Minnesota IIA finds Laserfiche Document Management solution a welcome relief

Minnesota Independent Insurance Agency moves from Docuware to Laserfiche and finds all the headaches and problems goes away.

“night and day difference”

Top 4 Benefits of Automated Workflow Processes for Businesses

electronic document managementIt cannot be argued that one of the major changes in business all over the world in technology has been the automation of workflow processes. Compared with the traditional methods of paper based work flow process which are not only slow but can leave a lot of room for error, the automated workflow processes are efficient, quick and can streamline one’s business functions.
It is not difficult to have document scanning and such middleware with the multi-functions products in existing system architecture nowadays. It is worthwhile to note that the learning curve for such systems is short because of the employees who already have experience interaction with the multifunction devices. Thus, implementing workflow automation in the office can bring a number of benefits for the business. Here are the top four key benefits that companies can get:
1. Controlled Costs, Access and Result/Impact: Automated workflow process can control costs that the business incurs. It can be easy to switch to it which will allow the company to accomplish not only cost cutting goals, but also provide easy access and instant impact upfront.
2. Increased Security: traditional workflow methods are not as secure and therefore, installing a proper workflow to automate business will be able to offer a company a range of security tools ranging from document management system to network.
3. Streamline Business Cycles & Limit Cycles: Automated processes in a business mean that there is more error-free workflows which can streamline the entire office and spread the efficiency on board.
4. Improved Efficiency: the traditional methods are time consuming, take more effort and are inefficient as a result. Switching to automated workflows can reduce the amount of work needed to regulate the business processes and also cut down on time – which is a cost too. This can in turn allow the business to spend more time on other important things.
These benefits can impact any organization in the longer run, very positively.

What are the greatest NUISANCES your Watershed faces?

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Zebra Mussels?

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Asian Carp?








See how one Watershed in the Minneapolis – St Paul area solved their biggest NUISANCE using Laserfiche.

My new favorite application for my Android phone.

I have tried out the new application that Laserfiche just released for the Android, the Laserfiche Mobile 9.1 App and Add-On for Laserfiche Web Access. It has many of the same features as the IPhone iOS app as well as an amazing new widget that allows you to quickly upload of new documents to Laserfiche.
This application is amazingly fast on my Galaxy s4. I can login, browse and display a document at if I was setting in my office running Laserfiche on my PC. I think it is now my favor application for my Android.
Here are the Features for Android app:
• Search across all documents in a repository.
• Pan, zoom, rotate, and easily access metadata while working with a document in the Document Viewer.
• Quickly create and upload new documents from your device’s camera, images in your device’s gallery and files stored on your device.
• Full support for Laserfiche 9.0 Business Processes, including starting business processes and viewing their details.
• Use personal libraries to create task lists or group related entries to make working with them faster and easier.
• Add, edit and view entry metadata.
• Process, clean up and compress captured documents for easier viewing.
• Capture the geographic coordinates of an image to allow linking documents to their mapped location.
• View and export PDFs and other electronic documents.
• E-mail document or folder links to colleagues.
• Manage documents using copy, move, rename and delete.
• A variety of security options keep documents secure in Laserfiche and on your device.
• Widget lets you quickly upload new documents and images.

If you are not sure what Laserfiche is, click on this link and I will show you.

Telepro uses Solbrekk Cloud Computing Solution to be more effecient

A Minneapolis Minnesota company that serves over 2,000 small and mid-size businesses with their telecommunications needs. They found that their computer system was not serving them well and that they were taking unnecessary risks by not having the expertise to maintain their systems. They decided to switch to cloud computing and are extremely happy with the results. They have eliminated the risks and have found that their employees are more efficient. To see complete story go to:

ROI – Laserfiche Document Management System, Minneapolis Minnesota

Many people over the years have asked me isn’t a Laserfiche Document Management System very expensive, how can I justify the expense?

To answer this question let me take you back to my early days in the business world. I worked at a large computer manufacturer in R&D. We designed and manufactured the computer systems that ran business at that time. Main frames.

We had the best technology that was available to us. But, as you will see, it was not very effective or efficient compared to what you are used to today. We had about thirty people in our department. One manager, two supervisors, three managers, two secretaries and remaining engineers and technicians.

At the end of each month we had to report on our project activities. Each engineer would sit at their desk and write their report on a pad of paper and then turn it in to one of our secretaries. They would type a rough draft on their electric typewriter and return it to us usually within a day or two. We would then markup any change on the page with a red pen and turn in back in for revisions. The secretary would have to type from scratch the report from the marked up edition. If you were lucky, you could knock out your monthly report in two or three iterations. Then we would turn it into our supervisors who would use portions of our report in their monthly status report. Of course it all had to be typed from scratch. And, not surprisingly they had to revise it several times to get it just right to turn in to their manger. Who then when through the same process to create their report.

Can you imagine much of the same information was typed over and over again just to get a monthly report for one department of this large company? Thousands of hours were spend on this process.

Can you imagine how frustrated and inefficient you would be if you had to do this for just one day.

Then we purchase a word processor for each of the secretaries. These word processors were propriety mini-computer systems that had the capability to save what was typed for a short period. This revolutionized our month end report generation process.

Can you image that before we were able to purchase those word processors we spend a lot of time justifying to management why the purchase of such expensive technology was so important.

Today that scenario seems ridicules. With all the technology you have at your disposal. A PC with office applications and email just sitting on your desk. It is unimaginable to go back to the old way of doing your work with just a few typewriters per department. Justifying the technology on your desk is just a “no-brainer”.

If you are not using a document management system you are using the same techniques that our secretaries did some thirty years ago. Filing cabinets filled with file folders and paper.

Asking what the ROI in this light is seems ridicules. Look what moving to typewriter to the PC on each person desk has done for business. Laserfiche Document Management System will do the same. Don’t be bogged down thinking that electronic document management system is expensive and we need to look long and hard at the ROI.

RE Residence uses Laserfiche Document Management to Help Staff Become More Efficient, Minneapolis Minnesota

Corrine from NE Residence tells what the ROI (return on investement) is for their Laserfche Document Management system (EDMS).