LONG BEACH, CA (Laserfiche) —August 1, 2011—The National Association of Counties listed a record number of communities in its recent Top Ten survey of the nation’s most computerized counties.
This year, the survey emphasized program integration and practical implementation in its judging approach. Competition in the survey is stiffening as counties incorporate ever more government operations into increasingly sophisticated computer systems, making it ever more important for consolidation and integration, according to Kimberly Samuelson of Laserfiche, a content management software design firm which had 22 customers among the 54 Top Tens.
“It’s the silver lining in this government economic cloud,” Samuelson said. “Sales of our most multi-functional software systems have jumped sharply since the onset of the recession. Communities are being forced to make dramatic cutbacks and finding the only way to survive is by consolidating operations, removing overlap between government agencies and letting the software do the rest.”
Among the many content management software products Laserfiche offers, Laserfiche Avante and Laserfiche Rio are specifically designed to connect all offices within one government into the same document and information management system. These enterprise content management (ECM) systems are in place in the 22 Laserfiche communities named to this year’s Top Ten lists, including Pueblo County, CO, and Nevada County, CA, which ranked No. 1 in two of the four population categories.
Thanks to several counties receiving the same score on the survey’s measures of technology use, the number named to the Top Ten lists in the four categories used was 54, more than any other year. The survey found that letting information and communications technology take over more and more government functions is a top priority for counties surveyed in 2011. It also found that collaboration between county agencies on building these systems and expanding the ICT workforce were a higher priority in 2011 than 2010.
“Across the United States, county governments are using enterprise content management solutions to capture critical savings while increasing service quality,” Samuelson said. “We are very proud that nearly half of this year’s top digital counties use Laserfiche to help them achieve their goals.”
For a full list of winners, visit http://www.digitalcommunities.com/survey/counties/.
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