3 takeaways from Chris Wacker of Laserfiche

What I took away was his dare to dream attitude and his willingness to continue innovating even after thirty years of being an industry leader.
1) They developed something that a lot of us use on a daily basis and sometimes even take for granted. Paper to digital with OCR and document imaging. I’m sure back in the 80’s when they had the idea people must have thought…Why? But he saw what others at the time did not and has been the leader in the industry since. Which leads me to my 2nd takeaway.
2) They have remained on top as competitors have come and gone. Why? Focusing on the product to make what customers really need. With user focused design, they were able to stay ahead of their competitors that were simply acquiring their competition in hopes of gaining market share. Laserfiche was focused on making software products that people would Love. Leading me to my third takeaway
3) They never stopped innovating. We’ve all seen it happen to a lot of companies recently that didn’t innovate or move fast enough. Circuit City, Borders and even taxi cabs. The status quo, chilling, too big to fail. Whatever they want to say, without innovation you are doomed to fail. Laserfiche saw the writing on the wall with the cloud and in 2015 started migrating their products over to it providing users with even more function.
Laserfiche has been around for a long time and I can tell with the way they think, they will not only be around for a long time but be a leader in the space as well.
Here’s a link to the full presentation https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-13-staying-ahead-of-the-curve-in-an-era-of-change/id1185696011?i=1000383115481&mt=2
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