Last month, we learned that 5% of U.S. workers would give up their spouse for the chance to telecommute. Umm, I worked remotely for a few months after my husband and I moved from Boston to Southern California. I didn’t think it was THAT great.
Seriously, though, an Ipsos/Reuters poll released in January shows that roughly 20% of workers worldwide telecommute …
Last week, I had the privilege of attending HIMSS 2012, the Health Information and Management Systems Society’s annual conference and exhibition. Although I did spend a fair amount of time in the Laserfiche booth meeting people and discussing ECM’s relevance vis-à-vis EMR, I also had the opportunity to attend a number of sessions.
The most interesting one was the ONC Town …
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate has been talking a lot about Twitter lately. As reported by FierceGovernmentIT, he recently told attendees at Tech@State that by monitoring what’s being said by people using social media during a disaster, emergency response teams are able to more quickly jump in and provide necessary assistance.
Two weeks ago, Laserfiche kicked off its “Empower 2012” Conference with a keynote speech from company Founder and CEO Nien-Ling Wacker on the importance of having an IT infrastructure that supports success in the Information Age.
“With IDC predicting that the volume of digital data will nearly double in 2012, organizations today need an IT infrastructure designed to empower success in the information age,” said Wacker. “Laserfiche provides agile enterprise content management solutions that help organizations harness the power of their information for controlled, rapid change in today’s fast-paced information economy.”
A total of 137 companies implemented Laserfiche Rio, our enterprise software suite, in 2011, contributing to revenue growth of nearly 20%. Despite high unemployment in both the U.S. and Europe, Laserfiche brought on 73 new employees and expanded its international presence with new offices in the United Kingdom, Panama and Washington D.C.
Laserfiche made great inroads in strengthening the Laserfiche community during 2011. There are now 30 user groups across the nation, 19 Laserfiche customers gained recognition as Top Digital Cities and 23 Laserfiche customers were named Top Digital Counties.
Our VARs and customers now have 11 CPP classes to choose from, as well as a new Solution Exchange where they can share concrete examples of how they justify, implement, configure and optimize their Laserfiche systems with the community.
Significant software developments in 2011 included the release of Laserfiche 8.3, which offers digital signatures, a new Web Administration Console and over 60 new pre-built Workflow activities, the release of Laserfiche Mobile™ for iPhone and achieving full compliance with Australia’s Victorian Records Management Strategy (VERS) Standard.
The analysts, consultants, experts and strategic customers who attended the special ACE session at the conference expressed optimism about the state of the market in 2012. They’re seeing that ECM is becoming more pervasive and mainstream, and that it is being incorporated in earlier phases of large enterprise rollouts.
Tom Wayman, Laserfiche Vice President of Marketing and Product Strategy, explained that Laserfiche will accelerate ECM adoption by the market by continuing to demystify ECM by making knowledge and expertise readily accessible to customers through vehicles such as the Support Site, CPP program and Solution Exchange. “We’re not in the business of providing professional services,” he said, “so our goal is to make our software incredibly easy to use, support and maintain.”
To learn more about Laserfiche’s plans for 2012, please contact Sarah Kellison.
During her keynote speech at Laserfiche’s “Empower 2012” Conference, Laserfiche Founder and CEO Nien-Ling Wacker outlined the 2012 product roadmap, which includes:
“In the information economy, leading organizations look for enterprise content management tools that are flexible enough to accommodate the needs of multiple departments while centralizing control and security,” said Tom Wayman, Vice President of Product Strategy at Laserfiche. “That’s what agile ECM—including Laserfiche Forms and Laserfiche Mobile™ for iPad—is all about.”
Laserfiche Mobile for iPad will be available for purchase at the end of Q1 2012. Laserfiche Forms will follow later this year.
To schedule a demo, please contact Sarah Kellison.
Laserfiche has announced that Datawatch, AppCrown and Junxure have recently joined its Professional Developer Partner (PDP) program. Through the PDP program, Laserfiche provides customers with access to a variety of third-party integrations, configurations, plug-ins and Web tools.
Datawatch’s Monarch Report Mining Server (RMS) adds dynamic information and report analytics functionality to Laserfiche 8.3. The integration will transform archived reports into interactive, Web-enabled data without the requirement for manual data entry. Joint customers will leverage this integration to analyze reports, statements, invoices, log files, PDF/XPS files, ANSI/ASCII based text files, EDI reports, XML/HTML files, mainframe data and more. Web-based analytics views of report data will be generated by Monarch RMS based on user requests through a Laserfiche interface.
AppCrown and Junxure provide serve the financial advisor market. AppCrown is a systems integrator that delivers solutions built on Salesforce.com, the world’s largest CRM provider, which currently supports more than 3 million users across 100,000 organizations around the world. Junxure is a comprehensive, integrated CRM system for financial advisors. It was created exclusively for financial advisors based on the experiences of a financial advisor.
To learn more about the PDP program or these three integrations, please contact Alex Wilson.
2012 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, NV, on February 21-24: Visit booth #3275 for an overview of how Laserfiche can complement existing EHR implementations, streamline medical billing and automate credentialing.
Gartner Portals, Content & Collaboration Summit in Orlando, FL, on March 12-14: Laserfiche will be on hand to demo its agile ECM solutions and discuss key takeaways from recent in-person research conducted with CIOs.
2012 ICBA National Convention and TechWorld in Nashville, TN, on March 11-18: Join us (booth #715) for a speaking session on “Driving Efficiency and Compliance through Technology” for community banks.
FOSE 2012 in Washington, DC, on April 3-5: Join us (booth #421) to learn how Laserfiche sets the standard for information management within all five branches of the U.S. military, CIA, FBI and the Departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security.
ITEX 2012 Expo & Conference in Las Vegas, NV, on April 18-19: Don’t miss our booth (#829) or speaking session, “Selling Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Software Leads to Profits.”
Submit an Article: Laserfiche is now accepting submissions for guest articles to be featured in our weekly reseller newsletter (circulation: 3,000) and in our monthly newsletter for end users (circulation: 24,000). If you would like to showcase your expertise within the Laserfiche community, please e-mail Melissa Henley with your proposed story idea.
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