Bergen Community College Receives 2018 Laserfiche Run Smarter® Award

Left to Right: Arooj Javed, Nishika Gupta, and Zaheer Master.

Hicksville, New York—(March 6th, 2019) Laserfiche—a leading global provider of enterprise content management (ECM) software—recently announced the winners of the 2018 Laserfiche Run Smarter® Awards. Among the winners was Bergen Community College, an Accelerated Information Systems customer, who received the award for demonstrating excellence in innovation. Laserfiche launched the Run Smarter Awards in 2005 to honor organizations that take an innovative approach to managing content and automating processes to drive business value.

The winners of the Laserfiche Run Smarter® Awards were announced Feb. 7, 2019, during the Laserfiche Empower Conference in Long Beach, California. Eleven winners from across the globe, including the U.S., Hong Kong, and Mexico were selected. Bergen represents the only institution of higher education to receive a Run Smarter Award this year.

With more than 32,000 total students, Bergen Community College is the largest community college in New Jersey. Nishika Gupta, Manager of Documents and Records at Bergen Community College, has stated that the goal of introducing electronic forms has always been to improve their students’ experience.

“By offering students efficient methods of managing their academic progress, it provides them with more time to focus on the core reason they’re here – their education,” Gupta said. “When you have a partner like Laserfiche to find digital solutions to long-standing challenges, it’s a win for everyone involved.”

Bergen’s Nishika Gupta and Arooj Javed.

“Bergen Community College is bringing the future of work to campus with Laserfiche. By digitally transforming manual, paper-based processes into Laserfiche digital forms, they are improving student services while also increasing faculty and staff productivity,” said Zaheer Master, President of Accelerated Information Systems—Bergen’s Laserfiche Solution Provider. “This award exemplifies the power of collaboration between the college’s ITS department and the staff at Accelerated Information Systems. All of this would not be possible without the vision of Bergen Community College President Dr. Michael Redmond and the leadership of CIO Ronald Spaide. Congratulations to Bergen Community College!”

Bergen Community College introduced automation to their electronic forms processes to enhance the student experience and increase operational efficiency. The college currently leverages 60 forms in key processes, including: grade change request, request for waiver, request for tutoring services, RSVP forms, change of curriculum, faculty tenure track, and Athletics Office processes. To ensure consistency across the campus, Bergen Community College has plans to migrate over 100 additional processes to Laserfiche Forms.

“Through their vision and leadership, Bergen Community College is demonstrating the future of work, which supports collaboration, innovation and ingenuity,” said Karl Chan, President at Laserfiche. “This forward-thinking approach to operations is positioning Bergen Community College as a leader in higher education. This recognition is well deserved—congratulations!”

Bergen earned recognition for its use of Laserfiche to automate key student enrollment, registration and business processes, including change of curriculum requests. By digitally streamlining these functions online, students receive faster service and no longer complete paper forms, offering improved document management and organization for the institution.

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About Bergen Community College

Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (, a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls more than 14,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.


About Accelerated Information Systems

Accelerated Information Systems (AIS) is an award-winning professional services firm focused on solving business challenges with software solutions. AIS provides expert guidance, utilizing industry expertise and a strong technical skill set to design, implement, and support enterprise solutions.

AIS provides a full suite of professional services including consulting, solution design, implementation, technical support, data conversion, system integration, training, and project management.

Clients of AIS include State and Local Government, Colleges and Universities, Financial Services (Wealth Management, Investment Advisors, Broker-Dealers), Manufacturers, Not-for-Profit Organizations, TV and Media, and Multi-National Non-Governmental Organizations.

Founded in 2005, AIS is headquartered in New York and is also certified in multiple other states as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE). In addition to their status as a Platinum Certified Laserfiche Solution Provider and the 2019 Laserfiche Cloud Solution Provider of the Year, AIS is a Microsoft Cloud Silver Certified Partner.

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About Laserfiche

Laserfiche is the leading global provider of intelligent content management and business process automation. Through powerful workflows, electronic forms, document management, and analytics, the Laserfiche® platform eliminates manual processes and automates repetitive tasks, accelerating how business gets done.

Laserfiche pioneered the paperless office with enterprise content management more than 30 years ago. Today, Laserfiche is innovating with cloud, machine learning, and AI to enable organizations in more than 80 countries to transform into digital businesses. Customers in every industry—including government, education, financial services, and manufacturing—use Laserfiche to boost productivity, scale their business, and deliver digital-first customer experiences.

Laserfiche employees in offices around the world are committed to the company’s vision of empowering customers and inspiring people to reimagine how technology can transform lives.