LONG BEACH, CA (Laserfiche)—January 12, 2010—Laserfiche today announced the winners of its annual Run Smarter Awards program, including the State of Guerrero, Mexico. Each year, Laserfiche recognizes organizations that have been successful in solving their most pressing information management challenges through innovative use of Laserfiche technology.
Guerrero has long been a leading proponent of IT as business technology in Mexico. The relatively poor Mexican state used Laserfiche in 2001 to integrate with the City of Acapulco’s GIS system to increase its rate of tax collection four-fold without raising the tax rates themselves. This increased the City’s tax collection enough that Acapulco now has Mexico’s fourth-best tax collection ratio.
Most Mexican cities—in other words, almost all of Guerrero’s 80 other cities—rely on the federal government for approximately 85 percent of their funding, much of that devoted to the infrastructural and quality of life upgrades necessary to increase tourism and economic development in the state. In 2006, Governor Carlos Torreblanca initiated “The Global Estate Strategy to a Digital Government” with the belief that investing in technology could quickly boost Guerrero’s economy.
Using Laserfiche to streamline and accelerate the process by which public works funds are distributed has had a tremendous economic impact on Guerrero. Today, Laserfiche Workflow automates the federal grant request process, accelerating the distribution of grants from three to six months to just a few days, keeping information—and Guerrero’s economy— moving forward.
Other 2010 Run Smarter winners include: Cambridge Financial Group; California’s Central Contra Costa Sanitary District; Collin County, TX; Minnesota’s Elk River Police Department; Spindletop MHMR Services; LaPorte County, IN; Los Angeles County Office of Education; the city of Norfolk, VA; RMS; Texas A&M University; and the Texas Medical Board.
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