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Thoughts on document scanning, document management, and office automation.

Student Loans Erased Due to Missing Paperwork: A Lesson in Document Management

With borrowers facing billions of dollars in education-related debt due to the rising cost of higher education over the past few decades, student loans are already a hot topic. The topic has gotten even more attention lately due to the discovery that billions of dollars – $5 billion to be exact – in student loan debt may vanish completely due to missing paperwork and poor recordkeeping on the part of private lenders. While that might be great news for indebted students, it’s terrible news for these lenders.

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Why Large Businesses Are Increasing Efficiency with Automation

As your business continues to be successful, with top-line growth steadily increasing along with staff numbers and a strong market presence, it’s likely you’re constantly looking for ways to improve your bottom line as well. It’s simple in theory; the more efficient your business is, the less you’re spending on things that don’t boost your profits.

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Four Things to Think About Before Making the Move to the Cloud

The phrase “working in the cloud” used to be unfamiliar to many, but it’s the way smart business is done today. Cloud computing has proven to be a secure, cost-effective way for organizations to meet accessibility, functionality, and flexibility needs in their operations. From managing document approval to running accounts payable, human resources, and order fulfillment, cloud software is not just an accepted platform, it’s critical for keeping competitive in today’s business environment.

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Join Us November 4 for AIIM’s World Paper Free Day!

The Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) has designated November 4, 2016 as World Paper Free Day! From 10 a.m. to 12 noon, they’ll be hosting a virtual meeting for the AIIM Community that will focus on working smarter, improving processes with automation and decreasing paper entry points. Community members will share tips and tricks for transforming their offices and companies into a paper-free environment.

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Large Format Scanning Makes Facility Management Simpler

Large format documents like architectural plans, engineering drawings and blueprints are usually stored in flat drawers, tubes or hanging files. Searching for a particular item stored in such a way can be a frustrating and slow process, one that gets worse when time is limited. The most popular methods of physical storage also don’t completely protect the documents from the wear and tear of regular use, they don’t prevent someone from holding onto a document too long and they can disrupt workflow. Furthermore, they don’t give you a backup if the document is ever lost or misplaced.

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Avoid Losing Data with Lab Book Scanning

Lab notebooks are staple tools for scientists and researchers. Many people at different research facilities, large companies and institutes of higher learning in and around Boston and Cambridge rely on them when doing experiments, research and field work. But here’s the problem: lab notebooks present many potential nightmare scenarios regarding lost data and misplaced information, virtually all of which become things of the past with the help of lab book scanning.

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How Vital Records Scanning Preserves Information Better

Vital records books are incredibly important to a municipality’s local culture and history. They’re also huge, difficult to handle and often very, very old. From birth and death certificates to property rights and ownership deeds, the information in these records can go back centuries; in some cases, it feels like the books themselves do, too.

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Student Loans Erased Due to Missing Paperwork: A Lesson in Document Management

With borrowers facing billions of dollars in education-related debt due to the rising cost of higher education over the past few decades, student loans are already a hot topic. The topic has gotten even more attention lately due to the discovery that billions of dollars – $5 billion to be exact – in student loan debt may vanish completely due to missing paperwork and poor recordkeeping on the part of private lenders. While that might be great news for indebted students, it’s terrible news for these lenders.

Read more

As your business continues to be successful, with top-line growth steadily increasing along with staff numbers and a strong market presence, it’s likely you’re constantly looking for ways to improve your bottom line as well. It’s simple in theory; the more efficient your business is, the less you’re spending on things that don’t boost your profits.

The phrase “working in the cloud” used to be unfamiliar to many, but it’s the way smart business is done today. Cloud computing has proven to be a secure, cost-effective way for organizations to meet accessibility, functionality, and flexibility needs in their operations. From managing document approval to running accounts payable, human resources, and order fulfillment, cloud software is not just an accepted platform, it’s critical for keeping competitive in today’s business environment.

The Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) has designated November 4, 2016 as World Paper Free Day! From 10 a.m. to 12 noon, they’ll be hosting a virtual meeting for the AIIM Community that will focus on working smarter, improving processes with automation and decreasing paper entry points. Community members will share tips and tricks for transforming their offices and companies into a paper-free environment.

Large format documents like architectural plans, engineering drawings and blueprints are usually stored in flat drawers, tubes or hanging files. Searching for a particular item stored in such a way can be a frustrating and slow process, one that gets worse when time is limited. The most popular methods of physical storage also don’t completely protect the documents from the wear and tear of regular use, they don’t prevent someone from holding onto a document too long and they can disrupt workflow. Furthermore, they don’t give you a backup if the document is ever lost or misplaced.

Lab notebooks are staple tools for scientists and researchers. Many people at different research facilities, large companies and institutes of higher learning in and around Boston and Cambridge rely on them when doing experiments, research and field work. But here’s the problem: lab notebooks present many potential nightmare scenarios regarding lost data and misplaced information, virtually all of which become things of the past with the help of lab book scanning.

Vital records books are incredibly important to a municipality’s local culture and history. They’re also huge, difficult to handle and often very, very old. From birth and death certificates to property rights and ownership deeds, the information in these records can go back centuries; in some cases, it feels like the books themselves do, too.