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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”

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What are the greatest NUISANCES your Watershed faces?

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Zebra Mussels?

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Asian Carp?

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Paper-Mess?
 

 

 

 

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

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).

Why did President Obama order Fedeal agencies to implement Document Management?

President Obama ordered federal agencies to make wider use of electronic document mnagement systems, like Laserfice. Why you ask. He is his comment:

His plan to implement document management is designed to eventually cut federal spending on record-keeping. The President and his staff recogonize that handling paper documents is a waste of tax payers money.

How about you and your company? Are you still handling paper documents in your office, much the same way people have been doing for many, many year?

Tornado Damage – Building and Documents Destroyed

tornado demands disaster recover plan for document management Minneapolis Minnesota

tornado demands disaster recover plan implementation Minneapolis Minnesota

On Sunday, May 22nd – a massive tornado ripped through downtown Joplin, MO destroying 80% of the city. One technology company SNC Squared, had it’s office reduced to a pile of rubble (see picture to the right). Fortunately, all their employees and family are all okay. However, they are faced with a massive cleanup effort. And, they needed to help 20 of their medical clients (all physician’s offices) to get back up and running quickly.

As you can see, these organizations lost everything including all their paper documents. If they had a electronic document management system such as Laserfiche and they had an offsite backup, their documents would be safe and there is less chance that their business would be destroyed.

I am sure these companies had insurance to protect their building and equipment. Laserfiche could be your insurance for your critical paper documents. Very seldom does any one consider “what is the ROI on my business insurance”. The same should apply to a document management system. But, from time to time people ask me, “what is the ROI for Laserfiche?” If the picture above was your business, the ROI of Laserfiche document management software would be a no-brainer.

Larry Phelps
Solbrekk
Minneapolis, Minnesota

How much time searching for information?

ROI Document Management System

Percentage of Time the Average Worker Spends Searching for Information

A study done by the Delphi Group (copyright 2011), “The High Cost of Knowledge” has some important details that I think you will be interested in. In a survey of over 1000 office workers in mid to large size companies, they asked “how much time do you spend searching for information to get your job done”.

The answer to this question may surprise you. In the age of high speed personal computers, electronic document management systems, and access to such things as Google, the response to this survey question was:
– 66% spend at least 15% of their day searching
– 39% spend over 25% of their day searching for information.

The chart above shows the details by percentage of the day.

What is surprising to me is that the results of studies done in the ’90’s were about the same as this recent study. From this information, it is apparent to me that even with the advancements of technology, the average user is still very inefficient.

There are several things that I think contribute to this inefficiency. First, is that the information and systems that a worker much search for information has become increasing complex. And secondly, due to the down-sizing of organizations, workers are now doing the jobs that several workers were doing previously.

What is the solution? I think that implementing document management systems, such as Laserfiche, that have extremely efficient search capabilities and have the ability to automate business process with workflow will help worker increase their efficiencies.

I liked the conclusion that the Delphi Group ended their article with: “Ultimately our ability to provide knowledge workers with better tools with which to do their jobs will determine how quickly we can accelerate the growth and economic prosperity needed to create new innovations and new jobs – making this jobless recover and every future one as short as possible!”

The tools are available to make workers more efficient. In this past year I have helped organizations implement Laserfiche Document Management and Workflow software. I have seen amazing increases in user productivity using this tool, Laserfiche.

Larry Phelps
Solbrekk
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Save the Date for Laserfiche User Conference 2012

Laserfiche document management class, Minneapolis Minnesota

Laserfiche Training Class

Save the Date for Empower 2012
January 25-27, 2012 – Anaheim Marriott

If you are a Laserfiche user and would like to have indepth training, this is the event of the year for you. There will be hundreds of classes, user success stories, round table discusssions, and hands-on training opportunities.
For more details on the Laserfiche event, click here: Laserfiche Annual User Conference

Larry Phelps
Solbrekk, Inc
Minneapolis, Minnesota