An even bigger pleasure? Watching the product that a dedicated team and I had created and fine-tuned for years receive its due as an industry benchmark. The ThinkSmart Automation Platform (TAP), was given two prestigious awards. Its performance was a primary reason why Mitratech, which acquired ThinkSmart and TAP earlier this year, was also honored in the report as a leading legal tech firm.
But from my perspective, the two honors that made me feel the most like a proud parent were these:
How is this relevant to SimpliGov customers? The same fundamental technology behind TAP that’s propelling efficiency and cost savings for VMWare, NetApp, and other companies also underpins SimpliGov’s government automation platform. The outstanding performance acknowledged by the Financial Times is just as accessible for the public sector.
Perhaps as importantly? The level of technical ingenuity, customer-centric support, and collaboration that made TAP such a success is behind what we’re doing today for SimpliGov and its clients. The human factor is still very much the same.
Some wonder what the psychological quirk is that compels the “serial entrepreneur” to keep taking new risks and founding new enterprises. In my case, starting ThinkSmart and launching TAP was fueled by a drive to solve problems and overcome challenges, a drive that hasn’t been dulled even by milestones like the Financial Times awards. If anything, those moments make us feel even more enthusiastic about the next horizon ahead, and I know our SimpliGov customers will only benefit by that.