Business Software

"Any fool can buy a new machine; but will it still be working in a years' time?" was advise given to me many years ago as a departmental manager in a factory. I have since learnt that the same advise applies to Software as a Service (SaaS).

  Interior of Barracuda Room, Fareham Innovation Centre

This three-session workshop helps in understanding what can go wrong when buying Software as a Service, plus identify the approaches to prevent mistakes:

  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. Buying a Software as a Service
    • How quickly can it be deployed, configured and active?
    • The difference between configuration and customisation
    • "... but will it still be working in a years' time?"

  3. Coffee Break
  4. What SaaS can do for you
    • Task Management
    • Resource Management
    • Project Portfolio Management
    • Time Management

  5. Lunch Break
  6. What Excel (in the hands of an expert) can do for you
    • Extend SaaS functionality
    • What-if calculations
    • Roll your own charts
    • Migration to a SaaS solution

  7. Networking Time
  8. Optional: Tour of the Centre


After a short introduction by each attendee, the tutorials will be 'full on' for about 50 minutes, with Q&A afterwards.

Interior of Barracuda Room, Fareham Innovation Centre
Who is this for?
SME Company Directors plus directors in waiting, including Management KTP Associates.
Barracuda Room, Fareham Innovation Centre (Opens a new window), Meteor Way, Fareham, Hampshire, PO13 9FU.
This is not a 'hybrid' event: there will be no remote attendance.
Wednesday 17 November 2021.
10AM ~ 2:30 PM BST.
Dress code
Business casual.
Covid-19 Risk Assessment
This coronavirus is a genuine and on-going risk to human health, with potentially lethal consequences. The following moderate the risks in line with the guidance:
  • The event is being held at a venue that has been assessed for Covid-19 risk.
  • An alcohol-based hand sanitiser will be available. The room itself will be sanitised before the event.
  • Attendees will be required to show a valid "NHS COVID Domestic Passport" QR code.
  • The room is spacious and occupancy will be limited to a total of 16 people. Entry is through an open courtyard, avoiding walking the length of the building from reception.
£155 for the day, including refreshments and lunch.
Booking and Waiting List
On-line at (Opens a new window) until 5PM on 14th November.