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  • How ECM Simplifies Company Security

    , Director, Enterprise Content Management

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    I can remember the day that I got a house key from my father.  This was so exciting – since I was now responsible enough to come and go without an adult at home. (And I was responsible enough not to lose the key.)

    For my parents, giving me that key was not only a responsibility issue, but a security issue.  Security was a hot topic at the AIIM (Association Information and Image Management) 2016 conference that we recently attended.  That’s not a surprise, since one of the business concerns that we always have to overcome when selling enterprise content management to a customer is overcoming risks: security of the data.

    At AIIM, speaker Mark Brousseau, president of Brousseau and Associates, tackled the security topic asking the simple question:  Think Your Scanned Images Are Safe? Think Again.

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    ECM Expels Outdated Processes in Higher Education

    , President, Enterprise Content Management

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    Many schools and universities struggle with outdated processes and low-value tasks that contribute to inefficiency. It really takes a toll on an educational institution’s performance, affecting employee productivity and quality of service. So, the question is: What can be done to remedy this? (more…)

    From Our Experts, Solutions, Technology

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    When it comes time to implement your Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution, there are some areas in which we see many businesses make mistakes. Making the transition to your ECM solution should be a smooth, well-planned process minus any headaches. Don’t fall prey to the following five mistakes that are commonly made which will only make the transition more challenging than necessary. (more…)

    Content Management, From Our Experts, Solutions, Strategy, Technology

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    Improving the Competitive Edge for the AEC Industry

    , President, Enterprise Content Management

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    Since the 1980s, computer aided design (CAD) software has been a critical component of the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries. These systems – including Autodesk®, Dassault Systèmes and Bentley Systems® – are used for designing and engineering plans/blueprints for products and building projects. Within their CAD systems, engineers can view a design from any angle with the click of a mouse and zoom in or out. For many organizations, their CAD system is a core business system from which their business processes revolve around. Using CAD software is more than just producing drawings though. Today’s projects also include contract specifications, change requests and purchasing documents. The challenge is that most of these supporting documents are stored separately, either in different physical places or on network file shares, so it’s hard for companies to get that complete picture of a project. That’s why an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system is so helpful for AEC companies. (more…)

    Content Management, From Our Experts, Solutions, Technology

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    ECM in 2016: Future Adopters Will Prevail

    , President, Enterprise Content Management

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    With early adopters and desperate organizations looking for a way to decrease their use of paper-processes and increase their digitized content and archive, we’ve seen Enterprise Content Management (ECM) embraced by proactive firms with transformational leaders and savvy management.  They have taken their business processes and automated them for greater agility and integration with Line-of-Business (LOB) systems to give their people the tools they need for better productivity and providing an improved customer experience.

    As other businesses approach what NTT Data has described as Enterprise 3.0, they can benefit from learnings early adopters have found.  Most often found in websites, social media bloggers, referrals or word-of-mouth information, the future adopter has become well-educated about ECM and potential applications specific to their industries and departmental pain points. (more…)

    Content Management, From Our Experts, Leadership, Solutions, Strategy, Technology, Thought Leaders

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    The Top 4 Information Management Misconceptions

    , President, Enterprise Content Management

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    Information and paper are two things that companies handle every day and both cost businesses a lot of money. It doesn’t matter if your company is big or small, dealing with information management and paper processes affect us all.

    Managing information and paper without an information management strategy can bring bottlenecks into your processes, which can increase financial and regulatory risks and damage vendor and customer relationships. If your operation falls into the small or medium business (SMB) space, you may not feel the pain as severely as if you operate a large enterprise organization where order needs to reign so your hundreds or thousands of employees can all operate efficiently.

    Over the past decade, the topic of information management has been getting more traction as increasing numbers of organizations adopt new solutions to manage their information and reduce their reliance on paper. But, there are still many companies that haven’t put a priority on implementing an enterprise content management (ECM) system and have not developed an information management strategy.

    As you research a strategy, we’d like to clear up the top four information management misconceptions.

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    7 Benefits of a Paperless (aka ECM) Solution

    , President, Enterprise Content Management

    We know that every organization has its own unique set of business challenges.

    Whether you’re a manufacturing company producing auto parts or a pharmaceutical company producing heart medication, you both deal with paper. And, in most cases, too much of it. When you hear the term “Go Paperless,” most people think it means that paper is completely removed. That’s neither accurate nor possible. What going paperless really means is that you pinpoint the areas of your business that are paper-heavy, manually driven and time-consuming and then streamline those areas to improve efficiency. Streamlining will involve some type of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution that utilizes workflow and automation to replace those processes that are slowing you down and costing you too much time and money.

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    The future of business process is the future of ECM

    , Executive Vice President, Sales and Business Development

    Enterprise Content Management is hot right now. And for good reason.

    As more and more companies realize they have to pay greater attention to information management, security and compliance of data, the realm of ECM is poised for exponential growth. Legacy paper-based systems provide limited value and clearly do not meet the stringent security requirements necessary in today’s workplace.

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    In the driver’s seat of Enterprise Content Management

    , VP/GM, Industrial Print and Graphic Communications

    A couple of weeks ago, I published a blog about document management and the changing industry within that practice. This time, I want to expand toward the other end of the spectrum, Enterprise Content Management.

    ECM is taking hold in many medium to large enterprises and it is a key plank in our own strategy. It’s important to point out that, across the continuum of document management, we have a full suite of services that expands our ECM services as a key area for strategic investment and growth in our core solutions portfolio.

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    Content Management, Solutions, Thought Leaders

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