DocuWare once again invited its Partners from DACH, EMEA and the APAC regions to gather for its annual DocuWorld Partner Conference. But just like in 2020, the event was held virtually online. The result: a record number of participants were able to join in. Around 1,600 Partner employees – including management, sales and technical staffs – tuned in from 66 countries. They took full advantage of immersive training and continuing education offerings as well as the opportunity for recertification. More than 70 workshops in four languages (English, French, German and Spanish) were on the agenda, giving participants deep insights into the company’s products and sales practices.
The conference was kicked off by DocuWare Presidents Dr. Michael Berger and Max Ertl. In his keynote on "Digital Transformation and DocuWare," Max Ertl, who is responsible for Sales & Marketing, showed how digitization is gaining momentum in the market, and how the pandemic has further accelerated this pace. Dr. Michael Berger, responsible for Product, Services and Finance, reported on last year's growth – especially in the cloud – and touched on some of the challenges the company has overcome since its founding in 1988. "Cloud first" continues to drive the company's strategy. The figures for the past fiscal year prove that DocuWare is on the right track: 2,280 companies opted for DocuWare solutions – and 1,685 of these chose cloud-based offerings.
Stefan Schmidt, VP Product at DocuWare, also demonstrated the new features in DocuWare version 7.4, which Partners found very beneficial. The new version is now available for both cloud and on-premises.
"It was important to us that attendees were able to get a first-hand look at what's new in DocuWare version 7.4," said Dr. Michael Berger. "Of course, there was a lack of personal networking. But on the flipside you could concentrate on the program without being distracted," emphasizes Max Ertl. Interactive cooking events, which livened up the event around lunchtime, offered a nice change of pace as well.
At an accompanying virtual trade show, companies from software and hardware sectors presented their innovations and integration possibilities with DocuWare. They often highlighted ways for customers to efficiently expand on their DocuWare use. Exhibitors included Datatronic Software, Validated ID, Sattel Business Solutions, Objectif Lune and BCT Germany. Plustek and Canon also demonstrated their latest scanners.
DocuWorld 2022 - Save the date
In the week of April 25, 2022, the DocuWorld Partner Conference will take place at the Hotel Intercontinental in Berlin.