LONG BEACH, CA (Laserfiche)—January 21, 2011—Laserfiche has announced the winners of its annual Run Smarter Awards program, including India-based Essar Group. Each year, Laserfiche honors organizations that succeed in promoting organizational agility through innovative use of Laserfiche enterprise content management (ECM).

Essar Group is a conglomerate of 63 companies in the Steel, Oil & Gas, Power, Communications, Shipping Ports & Logistics, Projects and Minerals sectors with operations in more than 20 countries across five continents and annual revenue of $15 billion.

“We saw Laserfiche as a way to bring visibility, time-bound execution and accountability to our accounting business processes,” said Mandeep Singh, Head of Finance Shared Services at Essar.

Singh estimates that Essar Group has realized a 40% return on its Laserfiche investment already, but foresees ongoing and expanding operational improvements.

“As our ongoing success has shown, Laserfiche is agile enough as an enterprise solution to manage document-based workflows and accelerate turnaround time. Laserfiche has been a tremendous tool for developing new, more comprehensive business processes that have given Essar Group fresh perspective and improved our overall investment perspective as a company,” said Singh.

Other 2010 Run Smarter winners include: Central District Health Department of Boise, ID; City of Maple Grove, MN; Dallas Associated Dermatologists; Durham County, NC; ECOM Atlantic; Hamilton-Wentworth School Board; London Borough of Tower Hamlets; Long Beach Police Department; Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians; NE Metro Intermediate Schools; Pulte Mortgage; South Essex Partnership NHS Trust; Spire Investment Partners, LLC; Texas A&M University Kingsville; Virginia Port Authority; and Wythe County Community Hospital.

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Since 1987, Laserfiche® has used its Run Smarter® philosophy to create simple and elegant enterprise content management (ECM) solutions. More than 28,000 organizations worldwide use Laserfiche software to streamline document, records and business process management.

The Laserfiche ECM system is designed to give IT managers central control over their information infrastructure, including standards, security and auditing, while still offering business units the flexibility to respond quickly to changing conditions.

Laserfiche distributes its software through a worldwide network of value-added resellers (VARs), who tailor solutions to clients’ individual needs. The Laserfiche VAR program has received the Five-Star Rating from Computer Reseller News/VARBusiness magazine.

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