With Thanksgiving being tomorrow, we wanted to take some time to reflect on 2017 and share some of the things we are grateful for as a company. In the fast-paced world of the software industry, our days are full of meetings with prospective customers, handling implementations and managing our roadmap, that we don’t always stop and think about how lucky we are to have the team and customer base that we do.
So in the spirit of the season, we are sharing seven things from 2017 we are thankful for.
- We are thankful for 20 years of Softdocs.
This coming year will mark our 20th anniversary as a company! Softdocs was founded in 1998 in Columbia, South Carolina and has since evolved into a well-established software development company full of bright and driven professionals. With around 600 higher education institutions and school districts leveraging Softdocs’ solutions, we are definitely proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish in the past 20 years.
- We are thankful for a successful user conference and the opportunity to spend time with our customers.
Our user conference, Bridge, was such a success that we still can’t stop talking about it! This year’s Bridge was hosted in our hometown of Columbia, and we had customers come from near and far to spend three full days of learning, networking and fun with our team. It was a blast to meet so many new customers, as well as reconnect with our long-time customers. And with hosting the conference in town, our entire team was able to participate in Bridge.
- We are thankful for our best year yet.
This past year has been record setting for us in terms of revenue and client growth through new and expanding higher education and K-12 relationships. It has been humbling to see how our Etrieve platform has taken off and the difference it is making in our customers’ daily lives. Whether it be a migration from another ECM solution, an upgrade from our legacy products or a move to the cloud, we are thankful for the opportunity to connect with such a variety of educational institutions that want the best for their students and employees.
Thank you to our dedicated sales team for starting these conversations and being such an integral part of these relationships.
- We are thankful for the success we’ve seen with Etrieve in the cloud.
Late last year, we unveiled a cloud-based deployment model for Etrieve. The momentum and interest in cloud-based technologies is really catching on as we’ve had more and more customers and prospects expressing interest in our cloud services.
Thank you to our Development team for bringing Etrieve in the cloud to life and giving our customers increased access to our next generation content management solutions.
- We are thankful to be named a 2017 Best Place to Work in South Carolina.
This past summer Softdocs was recognized as one of the best places to work in the state by an award sponsored by SC Biz News, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group. We are proud of our family-focused, laid-back company culture and we were thrilled to be recognized for it.
Thank you to our Executive Team and managers for creating an environment where your employees can thrive.
- We are thankful for our continued internal growth.
As we continue to grow and build new customer relationships, we have added more and more team members in response. In the past year, our employee base has grown by nearly 40 percent! We are thankful for the success we’ve experienced that has allowed us to add more talent to our team.
- Last but certainly not least, we are thankful for our customers.
Whether you’re a brand new customer or you’ve been around since the very beginning, we are thankful for you. Without your continued support and faith in our solutions, it wouldn’t be possible to do what we do. It is a pleasure to serve educational institutions across the country and we look forward to seeing what we can accomplish alongside our customers in the years to come.
We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving full of food, family and rest!