Perceptive Software, creator of ImageNow enterprise document management, imaging and workflow software, recently announced that Van Andel Institute (VAI) of Michigan has entered into an agreement to deploy ImageNow in accounts payable.
Van Andel Institute is an independent research and educational organization based in Grand Rapids, Mich., dedicated to preserving, enhancing and expanding the frontiers of medical science, and to achieving excellence in education by probing fundamental issues of education and the learning process.
VAI will provide users access to invoices, checks and other vendor documentation directly from its Lawson application, leveraging ImageNow's LearnMode technology. ImageNow Interact for SharePoint will also enable users to access their documents via VAI's Microsoft SharePoint portal.
"After an extensive selection process, we chose ImageNow because of its proven integration with the Lawson 9 applications, built-in workflow capability, flexibility to easily integrate with other business applications, and ability to integrate with SharePoint," said Thad Roelofs, IT application analyst, Van Andel Institute.
ImageNow Workflow will simplify invoice processing by reducing the number of steps within the approval process by providing VAI employees a complete history of each document, from the time it is scanned into ImageNow until it is archived. Complete ImageNow and Lawson integration will enable users to create reports for all invoices, allowing management throughout the organization to quickly review financial information without the hassle and costs associated with duplicating and distributing large paper files.
"While our initial deployment of ImageNow will focus on cost savings and process improvement in the AP department, we plan to roll out ImageNow across our administrative and research areas to reduce document storage and printing costs, and to streamline processes throughout the organization," said Roelofs.
About Van Andel Institute
Established by Jay and Betty Van Andel in 1996, Van Andel Institute (VAI) is an independent research and educational organization based in Grand Rapids, Mich., dedicated to preserving, enhancing and expanding the frontiers of medical science, and to achieving excellence in education by probing fundamental issues of education and the learning process. VARI, the research arm of VAI, is dedicated to probing the genetic, cellular and molecular origins of cancer, Parkinson and other diseases and working to translate those findings into effective therapies. This is accomplished through the work of over 200 researchers in 18 on-site laboratories, in laboratories in Singapore and Nanjing, and in collaborative partnerships that span the globe. For additional media resources and more information, visit: www.vai.org/vaitgen.aspx.
About Perceptive Software
Since 1995 Perceptive Software, Inc., has built enterprise content management software, including document management, document imaging and workflow solutions, to help organizations efficiently capture and organize virtually any document, then easily retrieve a precise page at the moment it's needed. More than 2,000 organizations in 30 countries rely on the ImageNow product suite to simplify their business processes.
SOURCE: Perceptive Software