Over the course of my professional career I’ve learned the true value of collaboration. In some cases the term collaboration or strategic partnering has taken on all new meaning because the results wasn’t what I originally anticipated. The most recent example of this on-going experience can be summed up in one word: Laserfiche.
Oakwood University was using a product called Nolij Web as it’s Document Imaging System for a number of years with varying levels of success depending on who you spoke to. The Software was purchased by rival company Lexmark months after Oakwood transitioned to the platform and we were promised it would be around for years to come – famous last words LOL. The day finally came where Lexmark delivered the news that they were dropping Nolij Web as an option and working with their customers to transition over to Perceptive Content. This meant that Oakwood needed to perform a search for a new Document Imaging Solution and put us on a path that lead us to Laserfiche.
To make a long story very very extremely short Laserfiche was selected as our new solution and after the ink was dry on the contract we went to work replacing Nolij Web and using the Form Automation feature extensively for multiple purposes on campus. We decided that Laserfiche was the company Oakwood could partner with for maximum results and success but we had no idea what we were in for. As I type we’ve been a customer for just over a year but we’ve been able to:
- Impact the efficiency of how Forms are processed on Campus
- Shift Campus Culture from Paper to Digital
- Host a Laserfiche Showcase for the states of Alabama and Mississippi
- Selected to submit a Student for a Laserfiche Summer Internship
- Featured in the 2018 Laserfiche Empower Conference Promotional Material
It wasn’t until our Student Intern, Mr. Berthier Francois, returned to campus with his Laserfiche Gold Certification that we realized this Strategic Partnership is yielding overwhelmingly positive results that we really had not dreamed of. I have to share this picture…
One of the reasons I love my job is because I get to impact the lives of the students who are aspiring Information Technology Professionals. Here is a shining example of a Student who is not only getting a degree in Computer Science but afforded the opportunity to have hands-on experience both with us and as an intern at Laserfiche but the icing on the cake is this Certification which is industry recognized and can give him an advantage when seeking employment.
Partnering for Success: Laserfiche
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