Last Tuesday, we had the opportunity to welcome you to the annual Alliance Day in our office in Ennetbaden. We have spent a day listening to presentations, engage in discussions and have coffee and Aperó together. Please find the presentations below. We hope it was valuable for you and we look forward to receiving your feedback in order to improve this day for the future.
We would like to thank you for your interest, attendance, efforts, and your business!
when was the last time you have visited the the alliance portal? I would like to just recommend visiting it again. There is a lot of great information for sales enablement with presentations, new product information, course slides, cased studies, references etc etc.
Why do I share this with you? Because I was impressed and because I am confinced that this helps you and us to grow our business.
So no more talk just follow this link and login to the alliance portal
As Announced on Alliance Day 2015 the new USB media for our Alliance partners will now be called Alliance Partner Software (APS). This new name will replace the formerly known NI Developer Suite - Software Reference Library (NI DS-SRL).
With these new updates, the Alliance Partner Software (Windows version) has been updated to a single-volume 64G USB Bundle.
DVDs will no longer be mastered for Alliance Partner Software formerly known as NI Developer Suite- Software Reference Library. Alliance Partners will now receive a version of the Software Platform Bundle USB drive in a box labeled “Alliance Partner Software”
With the new Alliance Partner Software we have added the Circuit Design Prototyping option as a download only included with the new media. Alliance Partner will no longer need to order the separate Circuit Design SRL and the existing APS serial numbers can currently activate the Circuit Design Prototyping option.
Please mark it in your calendar. We kindly invite you for the Swiss alliance day on April 28, 2015 in our office in Ennetbaden. More details will follow with the agenda. We are still somewhat flexible so if you have suggestions on topics you want to discuss and hear about, please let me/us know.
This is a feature that was often asked by customers and you. Please have a look and share this with your customers.
NI is introducing Debug Driver Session technology for Modular Instruments Soft Front Panels (SFPs). Now customers can monitor or control the instruments while debugging their test systems.
This technology now brings the familiar box instrument debugging experience to the modular instruments with several additional productivity enhancements such as change tracking and automatic code generation.
NI-SCOPE 14.1, releasing in September, will provide the ability to monitor and control instruments.
I wish you all a happy new year. I hope you found some time to relax over Christmas and are all ready for the new year.
I would like to thank you for the business success we had last year and look forward for many new opportunities in 2014.
There are a couple highlights this year I want you to be aware of.
1. NIDays 2014 in Berne - thanks a lot to the ones that will be exhibiting. Please make sure that you all invite your customers and prospects to the event. We will have Alex Davern our CFO and COO as a speaker. Also the VP of EPFL Prof Philippe Gillet will be our keynote speaker this year. So we are not only going to Berne we also bridge to the Swiss French region with a great speaker from the western Swiss part. http://nidays.switzerland.ni.com/
2. NI Certified LabVIEW Architect Summit - LabVIEW Certified architects are invited to an annual European meeting for which Jeff Kodovsky the father of LabVIEW will be coming too. This year the European Event will take place in Switzerland at CERN so a perfect opportunity to meet with other CLAs from Europe. The event will be from March 18 - 20, 2014 (http://www.ni.com/white-paper/14362/en/)
3. Swiss Alliance Day, please also mark your calender for the Swiss alliance day 2014 on May 13, 2014.
4. NIWeek 2014 - last but not least - NIWeek is always a great opportunity to get the latest updates on NI technology, meet the NI experts, address direct feedback in closed door meeting, see great applications from other partners, NI customer and simply have a great time in Austin. In the last couple of years we also had some very good presentation delivered by Swiss partners and customers. Please send in your paper before February 21, 2014 to http://www.ni.com/niweek/call/
As you know certification is becoming more and more important. At the last trade show the Swisst.fair, there was a potential customer asking for a TestStand consultant that has a TestStand certification. Unfortunately only partners in Germany/France do have TestStand certification yet. I would like you to motivate your staff to become certified. There is also a new CLED (certified labview embedded developer), since the embedded business is growing very rapidely I can only suggest this certification.
We also offer a new CLD Success Package that helps your engineers to prepare for the exam. Please check it out and recommend to your team..
We are sorry about the inconvienience this is causing but we try to keep negative effects to a minimum by communicating actively and providing a security patch.
Please make sure that all your and your customer computers are updated with this latest security patch that can be downloaded from the NI website. In order to patch the machines please follow the instructions on this ni page
We are happy to announce that National Instruments Switzerland Corp. was yesterday awarded with the 3rd place in the category small companies at the award ceremony for Great Place to Work - Best Companies in Switzerland 2013.
Please join us in celebrating our decoration next Tuesday by having an aperitif at our office (following the Alliance Day).
Jedes Jahr lädt NI die besten LabVIEW-Programmierer zum "Certified LabVIEW Architect (CLA) Summit" ein. Zur zweieinhalb Tage dauernden Konferenz versammeln sich die zertifizierten LabVIEW-Architekten aus vielen Ländern zum Austausch über Softwarearchitekturen, zur Vorabbesprechung neuer Produkte und Funktionen sowie zur Kontaktpflege mit anderen CLAs und Mitarbeitern der R&D-Abteilung von NI.
Das Thema der diesjährigen Konferenz in Paris ist "Inter-process Communications". Außerdem besteht dort die Möglichkeit der Rezertifizierung als Certified LabVIEW Architect - noch vor dem Alliance Day in Ennetbaden Ende April!
Teilnahmevoraussetzungen: - Aktiver CLA-Status zum Zeitpunkt der Konferenz - Ruhender CLA-Status (nicht älter als 12 Monate) zum Zeitpunkt der Konferenz, unter der Voraussetzung, dass die CLA-Rezertifizierung vorort während der Konferenz stattfindet.
- European CLA Summit: Inter-process Communications - 8.-10. April 2013, bei National Instruments in Paris, Frankreich
- Kostenfreie Konferenz-Teilnahme, Teilnehmer müssen lediglich für Reise- und Übernachtungskosten selbst aufkommen
- Anmeldeschluss: Montag, 1.4.2013
Zertifizierte LabVIEW Developer (CLD) sind nicht zugelassen! Falls Sie noch kein Certified LabVIEW Architect sind, lassen Sie sich vor dem Treffen zertifizieren. Gehen Sie auf ni.com/certificationschedule oder senden Sie eine E-Mail an firstname.lastname@example.org, um sich rechtzeitig für eine Prüfung in Ihrer Nähe anzumelden.
I am very pleased to announce a new NI certification the NI Certified LabVIEW Embedded Developer. For a long time we have been pushing our colleagues in the customer education and certification department to come up with this certification. We see this as a critical point in order to grow proficiency
Do you know Multisim? Multisim and Ultiboard are EDA tools developed by National Instruments. The products are very widely used in Academia, major universities, FH's and Berufsschulen and Lernzentren are using Multisim for teaching circuit design. There are also professional versions for circuit simulation (Multisim) and circuit design (Ultiboard).
Multisim and Ultiboard are streamlined to designed add-on hardware to NI embedded systems like sbrio etc. There is a whitepaper illustrating the design flow: http://www.ni.com/white-paper/13717/en
Did you know that you as an alliance partner can extend your alliance software lease with NI Multisim/Ultiboard for only CHF 579.- per year?
Dies Woche Di - Do findet ja die lang erwartete Technologie Leitmesse der Schweiz die Sindex statt. Es wurden keine Aufwände gescheut, diese neue Messe aus der Taufe zu heben. Nach viel Vorbereitungsarbeit öffnen sich nun zum ersten Mal die Messetore der BEA Expo in Bern für die Leistungsschau der Technologieanbieter in der Schweiz. Dieser Branchenanlass ist ein Muss für jeden, der etwas mit Technik, Innovation am Hut hat.
Warum an die Sindex wird sich der eine oder andere von Euch Fragen bzw. wozu heute noch an eine Messe. Dazu vielleicht ein interessanter Artikel mit einigen sehr guten Gedanken -
I know that you are all successful entrepreneurs. I still would like to share a great discussion I had at NIWeek with Don Roberts from Exotek. Don is a business consultant, I know engineers and consultants typically do not match, but Don is really a great personality and you would probably first think he could be an engineer. Don has been doing many audits of NI alliance partners that did the CSIA (Control Systems Integrator Association). This audit is specificallly focus on integrators. I talked to Markus Solbach, managing director of the platinum partner Noffz in Germany. He recently did the audit with Don and thought it was really useful, much better than ISO 9001 or similar because it has a much broader business focus and is targeted for integrators.
Don makes a special offer, if you join the CSIA before the end of the year you will get a 50 % discount and if you sign up for a pre-audit with Exotek before the end of the year you will get a discount as well. Two great ways to build your business.
I attached Don's presentation from NI week to this post.
Do I get any credit for the advertisement? No but I think it could help you as an alliance partner. And if you are more successful, NICH will be more successful!
here are the this year released requirements for the NI partner program. As you have probably heard there are new four levels with individual requirements. Very important are the certifications. The goal is that by the end of this year (2012) all the Swiss partner fullfill the minimum required certifications better more.