Xmas at Userlane Day Twenty Four

Day Twenty Four: I'll be Home for Christmas


He leaves his Head Elf Bernard in charge of implementing new automation at the North Pole….But changing well-established processes is not that easy.
Read more background information in the introduction to Santa's 24 days before Xmas little stories.

Santa and the elves are ready to go!

Meanwhile at the North Pole

Santa is back in town and finally returns to the workshop. The elves are overwhelmed with glee and can hardly control their excitement when they see him! The red suit, the beard, the rosey cheeks! Santa looked more jolly than ever.

Everyone gathered around the table for the annual Christmas brunch.There were only a few hours left before Santa needed to leave to deliver all of the presents. Everyone went around the table and told Santa what he missed at the workshop.

“The elves don’t need my help as much so I have more time to bake cookies!” said Sheldon.

“I don’t use sticky notes as much anymore.” said Holly.

“Yes, but the best part of all is that we came together and finished making the toys before Christmas!” said Mindy, the tiniest elf.

Santa smiled and looked around the table. Knowing that he was able to pursue his hobbies and dreams of travel so close to Christmas brought him a renewed sense of joy and happiness for his work. After everything they had gone through - confusion, trial and error, working with ElfHelp, getting advice from Frosty and the Fairy Godmother, eating way too many gumdrops, and going back to the old sticky-note system, Santa, Bernard and the elves all found a way to modernize the workshop for future Christmases to come.

Which was, in fact, Santa’s plan all along! Yes, Santa wanted all of the elves to become more independent so that they too could manage and enjoy their time in and out of the workshop. And that is what the Christmas Adoption Planning (XAP) solution was able to do for them!

“I can’t express how thankful I am to work with such a supportive team like you all,” said Santa. “But the day isn’t over, let’s get those presents to the kids!”

And that’s it! That’s how Santa, Bernard and the elves were able to make Christmas happen this year! Bet you didn’t think the North Pole also deals with modern technology like you do!

Because in the end, if the elves are happy, they are able to make more toys, which makes the kids happy! So I guess you can say, the key to a great Christmas is a great elf experience!

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Userlane!

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