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Find more information on document management and how Document Locator can help in the resources section of our blog.

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How one agency’s transition to paperless turned into big dollar savings

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin transitioned to a paperless office, prompting savings at utilities estimated at over a million dollars. And, they began hearing rave reviews from customers in response to a better, broader range of services. Meanwhile, commissioners gained access to records on their tablets. “Given the advantages of a paperless office, why is society not yet there?” Paul [...]

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CIS Finds a Framework for “Living Documents” with Ongoing Updates and Edits

At CIS Oregon (Citycounty Insurance Services), continual updates to a large body of living documents had caused a proliferation of duplicates, consuming limited space and making processes painfully inefficient. Now, circumstances are much improved. A case study details their experience transitioning to a document management system. Eliminating the hassles of shared folders Centralized document management adds functionality and control, while keeping [...]

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Happy Electronic Records Day 2017!

Happy Electronic Records Day! Each year, records managers, archivists, document controllers, and anyone with a keen interest in how important records and managed and secured have a special day to celebrate their profession. This year it is today, October 10, 2017! The Council of State Archivists has assembled and made available a wealth of materials for the occasion: 2017 10 Reasons for [...]

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Six Steps for A Well Planned Document Mgmt. Software Deployment

When deploying enterprise class document management software, it’s good to do some planning ahead of time. A little preparation in advance speeds the entire process, and avoids the possibility of unnecessary delays and difficulties. We have our own methods for DL document management software deployment that are based on a long-established, best-practices approach. It is a straightforward, six-step process that has [...]

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What Electronic Forms Planning Questions Should You Ask?

As you begin a forms project, in the first stages of planning, here are some great questions to consider: What data is needed? Determine what data is needed. Also, consider the desired end-result of data that goes into other systems. You can map the process backwards, figuring out the required fields for your electronic forms and what existing data might be [...]

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Find What You are Looking for Faster in Document Locator Version 7.2

New technology in Document Locator version 7.2 makes searching and finding information inside files faster in the document management system. ColumbiaSoft introduced its latest version of its Document Locator software recently, with new highlighted searches and Web preview capabilities that make it easier to find information, quickly. Upgrades for Document Locator version 7 are available to existing customers now. All ColumbiaSoft [...]

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Mitigating the risk of Ransomware and Malware with Document Locator

Mitigating the Risk of Ransomware and Malware with Document Locator

Ransomware is a growing global concern. Recent attacks, like WannaCry in May 2017, are presenting a serious challenge to the security of information at businesses and organizations worldwide. A form of Crypto Virus or CryptoLocker, ransomware is a type of malware that blocks access to various items in return for a ransom demand. Once the ransom is paid, often times [...]

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Key eForms Planning, Design, and Processing Concepts

  Some of the key concepts of planning and designing your eforms project include: Forms Management With the eforms themselves, there are some key things to consider when thinking through form design. This includes customized branding to match your company’s look and feel, understanding what content you need to capture, ensuring the form has an intuitive design, help instructions to walk users [...]

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What Kinds of Electronic Forms are There?

When considering what type of eforms to use, start by breaking them down into categories. First, there are One-Off and Repeatable forms. One-Off Forms: For example, one-off forms would be forms like Event Registrations. With one-off forms, you need to make sure the forms are intuitive and provide easy to follow instructions because each visit to the form is probably going to be the [...]

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10 Useful Electronic Form (eforms) Design and Optimization Tips

When creating a new electronic form (eforms),  there are many things that should be considered to improve your form completion rates and the information collected. Depending on where the form will be used (internally or online), what industry the form is used in  (compliance and regulatory requirements for example may need to be considered), and who is filling out the electronic form you [...]

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