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A Quick Introduction to E-Forms

Here's a short and simple introduction to e-forms . I often use something like it to help clarify all the different types, use cases, applications, vendors, and products associated with electronic forms. If you don't do some basic disentangling at the beginning of an e-forms project,...

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Develop the Business Case for Improving Your Forms Processes in 4 Steps

1.1www This post outlines how to develop a business case for your forms initiatives. Here are the basic steps I’d suggest, and we’ll use a financial services firm as an example. 1. First, clarify your scope. I’d suggest using something like this template to start...

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Do you have a cloud project that is "shovel ready"?

Money spent on so called “shovel ready” projects implies that workers and projects are ready to go. In that spirit, it seems like most organizations have at least a few projects that are ready for the cloud. Here is a small selection of the some of best use cases that I’ve seen...

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If you want to be paperless, eat your own dog food

I'm writing this on my iPad, high above California, returning from a conference to which I was invited to present. It was an amazing event save for one oddity: ECM and capture resellers, customers and vendors still rely heavily on paper, almost comically so. At first I thought this...

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5 Myths about Document Automation and Electronic Forms

Originally published at Digital Landfill How do you do more with less? Reduce your reliance on paper processes and start automating your workflow? Can you really create a paperless office? Why has this been a pipe dream until now? Myth #1: You can scan your way to a paperless office. ...

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Top 5 Excuses for Sticking with Paper Documents

About a week ago, I had a nice conversation with two other AIIM Expert Bloggers Chris Walker and Chris Riley about some of the crazy excuses we've heard from people for sticking with cumbersome, often physically painful, forms and antiquated paper-based processes. Based on our...

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Take the pain out of meetings when you automate your meeting minutes creation

Meeting minutes from public entities like city councils and public universities provide citizens with almost floor-to-ceiling windows of insight into the goings-on of tax-payer supported efforts. Problem is, elected officials and those working on our dime are prone to pulling the shade, allowing...

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Enable FOIA requests and government transparency through citizen self service

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests help to keep our government transparent. Well, they’re the best tool we have at least. We found some compelling issues on this topic down in Raleigh, NC’s News & Observer , in an article about a state law that would limit the reach of...

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Cloud Computing and ECM, 5 things you need to know

Cloud-based enterprise content management (CECM) is still a toddler in the mature world of the legacy big boys, walking around without much stability but tons of potential. The future is bright for this one. Naturally, there are still way more questions than answers with CECM, and I wanted to...

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Enterprise Apps for Pad Platforms: Cool Technology, Hard Questions

A recent sit-down with a new eforms-on-a-pad application sparked a fascinating conversation that underscored just how important it is to look beyond the technical specs of a new technology and consider the business model behind it as well – especially when the platform is as captivating as...

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