BASDA is the Business Application Software Developers Association based in the UK, which represents almost 200 of the world’s leading business software vendors including Causeway Technologies. BASDA works with governments and policy-making groups in the UK, Europe and worldwide. In early 2000’s BASDA came up with ebis-XML standard for exchange of structured documents between organisations. ebdex standardised ebis-XML as its internal standard. These days, number of accounting software vendors has ability to exchange documents with other applications using ebis-XML, e.g. Sage Transaction E-mail. BASDA events are great opportunities to build relationships. Good example been meeting Phil Brown (CEO of Causeway Technologies) at my first BASDA CEO summit. This is when Phil offered me the opportunity to resell Tradex as a white labelled hub instead of developing ebdex Document Exchange from scratch. With hindsight, I know what I would do now if the same offer was made.
Here are couple of dates for your diary:
- 02/07/2007: General Council Meeting – 12.00 start – working lunch – Restricted to General Council Members Only
- 02/07/2007: Marketing Forum – 3pm – 5.30 pm (2.30pm registration & coffee). Free to BASDA Members Hear the latest news, ideas and case studies from guest speakers on: – PR Sara Render from Kinross and Render on the latest in IT focused PR – website analytics – PPC The i-team update us on latest developments – responsible marketing Tim Purcell from CO3 (corporate responsibility experts) explains – the trends in software marketing Simon Rudge (high tech copywriter) shares his software marketing survey results
- 02/07/2007: BASDA Networking – 6pm – 9.30pm – £45 for BASDA Members – includes dinner and drinks ? Drinks and networking – Journalist panel ? including John Stokdyk, IT Editor of AccountingWEB and Bryan Glick, Editor of Computing magazine – 3 course Dinner – BASDA update from Kevin Hart, Chairman
- 03/07/2007 – BASDA Symposium – 10am – 4.30pm – £195 BASDA Members, £350 non BASDA members At the Symposium: – The Official Launch of the BASDA Special Interest Groups ? HR & Payroll ? TASSA (Tax and Final Accounts) ? Financials ? eBusiness ? Construction ? Carter – Keynote speaker from HMRC – Software as a Service – guest speakers share the varied dimensions of delivery – Expanding into Europe – different successful approaches from BASDA members
I plan to attend events 2 and 3 above.