The month of April has been busy to say the least with new Abel implementations and the fit-out of new premises for our software development team.
Then it was off to the US for an Abel worldwide meeting with Alsco executives from seven countries. Abel’s latest release (5.7) was very well received and we had some very productive discussions. It was good to catch up with everyone again, and to finally meet in person the team from Brazil!
While in the US we also met with students from San Diego State University who, as part of their Executive MBA program, conducted a research project to inform our US expansion. Although Abel already has a large number of sites in the US, our plan is to further ramp up our US presence.
Abel Software was one of only five New Zealand companies selected to take part in the program with San Diego State, a collaboration with Wellington’s Victoria University. Our involvement was facilitated by ATEED (Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development), an organization that connects resources to opportunities for companies like ours who are exporting.
The work undertaken by the students from San Diego State was greatly appreciated and it was nice to meet up with Caleb, Junko, Rochelle and Shantanu and thank them for their good work.
Rik will be back shortly to talk about new features in Abel Release 5.7 including our new International Generic Tax Journal, External Ledgers for Corporate Systems and significant enhancements to CRM around managing the sales cycle.