Soft Tech held its first developers workshop at its head office in Auckland, New Zealand, last week. The company hosted a user group of Prime Die Holder customers from across New Zealand for a one-day workshop in an effort to work collaboratively with its customers.

The goal of the workshop was to act as a platform to generate discussions around what is working and what can be improved, as well as give customers some insight into where Soft Tech and V6 are headed in the future.

The workshop kicked off with a Road Map presentation from Soft Tech CTO Rowan Hick. The Road Map presentation covered new features and planned releases, as well as the journey of where V6 is now and the company’s plans for V6 going into the future.

Best practice methodology was a big focus for the workshop, as this will ensure the continuation of development on a consistent path with the Prime Die Holders, creating and working to a standard within V6 going forward, according to the company.

Feyes Botha and Tuan Peiris from the company’s professional services team presented a best practice development session on report writing and library export changes in V6, followed by a presentation on milling attributes development and COM objectives, including features and functions in V6 v3.6.

John Hon from Soft Tech’s development team presented on database setup on SQL server and maintenance plans. Adam Kiss, strategic account manager – APAC, managed the workshop and is optimistic at how well the New Zealand Prime Die Holders work together, according to the company.

He closed the workshop with an open discussion around communication, questions on best practice information and the option to host additional workshops, which was well received by the user group. “We aim to hold these workshops in New Zealand every six months moving forward,” said Kiss.