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Overview

SAGE Seminar Series is a traveling education and training series for professionals in the promotional products industry. SAGE Seminar Series is open to both current customers and potential SAGE distributors and their salespeople. This is a great opportunity to learn how to get the most out of your current SAGE products or learn about the tools and services we provide and how they would fit into your company.

You will also have an opportunity to participate in the conversation with our Power of Two partners, PPAI. During their Industry Information Session, PPAI will cover the industry's most pressing topics, product safety initiatives and the latest information on their valuable products and services. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn how PPAI can help you save money, and grow your business.

Best of all, this interactive seminar series is free to attend!
Join SAGE in your city from 9:00am - 3:45pm to learn about the SAGE suite of products plus enjoy a complimentary lunch!
   
SAGE Seminar Series sessions are available for PPAI Professional Development MAS/CAS credit! PPAI Professional Development is committed to industry-leading education with an emphasis on professional certification. Individuals with MAS/CAS Certification are seen as industry leaders—those who have attained a higher standard of professionalism, knowledge and experience. For more information on MAS/CAS Certification click here!

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Daily Schedule

9:00am - 9:30am What You Need to Know About SAGE (for distributors new to SAGE)

Enhance Your SAGE Experience (for current SAGE subscribers)
   
9:30am - 10:30am Getting Started with SAGE Online (for distributors new to SAGE)

Taking SAGE Online to the Next Level (for current SAGE subscribers)
   
  Break and Q&A
10:45am - 11:00am Exclusive Supplier Spotlight
   
11:00am - 11:45am PPAI Industry Information Session
   
  Lunch Break and Q&A
12:00pm - 12:30pm Increase Productivity: Take Your Business Mobile
   
12:30pm - 1:00pm Creating Professional Sales Presentations to Wow Your Clients
   
  Break and Q&A
1:15pm - 1:45pm NEW! Revolutionize Your Client Management with the SAGE CRM Module
   
  Break and Q&A
2:00pm - 2:30pm Streamline Your Order Management
   
  Break and Q&A
2:45pm - 3:45pm Getting Started with SAGE Websites (for distributors new to SAGE)

Increase Web Traffic with the New SAGE Websites (for current SAGE subscribers)

Topics

NEW TO SAGE

What You Need to Know About SAGE
Discover the top things you need to know about our products and services to help you make the switch to SAGE.

Getting Started with SAGE Online

Intended for distributors who are new to SAGE Online or thinking about switching to SAGE Online, this session teaches basic product searching techniques using common criteria such as categories and keywords to help you find the right promotional product, as well gives a high level understanding of all the SAGE Online modules.

Getting Started with SAGE Websites
This session is intended for distributors who are new to the SAGE Websites or thinking about switching their website to the SAGE platform. You will discover the main features and benefits of SAGE WebExpress, WebExpress Pro and PromoSearch and see examples of each product.

 
ALL ATTENDEES
Exclusive Supplier Spotlight
Learn about new and popular products from a local supplier. This session will give you fresh and innovative ideas on how to sell promotional products to your clients and creating lasting campaigns.

PPAI Industry Information Session
Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) will present an informal Town Hall-style presentation covering the current and key issues and opportunities facing the promotional products industry. Key topics will include research regarding the size and scope of the promotional products industry, the challenges facing our industry, and opportunities for industry and member business growth, an introduction and launch of PPAI’s new, “The Influence of Promotional Products on Consumer Behavior” released in February 2013, the importance of creating value and differentiation in a crowded and commoditized marketplace and product Safety awareness

Increase Productivity: Take Your Business Mobile
SAGE Mobile is the first ever mobile research solution for promotional products, suppliers, catalogs, and tradeshows. This session will go over the basics of searching from your mobile device, how to access your SAGE Online Project Center, Orders and Client information, and how you can even process payments while away from your office. We will also explore how to manage the show floor with the Tradeshow Planner, where you can view exhibitors and the floor plan, create a walk list, add notes, photos, audio recordings and videos, and much more.

Creating Professional Sales Presentations to Wow Your Clients
In this session you will learn how to create a professional sales presentation for your clients in SAGE Online's Presentation Publisher. See how to add products and format your presentation, as well as how to set up a customized template for a more efficient experience. You will also learn how to incorporate your customers' logos on products in SAGE Online with the Virtual Design Studio. Finally, find out how to deliver your presentation to the client in a variety of ways.

NEW! Revolutionize Your Client Management with the SAGE CRM module
SAGE Online now includes a complete Customer Relationship Management module that is available to all SAGE Online users at no extra charge. Using the CRM module, you can effortlessly manage all your client relations in one place! Come and learn how you can manage your client database, sales leads and follow-ups in the industry’s research and business management tool!

Streamline Your Order Management
Learn the ins and outs of the SAGE Order Management system in SAGE Online. Find out how to easily convert a professional sales presentation into a quote or sales order. Then easily create the purchase order, order acknowledgement, packing list, and invoice to manage your order form start to finish with both your client and your suppliers. You'll also see how easy it is to integrate SAGE Online's order management system with QuickBooks or export data for other systems.


SAGE Seminar Series is from 9:00am – 3:45pm including continental breakfast and complimentary lunch.

 

Daily Schedule

Topics

CURRENT SAGE SUBSCRIBERS

Enhance Your SAGE Experience
Learn the benefits of all the SAGE products and services and how they interact with each other, and your business.

Taking SAGE Online to the Next Level
An in-depth session on the advanced features you may not know about in SAGE Online. Designed for familiar users of SAGE Online, we'll show you how to take advantage of all of the advanced search options as well different sorting and viewing options in the search results.

Increase Web Traffic with the New SAGE Websites
This session is designed for users who are already familiar with our back-end framework for SAGE web products. We will go in-depth about how to implement the new features released this year as well as how each of those features benefits your business.

 
ALL ATTENDEES
Exclusive Supplier Spotlight
Learn about new and popular products from a local supplier. This session will give you fresh and innovative ideas on how to sell promotional products to your clients and creating lasting campaigns.

PPAI Industry Information Session
Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) will present an informal Town Hall-style presentation covering the current and key issues and opportunities facing the promotional products industry. Key topics will include research regarding the size and scope of the promotional products industry, the challenges facing our industry, and opportunities for industry and member business growth, an introduction and launch of PPAI’s new, “The Influence of Promotional Products on Consumer Behavior” released in February 2013, the importance of creating value and differentiation in a crowded and commoditized marketplace and product Safety awareness

Increase Productivity: Take Your Business Mobile
SAGE Mobile is the first ever mobile research solution for promotional products, suppliers, catalogs, and tradeshows. This session will go over the basics of searching from your mobile device, how to access your SAGE Online Project Center, Orders and Client information, and how you can even process payments while away from your office. We will also explore how to manage the show floor with the Tradeshow Planner, where you can view exhibitors and the floor plan, create a walk list, add notes, photos, audio recordings and videos, and much more.

Creating Professional Sales Presentations to Wow Your Clients
In this session you will learn how to create a professional sales presentation for your clients in SAGE Online's Presentation Publisher. See how to add products and format your presentation, as well as how to set up a customized template for a more efficient experience. You will also learn how to incorporate your customers' logos on products in SAGE Online with the Virtual Design Studio. Finally, find out how to deliver your presentation to the client in a variety of ways.

NEW! Revolutionize Your Client Management with the SAGE CRM module
SAGE Online now includes a complete Customer Relationship Management module that is available to all SAGE Online users at no extra charge. Using the CRM module, you can effortlessly manage all your client relations in one place! Come and learn how you can manage your client database, sales leads and follow-ups in the industry’s research and business management tool!

Streamline Your Order Management
Learn the ins and outs of the SAGE Order Management system in SAGE Online. Find out how to easily convert a professional sales presentation into a quote or sales order. Then easily create the purchase order, order acknowledgement, packing list, and invoice to manage your order form start to finish with both your client and your suppliers. You'll also see how easy it is to integrate SAGE Online's order management system with QuickBooks or export data for other systems.


SAGE Seminar Series is from 9:00am – 3:45pm including continental breakfast and complimentary lunch.