Tag - paperless

A practical look at paperless

“Going paperless” isn’t just good for the planet, there are practical business benefits as well. Sure, saving trees is a great added bonus. But, on April 22, we’re going to be discussing some business reasons for a paperless office in a webinar: Document Scanning: Best practices for a Paperless Approach using Document Management. All who are interested are welcome [...]

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Paperless office improves efficiency and reduces environmental impact

The idea of the paperless office was first theorized in a 1975 Business Week article that discussed how the personal computer revolution would put an end to paper records and book keeping.  Now, some thirty-four years later, while the type of information contained in paper form has changed, more than ever businesses are inundated with paper records. The Environmental Protection [...]

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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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Document Storage Webinar Recording

In an age where as many as half of us spend two hours or more per day just looking for the information we need to do our jobs… anything that speeds our interaction with knowledge adds up to big gains in efficiency. Electronic document storage is one way to narrow the gap, in a big way. This is because [...]

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Document Locator added to Construction Specification Institute’s GreenFormat

Reducing paper usage is one way all of us can be more green. And this is true with builders and property owners too… who are especially interested in greener approaches in the construction of new buildings, factories, and infrastructure. With that in mind, ColumbiaSoft announced today that it has listed its Document Locator software which is used by architecture, [...]

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Webinar to reveal that hard drives are cheaper than warehouses

It can’t be said any more succinctly than it was summed up by a Document Locator user at State Mutual Life & Health: “Hard drives are cheaper than warehouses.” The storage of paper is a burdensome cost that, when you consider it, really brings no return or adds any value to a company. Office space consumed by filing cabinets or [...]

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Autodesk University 2008 focused on Sustainable Practices

Sustainable engineering and design headlined Autodesk University for 2008.  The theme was featured via a series of classes and exhibits throughout the conference.  And more than just a theme… Autodesk showcased its own renewable design by manufacturing this year’s conference bags using recycled vinyl banners from prior Autodesk University conferences.  In addition, Autodesk’s Director of Sustainability, Lynelle Cameron, led [...]

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Kodak and ColumbiaSoft team to provide document management from paper to paperless

Document management is a term that pre-dates the digital era. There was time… long, long ago, when the term was more relevant to filing cabinets, routing file folders, off-site document warehouses, and other relics of a paper-driven world. Ask someone today what they think of when they hear the word “document management” and it almost always brings to mind [...]

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V5.2 Preview Digital Signatures with Adobe Acrobat

When Document Locator v5.2 is made available, some new bells and whistles are included that existing and prospective customers have requested. I could certainly go into endless detail about the various product enhancements that have been added or mention the notably increased performance made against our internal benchmarks, but not today. Rather I felt like commenting on how PDFs [...]

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The paper chase.

We’ve all seen it at one point or another. The “paper chase” is that routine paper-driven process that happens over and over again, but for some reason is still operating in an ancient pre-digital area. Accounting offers a good example, where some companies are ahead of the curve, and others are still passing paper. Here’s a pretty generic scenario that [...]

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