Public utility commission CIO to speak on agency’s experience with ColumbiaSoft’s document management software

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ColumbiaSoft to attend national conference of public utility commissioners where Wisconsin utility commission CIO will talk about going paperless.

Portland, Ore. – Nov 14, 2014 - ColumbiaSoft, a leader in document management solutions, will participate in a national gathering of public utility commissioners in San Francisco next week, where a key figure in the industry will present on one agency’s experience going paperless using ColumbiaSoft’s software.

Paul C. Newman, CIO at the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW), published a report this year describing the process his organization took in implementing electronic document management. In the report, Newman describes the strategic decisions made that proved instrumental to their success, and the results they achieved.

A copy of the report, titled: “Creating a Paperless Public Utility Commission: The Wisconsin Experience” is available online at:

This Sunday, November 16th at 2:30 PM, Newman will present findings outlined in his report to executives and staff of other state utility commissions at a national conference of utility commissioners. Newman’s agency used ColumbiaSoft’s document management software, Document Locator, to achieve their paperless results. ColumbiaSoft Executive Director, Scott Zieg, will also speak at the conference.

With the help of Document Locator, PSCW shrank their need for office space, freed up staff for other more important duties, reduced their environmental impact, and prompted savings at utilities estimated in the millions of dollars. In addition, commission staff began hearing enthusiastic reviews from customers in response to providing a better, broader range of services, and commissioners gained real-time access to records directly on tablets.

About ColumbiaSoft Corporation

ColumbiaSoft is a leading document management software company that helps businesses and government agencies reduce risk and improve productivity. Information workers use ColumbiaSoft software to manage and share electronic documents, digitized paper documents, e-mail, faxes, and other electronic files to lower costs, automate business processes, and meet regulatory requirements. As a Microsoft Gold Certified ISVr partner, an Autodesk Authorized Developer, and an Adobe Solutions Network partner, the company’s products fully integrate with familiar applications such as Microsoft Windows, Office, Outlook, SharePoint, Adobe Acrobat, AutoCAD, and more. ColumbiaSoft is a privately held company based in Portland, Oregon and was founded in 1998. For more information, visit


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