fdPOWER Attends AFDA and FDANZ Conference

Tuesday, 23 March 2004

FDANZ and AFDA Conference

Adelaide, Australia was the venue for the inaugural combined Australian Funeral Directors Association (AFDA) and Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand (FDANZ) Conference. Being the first joint conference there was a massive turnout with over 350 Funeral Directors in attendance.

The middle of the week long conference saw the “Golden Opportunities” Trade Show held on the foreshore at Glenelg and Intersoft Systems Ltd took the opportunity to showcase its suite of fdPOWER software.

The stand was manned by Randall Jones (Full Circle Australasia, Sydney), Paul Thompson (Marketing Director, Intersoft Systems Ltd), Helen Henderson (Helen Henderson and Associates, Christchurch) and Mike Johnson (Full Circle Business Solutions, Wellington) as pictured below.

FD Conference

Many of fdPOWER’s 70 clients from both sides of the Tasman took the opportunity to view the latest developments in fdPOWER, as did many of the Funeral Directors considering implementing fdPOWER.

Highlight of the show was the release of fdPOWER Version 5, a entirely new version of our funeral management system that encompasses some of the latest technology advances and developments. Key new features include:

  • Tighter integration with our emPOWER accounting software
  • Exposed Business Layer
  • Optional SQL Server Database
  • Report exporting and e-mailing functionality
  • Overhauled and improved User Interface
  • 150 other new features and User requested enhancements

Interest was high in the new version and feedback from prospects is that the release of fdPOWER 5 will further cement the market dominant position the fdPOWER already enjoys.