This is a follow-up to the previous news item on the second annual Laserfiche Spark broadcast held on July 31st 2018. Over 1400 tech enthusiasts registered for the live event, which featured exciting Laserfiche updates, product release information, and the latest statistical findings in digital transformation. Read more here
Laserfiche have developed a Digital Transformation Model of five related phases based on common challenges, enabling organisations to set clear goals and identify the progressive improvements needed to transform into a digital workplace.
A blog post here also includes commentary on Leveraging Cloud in Your Digital Transformation Strategy and Robotic Process Automation.
Laserfiche Spark is a free, live video broadcast which will showcase technology industry trends, discuss hot topics in information management and automation, and introduce the latest developments in Laserfiche software.
New tools and features to be covered include:
- Robotic process automation (RPA), a new part of the Laserfiche process automation feature set that uses software bots to perform repetitive, manual tasks such as creating reports, data entry, generating emails and completing forms
- Laserfiche Cloud, an approach to deploying document management and process automation that is quickly growing in popularity due to its mobility, lower up-front cost and accelerated implementation time
- New features in the Laserfiche mobile app, such the ability to use biometric face and touch ID for sign-in; the ability to search for documents on a map; and more ways to streamline collaboration and support access to content
- Additional features in the Laserfiche process automation suite including business rules, which enables users to manage and update an organization’s policies without programming or process design skills
For more information and to register for the broadcast, visit laserfiche.com/spark.
The Nucleus Research ECM Technology Value Matrix 2018 named Laserfiche a leader for its superior end-user experience and robust functionality. In addition, Laserfiche is the vendor ranked highest in the matrix for usability. “Advanced functionality is valuable only when it’s easily adopted and provides a great customer experience,” said Nucleus Research analyst Barbara Peck. “Laserfiche excels in both functionality and usability—two characteristics evaluated in the Value Matrix that indicate an application’s ability to deliver both ROI and value over time.
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Global ECM Solutions, ancora Software and Fuelsoft partner for innovative accounts payable solution in the fuel industry sector
Global ECM Solutions, ancora Software and Fuelsoft have partnered to create an innovative solution to automate purchase invoice processing. With Global ECM Solutions acting as systems integrator, ancoraDocs’ capture software is used to intelligently recognize, classify, process and capture key data from invoices, updating the Fuelsoft financial accounting system. Manual keying and associated errors are greatly reduced.
The resulting images are stored within the industry-leading Laserfiche electronic document management solution, supplied by Global ECM. The software will cross-reference documents for quick and easy retrieval, as well as providing robust security, audit trail, and records retention management features. Laserfiche also triggers an invoice approval process based on customer-specific business rules within its integral workflow capabilities.
Laserfiche is integrated with Fuelsoft so that documents relating to accounting data can be seamlessly retrieved and viewed via the Fuelsoft interface.
About Global ECM
Global ECM is a document and data management provider to the UK and European marketplace. Based in Somerset and London, Global ECM was formed in 2010 and boasts over 45 years’ experience within the document management sector. Global ECM Solutions are proud resellers for the award-winning Laserfiche, PlanetPress output management, ancoraDocs capture and CMA Email Manager Suite of products. Laserfiche has been trusted by over 36,000 companies and governments departments’ worldwide to provide open architecture solutions to streamline business processes through document management, workflow and records management solutions.
Fuelsoft is a leading software provider to the fuel industry. They are a proudly independent software vendor, established for over 30 years, specialising in scalable Microsoft technology based software applications for the fuel distribution and fuel card industries. Fuelsoft provides a fully integrated application that incorporates sales order processing for fuel, lubricants and gas, credit control, stock control and integrated financial accounting packages, as well as a seamless integration in to Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
About ancora Software
ancora Software, Inc. is an innovative provider of Advanced Data Capture solutions that help companies eliminate costly manual data entry, rapidly process large volumes of documents and retrieve data from across the enterprise. ancora delivers customer value by providing software solutions for automating document-driven processes such as automating the sorting of documents, automatically capturing data from structured and unstructured documents and matching these documents against information in an ERP/ECM system. Businesses using ancora Software achieve faster and less expensive document processing and better control over business-critical information. The return on investment for an ancora solution is typically achieved in less than one year. Headquartered in San Diego, California, ancora Software maintains sales and support operations throughout North America and Europe.
Laserfiche, as a leading provider of enterprise content management and business process automation solutions, was named a Challenger in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms. As one of 19 vendors evaluated, Laserfiche moved into the Challengers quadrant this year and was recognized based on its completeness of vision and ability to execute.
In the newly defined content services platforms market, Laserfiche offers a product suite of innovative content services that enables digital transformation with analytics, workflow automation, records management and audit trail capabilities.
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Laserfiche has been named a visionary leader in the MarketsandMarkets Enterprise Content Management Market Global Forecast to 2022 for its strong portfolio of content management, electronic forms and business process automation solutions. The forecast evaluates vendors based on criteria including breadth of offering, features/functionality, scalability, support, roadmap and viability.
MarketsandMarkets highlights Laserfiche’s powerful document management software solutions, flexible licensing options and ability to offer both on-premises and cloud deployments. “Its ECM solutions have enabled enterprises over the globe to manage document operations more securely and safely, thus making ECM systems more effective, efficient and transparent,” the forecast said. “Laserfiche provides its clients the ability to establish and deploy information management standards throughout the enterprise with no code/low code solutions that are quickly configurable to meet clients’ specific needs.”
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Laserfiche has been named a leader in the Nucleus Research ECM Technology Value Matrix 2017 for its functionality, innovation and range of capabilities in response to user needs. The Value Matrix draws from customer feedback, product demonstrations and conversations with vendors and users.
“Laserfiche is one of very few ECM vendors with strong, organic annual revenue growth without mergers or acquisitions,” wrote Barbara Peck, Principal Analyst for Nucleus Research, in the report, citing Laserfiche’s annual customer retention rate of nearly 96 percent. “The solution’s high rate of usability is due in part to a common code base, relatively simple customization, field auto-population, rapid deployment, and a robust mobile application, among other factors.”
More detail is available here.
We look forward to the forthcoming release of Directory Server 10.2 (with new authentication capabilities) and Laserfiche Process Automation Suite. The Laserfiche Process Automation Suite is a brand new unified platform for managing all your process automation needs in Laserfiche. The first phase includes the ability to build workflow definitions in a new streamlined web workflow designer.
Laserfiche has announced the release of Laserfiche Rio, Laserfiche Avante, and Laserfiche Connector 10.2.1. This is a maintenance release nad includes the Laserfiche Server, Windows client, web client, Forms, Workflow, App, Discussions, Federated Search, and Connector.
Laserfiche Forms is now available in two editions: Forms Essentials, which contains core features necessary to design processes and forms, and Forms Professional, which contains the complete Forms feature package, including data lookups, the performance dashboard, reporting options, and support for payment gateways.
In the Laserfiche App, users can now add tags to documents and folders, place documents under version control, and check them in and out. Users can also save folders and their contents offline. In addition, annotation handling has been enhanced: users can add freehand annotations to documents, work with attachment annotations, set annotation security, track sticky note history, and configure the opacity of stamps and freehand annotations. Uploading has also been enhanced, allowing users to sign every page of a multi-page PDF during upload, or preserve an image’s original file type.
The Laserfiche Server allows you to add fields to document either as part of a template, or on their own. In prior versions, fields added to a document as part of a template could be blank, but fields added independent of a template had to contain a value or they would not be saved. This release introduces the ability to save blank fields in both cases.
The Laserfiche web client adds the ability to expand the import dialog to full screen, making it easier to preview images or PDFs for data entry purposes. In addition, when exporting a folder, you can now specify an image format for the exported image files, and automatically include a metadata report for the folder. The metadata display has also been enhanced, providing users with the option to condense the field display if they want to see more fields on their screen at once.
Contact Harvey Burgess of Global ECM Solutions to see how we can help transform your workplace.