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Discover2020: Yes, it’s all about Vision

January 2nd, 2020

Discover2020: Yes, it’s all about Vision

No doubt, you’ve already read dozens of articles about 2020 being the year of “perfect vision.” Rather than shy away from this cliché, we are using as many vision-oriented tropes as possible to highlight the many reasons you should attend Discover2020, Dakota Software’s Annual User Conference & Forum, happening in New Orleans this April 20-22. Here we go:

  • Regulatory Clarity - Dakota's plain-language regulatory content and applicability engine fuel our EHS compliance solutions. The User Conference will feature training sessions, presentations, and best practices for building compliance profiles, managing compliance calendars, conducting audits, and improving overall visibility into your compliance programs.
  • Simplified Views - Introduced in 2019, Views will soon become the primary workspace in Tracer and Scout. Views provide simplified access to items of interest and lightning-fast data exploration capabilities for new and experienced users alike. The User Conference will highlight all of the features of Views and provide an opportunity for users to tell us what they would like to see next.
  • Improved Visibility - Communication and transparency are inherent to the ProActivity Suite. Discover2020 will help users better understand and utilize tried-and-true features like journals, alerts, and notifications, but it will also focus on new and soon-to-be-released features like Home Screen, Views favoriting, and automated product walkthroughs.
  • Analytical Insights - Dakota is raising the bar on Business Intelligence. Beyond our patented Parametric Filtering™, which already allows users to explore and analyze their operational data, we are preparing for the launch of a new Business Intelligence platform. Conference attendees will learn how this new platform will help them consolidate and transform their data into the meaningful information needed to enable strategic insights and more effective decision-making.
  • Product Vision - Attendees will be among the first to hear about Dakota’s product roadmap and receive a ‘sneak peek’ into the current initiatives. Through interactive feedback sessions and focus groups, they will also have a unique opportunity to help shape the development roadmap.

Since 1990, Dakota’s user meetings have helped clients get the most out of their software investment. This year’s User Conference will include hands-on, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) training, an overview of new products and features, and an opportunity to hear from your peers and fellow ProActivity users.

New Location and Time of Year

While the conference has typically been held in fall, we have made the change to spring to allow for more flexibility with locations so that more users have an opportunity to attend.

Ways to participate

Speaking Opportunities - Users play a central role in this event by sharing their experiences in leveraging the power of the ProActivity Suite. Interested in sharing your story at the event? Tell us a bit about it here.

EHS Impact Awards - Now in their third year, these awards recognize Dakota Software clients who have made significant improvements in the areas of EHS Compliance Excellence, Health and Safety Performance, and Overall Business Impact. Nominate your company here.

Registration Information

Clients who pay for User Conference attendance as part of their annual contracts can use their credits for this event. Need help justifying your trip? We’ve put together this letter to help.

Questions? Contact your Account Manager, email us at, or visit

Robert Kimball

Robert Kimball

Director of Marketing and Product Strategy

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