LONG BEACH, CA—November 6, 2012—Laserfiche (booth #521) today announced that The Texas A&M University System, one of the largest systems of higher education in the United States, has expanded its Laserfiche enterprise content management (ECM) installation to offer Laserfiche as a shared service. University system members that opt to use the shared service help the university system as a whole reduce costs by consolidating IT functions from multiple system members to one location.
Today, 1,200 employees across the A&M System benefit from Laserfiche. That number will soon expand to 3,600. According to Judith Lewis, Senior IT Manager of the IT Solutions and Support group at Texas A&M University, “By providing this feature-rich Laserfiche implementation at an affordable price point, Texas A&M is able to make available economies of scale and document sharing that individual departments could not approach by themselves. This is value delivery at its best.”
Offering Laserfiche as a centrally supported, enterprise-level document management system allows Texas A&M and the A&M System to:
- Save costs through shared central support and by eliminating the need for individual departments to maintain their own systems.
- Facilitate document sharing with colleagues while protecting confidential information.
- Enhance overall office efficiency by eliminating paper-based processes, improving information accessibility and decreasing the need to store paper documents.
- Ensure continuity of operations by securing records and providing Web access to critical documents during emergencies.
- Streamline life-cycle management of business records with automatic enforcement of consistent, organization-wide records policies.
- Support compliance requirements for document retention.
The A&M System is comprised of 11 universities, seven state agencies and a comprehensive health science center. All work together to provide educational programs, outreach and community enhancement services as well as research to improve the lives of people in Texas and beyond. A&M System members educate more than 120,000 students each year.
Lewis and Robert Hensz, Risk and Compliance Office Program Manager, Texas A&M AgriLife, will co-present an educational session titled “Scaling a Higher Education Enterprise Electronic Content Management (ECM) System” on Friday, November 9, at 8:00 am in Mile High Ballroom 2B/3B during the EDUCAUSE 2012 Annual Conference.
Since 1987, Laserfiche has used its Run Smarter® philosophy to create simple and elegant enterprise content management (ECM) solutions. More than 32,000 organizations—including numerous public and private colleges and universities—use Laserfiche® software to streamline document, records and business process management.
Laserfiche enables higher education institutions to cut operational costs, improve staff productivity and provide quality student and faculty services by digitizing paper archives and automating document-driven processes. Secure Web access enables easy information sharing with students, parents and satellite campuses, while comprehensive security options help compliance with government- and industry-mandated standards. And since Laserfiche is designed for interoperability, it interfaces easily with key institutional systems like ERP, student information systems and other core administrative applications.
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