As of 2017, Wolters Kluwer is in the second year of our 2016-2018 strategy of 'Growing Our Value', focused on growing value for our customers, employees, and shareholders alike. Our three strategic priorities during 2016-2018 are:
Expand market coverage
We will continue to allocate the majority of our capital towards our leading growth businesses and digital products. Building on competitive advantage, we will extend into adjacent markets and new geographies. We will allocate funds to broaden sales and marketing coverage appropriately. And, we will support our organic growth strategy with value-enhancing acquisitions and continue our program of small, non-core, disposals.
Deliver expert solutions
We will continue to design and deliver expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology to provide expert answers, improved analytics and productivity for our customers. We shall accelerate our focus on global platforms and cloud-based integrated workflow solutions that offer mobile access. To support this, we will create a rich, end-to-end, digital experience for our customers.
Drive efficiencies and engagement
We will continue to drive economies of scale, while improving the quality of our offerings and agility of our organization. Through increased standardization of processes and technology planning, and by focusing on fewer, global platforms and software applications, we shall free capital to reinvest in product innovation. We shall further foster employee engagement through skills development and brand engagement programs.