It’s hard to believe that we are just two short months away from Bridge 2017, Softdocs’ User Conference. We couldn’t be more excited as we get ready to welcome our customers both old and new to our hometown of Columbia, South Carolina.
As we start finalizing all of our plans, it’s becoming apparent how far we have come since our last Bridge conference back in March of 2016. Although we had announced the release of Etrieve previously, last year was really the beginning of something new for us. We were just starting to hit the ground with our next generation platform, and as we look out on what to expect this year, it’s even more exciting. So many of our customers have made the move to Etrieve, not to mention all of the new customers we have welcomed over from outdated solutions and manual paper-based environments. Additionally, so many long term customers are still making waves with our legacy Doc e product and continuing to find innovative uses for our complete solution set.
This year’s conference is sure to be one to remember as we look to celebrate almost 20 years of helping higher education institutions and K-12 districts go paperless. From sessions on best practices and industry trends, to customer presentations, hands-on training classes and boot camps, Bridge 2017 brings together IT, student services, finance, human resources and administrative users into one single place to learn and share. And, we will of course throw some fun in with great opportunities to explore Columbia, as well as a closing party hosted at our brand new state of the art headquarters.
As we get closer to showtime, I would like to encourage each and every customer to attend this year’s conference. There are a variety of sessions and tracks for every type of user focused on our entire product portfolio. And as much as we enjoy providing you with product updates and demonstrations, the biggest benefit really is the time spent together. Whether you are networking with your peers or talking about tips and tricks with developers and services staff, the face-to-face interaction provides attendees with a wonderful learning opportunity.
We hope to see you here in Columbia October 10-13!!