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Very few people know this, but AvePoint’s emblem isn’t only a stylized “A.” It represents an increasing sun just over a mountain, in addition to a person having a bowing mind.

That’s the way i feel for the finish of 2018 – dreaming big about creating an optimistic difference for the customers and creating a splash over the industry in 2012, but always searching back at our company’s recent accomplishments and milestones with gratefulness and humbleness.

With this publish, I’ll be searching back beginning with training learned and more key milestones and accomplishments. My next publish will require a expect toward how AvePoint can produce a positive impact in 2019.

I’ve discussed here before that among the greatest training I’ve learned isn’t to underestimate the disruptive nature of digital transformation. I’m happy with they and also the ultimate outcome, however it would be a bumpy road. Ultimately, it’s helped us better learn how to allow it to be simpler on the customers undertaking exactly the same journey.

Searching back at 2018, two greatest training I’ve learned are the significance of communication and prioritization.

We frequently garner feedback across the organization (including via anonymous surveys) to promote a dialogue and continuously improve our work atmosphere. Among the findings I had been initially shocked by was the need for additional communication within the organization!

In the end, we’ve quarterly all-hands townhalls, Teams, SharePoint, product updates of all, and therefore are active users of Yammer. I’m personally a large advocate of Yammer and push for everybody to sign up and leverage it to speak outdoors in our day-to-day silos. (Read my take around the “what to make use of when” conversation).

With time, however, I started to know and find out a few of the challenges. We stress agility among our core values being an leader in the industry, it’s vital that you be in front of trends to supply real value to the customers. Our solutions are continually updated with new functionality featuring. Simultaneously, we’ve greater than three dozen solutions that will help solve a person problem.

Therefore we did a couple of things. We redesigned and upgraded our AvePoint College training course, so we place a greater focus on prioritizing our solutions portfolio using the greatest demand: migration, Office 365 backup, cloud governance, and cloud records.

I lately attended a seminar on essentialism, located by Greg McKeown, author from the book Essentialism: The Disciplined Quest for Less. The main focus from the seminar ended up being to declutter work existence, something I believe is much more relevant in the business level.

Searching back at 2018, there have been a lot of great moments that it is difficult to narrow all of them lower. This video does an excellent job of since the highlights in 1:ten seconds:

More SaaS Than Ever Before: One metric I’ve been having to pay very close focus on may be the revenue we make money from our SaaS versus on-premises solutions. I’m very happy to are convinced that AvePoint is really a majority SaaS company earning the majority of our revenue in the cloud. We’ve invested heavily in the caliber of our cloud platform itself and our competitors don’t compare.

ISO 27001 Certification: Talking about persistence for our cloud platform, AvePoint passed our ISO 27001 Certification this season with flying colors. We’re truly focused on embedding security and privacy by design into our products. Our security and compliance team leveraged our Compliance Protector means to fix assist and accelerate this method (find out how they made it happen).

RVA 311: I’ve always felt the very best AvePoint achievements are really our customers’ successes. This is actually the situation using the Town of Richmond’s highly effective launch of RVA 311 operated by Citizen Services technology. Six departments are utilizing we’ve got the technology and receiving about 18,000 transactions a month—and time is anticipated to develop. Check out our new video situation study for more information.

Product Innovation: We are proud of our entrepreneurial spirit and also the continuous innovation which has made us the very best global Microsoft ISV. This season we’d numerous innovations and product milestones, such as the first Office 365 item restore bot for finish users. Furthermore, we added features to the Cloud Backup means to fix enable global deployments inside a world with growing data sovereignty rules. Our Cloud Records solution was considered VERS compliant and our Compliance Protector solution would be a “Strong Performer” within the Forrester New Wave™: GDPR And Privacy Keeper, Q4 2018.

Customer Success: I’m happy with the way we have elevated the client experience at AvePoint in 2018. Not only via a completely new account portal that simplifies and streamlines all of your engagements around being an organization, however in our growth of our Customer Success team.

If you’re a customer, I highly encourage you to definitely book a gathering. Our Customer Success team’s only goals will be to either 1) enable you to get ready to go, or 2) leveraging more quality from that which you already own (a.k.a. maximizing your overall investment).

If only everybody a contented Year!

The holiday season is an incredible time for you to recharge, reset and discover your Ikigai or “reason to be.” It’s vital that you find purpose inside your work and just what will get you up out of bed each morning!

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