Author - Scott Zieg

Top 5 reasons for migrating HR records to the Cloud

Top 5 Reasons to Migrate HR Records to The Cloud

Many companies’ HR personnel records are maintained today in ubiquitous 8-part employee file folders alphabetically within secured filing cabinets. The downsides of traditional HR filing cabinets include the inefficiency of manually maintaining the personnel folders, potential of records being lost or misfiled, consumption of valuable office space, and inability to mitigate disaster recovery risk in the event of fire, [...]

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Document Locator v6 includes business process automation and reporting

Today marks the release of ColumbiaSoft Document Locator v6.  Version 6.0 enhances many of Document Locator’s greatest document management features including seamless integration into Microsoft Windows Explorer and Microsoft Office while expanding into new areas including business process management and real-time reporting analytics for all of ColumbiaSoft’s customers.  We are excited to see how our customers can transform and [...]

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Paperless Solutions on display at the Energy Trust Better Living Show in Portland

The average office worker uses a sheet of paper every 12 minutes, over 10,000 sheets of paper a year, and disposes of 100 to 200 pounds of paper annually. Document management helps businesses reduce the need for paper, and take a paperless approach. With paperless document management software, businesses store and share paper electronically so that the need for printing and shipping of [...]

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Digital documents expands an employees ability to work remote

A recent trend I am seeing with our customers is the desire to enhance their business infrastructure to support having employees work remote.  This arrangement benefits businesses in a number of ways including helping employee morale, allows for business continuity when weather strikes, saves space on real estate, and allows for increased productivity from their staff. Creating an environment permitting [...]

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Document Management Advances with Technology

While the technology that drives document management marches forward (Windows 7, SQL Server, .NET), the business objectives of the clients are essentially unchanged.  Clients greatly need solutions for scanning paper documents, applying index information, routing documents through workflow processes, maintaining document retention policies, collaborating around documents, providing for disaster recovery, and easily searching for documents. Whether companies are large or [...]

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Microsoft Windows 7 Impact on Business Part 5

Part 5 – A Viable Solution Realizing the benefits of effectively organizing and indexing documents is only the tip of the iceberg when you consider the possibilities provided by a fully-featured document management system.  I have witnessed how companies have successfully refocused their employees from performing unproductive roles like constantly searching lost documents into roles that directly derive revenue for [...]

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Microsoft Windows 7 Impact on Business Part 4

Part 4 – Productivity with Document Management Document management systems are designed to provide organizations with the tools necessary to capture and leverage their electronic content.  Modern document management systems will at minimum incorporate traditional indexing and searching functionality.  More advanced document management systems include integration with Microsoft Windows 7, workflow routing, digital signatures, records retention policies, event subscriptions, compliance [...]

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Microsoft Windows 7 Impact on Business Part 3

Part 3 – Managing the Output The increase in performance in Windows 7 matched with new computer hardware provides unprecedented power to the end user.  At no point in history have ordinary users been empowered with the tools to produce the quantity and quality data that Windows 7 and Microsoft Office provides.  It’s commonplace for modern computers to be used [...]

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Microsoft Windows 7 Impact on Business Part 2

Part 2 – Examining the Hype Windows Vista’s lack-luster commercial adoption coupled with a relentless onslaught of clever marketing by arch rival Apple compelled Microsoft to get Windows 7 right. The invention of Microsoft Windows came about to provide users access to applications and configuration options that were once only available from the command prompt. With the popular Windows 3.1, gone [...]

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