Tag - Collaboration

Webinar: An integration case study: Brava! HTML5 Viewer & Document Locator

Extending Project File Management with File Collaboration

An integration case study: Brava! HTML5 Viewer & Document Locator Successfully managing project files so that drawings, contracts, emails… all the files that make up a project are consistently organized is crucial in any construction or engineering project. Beyond just file management, however, collaboration on project documents is just as essential. For this reason, ColumbiaSoft and OpenText are bridging the boundaries [...]

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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 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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Next Generation Document Locator Roadmap Co-Authored with Microsoft

Our engineering team here at ColumbiaSoft met one-on-one with Microsoft’s top software, database, and network engineers at the Mountain View Technology Center recently in an architecture design summit.  This laid out the groundwork for a co-authored roadmap for the next generation of the Document Locator document management system. The timing coincided perfectly with our efforts underway here at ColumbiaSoft to [...]

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Going paperless has some real advantages

Studies have shown that the average office worker uses as much as 10,000 sheets of paper a year. Where does all that paper go? It’s thrown away, filed away, shuffled among co-workers, and shipped around in slow, costly, delivery processes.  So, going paperless has some real advantages, and here is just a few examples… First, it eliminates hard dollar costs. Not just [...]

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Webinar shows 7 ways document control can help bottom line in a down economy

In these uncertain economic times, most companies are faced with the challenge of how to maximize returns on tighter margins. It’s a do-more-with-less strategy that requires business operations be optimized now to meet current economic realities. One area to consider for improving the bottom line is to look at how information is managed in the organization. This includes all the [...]

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Managing document versions, join us for a webinar

Are you grappling with how to automate document version control? We’re all familiar with this scenario: There’s an important document with a critical deadline that has to be worked on by a group of people. Round and round the document goes, often by email, with edits written over edits. And… as the document progresses through stages, each person appends the [...]

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Collaboration with Internal Controls

The road to true collaboration with your business partners begins with developing an exceptional system of internal controls. For document intensive organizations, those controls are implemented using a robust document management system. When selecting a document management system for your organization, you will want to research systems that support collaboration as well as metadata indexing, workflow routing, fast searching, [...]

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How do your emails stay relevant in retirement?

I recently read that product managers categorically receive the most emails in the company. Reading this brought a grin across my face – misery loves company. My email inbox gets bombarded daily with product enhancement ideas, consulting proposals, internal questions, meeting requests, and industry articles. For me, it’s an imperative that our employees have a means to organize and manage [...]

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