Finance Training in Ventura

Only one week after the Beyond Escape User Conference, a band of Escapees packed their bags and headed down to Camarillo for training sessions with over 260 users from VCOE and SBCEO.

I was joined by Amanda Erwin (Support Analyst), Carole Williams (Project Manager), Jane Youngman (Project Manager), Jennifer Escamilla (Product Manager), and of course, Terri Hammond, our System Trainer. Eight sessions on Finance were held, where we covered the basics and introduced our users to the newest features. We also incorporated some topics to brainstorm the upcoming functionality for site budgeting and payments by line items.

Arin Simonyan, Escape Finance PAT Manager, and Mary Crandall Plasencia, Ventura USD Purchasing Director.

Arin Simonyan, Escape Finance PAT Manager, and Mary Crandall Plasencia, Ventura USD Purchasing Director.

Our customers were very excited to hear about the new features. I had to take a picture with Mary Crandall Plasencia, Purchasing Director at Ventura USD. She couldn’t hide her excitement when I was showing the new functionality that allows multiple accounts in line items in vendor requisitions. Later she shared with me how this functionality will save time for her department, especially in managing capital assets. Mary, thank you for sharing your excitement and appreciation! 

I want to use this opportunity and thank our customers again for their day-to-day feedback. Thanks to your input we are the #1 software for school business in California. As always, this training was a good opportunity to learn more about our customer's processes, to better understand their needs, to listen to their stories, and hear how Escape makes their daily jobs easier every day.