We are thrilled to reflect on our 2023 accomplishments and share highlights of Zasio’s unwavering commitment to our customers and employees. Our software, development, consulting, and research teams worked hard to deliver the industry’s best solutions.
And that’s going to continue in 2024.
Here’s a quick snapshot of another fantastic year!
Software: Earlier in the year, our software and development teams updated our Versatile Express and Versatile Professional programs (now version 5.3). They also released companion updates to Versatile Import and Versatile Mobile Package.
This paved the way for our initial release of Versatile 2023 with Retention Management for SaaS, followed closely by the on-premises version. The year ended with a preview release for Versatile 2023 with Physical Records Management. “Laying this core groundwork will accelerate our progress in 2024 as we finish the physical records management with standard functionality and then complete the journey by going full force with releasing Versatile’s advanced features,” Zasio’s software support team said.
Want to know more about Versatile 2023 Physical Records Management? Register for our Versatile 2023 PRM demo on Jan. 16.
Consulting: Zasio’s Consulting division celebrated a fantastic 2023 full of triumphs with numerous successful partnerships! We welcomed new analyst Jake Naylor and several members of the team earned new IG and privacy-related certifications. Ranging from routine client RIM/IG program projects to novel and evolving pain points, the division successfully supported an unprecedented number of existing and new partnerships through growth and versatility. Consulting is excited at the prospect of 2024 and new things to come!
Our citations total 159,373 and are still increasing! We updated retention regulations in 102 countries along with 74 sub-jurisdictions in 2023. Our team updated nearly 22,000 citations in the U.S. and internationally and added more than 13,000 to our growing list of active citations. Curacao, Libya, Suriname, Saint Lucia, and Turks and Caicos have also been added to our list of researched countries. Our analysts have researched a combined 255 countries, states, provinces, territories, self-regulated organizations, and supranational unions. In other words, we are always updating our database of citations!
Sharing the Knowledge: Zasio’s software and consulting teams led a dozen webinars sharing their expertise of all things records management and information governance. This included our popular Doing More with Less and Virtual Coffee with Consulting series. Other popular topics included cybersecurity and artificial intelligence, differentiating retention schedules and record series, and privacy updates and strategies for compliance. Our attendees have told us they “appreciate Zasio’s commitment to engaging with the community of records professionals.” To them, we say, thank you for your continued support!
In 2023, our amazing team of consultants and research analysts contributed numerous professional articles on Zasio’s website — ranging from information security for RIM professionals, challenges for records managers, and state consumer privacy updates. Make sure you’re signed up with ZConnect, our monthly newsletter, where we share blogs, recent industry news, and events, and provide a host of other information governance resources.
Increasing Transparency: Zasio launched an information security site where customers and prospects can see an overview of our Information Security Management System and request access to policies and certifications.
On the Road: Zasio exhibited at two information governance and records management conferences in 2023, including NAGARA in Cincinnati (July) and ARMA InfoCon in Detroit (October). Our team met with industry professionals, attended educational sessions, and shared many insights about Zasio’s software solutions and consulting services. At NAGARA we also gave a presentation on maintaining retention schedules.
Volunteer Service: Zasio team members held volunteer positions in several community and professional organizations in 2023, including the positions of president, board member, and community relations director of Boise Valley ARMA; Institute of Certified Records Managers mentor (x2), Idaho Volunteer Lawyers member; Idaho Parents Unlimited board member; Boise State Cyber Operations and Resilience Program, mentor; Glocal Community Partners, furniture delivery for resettled refugees.
Giving Back: Zasio believes in being more than experts in records management—we’re equally committed to giving back to our community. In 2023, Zasio financially contributed to the Warhawk Air Museum’s expansion to honor Post 9/11 and Global War on Terror Veterans, 100ADA, the Women’s and Children’s Alliance, and the Idaho Foodbank, among others.