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Conference Bound: Onspring Hits the Road for RSA & GAM

“Please. Have mercy. I’ve been wearing the same underwear since Tuesday.”

— Steve Martin as Neal Page in Planes, Trains and Automobiles

By Kyle Graves

The Onspring team is about to take off on a cross-country trip involving just about every mode of transportation known to man. Airplanes, shuttles, taxis, trains, rolling carts—and possibly the odd hover board—will all be employed to move our crew from Kansas City to San Francisco to Dallas in the stretch of 10 days.

What could go wrong? Oh, I don’t know. Probably nothing. But given my love for the 80s classic Planes, Trains and Automobiles in which practically everything goes wrong on a routine business trip, I can’t help but chuckle when I think about the “adventure” that awaits us. If we can avoid being robbed in our sleep, scalded in the shower or abandoned in an airport parking lot with keys to a rental car that isn’t there, I suppose we’ll be OK.

The first leg of our journey takes us to RSA Conference at the Mascone Center in San Francisco. Then we’ll pack up our booth and take off for the General Audit Management (GAM) Conference in Dallas. Both events draw the brightest minds in Governance, Risk Management, Compliance and Internal Audit from around the world. We’re excited to participate this year, even though the logistics of attending both conferences back-to-back may nearly kill us.

So why put ourselves through it? Simple: We can’t wait to show off all the great things our clients have been doing with Onspring solutions over the last few years. It’s clear to us from the momentum we’ve experienced that people are ready for a new kind of software. And not just that—they’re ready for a new kind of software provider. There’s no shortage of technology options in the GRC space, but we believe there’s a significant shortage of software companies that genuinely put their clients first and go the extra mile to make them successful.

That’s what we’re all about at Onspring. We are a software company with a service mindset. Our clients’ success is at the center of everything we do, and our entire team is committed to excellence in customer service and product innovation. This isn’t lip service, marketing fluff or fodder for a “core values” poster. This is who we are.

Clients tell us all the time how their experience with Onspring is unlike any other vendor relationship they’ve had. That’s what we’re after! We are building a different kind of company—not jumping on a bandwagon of software providers you can barely tell apart. We’re proud to be different, and we can’t wait to be the “odd ducks” at RSA and GAM.

If you’re attending either event, we hope you’ll stop by the Onspring booth, check out a live demo and have a conversation with our team. We’re approachable people—no high-pressure sales tactics or scripted presentations. Come on by for an honest conversation about what you need and how we might deliver. We think you’ll be impressed with what you see and hear.

To all who are traveling for these events, may your planes be on time, your trains be on track and your automobiles be on the correct side of the road. :)

Martin and Candy in Planes Trains and Automobiles

Steve Martin and John Candy in Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Neal: What’s the flight situation?

Del: Simple. There’s no way on earth we’re going to get out of here tonight. We’d have more luck playing pickup sticks with our butt-cheeks than we will getting a flight out of here before daybreak.

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