Univerus enters 2023 off the back of an incredible 12 months, and as we reflect on 2022, one event stands out above all the others.

Back in November, we hosted our annual conference for customers in the ANZ region at the Atura Hotel in Wellington, New Zealand.

The enthusiasm shown by attendees was fantastic and it was a pleasure to be able to bring Univerus software users together in person after many months of virtual meetings. The face-to-face interaction made a big difference, giving guests the opportunity to network and share their experiences of using Univerus products, with plenty of helpful tips thrown in too.

Don’t worry if you missed out – here are some event highlights.


Our speakers

It was a pleasure to have members of the Univerus leadership team with us for the occasion. Brad Atchison Terry Ridyard, and Josh Parkin all made the journey from Canada to share Univerus’ global strategy and highlight some of the additional services customers can access through the UNITY platform.



We were also joined by a special guest. Michael Fitchett captivated the room with an inspirational team talk, giving attendees an insight into his work as Head Coach for the Nelson Giants basketball team. Since 2021, Univerus has been a proud Nelson Giants sponsor, generating strong ties with the wider Nelson community throughout that time.


Brad Atchison (CEO, Univerus Inc.)

Brad introduced the event and gave an overview of UNITY; an intuitive interface that is being developed to consolidate all of Univerus’ applications in a single consistent platform. With this powerful integration tool at their disposal, Univerus users will be able to select the applications they need and quickly drop them into the same stack, reducing integration costs as well as avoiding the risks traditionally associated with app modernization.



Michael Fitchett (Head Coach, Nelson Giants Basketball)

As Head Coach of the Nelson Giants basketball team, Michael knows all about teamwork. He helped kick things off on Day One by sharing his experience of building effective teams. Most notably, the importance of honest and open communication when building trust among teammates and how it can lead to great achievements.



Other event highlights


Univerus Assets and Univerus Field

The latest product roadmaps were presented along with case studies from some of our North American clients. This enabled attendees to see how their industry appears are utilizing existing Univerus software features while also getting a sneak peek at upcoming developments including a brand-new accounting module for Univerus Assets and document management functionality for Univerus Field.


Microsoft Power BI Integration

Our Power BI reports package was another hot topic for clients at the event. The Univerus team was able to highlight just how versatile and user-friendly the product is when used in conjunction with our Asset Management application.


Roads and Buildings

Our Univerus Assets product demonstration focused on the system’s roads and buildings management capabilities. Several Univerus clients are already using our platform to manage these assets, organizing inspection and maintenance work orders as well as using predictive modelling to build financial capital expenditure plans.



Scheduling and Routing

The latest version of our application was shown to the users, with the example of real-time route planning for field crews in the Wellington region demonstrating how the system’s optimized routing functionality improves route efficiency, reducing costs associated with dispatching vehicles and field crews.


User Roadmap Collaboration Session

We closed the event by inviting attendees to provide ideas and feedback based on the current product roadmap to establish a list of new features that would be most valuable to the Univerus client base in future software releases.


Planning ahead – what to expect in 2023


Univerus will continue to make customer-led decisions and build on the success of our interactive sessions by hosting regular webinars and training courses throughout 2023. We recognize that these communication channels are key to keeping Univerus clients informed regarding future innovations and product releases.


Thank you to all our guests for making the conference such a success. Univerus looks forward to seeing you again in 2023!