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e-Emphasys User Group Finance Conference 2019

November 14-15

Asheville, NC


Start Time: 8:00AM, November 14th

End Time:  1:00PM, November 15th

e-Emphasys Technologies is pleased to invite you to the inaugural User Group Finance Conference in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina on November 14 and 15. The conference will be held at the historic Grove Park Inn, nestled in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. Boasting world class amenities, the Grove Park Inn provides the perfect backdrop for relaxation following a packed day of education and networking.

Finance Leaders representing e-Emphasys’ customers across the globe will come together for two days of education, product updates, training, collaboration and networking. Dedicated to Finance Leaders, the sessions will be filled with valuable information, tips and Best Practices from e-Emphasys and your peers on how to leverage e-Emphasys ERP to improve operational efficiency and analytics. We look forward to seeing you in Asheville!


Already registered and need to book a room?

Discounted hotel rates have been secured for the nights of the November 13th & 14th

Rooms must be booked by October 23rd to guarantee availability and discounted rate


Check back for the updated schedule in the coming weeks, but here is a preview of some of the sessions being offered at the e-Emphasys User Group Finance Conference:

Thursday, November 14th

7:30 – 8:30Breakfast & Registration
8:30 – 9:45Opening Presentation & Product Direction

Dealership Command Center – Alerts/Homepages + Blended BI + New Dashboards

9:45 – 10:05Accounts Payable Automation
10:05 – 10:20Break
10:20 – 11:00“Take Your Data Beyond Visualization”

Presented by Tony Colucci, Chief Financial Officer – Alta Equipment Company

11:00 – 11:20Transaction Authorization/Account General Entries
11:20 – 12:00“Integrations, Balancing and Close Process (Part 1)”

Presented by Peggy Smith, Sr. Vice President, Finance -Linder Industrial Machinery

12:00 – 1:00Lunch Break
1:00 – 2:30Rob Vieira Keynote Presentation
2:45 – 5:15Sierra Nevada Brewery Tour
6:00 – 7:00Cocktail Reception
7:00 – 8:00Dinner

Friday, November 15th

7:00 – 8:00Breakfast
8:00 – 8:30Increasing Accounts Receivable Collection Efficiency
8:30 – 9:15ACH
9:15 – 10:00“Integrations, Balancing and Close Process (Part 2)”

Presented by Peggy Smith, Sr. Vice President, Finance -Linder Industrial Machinery

10:00 – 10:15Break
10:15 – 10:45Tax Automation Using Tax Interfaces
10:45 – 11:30“Acquisitions and Amalgamation with e-Emphasys ERP”

Presented by Jim Price, Chief Financial Officer – Groff Tractor

11:30 – 12:30Product Roadmap + Tips & Tricks
12:30 – 1:00Closing Remarks
1:00 – 2:00Lunch


Keynote Speaker

Rob Vieira


Rob started his professional career with the 2nd largest Caterpillar dealer in the Pacific Northwest as an Accountant and Internal Auditor – eventually earning his Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation. He would go on to lead Purchasing, Telecommunications, and a cross functional team implementing a migration of the company’s financial systems. The latter project rejuvenated his original career interest in technology, and he would find his way into software and other technology related efforts – often working projects with major financial components.

Rob has nearly 30 years of leadership experience, with nearly 20 of that being in technology. He has approximately 250,000 books sold on technology topics, and has lead cutting edge development projects in multiple industries and a mix of platforms. He has been a coach to startup companies, and developed product for several startups. Today, Rob focuses on helping organizations grow their leadership at both an inspirational and visionary level.

Conference Moderator

Brad Stimmel

Brad has more than four decades of experience in the construction and industrial equipment industry. Brad worked as a CEO of a large construction equipment dealer. He was also the President of OEM’s Dealer Advisory Council for 10 years. Prior to that, Brad worked with 3 major OEM dealers in various roles – Sales Representative, Service and Parts Manager, Remanufacturing Center Manager, Used Equipment Manager, Branch Manager, Regional Manager, and VP & General Manager.

For more than 15 years, he was a member of the Executive Forum group that provided updates twice per year for studies in Executive Management with the International Negotiation & Management Co. (INM).

Brad Stimmel holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from North Carolina State University and an International Negotiation and Marketing degree from the Executive Management Institute.


Sierra Nevada Brewery Tour

Included Group Outing

In between the educational sessions and cocktails/dinner at the Grove Park Inn on Thursday, we will be going to the Sierra Nevada Brewery for a private tour and tasting.

On this 45-minute tour of our production facility, we will navigate the entire beer-making process from raw ingredients through fermentation and packaging. We will finish with an educational tasting of a few Sierra Nevada beers.


Serving guests for over a century, The Omni Grove Park Inn welcomes you with a tradition of southern hospitality amidst the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Relax in the unique subterranean spa or enjoy a round of championship golf on the Donald Ross-designed course. When it’s time to dine, enjoy one of their four locally-sourced restaurants. Then, retreat to stylish rooms with stunning views and plush bedding. Enjoy the classic comfort and modern convenience of the Omni Grove Park Inn resort.


Swing into a round of golf on the legendary 18-hole course at The Omni Grove Park Inn. The 6,400-yard championship course has been played by PGA stars Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus and even former Presidents. Feel a sense of pride and accomplishment after navigating the tree-lined fairways and bent greens with amazing views of the Blue Ridge Mountains all around. Elevated tee boxes on the par-70 course provide perfect sight lines for each drive.

Subterranean Spa

Loosen up at The Spa at The Omni Grove Park Inn. Twenty water features, including numerous mineral-based pools, complement our subterranean spa with cavernous rock walls, arches and tunnels. Enjoy 43,000 square feet of peace and quiet along with two therapeutic waterfall pools as well as a lap pool blanketed with 6,500 fiber-optic stars and underwater music.

Escape to the private men’s and women’s exhilarating contrast pools, inhalation rooms, saunas and eucalyptus-infused steam rooms. Then grab a warm blanket, light snack and hot organic tea at three fireside lounges with comfortable, oversized chairs as you enjoy one of Condé Nast Traveler’s top resort spas in North America.

It is recommended that you book spa treatments when you book your room at the Omni Grove Park Inn.


Asheville, NC is recognized as having one of the strongest most innovative culinary scenes in the country. Here at The Omni Grove Park Inn you will find some of the finest, locally sourced restaurants in town that will certainly delight the foodie in your family. From restaurants to bars to terraces with breathtaking mountain views, there are so many ways to please your palate at this resort.

The Sunset Terrace

The Sunset Terrace features the finest hand cut steaks, premiere chops and fresh seafood. Partnering with local farmers, our chefs and staff are committed to providing you with a truly memorable Asheville dining experience with an incomparable view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The Sunset Terrace is a nine-time recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, most recently in 2015.

EDISON Craft Ales + Kitchen

EDISON, craft ales + kitchen is an inventive bar and restaurant that brings together the food culture and local flavors of downtown, with expansive indoor and outdoor seating and spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Named for frequent historical visits from Thomas Edison and his “Vagabonds” (Edison, Harvey Firestone and Henry Ford), EDISON serves NC craft beers, small batch bourbons, handcrafted cocktails, and regionally inspired food in a contemporary, fun, and artistic setting.

Several renowned artists who celebrate the creativity of the area and call this community home are showcased in the indoor dining room, offering our patrons a true Asheville experience.


3 Indoor and 3 Outdoor Tennis Courts

50,000 S. Ft. Sports Complex

Indoor and Outdoor Pools

2 Retail Promenades

Guided History Tours

Sunset Hiking Trail


We recommend flying into Asheville Regional Airport (AVL), which is conveniently located less than a half hour from the Omni Grove Park Inn.

With frequent daily flights to major hubs (Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C.), year-round service to New York (Newark) and seasonal service to Denver, New York (LaGuardia), Vero Beach, Florida, and the Washington, D.C. area (Baltimore), as well as year-round service to these Florida destinations: Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Punta Gorda, Sarasota, St. Pete-Clearwater & Tampa – Asheville Regional Airport is rated one of the best connected regional airports in America. Served by Allegiant, American, Delta, Elite, Spirit and United, Asheville Regional Airport is an easy and welcoming gateway to and from Western North Carolina.



The Omni Grove Park Inn
290 Macon Avenue
Asheville, North Carolina 28804



+1 (800) 438-5800