JW Marriott | L.V. Eberhard Center

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Your operational ERP hub.

Join us this summer to learn, network, and experience everything ERP at our annual PANELS conference. When you enroll in our new Operational ERP track, you’ll gain valuable insights from experts on distribution operations, manufacturing best practices, running a busy warehouse, and much more.

Whether or not you use SalesPad Desktop, you’re welcome to join us as we explore how Operational ERP can be used to grow businesses and utilize cutting-edge tools to streamline operational processes. If you already use SalesPad Desktop, you’ll get all this PLUS a primer on everything that SalesPad and Microsoft Dynamics GP have to offer — as well as an inside look at some exciting upcoming features.

SalesPad is the Operational ERP pioneer — and we want to give you the training and information you crave. At PANELS, you’ll participate in panel discussions and hear from your peers as they describe overcoming their business challenges. You’ll discover the latest industry trends and be inspired to implement better software to improve your operations. You’ll find all this and more at PANELS 2018.

Why attend PANELS?

SalesPad knows ERP. Built from a partnership between a developer and a business owner frustrated with Dynamics GP usability, we have helped more than 15,000 people manage their operations and take control of their inventory.

Listen to powerful content presented by experts at PANELS 2018.

Powerful Content.

Gain insights to drive your business forward. At PANELS, you’ll gain takeaways to increase sales, streamline your business processes, and take control of your warehouse.

Connect and network with people in your industry at PANELS 2018.


There’s no substitute for face time. Connect with more than 300 peers in the distribution industry, and learn how successful organizations have transformed their processes to meet the next set of challenges.

Listen to engaging speakers at PANELS 2018 and be inspired.

Engaging Speakers.

Be inspired by leaders in business and technology. Listen to a powerful keynote speaker and participate in educational sessions presented by operational ERP experts.

Learn how to improve your processes with SalesPad's integration partners.

Stronger Solutions.

Meet SalesPad Desktop integration partners. Grow your portfolio by engaging with sponsors and integration partners to stay current with the latest innovations in technology.

PANELS Keynote Speaker

Learn to think like a futurist.

Sheryl Connelly

Futurist, Ford Motor Company

We’re excited to announce Sheryl Connelly, Manager of Global Consumer Trends and Futuring at Ford Motor Company, as the 2018 PANELS keynote speaker. From population growth to the proliferation of technology, Connelly’s big-picture outlook ensures that organizational leaders recognize and take advantage of the trends that shape the way we live and do business. With perspective that will revolutionize your approach to long-term planning and strategy, Connelly will provide the insights you need to thrive, innovate, and remain relevant in our constantly evolving world.

Her insights into what’s next will help you understand how STEEP factors — social, technological, economic, environmental and political trends — will affect your business in the short- and long-term.

Connelly has served as Ford’s corporate futurist for over a decade, and is responsible for identifying global consumer trends that feed into functions across the entire company, including design, product development, and corporate strategy.

Fast Company magazine named her the 24th Most Creative Person in Business in 2013. She sat on the Global Advisory Committee for transportation in 2015 and 2016, and has been a featured speaker at TED Global. Connelly will provide insights on how to think like a futurist as she kicks off PANELS 2018.

Join the lineup of speakers.

It’s our goal to offer a wide range of industry-specific topics to engage attendees with opportunities to learn best practices for business growth. Submit your idea today for your chance to share your ideas and success stories to inspire, educate, and connect with 400 attendees. We are accepting submissions until 4/30.

See it for yourself.

Look back to see the future.


Watch highlights from PANELS 2017.


Don’t take our word for it.

“Both the products and the event offer fantastic value, and PANELS is definitely worth attending if you are an existing customer or are looking for an affordable way to get out of your ERP. There is content for everyone, whether you’re new to the product or have worked with it for years.”


— Rob, SBS Group USA

Educational tracks for every level.

Operational ERP Spotlight

Open to the general public.

New in 2018 is PANELS Operational ERP Spotlight, an educational track for anyone in warehousing, distribution, light manufacturing, and mid-sized retail. Open to the public, sign up to gain expert insights on general distribution operations, best practices for running your warehouse, and other operational ERP training.

User Track

Available for clients and partners.

Meant for the everyday user, this track will help you uncover more efficient ways to use the products you know and love from SalesPad. Learn valuable tips and tricks and find out about the latest new features to bring back to the office. You’ll also connect with other SalesPad users to hear firsthand how they successfully use the software.

Technical Track

Available for clients and partners.

Geared toward a system administrator or power user, the technical track at PANELS will feature sessions that are more complex. Explore topics such as how to design your own printed forms, the best ways to utilize and create scripts, how to modify your workflows to improve efficiency, and more.

Partner Training

Available to partners only.

The SalesPad partner training will give you the tools you need to take on your own SalesPad implementations. This training will go into great detail on how to successfully install, configure, and deploy our lineup of products.

Wondering which track is right for you? Contact your sales rep for guidance.

Save with discounted pricing.

Choose the track that suits you.

Operational ERP Spotlight

$49/ attendee
$99 /attendee full price

2-day Conference Pass
Single Registration

User, Technical, and Partner

$149/ attendee
$249 /attendee full price

3-day Conference Pass
Group Registration
(When 3 or more register together)

User, Technical, and Partner

$199/ attendee
$299 /attendee full price

3-day Conference Pass
Single Registration

Hotel Accommodations

Experience Grand Rapids with lodging at the JW Marriott, conveniently located in the heart of downtown. Meticulously designed for both business and pleasure, the JW Marriott is within walking distance of the Eberhard Center and only a 20-minute taxi ride from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

PANELS discounted rate:

$209/ night

To make reservations by phone, please call 877-901-6632 and mention PANELS.

JW Marriott Hotel Grand Rapids, Michigan

Afterglow Events

All work and no play is not the SalesPad way! Join us for afterglow events on Monday and Tuesday after the conference. You’ll have the opportunity let loose, network with your peers, and connect with the SalesPad team. Transportation between the JW Marriott and afterglow parties will be provided.

Stay tuned for more information.

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Register for PANELS 2018.

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