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What is Enterprise Content Management?

Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is a system solution designed to manage an organization’s documents. Unstructured information—including Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PDFs and scanned images—are stored and made accessible to the right people at the right time. From commercial supply chains to contract management, or HR processes to government administration, the driving force behind implementing an…

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5 Disasters that Might Take Your Business by Surprise

Depending on where you live and what movies you’ve seen, your definition of “disaster” can range from hurricane to sharknado. In the end, the worst disaster is the one you don’t anticipate. Here’s a list of disasters (both manmade and natural) that have actually occurred, and what companies and individuals should consider when making a…

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How to Fund Scanning Projects on a Shoestring Budget

Depending on the amount of paper you’re looking to digitize, scanning projects can be expensive. If you are having trouble finding funding for your scanning project, get inspiration from these creative Laserfiche customers: Loudoun County, VA. Named to the Center for Digital Government’s list of “Top Digital Counties” every year since 2004, Loudoun County has…

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When Does It Make Sense to Outsource Document Scanning?

The volume of paper documents that organizations must process has increased tenfold in the last five years. Increasing paper volume drives the cost of paper handling higher, which greatly reduces profit margins. Document scanning, also known as document imaging, can help you deal with the rapidly increasing burden of maintaining your organization’s paper archives. Although…

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INTERVIEW: Idaho Police Unit Goes Digital, Gains 12 Work Weeks

Christine Heimbigner, Technical Records Specialist I for the Idaho State Police Bureau of Criminal Identification, transitioned with her unit to Laserfiche ECM in 2009. I interviewed Christine to find out how Laserfiche impacted her organization, why records management is crucial in law enforcement and what type of poetry best suits the digital age. Before you…

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3 Steps to Get Started with Laserfiche Workflow

Laserfiche Workflow has the power to automate myriad business processes, but with so many possibilities it can be hard to find a starting point. Before you try to build your first workflow, check out these three helpful resources that will introduce you to Laserfiche Workflow. 1. Learn what business processes you can automate with Laserfiche…

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Records Management to the Future

Records management (RM) is one of the many lines of work evolving from basement-born afterthought to imperative business initiative. What are the driving forces behind this change, and how will they impact the role of the records manager? I sat down with Kimberly Samuelson, Director of ECM Strategy here at Laserfiche, to discuss the topic’s…

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3 Steps for Optimizing Business Processes

What’s better? Processing a document digitally or with paper? If both methods take the same amount of time and effort—the answer is neither. Optimizing a business process requires more effort than simply purchasing new software. It requires taking a critical look at an organization’s operations and minimizing the resources required to get things done. This blog post will outline…

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