Source: Investment News – Techbits

Laserfiche 8, Cheshire, and Archival Docs

Laserfiche document management is offering free integration with Junxure, a popular customer relationship management software package. through the remainder of 2008. Firms that use both Junxure and Laserfiche will have fully integrated document and content management, as well as document imaging.

Source: CMS Watch

Imaging – The Most Important Element of ECM

According to analyst, Alan Pelze in CMSWatch, to many customers, particularly IT buyers, Imaging and Capture seem dull and uninteresting. It’s not sexy like WCM or DAM are supposedly, yet it is typically much higher cost, and typically more of a challenge to install, test, run and support. On the other hand, imaging is also where almost immediate process change and potential cost savings can be seen and calculated. Imaging remains big business, which is why the likes of Oracle, IBM and EMC are so serious about developing these capabilities. It’s why web oriented firms like Vignette cling hard to their (acquired) imaging legacy solutions, it’s why specialists like Laserfiche continue to thrive in turbulent markets.

Source: FT Adviser

FA Expo Heads to London and Glasgow

Laserfiche sponsored the Financial Adviser Expo in Harrogate, London, and Glasgow. The expo featured an investment track, a pensions track and a mortgage, protection and business development seminar track.

Source: ThomasNet

ECM Solutions Offers Business Process and Workflow Automation

Featuring a business automation module that is built on Windows Workflow Foundation engine, Laserfiche 8 helps organizations streamline business processes. Features include interoperability with Office applications, including SharePoint, which helps organizations unify content that is currently stored in disparate systems and formats. System architecture simplifies firewall configuration and allows use over wide area networks.

Source: Investment News

Transamerica Financial Advisers Rolls Out Paperless System – By Davis Janowski

Davis Janowski says that Independent broker-dealer Transamerica Financial Advisers Inc. has rolled out a soup-to-nuts paperless document management and e-signature system called TFA Synergy, and some advisers who have used it report that it saves time dramatically. TFA Synergy is built on state-of-the-art technology including Laserfiche. Laserfiche client, Todd Battaglia, partner with Meg Green & Associates, which manages $600 million in assets, told the reporter that Laserfiche saves them $35,000 to $40,000 per year. I addition, Laserfiche saved them an additional $8,000 a year by turning a former filing room into an office for an adviser.

Source: Image and Data Manager (idm.net.au)

Laserfiche 8 Released

Laserfiche seeks to improve on the capture, indexing and metadata strengths of previous versions and boost business automation and interoperability. Laserfiche believes it’s the most flexible and scalable solution ever. Laserfiche 8 features a redesigned automation module, greater interoperability with office applications, particularly Microsoft SharePoint and enhance system architecture.

Source: Press of Atlantic City

Shredding Case Sheds Light on Atlantic City’s Lax Document Security – By Michael Clark

According to Michael Clark, City Councilman Ramon Rosario was sentenced to a 5-month term in federal prison for unauthorized destruction of public records. In the meanwhile, the city was fined for violating the state’s Open Public Records Act. Deputy City Clerk Rhonda Williams said that the city has started to back up documents and legislative resolutions in Laserfiche.

Source: InterAmerican Association of Economic and Financial Journalists –

National Institute of Pediatrics Implements Laserfiche

Automation Point, Laserfiche’s VAR in Mexico has implemented a solution for the digitalization of 25,000 pediatric archives. Previously, researches took around 6 months to find information. Today, information is available with a simple click, which is important as they do their important research to help children will illnesses.

Source: Office Produce News.net

Laserfiche 8 Includes Latest Workflow Automation Technology

Laserfiche, a leading provider of digital document and records management systems, announces the release of Laserfiche 8, its most flexible and scalable solution ever. The company’s goal for Laserfiche 8 is simple: to help organizations streamline business processes by speeding the flow of information across the enterprise. “Laserfiche 8 gives us everything we need–particularly the new workflow tools–to expand our paperless initiative into additional departments,” said Denise Grossmann of Blue Earth County, MN, a Laserfiche client since 2002. “The interface is even easier to use, and the new features will really complement what we’re doing in Microsoft SharePoint.”

Source: PR-USA.net

Laserfiche Sets New Bar for ECM Systems

Laserfiche, a leading provider of digital document and records management systems, announces the release of Laserfiche 8, its most flexible and scalable solution ever. The company’s goal for Laserfiche 8 is simple: to help organizations streamline business processes by speeding the flow of information across the enterprise. Among other enhancements, Laserfiche 8 features a redesigned business automation module that’s built on the Windows Workflow Foundation engine. Greater interoperability with Office applications–particularly SharePoint–helps organizations unify content that’s currently stored in disparate systems and formats. And an enhanced system architecture simplifies firewall configuration and improves performance over wide-area networks. “Laserfiche has always been a strong search and retrieval system, and Laserfiche 8 extends these strengths to business process automation,” said Laserfiche CEO Nien-Ling Wacker. “I firmly believe that Laserfiche 8 will help Microsoft-driven organizations shine.”

Source: Thinkdigit.com

Laserfiche Announces the Release of Laserfiche 8

Laserfiche, a provider of digital document and records management systems, announces the release of Laserfiche 8, its most flexible and scalable solution ever. The company’s goal for Laserfiche 8 is simple: to help organizations streamline business processes by speeding the flow of information across the enterprise.

Source: Blocks and Files.com

UK’s ScanDoc Approved as a Laserfiche VAR

ScanDoc Ltd. in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, has been approved as a Laserfiche value-added reseller in time to sell the software developer’s most anticipated and talked about suite of products ever, Laserfiche 8™. According to Steve Livermore, managing director for ScanDoc Ltd., “The Laserfiche 8 platform, which offers powerful functionality, couldn’t have been released at a better time as our customers in the UK seek our advice on how to run their organizations more efficiently. The Laserfiche electronic document management system allows knowledge workers to gather, approve, and disseminate information digitally and helps them manage organizational archives reliably and securely. Filing cabinets become a thing of the past.” Laserfiche 8 provides an open, scalable, service-oriented architecture that allows organizations to unify information that flows from disparate sources in multiple formats while providing staff with critical information on demand. By providing actionable information in the proper context, Laserfiche 8 promotes higher productivity, lower overhead costs and more agile business processes, at an attractive price point.

Source: Intelligent Enterprise Blog

The Most Important Element of ECM? – By Alan Pelz-Sharpe

Alan Pelz-Sharpe, a principal and analyst at CMS Watch covering enterprise content management technologies and practices says that as an “Enterprise-focused” content management analyst, he is asked two basic questions on a regular basis. The first is “what about SharePoint?” The second is, “what about imaging?” He provides these words of advice. First, dealing with the “backfile” of paper documents may well be the most costly and difficult part of your entire ECM project. Though you almost certainly do not need to capture and convert all the paper, the very task of identifying what is important to convert and what is not, is labor intensive in its own right. Secondly, the scanner is the least of your concerns. The cost and complexity of capture do lie not in hardware. Rather, your bigger expense will come in the form or software — software that processes the captured image, indexes it, and puts it through quality controls, and (in many cases) extracts data elements and instigates workflows. Thirdly, recognize that capture and imaging will likely always be a part of the ECM process; you can try to eliminate it, but you will likely fail. Imaging remains big business, which is why the likes of Oracle, IBM and EMC are so serious about developing these capabilities. It’s why Web-oriented firms like Vignette cling hard to their (acquired) imaging legacy solutions, it’s why specialists like Laserfiche continue to thrive in turbulent markets.

Source: Business Solutions Magazine

Celebrate Distributed Scanning Success – By Vicki Amendola

Vicki Amendola says that imaging-focused VARs like Laserfiche’s Adjamian Affiliated, Inc. are leveraging distributed scanning to broaden the scope of their own document management solutions. According to statistics compiled by Moyes Technology Consulting, distributed scanning technologies used to account for less than 50% of the market’s hardware sales. This figure has grown to represent more than 80%. In fact, sales of distributed or workgroup scanners have grown from less than 50,000 units shipped in 2002, to over 400,000 in 2007, making it the most important segment in the scanning industry. Amendola says that Adjamian Affiliated understands the value of distributed scanning as part of a complete document management solution. However, rather than remaining comfortable in strong, established vertical markets such as accounting, finance, or government, this VAR has taken distributed scanning beyond the confines of the ‘typical’ office and out to the job site trailers of some of the largest construction projects across Southern California. Recently, the VAR sold a complete distributed scanning solution, including 100 Visioneer scanners, to $15 billon property development company SunCal.

Source: Investment News: In Tech Bits

Laserfiche, EZ Data, and EMSI – By Davis Janowski

Laserfiche announced the release of Laserfiche 8. Among other enhancements, the new version provides tighter integration with Microsoft Office applications, in particular Microsoft’s SharePoint collaboration software. The software also includes a redesigned business-automation module built on the Windows Workflow Foundation engine and has improved on the Laserfiche search engine. The company has also modified its use of the HTTP communication protocol in order to simplify firewall configuration and improve performance over wide-area networks. The initial Laserfiche 8 release also includes enhanced versions of Workflow, a business automation module, and Audit Trail, which tracks user activity. Pricing for this new version is based on the number of licenses needed. It is most suited for larger advisory firms. As a frame of reference, Laserfiche Intuition Pro, a product suited to small firms, costs $1500.

Source: Digital Publishing Solutions Magazine

Simplify, Secure, and Save – By Melissa Tetreault

Melissa Tetrault says security concerns may fuel interest in implementing a scanning and document management system, however the best systems do it all. “It eliminates paper, centralizes record-keeping in a regulatory-compliant and secure repository, offers workflow for routing the electronic documents, and allows you to find and distribute records in seconds,” notes Mauricio Pinto, director of healthcare solutions, Laserfiche. These systems, working together or as one multipurpose solution, can scan, index, and manage high volumes of documents daily.

Source: Long Beach Magazine

Innovative Minds

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower,” Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has said. And Long Beach is just that—innovative. Here Long Beach Magazine takes a look at a few of Long Beach’s many innovative minds including Laserfiche’s president and CEO, Nien-Ling Wacker. Wacker has created a company that promotes the harmony of Eastern culture, the ambition and growth of Western culture, and the scientific methods of physics. It all began when Nien-Ling set out to develop a computer system that could capture and index information from scanned paper documents. Her goal was to create an “auxiliary brain” that would organize information so that users could instantly find specific bits of information by simply searching for a word or phrase. By 1987, technology became available that coincided with her vision, and she developed Laserfiche digital document management software, bringing document imaging and full-text search to the PC.

Source: The Financial

Banks in Middle East Take Advantage of Laserfiche Safety Software – By Kate Tabatadze

“Banks need to protect and ensure their assets and their network as well as their institutional shareholders,” Sean Tang, Laserfiche International Regional Manager, told The FINANCIAL. According to Tang, before implementing Laserfiche document software, bank customers face countless issues including lost productivity, storage issues, interrupted communication and business processes, and a lack of security and quality control. With Laserfiche’s electronic document management system

software and solutions in place, banks and financial institutions have increased searching capabilities, access to bank branches for daily journals, quality

control, and storage space. Tang said they have also experienced cost reductions, streamlined operations, increased, productivity, and enhanced security.

Source: Marianas Variety

Laserfiche Seminar in Government – By Bernadette H. Carreon

Employees of the Palau national government, semi-government, and the private sector, attended a seminar recently hosted by Laserfiche reseller White Coconut Computer Services based in Saipan. Laserfiche was first introduced to government ministries such as Ministry of Health, Ministry of Finance, and Ministry of Commerce & Trade – Labor Office. According to Conrad Ellechel, IT Manager for the Ministry of Finance, the Laserfiche software is used to archive documents for the ministry.

Source: Financial Times Adviser

John McFall MP Heads FA Expo 2008 Speakers List – By Neil Barwick

This year’s Financial Adviser Expo will kick off in Harrogate on May 15, followed by London on 3 June and Glasgow on 10 June. This intermediary networking event, sponsored by data security provider Laserfiche and hosted by Financial Adviser,Investment Adviser, Money Management, Mortgage Adviser and Financial Times Adviser features and investment track, a pensions track and a mortgage, protection and business development seminar track.

Source: Financial Times Adviser

EXPO 2008: Look to US and Australia to Beat Non-Disclosure, claims Axa

Joy Dunbar reported that Reynold Leming, a document consultant for Laserfiche spoke at the 2008 Financial Adviser’s Expo in Harrogate. Mr. Leming said that Laserfiche software helps IFAs and financial services firms prosper because it improves client software, streamlining processes and reduces the cost of compliance.