With August marking the impending end of summer and the beginning of a new academic year, it feels appropriate to reflect on the events of the past few months. For our team, this summer has proven to be both memorable and momentous – a period of remarkable growth and record quarterly revenue which has positioned us within striking distance of our 2019 company goals.
Fueled by YTD successes, we were able to reach a number of significant milestones - supporting our mission to become the premier enterprise content management (ECM) provider in the education space. Some of those achievements include:
We were honored, but not surprised, to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in South Carolina – for the third consecutive year. Sponsored by SC Biz News in partnership with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group, The Best Places to Work in South Carolina is dedicated to identifying and recognizing South Carolina’s most innovative and top-notch employers.
We were also recently named an Ellucian Partner of the Year in Customer First for our efforts in expanding the deployment options for our products and their integration capabilities for our customers.
And most recently we celebrated our inclusion on the Eduventures® 2019 Higher Education Technology Landscape under the category of Enterprise Content Management Systems in the College-Wide IT/Enterprise Backbone column.
Understanding the Landscape
Realizing the complexity of the education market as it relates to technology products, Eduventures created the Landscape to help higher education leaders better understand and evaluate the solutions available to their institutions. By analyzing and classifying available solutions, Eduventures is also able to identify various factors driving change within the education technology space. This year the Landscape was accompanied by the introduction of 4 market pressures, including education’s ‘Aiming for Transformation.’
In the context of our YTD success, this particular pressure resonates heavily as we can attribute much of our 2019 growth to client migrations from competing ECM systems. So far this year, we’ve successfully migrated new clients from Hyland Software’s OnBase, Perceptive Content and NolijWeb solutions; and a number of solutions from other ECM providers.
Why? We’re finding that although many institutions may have first implemented content management, electronic forms or workflows for a myriad of reasons, (including a desire to go green, save paper or reclaim storage space) their focus is now shifting. Institutions are actively pursuing tools and opportunities that allow data to more efficiently drive decision-making and add value to the student experience, and that of employees as well.
I keep gravitating back to a conversation I recently shared with MontE Christman at Central Carolina Community College. When discussing the breadth of CCCC’s utilization of Softdocs solutions, MontE shared, “While the evolution of many of our processes reflects a push toward becoming paperless, our goal is not to reach a paperless state.” MontE succinctly verbalized that the real value of ECM and Softdocs solutions doesn’t lie in their intrinsic ability to replace paper forms with digital versions, but in the opportunity to truly digitalize processes, connecting key campus systems through ECM and maximizing the impact of institutional data. Through this transformation, CCCC seeks to best support each student during their time with the institution, and continually attract quality students to their campus.
That’s why we’ve stayed busy in 2019 with new client migration after new client migration. That’s why ECM is classified under College-Wide IT/Enterprise Backbone on the Landscape. And that’s why Softdocs appears on the Eduventures® 2019 Higher Education Technology Landscape, as the sole, education-focused ECM provider.
Are you aiming for transformation? Let us know.