2015 finished with a flurry of activity for iGrafx! We held a very successful Customer Conference this past October. Our thanks again to our customers who joined us! And a very special thanks to those that joined us from Cisco, JPMC, Logitech, Mecklenburg County Government, Munich Airport, Nordstrom, Northern Health, Verizon, SAL Heavylift, Smurfit Kappa Paper, Wells Fargo and World Bank Group – all made compelling presentations. Without them we could not have had such a valuable event.
Also worthy of special note and congratulations are our iGrafx Visionary Award winners: Verizon, NASA, Benjamin Miekisiak of Credit Suisse and Jon Theuerkauf of Bank of New York Mellon. Their visionary projects and presentation represent impressive goals achieved which brought significant benefits to their organizations and our industry.
Also in October, we delivered our Origins release which is a major milestone for iGrafx, allowing our customers to receive great benefits from this release beyond the current features and capabilities being delivered. Integral to the Origins release is a complete rework of many of our technology bases and associated internal business processes. We have leaped ahead to the leading edge of technology and development processes which will bring many benefits.
Our new processes support much more frequent deliveries of functionality and improvements which we are very excited about. These changes will accelerate our ability to deliver value to our customers, which has already been demonstrated with a follow up functionality release to Origins in December.
Looking ahead to 2016 I see a year of change and uncertainty. The world economy will be choppy at best for most industries and for many will be very challenging. The challenges presented will make BPM efforts all the more important to provide the agility needed to respond and adjust to these pressures.
Here are 5 key trends I expect to see:
I believe iGrafx is well situated to provide benefit to our customers with respect to all 5 of these trends, and look forward to working with our customers to meet their goals.
I wish you all a prosperous 2016.