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ACS recently concluded a highly successful 2008 Training Week at our office in Ann Arbor. In attendance were 33 Advantage users representing 19 ACS clients. The classes offered and the instructors who presented were as follows.

  • Circulation Production and Analysis Reports - Karl Davis (October 7)
  • Administering Your Advantage Environment - Tim Zapawa and John Sheehy (October 7-8)
  • Using SQL for Systems Analysis ? Tim Zapawa and Levi Hyssong (October 9)

In addition, a half-day forum on the Business Intelligence Module that is under development was held on the afternoon of October 8. Dick Hile, Tim Zapawa, and Corey Mantel led this session which, with 24 participants, enjoyed the highest attendance of any Training Week session.

As always, a highlight of Training Week was the annual "field trip" to Whirly Ball of Ann Arbor on Tuesday evening. Now under new ownership, the facility has been freshened up and, more importantly, the cars seem to move a bit faster than in the past. The ratio of intentional crashes to points scored was roughly 5-to-1... and we do mean roughly. A number of participants seemed to be moving rather gingerly when class resumed on Wednesday. Identification of the most serious offenders is being withheld pending a possible investigation!

ACS highly values the evaluations received from Training Week attendees. The feedback received this year was quite positive, though we are paying special attention to the suggestions noted on the forms. We look forward to hosting an expanded Training Week in 2009. As part of the planning process, we will seek input from clients on what training topics are of interest to you.

Thank you to all who attended and to those who did not ? hope to see you next year!



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