Here is the next edition of the office document strategies weekly digest. Each week I feature a few of the articles, topics and stories we have come across that enhance knowledge of use, management, production and eliminating documents. Feel free to add your suggestions in the comments section below.
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Leppert Business Systems is pleased to have recently completed an upgraded document management system at the chemistry department administrative offices for the University of Toronto.
Scanning has become a staple of most offices that use multifunction printer - copiers. Through these devices users have the ability to capture paper documents and use them in their everyday business. E-mailing has overtaken faxing largely due to the ability of businesses to easily adopt scanning.
An MFP (multifunction printer) can be the right choice for offices but in my work in the Burlington, Ontario market I have seen places where the choice becomes cloudy. So how do you decide? I think part of the decision relates to the size of the office.
There are three primary ways that you can choose scanners for your document imaging system. You can use scanning capability from a multifunction (MFP) based print device. You can install a dedicated scanner with network scanning capability or you can use desktop connected scanning from your PC.
For over 15 years I have sometimes felt like I was an evangelist as I quoted, configured and promoted document imaging in our area of Ontario, Canada. In the past couple of weeks I have been gratified to meet and talk to people who have really understood the benefits and are adoptees of the tool.
Paper filing systems are a key tool in every office. Whether yours is a drawer in your desk, many banks of file cabinets or an electronic document system there is a tangible cost to setting up, equipping and using filing systems.
When looking at their IT network backup most companies focus on the critical data that they need to recover in the event of a failure. This data includes databases, e-mail records and perhaps office documents such as correspondence. Traditional backup software focuses on this type of protection. This is fine as far as it goes. in our practice in Hamilton we find clients are looking for more.
When looking at the users of document management (document imaging) technology one of the largest groups of adoptees are professionals. Business professionals like lawyers or accountants and personal professionals like doctors or dentists are learning that storing their records in paper format has become a tedious, risky and expensive process.