Laserfiche – a leading provider of enterprise content management (ECM) solutions – welcomed a record 3 000 attendees to its Empower 2017 Conference in February at the Long Beach Convention Center in California. The conference is the premier event for the ECM industry, and brings together Laserfiche users, resellers and technology experts to network, learn about the latest trends and innovations and accelerate their ability to drive business value with ECM software.
“This conference is an affirmation of all of our commitments to build a better, more efficient world – a world where we liberate our organisations’ information and put it to work,” said Chris Wacker, CEO at Laserfiche. “As I view the future of Laserfiche and our amazing software, I see a global workplace that transcends paper, breaks the barriers of the physical office and truly drives our organisations to new levels of success.”
Laserfiche has more than 36 000 customers across nearly every industry worldwide with a strong presence in education, government and financial services. As part of more than 30 countries that were represented at Laserfiche Empower 2017 conference, Noscotek with a group of their South African and African Laserfiche resellers and customers, had the privilege of attending for the second year in a row.
The Empower 2017 Conference, included more than 250 educational sessions and hands-on labs taught by Laserfiche engineers, experts and customers. Other event highlights included:
- Keynote speeches by Laserfiche CEO Chris Wacker and Laserfiche President Karl Chan.
- Presentations by industry analysts including Karen Hobert, Research Director at Gartner, and Melissa Webster, Program Vice President, Content and Digital Media Technologies at IDC.
- Run Smarter Awards ceremony recognising exceptional customer implementations.
- A preview of the Laserfiche Digital Transformation Model and product enhancements.
Each year, the Run Smarter Awards program recognises organisations that use Laserfiche enterprise content management (ECM) software to improve productivity, transform business processes and realise visionary initiatives. The Laserfiche Run Smarter Award winners were announced during the Laserfiche Empower 2017 Conference. In total, 31 organisations from around the world were honoured during the event.
Noscotek can proudly announce that Pepkor Properties (a Noscotek customer) won a Laserfiche Run Smarter Award for “best-in-class finance initiatives” and Volta River Authority (a customer of WASP) won a Laserfiche Run Smarter Award for “visionary technology initiative”.
A division of Pepkor Trading, Pepkor Properties manages the largest retail property footprint by number of stores in Africa. The organisation used Laserfiche to streamline the management of more than 5 000 contracts. The re-engineered processes have broken down geographic barriers between team members throughout Africa, enabling staff to reconcile invoices and make legal documents immediately available.
“Across all industries, optimised financial processes comprise the foundation for success,” said Wacker. “Dysart Unified School District and Pepkor Properties’ initiatives prove that back-office efficiency gains directly influence front-office achievements. Congratulations!”
Volta River Authority operating on the mandate of generating electricity under the Republic of Ghana, the Volta River Authority used Laserfiche to digitise its formerly manual, paper-based memo system. As a result, the authority expedited the sharing of information between departments, seen a reduction in the amount of paper being used for paper-based memos and improved overall efficiency.
“Organisations that pair innovative technology with visionary leadership have the potential to push entire industries forward,” said Wacker. “Through inspired strategy and implementation, the City of Coppell and Volta River Authority have strengthened connections across their organisations and generated new opportunities for efficiency.”
In addition to this, Laserfiche announced its top value-added resellers (VARs) at its annual Winners Circle retreat in Santa Barbara, California.
“The Laserfiche VAR Program has launched scores of multimillion-dollar businesses over its 16-year history, and 2016 was no exception,” said Wacker. “The dedication of Laserfiche’s VAR community is key to delivering necessary tools and services for organisations’ productivity and modernisation around the world.”
Noscotek also won a New Sales Improvement Awards for increasing revenue generation as they have experienced consistent growth in 2016, onboarding several new customers while strengthening existing relationships.
While WASP also walked away with a Sales Achievement Award for acquiring significant accounts in the Ghana region, primarily in the government sector. Established in 2013, WASP now provides Laserfiche document management services to such clients as the Volta River Authority, which earned a Run Smarter Award for 2016.
The Laserfiche VAR Program reached new levels of success in 2016, with their fourth quarter being the single best performing quarter in the history of Laserfiche.
“In the past year, Laserfiche VARs discovered new opportunities while strengthening their presence in existing markets,” said Hedy Belttary, Senior Vice President of Sales at Laserfiche. “Interest in digital transformation is at an all-time high, and Laserfiche products enable organisations to meet the full gamut of business goals.
“Congratulations to all of our Winners Circle Achievers, and thank you for your commitment to excellence!”