City of American CanyonSince 2005, Laserfiche has offered an annual Run Smarter® Award to organizations that use Laserfiche technology solutions–such as workflow automation and digital forms–to improve productivity, innovate processes and achieve exceptional business results. The company recently announced that the City of American Canyon in California is one of its 2020 Run Smarter® Award finalists.

The City of American Canyon is the only California public agency among 26 finalists across five categories. They are a finalist in the “COVID-19 Response” category, along with the City of Georgetown in Texas, ETC, and VistaLink Health Group. Per the Laserfiche press release: “Finalists were selected from 16 countries based on level of innovation, organizational and industry impact and exemplary use of Laserfiche technology.”

“It is an honor to be recognized among an international group of both public-sector and private-sector innovators,” said American Canyon Mayor Leon Garcia. “And I am proud of our City staff for their efforts to better serve our community by making processes easier for everyone involved.”

As part of the submission process, the City of American Canyon Communications Manager, Jen Kansanback, had to respond to five questions in short essay format. The prompt for the “COVID-19 Response” category was: Over the past months, we’ve all worked valiantly to keep others – inside and outside our organizations – safe, healthy, informed and employed. This award recognizes organizations that are using Laserfiche to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic – including improvements in public services and public health, philanthropic efforts or solutions to social challenges.

“Our whole staff was very excited by the announcement that we are a finalist for this award!” said Kansanback. “We have put in a lot of hard work to update our processes, which is helping our customers save time, money and energy when doing business with the City of American Canyon.”

“From the City staff perspective, really embracing Laserfiche for digital forms has been crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said American Canyon City Manager Jason Holley. “Reducing physical interactions between people and taking paper out of the equation has had two big impacts: (1) improving our staff’s ability to work remotely, and (2) cutting down on disease transmission in our community.”

The City will learn whether they won at the annual Laserfiche Annual Empower Conference in late February 2021.