Accio Data wrapped its 7th annual Accio Power User Group Conference in Austin, Texas, last week. This year saw a record number of attendees (brand new clients and veteran clients), who joined the Accio team to learn, discuss and be entertained. We also had the help of some of our most committed data vendors who sponsored the event, which allowed Accio to once again offer the conference entirely free of charge for its clients to attend. Other screening platform providers are charging clients up to $600 for similar events.

Following a cocktail welcome reception Sunday evening, we kicked off the conference Monday with a joint session where we went over new features and stats on system uptime, security, and performance. We then split into two session tracks where our clients could learn about big-picture Accio news in the Brainstorm track or choose to attend the more granular Bootcamp sessions led by our veteran support team.

We covered everything from HRIS/ATS integrations to an overview of Accio’s Accounting Hub to the modern-day challenges of managing remote workers. Meanwhile, our support team held sessions on new document management functionality, making mass changes in the platform, and platform customization, to name a few. And on Tuesday, as always, the support staff spent quality one-on-one time with clients in Accio Labs.

It wouldn’t be an Accio user group meeting without a fun-packed event on Monday night. This year we left Texas and went to the South Pacific (well, almost). We took our valued clients to the famous Austin Tiki Tatsu-Ya where we feasted on a Polynesian buffet and tropical drinks in the most unique setting imaginable.

This annual user group meeting is an invaluable opportunity to partner with our customers to define the product roadmap for the platform and strengthen the ever-growing Accio customer community. The next conference is already slated for Feb. 18-20 in Austin.

Camille Gamble worked as Vice President of Marketing and Support for startup Verified Person Inc., acquired by Sterling Talent Solutions in 2016. Her experience also includes leading the marketing efforts for startup criminal database provider, acquired by ChoicePoint in 2004. With her background at these screening companies she brings nearly 20 years of consumer reporting agency experience to Accio Data as a business developer.