Information: Reduced Availability on Helpdesk (24-27 Jul 20)

On 24th and 27th July, we will be running our Helpdesk at minimum capacity while we provide the team with a well-deserved break in the form of accessplanit Bank Holidays 🌞

We have coordinated this to cause as little disruption to our customers as possible however, we may be a little slower in responding or picking up the phone than usual

As always, you can log a support ticket with our helpdesk team or access our helpguide

Thank you very much for bearing with us!

SagePay is becoming Opayo (13 Jul 20)

If you are a SagePay customer you may already be aware that they are rebranding as Opayo from this week (w/c 13th July).

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At accessplanit we are making several changes to support this rebrand, including renaming the payment gateway option within your Shopping Basket and updating any SagePay references for you as administrators.

If you also include the SagePay logo within your shopping basket footer, you will be required to update this to their new Opayo logo. Please get in touch with our helpdesk team if you require any support with updating this logo within your shopping basket branding!

Coming soon - Translation Improvements (26 May 20)

We have some exciting improvements coming to the accessplanit translation tool, these include..

🗣 Automatic Translation Improvements

The translation tool has been expanded to include more text from your system (including page labels and pop-up messages), and is now much more intelligent in determining what text should not be translated; this includes dates, numbers, and any text you enter yourselves (such as venue addresses, user names and course titles).

📝 New Dynamic Editor for your own translation updates

The dynamic edit tool has replaced the in-line editor, it is much easier to use, allows you to provide your own translations for much more of your system, and comes with a few added features such as Google, Amazon and Bing translation suggestions!

Read more about these features in our Release Notes


If you have any questions about any of these features, please get in touch with a member of the team here at accessplanit!

Virtual Everest is one week away! (13 May 20)

With just 7 days until Everest 2020, we're counting down the days to our first ever virtual conference! 📅


This year's Everest is host to some brilliant speakers and topics, including -

🎉 Our very own Tony Capper is running through the latest training industry trends and then hosting a panel debate with industry leaders on the findings

🎉 Henry Stewart of Happy Ltd will be sharing his expert knowledge in managing motivation and well-being for your staff during a crisis

🎉 Dean Breyley from Grow or Die will share experiences and helpful tools for ensuring your training business will prosper during this turbulent time

🎉 Jonathan Finch and James Denny from Sales Geek will take us through what every business and sales team should be doing right now to grow your training business during a global pandemic

🎉 Our very own Matt Smalley, Sarah Bickerstaffe and Louise Hartley will be taking us through best practice and actionable takeaways for delivering and maintaining exceptional customer service during a crisis and the importance of harnessing technology to get the most from your Sales and Marketing function

If you haven't signed up yet, click here to book now

We'll see you there! 🌄

Can you help us to learn more about you? (11 May 20)

To deliver the best service and innovate your system in the right way, we want to get to know the people who use the accessplanit system!


Here at accessplanit we are very close to the training industry and training businesses, which is really helpful for letting us know what features we should add into the accessplanit system.

What we don't know that much about is the individual people and personalities that are using these features, this information is really important, as knowing who you are and how you work affects how we will design new features. 🎨

Essentially, we need to make sure that the people who are using the accessplanit system are properly represented when we are making design decisions, interface improvements, and understanding how a new system addition will be used.

If you can spare less than 10 minutes, we'd really appreciate it if you could complete the survey below, even if you do not complete the full survey, your anonymous answers will go a long way to helping us design for you!

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The survey will be open until Friday 5th June.

If you would prefer to have a chat with us, we'd be more than happy to talk through why we're doing this, and answer any questions you might have. Please just get in touch with our Product Manager, Jenna Culshaw

Virtual Everest 2020 - Book Now for your free place! (6 May 20)

We're very happy to announce that accessplanit will be running Everest 2020 from Weds 20th May to Fri 22nd May 2020

In 2018, accessplanit launched the popular training industry conference known as ‘Everest’. The aim of Everest has always been to provide cutting-edge insight from industry leaders and to encourage networking opportunities for professionals, ultimately helping training providers to scale their business.

The event has grown in recognition across the industry each year, and despite COVID-19, we’re determined (more so than ever!) to help training providers in every way we can to come out of the pandemic in a much stronger place, and share a positive outlook for the future.


Click here to book now!


The Virtual Everest 2020 agenda is as follows…

DAY 1: BASECAMP - Wednesday 20th May

3pm - 3:45pm (BST)

The Annual Training Industry Benchmark Report

For the past 4 years, accessplanit have conducted an annual training industry survey asking hundreds of training professionals to comment on a number of important topics such as COVID-19, Brexit, technology advancement and much more. Following the survey, we create the Training Industry Benchmark Report – Tony Capper from accessplanit will present the key findings then host a panel debate with industry leaders from the UK, Europe and the US

15 minute interval

4pm - 4:45pm (BST)

Motivating and caring for the wellbeing of your staff during crisis

The unfamiliarity and forceable shift of routine triggered by the global pandemic has brought the importance of mental health and wellbeing very much to the fore. Particularly with the impact of furloughing, remote working and social distancing – it’s never been more important to check in with your staff. Henry Stewart, Chief Happiness Officer at Happy Ltd. will present some best practice and follow this with a panel debate from leaders in the training industry

15 minute interval

5pm - 5:30pm (BST)

CAMP - An accessplanit session on Customer Experience


DAY 2: THE CLIMB - Thursday 21st May

3pm - 3:45pm (BST)

Business Planning – Succeeding at what you can control

A year is the new 3 months…In the space of just 30 days, we’ve experienced more turbulence and unanticipated redirection than we’d usually expect in a year. A tried and trusted plan is perhaps the best gift you can give your training business right now. Dean Breyley, Community Leader from EOS, will take use through some tips to help you ‘get a grip’ on your business operations.

15 minute interval

4pm - 4:45pm (BST)

Growing your training business during a global pandemic

Jonathan Finch and James Denny from Sales Geek will take us through what every business should be doing right now. From FREE marketing initiatives to encouraging repeat custom, and from reallocating resource to going global with your offering – this is one not to be missed!

We’ll be joined by Andrew Thomas, Head of Marketing at Digital 22 for our panel discussion, providing insight into how businesses are adapting to their ‘new normal’ - are they increasing marketing or is it declining? Andrew has an excellent overview of how businesses have adapted to the current climate.

15 minute interval

5pm-5:30pm (BST)

CAMP - An accessplanit session on Sales & Marketing


DAY 3: THE SUMMIT - Friday 22nd May

3pm - 3:45pm (BST)

Captivating your learners to keep them coming back

How has your course feedback altered from moving online? Are your trainers as comfortable delivering via webcam? Ultimately, presenting online requires different skills, and maintaining your learners focus and attention is more challenging online. The Presentation Company will take us through some tricks on how to deliver the best meetings and online training sessions that your competitors simply just can’t match!

15 minute interval

4pm - 4:45pm (BST)

Relax…We’ve made it! Comedy and Chill

Students from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, an innovative, improvisation Training Center in LA will be bringing the conference to a close, pulling together the key messages from the conference in a way that only they can. Join us for a beer as we wrap up a fantastic few days!


If you haven't attended before, here is a quick breakdown of what you can expect from Everest Conference 2020.


If you haven't booked your free ticket yet click here to make your booking!

If you have any questions please get in touch with a member of the accessplanit team.

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Resolved Issue: System Access (27 Apr 20)

We experienced an issue with system access for a number of accessplanit systems today.

The issue has now been resolved and we will continue to monitor the situation.

Thank you very much for your patience while we worked with our service provider to resolve the problem, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch with our helpdesk team on +44 (0)1524 389841.

Active Issue: System Access (27 Apr 20)

We are aware of an ongoing issue regarding access to a number of accessplanit systems.

We are working very closely with our server service provider to rectify this issue, we will provide an update when we have more information, if you have any questions please get in touch with our helpdesk team on +44 (0)1524 389841.

Release Notes - Webinar Course Updates & More (22 Apr 20)

We've been very busy over the last few weeks getting together as many features and improvements for supporting you and your business' response to the coronavirus situation.

Whether you are moving courses online, trying your hand at online course evaluations, or you are in the process of managing course cancellations, take a look through the release notes below for some time-saving additions to your accessplanit system

This release features -

💻 Web Course Template Defaults for faster course scheduling

📅 Schedule Web Courses from the Calendar

❌ Bulk Cancel & Refund Delegates Tool

📜 New Report Writer View for easy reporting on Survey Responses


Take a look through our release notes for the full details on the new features


If you have any questions about any of the new features, please get in touch with our helpdesk team or your CSM 🌞

Watch Webinar On Demand: How To Transition To Online Training Delivery Effectively - Webinar (17 Apr 20)

We recently ran a webinar where we joined by training provider, Sales Geek to discuss their experience of switching to online training delivery and how they have grown their business despite the impact of COVID-19 on their core training offering.


Ordinarily, Sales Geek would provide instructor-led training on-site. However, like many providers, they have had to adjust their offering because of the current pandemic (with great results!).

In this webinar, accessplanit and Sales Geek delve into how you can ensure your online training is a success.

You will learn:

How to seamlessly transfer your classroom courses online 💻

Quick wins to ensure your virtual training is a success 👩‍🏫

Ways that Sales Geek have grown their business by moving online 📈

Tried and tested techniques to market your online courses in the current climate 🚀


Watch it here:

https://www.accessplanit.com/the-art-of-online-training-webinar