and Public Sector; with an impeccable record of on-time and on-budget delivery. 

David Doyle
Regional Sales
Ph: 604.304.2202 x110 | Mobile: 778.789.1287





$50.00 Full Event Ticket - APICS Member Pricing
$80.00 after 10:00 am May 14

$65.00 First Tier pricing - Full Event Ticket - Limited to first 50
$95.00 after 10:00 am May 14

$90.00 2nd Tier pricing - Full Event Ticket -
$100.00 after 10:00 am May 14

$35.00 Day Pass - No Lunch or Dinner - Conference and Vendor Demo's only.
$65.00 after 10:00 am May 14