BEX Business Partner Day 2020 – An Online Event
Corona led to rescheduling
Due to the corona virus pandemic (COVID-19) we had to make the difficult decision to cancel the Business Partner Day as a usual face-to-face event in October.
As the dynamics of the pandemic had already started to increase again in September, many of our registered partners had to cancel their participation. We also thought about the safety of all participants and decided to cancel the event for the time being and to reschedule it afterwards.
BEX Business Partner Day 2020 with Microsoft Teams
It is important for us to stay in touch with our partners to report on the news and changes at BEX, to exchange ideas with them and to hear the ideas and opinions of our partners. As we did when LogiMat 2020 was cancelled, we did not let this stop us from our plan and set up an online event. To enable the exchange, we chose Microsoft Teams as the platform.
The replacement event for LogiMat 2020 was our live online trade fair so.zo.co. For all those interested: Click here to go to the trade fair page.
User Experience – Turnaround at BEX
Since the end of 2019, we have made it our task to bring user-friendliness to a level that was previously unknown in customs software by redeveloping the existing products. The most important point here is to realize the products in such a way that the user can work in a goal-oriented manner and, above all, is relieved in everyday work with the BEX products through task appropriateness.
In this part of the event our product manager Sebastian Baumgarten presented the principle of user experience. He also presented the new design of SANSCREEN, for which we received a good response from the participants.
For more on User Experience, please see the following articles:
- Consistent quality, better experience – why UX improves our applications.
- Test tomorrow’s products today!
Review and outlook
We then summarized the developments of the year that took place outside the pandemic. Highlights were:
- Due to cancelled LogiMat 2020, BEX online trade fair BEXPO so.zo.co.
- The new platform for BEX online seminars: BEX Academy
- Relaunch of the BEX website: fresher, more modern, simpler
After looking back, it is also important to know what is in store for us and our partners in addition to the fundamental new developments in 2021. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Brexit adjustments in AES FOR YOU! and GENESYS.
- Commodity compositions: Meaningful expansion of the GENESYS range of services.
- BEX Academy: Continuation of the current offering and identification of new topics
- Preparations for AES 3.0
- Expansion of partner communication
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our loyal and new partners who participated in such large numbers at our Online Business Partner Day.
We very much hope that we will be able to welcome all participants again in 2021 for a customary face-to-face event.