The Waco, TX, Independent School District (WISD) serves over 15,000 students across 32 campuses. For WISD’s Accounting Department, that means cutting 300-400 checks a week to vendors and agencies serving the district, as well as handling the information management needs that come along with AP processing for a mid-size ISD like Waco. (more…)
College Station Independent School District (CSISD) in College Station, TX, needed a more efficient way to manage content for its Special Services Department to provide students with timely, specialized assistance. (more…)
Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) knew enterprise content management was in its future in 2007 when its president, touring the campus, opened the door to a shower room in an old gymnasium—and found 70 filing cabinets of old business records. (more…)
As the IT Director for Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) in Ontario, Canada, Mike Hiltz provides IT leadership and proactively brings technology opportunities to HWDSB’s various departments. (more…)
One of the top entomology departments in the U.S., Texas A&M University (TAMU)’s Department of Entomology offers outstanding academic programs for undergraduate and graduate student preparation for careers in research, extension, business or industry. In fact, in May 2007, the department began offering a new degree in Forensic and Investigative Sciences, accredited by the American Academy of Forensic Science – the only accredited program in Texas and the Southwest.
But with state facilities in College Station, TX, a major USDA entomology research laboratory, and members of the department’s graduate faculty stationed in nine major agricultural areas in the state, sharing information efficiently had become problematic for department staff.
Texas A&M University (TAMU) is one of the largest universities in the U.S., both in terms of enrollment and physical size. With nine system schools and two campuses, as well as a main campus with over 100 buildings on over 5,200 acres, TAMU faces a unique challenge in sharing information.
Relying on paper was an inefficient use of TAMU’s monetary and staff resources. In addition, board requirements frequently limit the amount of office space to conserve space for classroom and labs, so space used for paper storage was at a premium. What little space was available could have been better used for professors’ offices.
Texas A&M University Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) is known as “the island university” because it’s surrounded by Corpus Christi Bay and the Oso Bay. But before implementing Laserfiche, though, the nickname could have just as easily have been applied because TAMU-CC was surrounded by a sea of paper.
Dennis Raulie, Manager of Administrative Computing Technology Services, recognized that the university had outgrown its existing document management system. He realized that what staff really needed was an enterprise content management solution that would comply with the university’s records management retention schedules, better secure documents and decrease the cost of handling paper.
Raulie saw a demo by Laserfiche reseller SMARTfiles and was impressed. “Other document management systems didn’t fulfill our needs very well, while others just seemed rudimentary,” he recalls.