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Going, going gone: How close are we to the paperless workplace?

IT vendors have been claiming since the 1990s that automation was about to make paper redundant for routine tasks. Doug Miles of AIIM's Market Intelligence division explores what business needs to do to make the paperless workplace a reality

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Can't see the wood for the trees?

DM Editor David Tyler talks to CCube Solutions' MD Vijay Magon about the inexorable rise of unstructured data in business, and how technology is helping to address the issues that come with it

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Counter intelligence from Fujitsu

New fi-65F A6 flatbed scanner for customer facing environments

Producing the goods

Finlays Fresh Produce signs up with Invu

Another 'fine' mess?

Companies are setting themselves up for potentially disastrous fines, warns EDM Group

Silver service

Accountancy practice chooses Virtual Cabinet

Case studies

Balancing the books

Specialist accountancy firm Brookson Ltd has invested in DM technology that has enabled employees to focus on the needs of their clientele .

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The shock of the old

Capturing data from paper, fiche and film records dating back to 1935 was a challenge for Ensign Pensions until it partnered with the experts at EDM Group

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DM Awards 2013

DM Awards 2013: Seventh heaven

Once again the West End's prestigious Hotel Russell offered the perfect setting for the seventh annual DM Awards, co-hosted this year by ex-England cricketer Chris Cowdrey and comedian/writer Stephen Grant.

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Software Product of the Year - DM Awards 2013

WINNER: KnowledgeLake - KnowledgeLake Imaging .

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Hardware Product of the Year - DM Awards 2013

WINNER: Fujitsu ScanSnap ix500 .

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Document Manager Resource Guide (DMRG)

About the DMRG

The Document Manager Resource Guide aims to bring you the information you need, in the format of most use to you. Whether you are comparing hardware suppliers, sourcing relevant resellers, or looking for a new system development, this online directory offers the most comprehensive resource available for this market. Click here to find out more.

DMRG Highlights: ibml Solutions

ibml is a global provider of intelligent document scanning solutions that drive business process improvements from the point of capture whether its a mid to high-volume centralized operation or a remote office.

DMRG Highlights: Ezescan Software

EzeScan has provided advanced scanning solutions for many ECM providers globally since 2002.

White Papers

Intelligent Document Understanding

Kodak's guide to transforming a whirlwind of data, from very different sources and formats, into valuable business knowledge

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Capture at Point of Entry or Point of Origination?

There's a lot of talk these days about a new approach to distributed scanning dubbed "Point of Origination™," but has the rhetoric gone too far? Ibml's Dan Lucarini considers the key issues

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So we approach the end of 2013, and the inevitable ‘looking back over the year’ begins. In the DM/ECM industry we’ve seen a surprisingly positive period, I’d say, in which businesses have increasingly recognised the ROI that our technologies can offer in times of economic difficulties. In the NHS perhaps more than anywhere (though maybe closely followed by the financial services industry) we have seen some truly innovative uses of DM systems, and I fully expect that to continue on the back of the Health Minister’s drive toward a paper-free health service.

Our feature here (‘Going going gone?’) looks in detail at the paperless workplace, as AIIM’s Doug Miles analyses their most recent research into the topic. But even now, as Document Manager prepares to enter its 22nd year of publication, there is much to be done, as Doug points out: “Despite the ready availability of simple scan-based processes, 29% of mid-sized companies are all-paper, compared with 25% of smaller businesses, and even amongst those with over 5,000 employees, 13% have no paper-free processes whatsoever.”

Nonetheless the message is getting out there to those organisations, helped no doubt by the continuing growth of this very newsletter, so I thank you the readers for supporting and sharing our work. Here’s to an even more successful 2014!

David Tyler


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