Featured ECM Content

  1. Tight Budgets Challenge U.S. Counties; Technology Can Help

    Counties across the U.S. are struggling to work with increasingly shrinking budgets across all of their operations. According to the National Association of Counties (NACo), decreased funding is the top challenge most counties currently face. In some cases, these problems are the result of decreased state funding, a loss of revenue from property or sales taxes, or limits on the counties’ ability to raise revenue. In addition, the cost of mandated services continues to rise while revenues decline.

  2. 5 Signs Your Business Needs An Enterprise Content Management System

    These days, I find one of the biggest reasons companies invest in enterprise document management is because of the dreaded paper trail. Think invoices, contracts, receipts, and work orders. I could go on, but you get the idea. Now, as companies try to reduce their footprint, they think they have a solution to the problem as they acquire various applications for which to generate and store content

  3. Positioning Yourself To Truly Optimize Costs, Complexity And Productivity In The Digital Mailroom

    Let’s once and for all, conquer paper mail.  Let’s organize and operationalize mail in the fewest steps possible, so we can focus on customers and making business processes more efficient. Let’s start with a set of tools that will help us solve both today’s and tomorrow’s changing needs.

  4. Relax, Recharge, Reflect, Reevaluate: 4 Reasons You Really Do Need A Vacation

    For many, summertime means family barbeques or trips to the beach (or as we say in South Jersey, “goin’ down the shore!”)  For others, summertime is all about cool mountain valleys and canoe fishing on a peaceful, pristine lake.  Whichever you prefer, summer is a great time to step away from your desk for a few days to relax and recharge your batteries.  Let’s not forget that summer can also bring on the additional stress of managing employees’ schedules or playing email tag with colleagues’ “out-of-the-office” messages.

  5. It’s Time To Embrace The Triple Bottom Line

    Today, a growing number of customers, shareholders, and employees want to buy from, invest in, and work for companies that instill social and environmental responsibility into every aspect of their products and services, as well as generate a measurable positive impact. In this light, business decisions that are singularly focused on financial gains leave substantial social and environmental value on the table. They also introduce the multi-faceted risks of inaction.

  6. Health Food Associates, Inc. Gains Healthier AP Results With Electronic Invoice Handling

    In 2017, Health Food Associates decided to further support the efforts of its retail staff by easing the time spent on invoice processing and related procedures. On a monthly basis, the company’s accounting department based at its corporate headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma received an average of 4,000 vendor invoices a month from 16 Akin’s locations. This material was bundled on a near daily basis by each store and sent via mail and UPS for payment.

  7. How AI Is Changing Content Management

    Automating and simplifying the manner in which employees can engage with content is always top of mind for companies in our data-first world, and in this regard, artificial intelligence (AI) is playing an increasing role. Machine learning, natural language processing, and other AI-based technologies are not only enabling companies to automate the classification of files and other traditionally-manual processes, but also to intuitively recommend information to users in a personalized manner and to optimize labor-intensive processes.

  8. That Just Isn't Funny At All

    I’ve been accused of telling Dad-jokes far too long to worry about turning back now.  As a matter of fact, it runs in the genes. I have vivid (sometimes horrifying) memories of my dad and grandfather letting the puns fly in the church pew & barber chair alike. So, sorry kids. Blame Pops.

  9. How To Increase The Value Of Your Mail Center

    In most companies, the mail center operates behind the scenes. Mail arrives at a facility and the team works hard to sort and deliver this mail to employees across the organization.  However, most people outside of the mailroom don’t understand the whole process or even what happens between when mail arrives at the facility and when it lands on their desk — as such they may miss the added value they could build into, and receive from, their mailroom.

  10. A (Block)chain Reaction: Legislative Update On Blockchain-Related State Law

    Historically, whenever new technologies — like the Internet — begin to disrupt everyday life, the federal government may be slow to establish a regulatory scheme. The regulatory efforts surrounding blockchain technology are no different. Since Bitcoin’s first appearances in national news, most of the federal regulatory debate has revolved around definitional questions, like whether cryptocurrencies should be defined as investment property (like stocks) or as currency. Now, new use cases for blockchain technology have come up in national news stories, teaching people that blockchain technology goes far beyond Bitcoin. As this understanding grows, so do the issues in the regulatory debate.