Laserfiche recently announced it is geared to support new features for its Agile ECM framework using the enhanced capabilities of the upcoming release of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. Laserfiche will add an ADO.NET provider to its existing SharePoint Server 2010 integration to enable access to Laserfiche data from Business Connectivity Services. Federation search will be supported to retrieve documents using Laserfiche's search engine at the same time a SharePoint repository is searched. Records Management document categorization will be enhanced through the use of SharePoint Server 2010 Business Connectivity Services. Document content will be more finely tuned to match the topic of portal pages.
Laserfiche's integration with SharePoint 2010 maximizes the strengths of both systems: while SharePoint 2010 adds collaboration portal functionality to an organization's infrastructure, Laserfiche provides document imaging and content management that is scalable and easy to implement and use. "Companies are now looking to new ways to manage their information infrastructure with cost effective ECM systems that will streamline processes and easily improve adherence to enterprise compliance requirements," said Tom Wayman, Laserfiche Vice President of Product Strategy. "Laserfiche complements the SharePoint platform supporting developers and users who need to extend their collaboration, scan images, and set up workflows to quickly respond to business needs."
"People want more choice and flexibility in how, where, and when they work," said Owen Allen, SharePoint senior product manager, Microsoft Corp. "Laserfiche is built on the SharePoint 2010 platform to offer customers a way to achieve richer and better collaboration and productivity using SharePoint 2010."
"Given Laserfiche's experience and dedication to the Microsoft suite of technology, we believe it delivers a complete offering to customers seeking an integrated content management and SharePoint 2010 solution," said Jerry Carnley, CIO of Spindletop MHMR (a community mental health center). Spindletop has evolved as an innovator of technology among the community centers of east Texas (covering about 30% of counties in Texas) that store and access data on the SharePoint Server farm housed at Spindletop. "Laserfiche provided custom templates that allow our users to scan 10 times more content than before the custom templates were implemented. Also, the Web interface provided by Laserfiche allows us to properly and securely archive this sensitive data in a responsible way that is accessible from anywhere on the private MPLS network that connects all 10 community centers." Laserfiche value-added reseller DynaSource successfully integrated Laserfiche Web Access with Spindletop's SharePoint Server powered Intranet.
The Laserfiche customer base and community of developers are eager to start working on integrations with SharePoint 2010 to leverage new features and support them when available. With the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2009 fast approaching, Laserfiche looks forward to the unveiling of SharePoint Server 2010 and to continuing its tradition of a firm alignment with Microsoft technology.
Laserfiche creates simple and elegant enterprise content management (ECM) solutions that help organizations run smarter. Since 1987, more than 27,000 organizations worldwide—including federal, state and local government agencies and Fortune 1000 companies—have used Laserfiche software to streamline document, records and business process management.
The Laserfiche Rio ECM system is designed to give IT managers central control over their information infrastructure, including standards, security and auditing, while still offering business units the flexibility to respond quickly to changing conditions. The Laserfiche product suite is built on top of Microsoft technologies to simplify system administration, supports Microsoft SQL and Oracle platforms and features a seamless integration with Microsoft Office applications and a two-way integration with SharePoint Products and Technologies.
Laserfiche distributes its software through a worldwide network of value-added resellers (VARs), who tailor solutions to clients' individual needs. The Laserfiche VAR program has received the Five-Star Rating from Computer Reseller News/VARBusiness magazine.