Category Archives: Blog


Mar

10

2014
Innovating & Improving: Products vs. Processes

Innovating & Improving: Products vs. Processes

Every product has its life cycle, most of them not too terribly long.  It seems to be a human reality that not too many people are good at taking a clean sheet of paper – a completely empty space – and conjuring up something entirely new; but once someone has done that, it is easy for others to see what has been conjured up and improve…

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Jan

06

2014
Five Things You Will Learn at PEX Week 2014

Five Things You Will Learn at PEX Week 2014

PEX Week 2014 is almost here! For those going, be sure to visit iDatix at booth # 33. And for those of you who haven’t registered, there is still time!Register here, this is an event you do not want to miss. For those attending this premiere process-centric trade show event, there are a few things you are sure to learn at PEX. 5 Things You Will Learn at Process…

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Jan

02

2014
iDatix Hosting at PEX Week January 20-22, 2014 in Orlando, FL

iDatix Hosting at PEX Week January 20-22, 2014 in Orlando, FL

The in-person collaboration of experts in the process field is a rare and often challenging event. The Process Excellence Network has found a new way of bringing process professionals together by hosting their annual Process Excellence Week – a gathering of over 400 process-minded authorities and business experts at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando, FL.


Dec

16

2013
The Elegance of Simple, Value-Driven Innovation

The Elegance of Simple, Value-Driven Innovation

I’ve got nothing against innovation, per se. It is the folks who advocate innovation instead that I rail against – those who think the developed nations’ role should be to invent whiz-bang new stuff – and leave the work of making it to the third world where people will work for slave wages. That strikes me as a strategy for the short-sighted. Innovation is fine, but it is…

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Dec

09

2013
Process Automation: Cutting Jobs or Adding Them?

Process Automation: Cutting Jobs or Adding Them?

This interview was originally posted as a podcast as part of their PEX Boardroom Perspective. Diana Davis: Hello and welcome to this special edition of Process Perspectives I’m Diana Davis, editor of pexnetwork.com. Joining the program today is Steve Allen, CEO and Founder of iDatix, a software company that provides solutions for process automation, information management and business intelligence. Steve started out in robotics at IBM. He joins…

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Dec

02

2013

Electronic Forms: Taking Your Business to the Next Level

Are electronic forms right for you? Answer a few simple questions to see the power of electronic forms: 1. Do you get frustrated when you go to a Doctor’s office and fill out the same data 3 times? Now, do you require that of your own customers? 2. Do your clients have to physically come into your building to manually fill out your required information?…

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Nov

18

2013

Lockheed Martin: Reducing the Gaps from Quote to Procurement

Presentation How Lockheed Martin reduced the gaps from quote to procurement by integrating fragmented information sources and automating processes Presented by Richard Daniels, Project Management & Planning Operations Supervisor at Lockheed Martin Martin Levesque, Director of Professional Services at iDatix Richard Daniels: I’d like to start just to give you a little bit of background about Lockheed Martin’s relationship with iDatix. We had the need…

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Nov

11

2013

Process Excellence Must Come From the Source AKA The Importance of All Your People

More years ago than I care to admit I became a plant manager at the ripe age of 29 with a mandate to fix a serious safety problem. I worked at it night and day in every way I could and after a few months, had absolutely no improvement to show for my efforts. After an epiphany moment, I decided to eliminate the Safety Director’s position –…

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Oct

31

2013

Florida Companies to Watch Spotlights 50 Organizations

Creates New Movement of Support for Top Performing Second-Stage Companies October 31, 2013 — ORLANDO, FL.–- Ranging in industries from sign manufacturing, textiles, fertilizer, wire and cable, “cows” and college hunks that help people move, online education, mobile apps, construction, energy conversion, defense and aerospace, fifty high-performing companies from across the State of Florida, were honored at the third annualFlorida Companies to Watch celebration event on…

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Oct

21

2013

What’s the difference between Workflow, BPM and Process Automation?

As technology continues to evolve, consolidate and adapt to new business requirements, we have the need to develop or redefine the terms we use describe our solutions. iDatix has always had a mission to “Simplify the Workplace” from a user point of view. Our issue has been how do we define that in the terms of our solution and software industry. There is no clear…

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Sep

09

2013

ECM… Who Actually Uses This Stuff?

  Who uses Enterprise Content Management? Well, it’s a little ironic-my son does. My son is attending a university and, of all things, he is a scanner and index data entry operator for his work-study program. He relayed the following to me while visiting. He said, “it is the perfect job because I can work whenever I want during standard office hours and there is…

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Aug

19

2013

iDatix Corporation Named a 2013 Florida Company to Watch

  Clearwater, FL -– August 19,2013 — iDatix Corporation has been recognized as a recipient of the 2013 Florida Companies to Watch award, an honor presented by GrowFL at the University of Central Florida. In its 3rd year, Florida Companies to Watch is presented by GrowFL at the University of Central Florida in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation. Fifty companies from across the state…

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Aug

14

2013

iDatix Introduces iSynergy 5.1

Release Offers Advanced Capture and Workflow Technology CLEARWATER, Fla – August 14, 2013 – In today’s economic climate more than ever, organizations are under greater pressure to deliver results, improve operations and maintain a competitive advantage. With the advanced capture and workflow functionality available with iSynergy® 5.1, companies are now better able to meet this challenge. The capture of your business critical content is the…

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Jul

15

2013

Smoothing the Relationship Between CFO and CIO

Regardless of what strategies and solutions a business’ chief information officers and related IT personnel would like to implement or accomplish, it is important that they have the blessings of those involved in the gritty financial details of the company. However, the natural differences of perspective that arise between the two departments make coming to an agreement more challenging. While an IT department may better…

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Jun

13

2013

Information Management & Enterprise Mobility: Expert Roundtable with Pam Baker

We recently gathered together the leading industry experts to discuss the current state and future of enterprise mobility. Going mobile has been a trending topic lately, and the demand for mobile-ready Enterprise Content Management and Process Automation continues to grow. Our roundtable experts include: Laurence Hart, Chief Information Officer for AIIM, CMS Critic Mike Johnston, Author and Industry Expert Pam Baker, and Consultant Steve Weissman of the Holly Group. This week…

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Jun

10

2013

Information Management & Enterprise Mobility: Expert Roundtable with Mike Johnston

We recently gathered together the leading industry experts to discuss the current state and future of enterprise mobility. Going mobile has been a trending topic lately, and the demand for mobile-ready Enterprise Content Management and Process Automation continues to grow. Our roundtable experts include: Laurence Hart, Chief Information Officer for AIIM, CMS Critic Mike Johnston, Author and Industry Expert Pam Baker, and Consultant Steve Weissman of the Holly Group. This week…

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Jun

03

2013

Information Management & Enterprise Mobility: Expert Roundtable with Steve Weissman

We recently gathered together the leading industry experts to discuss the current state and future of enterprise mobility. Going mobile has been a trending topic lately, and the demand for mobile-ready Enterprise Content Management and Process Automation continues to grow. Our roundtable experts include: Laurence Hart, Chief Information Officer for AIIM, CMS Critic Mike Johnston, Author and Industry Expert Pam Baker, and Consultant Steve Weissman of the Holly Group. This week…

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May

28

2013

Information Management & Enterprise Mobility: Expert Roundtable with Laurence Hart, AIIM CIO

We recently gathered together the leading industry experts to discuss the current state and future of enterprise mobility. Going mobile has been a trending topic lately, and the demand for mobile-ready Enterprise Content Management and Process Automation continues to grow. Our roundtable experts include: Laurence Hart, Chief Information Officer for AIIM, CMS Critic Mike Johnston, Author and Industry Expert Pam Baker, and Consultant Steve Weissman of the Holly Group.   This…

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May

10

2013

iDatix Delivers Advanced Analytics Tool

iSynergy 5 Offers Powerful and Easy-to-Use Business Intelligence CLEARWATER, Fla – – May 10, 2013 –With the release of iSynergy® 5, iDatix is revolutionizing the way organizations are able to monitor, analyze and forecast their operations. This release broadens the capabilities of iDatix’s powerful Business Process Management (BPM), Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Dynamic Case Management software. Several enhancements are being announced, with the highlight of…

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Apr

22

2013

Go ‘Green’ In Your Workplace To Enhance Employee Productivity

In recognition of Earth Day, let’s take a look at how you can enhance the ‘green’ quality of your workplace and improve employee productivity as a result, a win-win situation. In this guest post by author Sam Jones, we review some of the simple techniques organizations can use to ‘go green.’ As a business owner, you may be interested in “going green” to improve your…

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Apr

01

2013

Success in Not-for-Profit: Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee, Inc.

  Founded in 1957 as a not-for-profit organization, Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee sells donated goods to provide employment and training opportunities for people who have disabilities and individuals who have trouble finding and maintaining employment. The organization operates over 300,000 sq. ft. of retail sales floor space in 29 locations, over 70 donation sites and 16 employment and training centers. Industry: Not-for-Profit Integration: Great Plains…

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Mar

25

2013

iDatix Corporation Named a Finalist for the Best Place to Work in Tampa Bay 2013

  The Tampa Bay Business Journal announced the leading Tampa area businesses that have been named on the Best Place to Work list. iDatix, a leading provider of document management and workflow automation solutions, is one of only sixty companies that have become a finalist. iDatix is proud to have received this honor for the seventh year since the company’s inception in 2000. “Is it…

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Mar

11

2013

Success in Healthcare: Morton Plant Mease Primary Care Case Study

Make no mistake about it. Just because most healthcare providers in the U.S. are now making the transition to EMRs (electronic medical records) doesn’t mean that paper has become obsolete. Paper documents (e.g. lab reports, referral letters, EOBs, patient transfers, etc.) still inundate medical facilities -particularly physicians practices. And what about all those old paper patient charts? Physicians have been recording patient histories on paper…

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Feb

26

2013

iDatix Recognized in the “Top 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management” List

Receives Honor for the Third Time from KMWorld CLEARWATER, Fla. February 26, 2013 — For the third year, iDatix Corporation has received the coveted honor of being included as one of only 100 companies recognized in knowledge management. Chosen from a group of over a thousand vendors, this list is compiled by KM practitioners, theorists, analysts, vendors, their customers and colleagues. “Criteria for inclusion varies,…

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Feb

11

2013

Why Lean Is Not A Good Cost Reduction Strategy

Written by lean consultant Bill Waddell. I am rarely the first lean consultant my clients hire. I do, however, expect to be the last one they hire. I typically work with companies that have been at lean for a number of years but are frustrated by a lack of results. The big question I get is why they can’t see the cost savings they know…

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Feb

05

2013

iNSIDER Perspective | 2013: Content Management Conquers Social Media, Mobile Data

  Guest article by iNSIDER Pam Baker. Social media hit the scene hard and changed the business equilibrium to heavily favor consumers. Balance is not likely to be restored anytime soon as consumers continue to hold tightly to their voice in the marketplace. What is likely to change is the way businesses will cope with this invaluable flow of data. 2013 will see more businesses…

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Jan

30

2013

iNSIDER Perspective | An Overview of Six Sigma

This article was written by iNSIDER Craig Reid.   In my last post, I overviewed the most popular business process improvement methods, including the oft criticised but much used, Six Sigma. Let’s take a deeper dive into Six Sigma. Origins & Popularity Although invented by Motorola in the nineteen eighties, Six Sigma’s rise to global popularity was not just as a result of Motorola’s success with…

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Jan

24

2013

iDatix Corporation Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at New International Headquarters

Event Celebrates the Future Outlook of iDatix CLEARWATER, Florida – – January 24, 2013 – iDatix Corporation, a leading Enterprise Content Management and Workflow Automation provider, has established its international headquarters in Clearwater, Florida. In celebration of the company’s future outlook and to provide an introduction of iDatix to the local community, a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house will be held on January 24….

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Jan

22

2013

iDatix Corporation Now Hosting Manufacturing Leadership Center

New Resource Area Features Lean Expert Bill Waddell CLEARWATER, Florida – – January 22, 2013– For over twelve years, iDatix Corporation has been committed to helping organizations achieve continuous process improvement through innovative tools, advanced technology and expert instruction. The company is proud to announce that it will now be hosting the Manufacturing Leadership Center with world renowned lean expert Bill Waddell. The site will be the primary resource…

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Jan

17

2013

Neopost Southeast and iDatix Announce New Strategic Partnership

Neopost To Offer iSynergy Document Management and Workflow Automation Solutions iDatix, developer of intelligent software solutions that align people, processes and technology, announces the addition of new partner Neopost Southeast, an innovative solutions provider in the postal and related communications industry. With this partnership, Neopost SE will offer the iDatix Document Management and Workflow Automation solution suite, iSynergy, to its 10,000+ customers as part of its commitment to continual…

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Jan

08

2013

Tampa YMCA Leverages iDatix iSynergy to Better Serve its Community

iSynergy Enterprise Content Management allows Non-Profit to Cut Costs and Increase Efficiency Clearwater, FL – The Tampa YMCA was struggling to control and manage the large influx of documents they received from members and vendors. After researching several solutions, the organization chose the iSynergy Document Management and Workflow Automation solution, which was implemented by reseller LightSource Imaging and iDatix. Nearly an entire floor in the Tampa YMCA office was…

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Jan

07

2013

Overview of 3 Popular Business Process Improvement Methods

This article was written by iNSIDER Expert Craig Reid. Over the last hundred years there have been great strides made in the advancement of business process improvement methods and technologies. Whilst there are a multitude of different methods and hybrid methods, in this article we look at 3 of the most popular ways of analyzing and improving business processes. Six Sigma, Lean and CEM Method. 3 Popular Business Process…

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Jan

02

2013

The CEO’s 2013 Resolution: Business Improvement

As I sit here planning for the New Year, I try to prioritize what is important and critical to our success in 2013 and beyond. I reflect on what we accomplished last year and try to observe where our greatest gains came from so we might apply some of our best lessons of the past year to aid in the new year’s success. Some of…

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Dec

17

2012

iNSIDER Perspective | Big Data: Boon or Bust for ECM?

This article was written by iNSIDER Pam Baker.   Big data is changing everything, everywhere – permanently. Business will never be the same, nor will the human experience. One need only to look at reality mining to catch a glimpse of where we’re all headed, as individuals, communities, and as organizations. If you’re unfamiliar with reality mining, you might want to read the many posts…

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Dec

11

2012

iDatix Conducts Successful User Conference

Horizons 2012 Experiences Record Turnout CLEARWATER, Fla – – December 11, 2012 — The fifth semi-annual HORIZONS conference was held at the Sand Pearl Resort in Clearwater, Florida, October 31 to November 2. The event drew a record number of attendees with a 40% increase over the previous event. A leading conference in the information management space, customers, partners, prospects and iDatix staff members gathered…

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Dec

10

2012

iNSIDER Perspective | Case Management 101

This article was written by iNSIDER Steve Weissman. Today our topic is on Dynamic Case Management, what it means, it’s relationship to Business Process Management and Enterprise Content Management and the future of Information Technologies. Case Management 101 : Full Interview Part 1: What is Case Management? Part 2: Industry & Department Applications (It’s not just for the legal field) Part 3: DCM, ECM &…

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Dec

03

2012

iNSIDER Perspective | Do You Have “That’s the Way We’ve Always Done It” Syndrome?

This article was written by iNSIDER Bill Kennedy.  For over 25 years, Bill has been a professional accountant working both as an implementer of accounting systems and a user. Bill has a varied background in accounting management and accounting systems implementation, with a focus on the charitable sector. When automating a system, those words should set off alarm bells. At the very least, it shows that…

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Nov

26

2012

iNSIDER Perspective | 6 Ways to Process Improvement Success

This article was written by iNSIDER Craig Reid. Craig is known throughout the business world as “The Process Ninja” and is one of the iDatix iNSIDERS. He is a passionate advocate of business process management. His unique approach to business process improvement rapidly achieves business benefits by creating alignment between customers, strategy, services, processes and technology. Follow Craig Reid @TheProcessNinja So you’ve been given the go-ahead on your shiny new…

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Nov

19

2012

iNSIDER Perspective | Reducing Administrative Time

This article was written by iNSIDER Bill Kennedy. Bill is our Accounting iNSIDER. For over 25 years, Bill has been a professional accountant working both as an implementer of accounting systems and a user. Bill has a varied background in accounting management and accounting systems implementation, with a focus on the charitable sector. Administration Time: 0 hours Wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to spend…

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Nov

15

2012

When Should You Upgrade vs Overhaul your Business Technology: Is the Verdict Finally In?

  Industry Consultant and Analyst Steve Weissman recently offered insight into how to know when it’s time to upgrade or replace your business system, whether it’s ERP, BPM, ECM or any other technology. This question was then posed on the ebizQ forum and several interesting answers were given. Scott Menter proposes that both the old system continue to be utilized while the new system is rolled out and…

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Nov

05

2012

iNSIDER Perspective | Rock, Paper, Scissors: How Manufacturers’ Consistently Lose Using Paper

This article was written by iNSIDER Pam Baker. Pam is expert in all things BPM, ECM, CRM as well as topics such as Lean Manufacturing. A prolific and versatile writer, she writes about technology, business and finance for leading print and online publications. Many mistakenly believe the game of rock, paper, scissors is a game of chance. Actually, it’s an exercise in quick-thinking strategy development and…

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Oct

22

2012

iNSIDER Perspective | How to Know it’s Time to Upgrade or Replace your Business System

This article was written by iNSIDER Steve Weissman. Steve provides expert guidance on enterprise information management, helping people work better and work better together through improved governance, compliance, and process efficiency. A specialist in managing content, collaboration and communication, he has decades of experience in capture, imaging, forms, content management, business processes management/workflow and other related areas. He is currently the Senior Pragmatist & Master Prognosticator…

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Sep

24

2012

The Top 6 Reasons for Process Improvement

This article was written by iNSIDER Expert Craig Reid.  “From little things, good things grow” they say – but when execs sign off on process improvement initiatives, what are the top reasons for them giving the go ahead? 6. Me Too “Hey everyone else is doing it, so why not us!” No-one’s going to admit it but the persuasive voices of business publications and software vendors…

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Sep

18

2012

Losing Money on the HORIZONS Conference… By Choice

Conferences in the Information Management industry are not uncommon. Most companies, if not all, hold some type of a partner and end –user event. In general, the conferences are all fairly similar; keynote speakers, advanced training, informative sessions, round table discussions. Registration prices start around $1,200 at the low end, and reach upwards of $2,500 for the ticket alone. We take a different approach. Our…

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Sep

07

2012

See You At #IMTS | Race Cars, Planes & Fake Bodies-Oh My!

The International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago is just a few days away! We will be live blogging the entire event here: IMTS 2012 Live Blog If you are not one of the 80,000+ people in attendance, don’t worry, we have you covered. All week I will be live blogging from the event to keep you updated on the latest news and stories. IMTS has been around for…

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Aug

22

2012

What is the best BPM on the market?

There is an interesting discussion going on in the LinkedIn BPM Group right now. Business Analyst Philip Charbonneau posed the question: “What do you think is the best BPM software on the market?” Even though Philip specifically mentions BPM, the conversation can be applied to ECM, Document Management, ACM, or really any new business technology, so it is a good question to cover. From the initial outset it becomes…

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Aug

20

2012

iNSIDER Perspective | Habits of Very Successful Accountants: Upgrading Annually

This article was written by iDatix iNSIDER Bill Kennedy. Bill is our Accounting iNSIDER. For over 25 years, Bill has been a professional accountant working both as an implementer of accounting systems and a user. Bill has a varied background in accounting management and accounting systems implementation, with a focus on the charitable sector. Personal professional development is very important for accountants, but have you noticed how…

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Aug

13

2012

iNSIDER Perspective | The Silo Effect: How Organizations Broke Business

This article was written by iDatix iNSIDER Pam Baker. Pam is an expert in all things BPM, ECM, CRM as well as topics such as Lean Manufacturing. A prolific and versatile writer, she writes about technology, business and finance for leading print and online publications. There is a paradox in human thinking: the love of both disciplined organization and free-wheelingadhocracy. We build silos to satisfy the…

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Aug

06

2012

iNSIDER Perspective | Unscrambling the Process Technology Puzzle

This article was written by iDatix iNSIDER Craig Reid. He is known throughout the business world as “The Process Ninja” and is one of the iDatix iNSIDERS. He is a passionate advocate of business process management. His unique approach to business process improvement rapidly achieves business benefits by creating alignment between customers, strategy, services, processes and technology. Follow Craig Reid @TheProcessNinja Process Mapping, Modeling, BPM, ACM, ECM, ERP – Unscrambling…

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Aug

01

2012

What is Workflow & Workflow Automation?

Workflow 101 Subject to a variety of interpretations, “workflow” can mean anything from the steps in a work process to Business Process Automation. It is fairly general term that can be applied to refer to either: A collection of business processes which collectively serve to accomplish the business objectives of an organization. An individual business Workflow Process that is defined to accomplish specific set of…

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Jul

26

2012

Technology Trends Through 2015

International Data Corporation said in it’s first worldwide Big Data technology and services forecast that demand from businesses is expected to grow upwards of $16.9 billion by 2015. In 2010 the market sat at just 3.2 billion.


Jun

08

2012

Weekend Catch Up

A mash up of the humorous, interesting, insightful and sometimes just strange interweb occurrences that you probably missed to catch up on this weekend. Now, on to the links!   How to Grill an EMR Vendor by Anne Zieger @ EMR & EHR “Today I found a nice blog piece on how providers — largely medical practices, the blog’s core audience — can grill EMR vendors…

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Jun

05

2012

iDatix® Delivers New Mobile App with Advanced Electronic Forms

Mobility and Business Process Automation Converge with Latest Release With the release of iSynergy® 4.5, iDatix is revolutionizing the way people get work done by converging mobile capture and enhanced electronic forms. This significant release expands iDatix’s powerful Business Process Management (BPM), Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Dynamic Case Management software. Advanced iForms™, mCapture™ and extended integration options are just a few of the major developments included…

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May

31

2012

3 Most Common ECM Mistakes (and the solutions)

  Taking on the task of implementing any new business solution is often daunting and time consuming. Even the best laid plans are going to come with potential roadblocks, so facing them head on and steering clear of the most common ones means you will have a far greater chance of success. Content management software has the potential to help a company cut costs and…

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May

29

2012

iNSIDER Perspective: 3 Things on Being Lean that Enterprise Can Learn From Manufacturing

This article was written by iDatix iNSIDER Pam Baker. Baker is expert in all things BPM, ECM, CRM as well as topics such as Lean Manufacturing. A prolific and versatile writer, she writes about technology, business and finance for leading print and online publications. The recession brought deep staffing cuts and a frantic scramble for automation to take up the slack. While few companies, if…

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May

25

2012

Weekend Catch Up

A mash up of the humorous, interesting, insightful and sometimes just strange interweb occurrences that you probably missed to catch up on this weekend. “Content without Context is incomplete – I have a whole Blog posting dedicated to this. So if we take that ECM as a Practice, then we can marry this practice with a system that manages content and context, ties together seamlessly…

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May

22

2012

Processes, Procedures, Work Instructions – what’s the difference anyway?

This article was written by iDatix iNSIDER Craig Reid It’s often all too easy to bundle “processes” and “procedures” into one statement as if they are a single entity. Of course, they aren’t, but ask a dozen people what the difference is and you are likely to get a dozen different answers. Throw in the oft misunderstood “work instructions” and chaos can ensue! When working…

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May

18

2012

Weekend Catch Up

A mash up of the humorous, interesting, insightful and sometimes just strange interweb occurrences that you probably missed to catch up on this weekend. “If you are not making the progress that you would like to make and are capable of making, it is simply because your goals are not clearly defined.” Paul J Meyer Now, on to the links! Enterprise Social, Meet Dynamic Case…

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May

11

2012

Weekend Catch Up

A mash up of the humorous, interesting, insightful and sometimes just strange interweb occurrences that you probably missed to catch up on this weekend. “If you are not making the progress that you would like to make and are capable of making, it is simply because your goals are not clearly defined.” Paul J Meyer Now, on to the links! It’s not your imagination; iPads…

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May

04

2012

Weekend Catch Up

A mash up of the humorous, interesting, insightful and sometimes just strange interweb occurrences that you probably missed to catch up on this weekend. The biggest problem with the term BPM is that so many people saw it as meaning so many different things. This causes unnecessary arguments between experts, like the blind men arguing over the shape of an elephant.  Keith Swenson Now, on…

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May

03

2012

Organizations Fail to Adopt Mobile Technologies, AIIM Research Finds

iDatix Sponsors Research on Mobile and Cloud in the Enterprise AIIM, the leading community of information professionals, announced this week a release of their new report, “Process Revolution – Moving your business from paper to PCs to tablets.” The research uncovers the effects of mobile and cloud technologies in driving organizations to adopt process automation solutions. iDatix, sponsor of the industry watch paper, anticipated this…

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May

02

2012

The Scoop on Cutting Costs & Going Green (Article & Infographic)

This article is written by Guest Author Jessica Wiener, a specialist in custom letterhead. When she is not writing for Print360.com, you can find her cooking up a storm in her kitchen. The popularity of enterprise content management systems have increased significantly in the past few years as businesses have embraced advances and improvements in technology that have allowed them to go paperless more effectively. There has been…

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Apr

27

2012

Weekend Catch Up

A mash up of the humorous, interesting, insightful and sometimes just strange interweb occurrences that you probably missed to catch up on this weekend. The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed – it is a process of elimination. Elbert Hubbard   Now, on to the links! Only the Paranoid Survive by Robert Stevenson -The…

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Apr

25

2012

Top 5 Revelations from the AIIM Process Revolution Report

In the April 2012 Process Revolution Report by AIIM, 530 respondents were surveyed regarding their adoption of a paperless office, their use of mobile technologies and their transition to the cloud. The results were quite surprising. Here are the top revelations from the report… 1. Through scanning, capture and workflow technology, the average estimate is 41% improvement in productivity 2. Significant customer service improvements can…

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Apr

20

2012

Weekend Catch Up

A mash up of the humorous, interesting, insightful and sometimes just strange interweb occurrences that you probably missed to catch up on this weekend. A man is flying in a hot air balloon and realizes he is lost. He reduces height and spots a man down below. He lowers the balloon further and shouts: “Excuse me, can you tell me where I am?” The man…

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Apr

17

2012

iNSIDER Perspective: A Brief History Of Process – From the Industrial Revolution To Today

This article was written by iDatix iNSIDER Craig Reed. Craig Reid is known throughout the business world as “The Process Ninja” and is one of the iDatix iNSIDERS. He is a passionate advocate of business process management. His unique approach to business process improvement rapidly achieves business benefits by creating alignment between customers, strategy, services, processes and technology. Follow Craig Reid @TheProcessNinja When we sit in our offices and perform…

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Mar

29

2012

3 Ways Credit Card Co’s Incentivize Going Paperless (And You Can Too)

This post was written by iDatix Guest Blogger, Mike Dolen. Dolen is the CEO of Credit Card Forum, where you will find him analyzing each credit card offer in-depth. He reviews the offers from major banks, credit unions, store cards, and everything in-between. As we all know, just a few months ago the USPS raised postage costs and given their massive budget shortfall, I don’t think it will be…

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Mar

27

2012

iDatix partners with Local Manufacturing Association to Support STEM Goes to Work

Getting Kids and Adults Interested in the Future of Manufacturing CLEARWATER, Fla. — March 27, 2012 – This year marks the first for a new program being sponsored by the Bay Area Manufacturing Association and corporate sponsor iDatix Corporation: STEM Goes to Work. Bringing together both sides of the Bay, students in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties will get the opportunity to visit local factories in their…

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Mar

20

2012

How to Transform Your Business by Offering Document Management and Workflow Software

Webinar: Resellers Increase Profits through an iDatix Partnership iDatix develops the most innovative, intuitive and intelligent solutions in the industry, combining people, processes and technology for a comprehensive Document Management, Workflow and Capture offering. The company is currently expanding its reseller base and inviting forward-thinking organizations to join their successful partnership program. The iDatix Reseller Program is the most comprehensive partnership program available in the industry. Due to the low barrier to…

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Mar

15

2012

iDatix Named a Finalist for the Best Place to Work in Tampa Bay

CLEARWATER, Fla – – March 13, 2012 — The Tampa Bay Business Journal announced today the leading companies that have become finalists for the 2012 Best Place to Work list. iDatix, a leading provider of ECM and workflow solutions, has received this honor for the sixth year since the company’s inception in 2000. “What a great honor to be named to the 2012 list of best places to work…

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Mar

08

2012

iDatix Adds Industry Veteran to the Executive Team

John Machonis joins in the role of Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing The Clearwater, FL based iDatix Corporation announced today the addition ofJohn Machonis as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Due toexplosive growth in the enterprise content management and workflow automation industry, iDatix sought a leader to expand their sales and marketing initiatives. With over twenty-nine years in high-tech sales, marketing…

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Feb

28

2012

Interview Explains ECM and Workflow in Manufacturing

  Clearwater, Fla. February 28, 2012 — Over the last 12 years, large manufacturers such as Lockheed Martin,Antigua Group, and ClosetMaid have leveraged iDatix solutions to streamline their manufacturing processes through workflow automation. Unlike other manufacturers, they overcame the hurdles caused by the daunting and confusing nature of the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) industry, to build real solutions that drive productivity and cost savings for their organizations. To aid manufacturers…

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Feb

23

2012

iDatix Recognized as One of the Top 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management

  Receives Honor For The Second Time From KMWorld CLEARWATER, Fla. February 23, 2012 — For the second year, iDatix Corporation has received the coveted honor of being included as one of only 100 companies recognized in knowledge management. Chosen from a group of over a thousand vendors, judging was performed by KM practitioners, theorists, customers and analysts. Described by Hugh McKeller of KMWorld, “inclusion [in this…

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Feb

21

2012

8 Free Sites and Tools to Increase Productivity

This post was written by iDatix guest blogger Andy Granger. Andy writes business insurance quotes for BusinessInsurance.org. There are many things that stand in the way of productivity–poor management of time, disorganization, multi-tasking, outside distractions, and plain old forgetfulness are just a few of the culprits. If you or your employees could use some help getting back on track and staying there, check out some of…

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Feb

07

2012

Going Paperless & Customer Service: The good, the bad & the ugly

  From e-receipts to online payments to electronic health records, paperless is popping up all over the place. The benefits that it can bring to businesses have been discussed to death; increased productivity, improved efficiency, cost cutting, etc. The paperless office has become a goal for many businesses and customers agree that they also want to see less paper, according to a TD Canada Trust Everyday Banking poll….

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Jan

19

2012

Interview with iDatix CEO, Steve Allen

  By Mike Johnston of CMS Critic We recently had an opportunity to interview Steve Allen, CEO of iDatix to get his thoughts on the state of the company, the industry and the challenges they have faced. For those unaware, iDatix produces adocument management system called iSynergy. Q: Please tell us a bit about yourself and your background. I have always been a technology driven person with…

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Jan

10

2012

Streamlining Manufacturing Processes, the iDatix Tour: A Bay Area Manufacturing Association Event

  You’re invited to a special Bay Area Manufacturing Association tour and catered breakfast at the corporate office of iDatix, a leader in ECM and Workflow software. The event will be held January 24 from 7:30-10 AM at the iDatix Headquarters, 15201 Roosevelt Blvd., Ste. 104 Clearwater, FL 33760. The event will kick off with a breakfast, catered by Orange Blossom Catering. This will be followed by a…

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Jan

06

2012

Improving Communication within your Business

It's hard to grow a business, smooth out operations and create new working initiatives if you have ineffective methods of communication throughout the organization. Learn how to improve communication and collaboration in your company for an overall better business. When hiring employees you'll have looked for a diverse group of people who have different strengths and skills to suit varying roles. Each employee will have...

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Dec

29

2011

Ring in the New Year with a Better Career

  iDatix, a leader in ECM and Workflow software, is going to be adding 15+ jobs in 2012. To kick off the hiring frenzy, they will be hosting a job fair January 10th at Holiday Inn in Clearwater, FL. Applicants are invited to attend between 4 and 7 pm for an open interview. A variety of positions need to be filled, from Sales to Engineering. iDatix offers…

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Dec

20

2011

Overcome the Top 5 ECM Implementation Challenges

  A successful implementation is the key to enterprise wide ECM adoption for any organization, but there are many challenges and roadblocks that need to be overcome.Choosing the right ECM solution for your business is vital, and identifying the potential roadblocks is just as important. According to an industry survey, the following are the top 5 obstacles encountered by firms while implementing anElectronic Content Management or Business Process Management solution, and how to…

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Dec

13

2011

7 Things to Look for When Choosing the Right ECM Solution

Want to take control of the documents, images, data and information that overwhelms your office? Looking to automate business processes and improve management of your corporate intellectual property? Are you unsure of how to choose the right Workflow and BPM provider? If your organization would like to gain substantial improvements in business processes, while reducing paper costs, here are seven tips to help you select the…

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Dec

01

2011

5 Reasons you are getting Shortchanged by SharePoint

  Remember when you first began paying bills online? Mailing in a check was the standard routine-still is for many. Yet, after converting to the new way of doing things there is no way you would ever go back again. Microsoft is a convenient fallback for many companies; they utilize the program because it is what they are accustomed to. Over 100 million people currently…

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Nov

18

2011

Document Management for a Dentist Office, One Step at a Time

  In recent years, the healthcare industry has been focusing on lean practices and moving towards a paperless workplace to improve efficiency, reduce security issues, increase patient satisfaction and streamline the organization. One market that is currently taking on the new business process is the dental industry. When a dental office starts transitioning over to a new document management solution, other systems that have been previously used for…

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Nov

01

2011

Document Management Companies Must ‘Adapt or Die’

In an age where tablets, smartphones and other gadgets are becoming bigger than ever, content and document management companies need to “adapt or die” to current market conditions, according to an article by Stephen Fishman on CMS Wire. Fishman said this could mean bad things for services that don’t modernize themselves, as clients could jump ship, go to open source or plan another response in coming days. “Herein lies…

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Oct

28

2011

The Top 3 Employee Habits that are Killing your Business

  Anyone who owns or manages a business understands how difficult it can be. Positioning the company for growth while minimizing time wasted and cutting unnecessary costs is an integral part of any successful campaign. Yet it can seem at times that the staff you have in place to achieve these goals are the very same employees that are hindering your success. Described below are the top…

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Oct

21

2011

iDatix Releases iSynergy 4.0

  The Leading BPM Software Gets Even Better iDatix has been revolutionizing solutions for document management, workflow automation andbusiness process management for over ten years. Their robust, powerful and business altering platform, iSynergy, recently received a makeover that further enhances and modernizes both the technological features as well as the end user experience. iSynergy is a business solution that is easy to use, integrates with a host of other programs…

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Oct

20

2011

How a Small Business Reinvented Itself with Document Management

Originally posted at http://blog.idatix.com/how-a-small-business-reinvented-itself-with-document-management After her consulting firm was hit hard by the recession, Linda Dulye was facing a stack of paper and a lack of clients. Unsure of what to do but unwilling to give up, she struggled to keep her business afloat. With a deep look inward, she decided it was time to take a fresh approach with Dulye and Co. With the…

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Oct

18

2011

Increase Employee Happiness for Better Business

A successful company strives to keep employees as productive as possible, and a knowledgeable business knows that happy people are more productive. Happiness at work can increase productivity by as much as 12% in fact, according to a study at University of Warwick. A story in CMS Wire quotes Paul Murphy, national sales director of Spire Investment Partners, who said technology such as an enterprise content management system can make work…

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Oct

11

2011

Healthcare Receives Incentives for Going Paperless

Many businesses have already adopted a document management solution for their content due to the numerous advantages it offers, including increased efficiency, disaster recovery capabilities and ease of use. Well, now the healthcare industry can add ‘profit by millions of dollars’ to the list of benefits. States are beginning to introduce programs to increase the Healthcare industry’s use of document and business process management. The objective is…

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Sep

27

2011

iDatix and KMWorld Unravel the Mystery of Knowledge Management – See more at: http://idatix.com/wp-test/idatix-and-kmworld-unravel-the-mystery-of-knowledge-management/#sthash.zCFKYaV1.dpuf

The first step in solving a problem is understanding it. Anyone who has owned a business, or worked within an organization, knows firsthand that managing documents and workflows can be a great challenge. One solution often suggested, but rarely implemented well or often enough, is knowledge management. Defining knowledge management comes with its own set of problems, though.  Andy Moore, publisher of KMWorld, recently spoke with…

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Sep

13

2011

New York Giants Adopt Document Management

As the 2011-2012 National Football League season starts up, the New York Football Giants have instituted a document management system to help with some things off the field. Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment and document management solutions, will be the Giants’ official document solutions partner. As part of the new partnership, Ricoh will implement a managed document services solution, which will bring together services…

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Aug

25

2011

BPM and Workflow Webinar

iDatix recently teamed up with AIIM.org to present an informational webinar on “Getting Maximum Value from BPM and Workflow.” Steve Weissman, a renowned BPM consultant, was also kind enough to join us and added a great deal of expertise and value to the event. Every company has documents, information and tasks that are in some way or another assigned to a particular workflow or approval process. In today’s…

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Aug

11

2011

All Iowa Counties will use Document Management in Two to Three Years

According to a story from The Gazette in Iowa, all of the state’s 99 counties will be using some form of a document management system in by 2014. In Story County, Iowa, the move to an electronic document management system was made in November of last year, and The Gazette said it seems to be going pretty well for the Midwestern county. The system allows judges, lawyers and the…

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Aug

09

2011

iDatix Inducted into the KMWorld Hall of Fame

With the extremely high volume of vendors within the enterprise content management industry, it can be a tedious job identifying the key players from the rest of the pack. Fortunately, the experienced editorial team over at KMWorld does most of the heavy lifting. Each year, the KMWorld editorial team evaluates numerous ECM solutions on its quest to identify only the cream of the crop. For…

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Jun

17

2011

Document Management and Going Paperless in Today’s Economy

Businesses are facing an increasingly difficult market, with limited access to credit, fewer qualified job candidates and weak sales. With conditions as they are, many companies are looking to streamline their processes to alleviate unnecessary financial burdens. One way companies are doing this is by adopting paperless document management software systems. As the economy continues to stumble along, it is frustrating how technology continues to develop at such…

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Jun

15

2011

Is Going Paperless Inevitable?

Originally posted at – http://blog.idatix.com/is-going-paperless-inevitable-document-management-software Paperless alternatives to document management are increasingly becoming an imperative for competitive enterprises, but many professionals, consumers and business leaders have been hesitant to accept a full-scale adoption of such document control software and technologies. The main reason for many individuals’ reservations can be boiled down to readership. Digital content is perceived by many to be more difficult and straining to read…

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Jun

07

2011

Most Businesses are Not Properly Equipped to Handle Document Management Needs

The concept of efficiency is a fairly broad idea, but when it comes to business operations and document management, a majority of firms’ efficiency practices are less than ideal, according to a survey of U.S. company records managers. A report released Monday by information management firm Iron Mountain found few businesses grasp how to improve data-intensive processes such as contracts management, accounts payable and order fulfillment. Specifically, 90…

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Apr

26

2011

What is Enterprise Content Management and How Can It Impact Business?

Enterprise Content Management (ECM) integrates document imaging, capture, search and management processes and enables the creation of a centralized data repository. With all documents stored electronically, employees can quickly and easily find, access, and share important business documents. It also helps promote business continuity and enables quick disaster recovery. The purpose of ECM is to transform static, unstructured information and documents into a dynamic part of…

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Mar

26

2011

iSynergy® can insulate you against malicious PDFs

There was an article on MSN recently regarding the rise of the use of PDF as malware delivery mechanism. PDF documents can contain text and images but they can also contain JavaScript code. The embedded JavaScript can be configured to execute when the PDF is opened. The malicious JavaScript could install a Trojan horse or other malware. This threat vector has existed since late 2009….

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Feb

23

2011

Thanks for your input, we now see things clearer!

Over the years iDatix has had the wonderful blessing to have very passionate clients. Countless clients have contributed to our products growth and innovation and without them our products would not be where they are today. Just when we think we have something cool to release to the market, our clients point out very quickly to us where we missed the mark or how it…

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Jan

17

2011

What is Document Management Software?

Enterprise Content Management (ECM) integrates document imaging, capture, search and management processes and enables the creation of a centralized data repository.It also helps promote business continuity and enables quick disaster recovery. The purpose of ECM is to transform static, unstructured information and documents into a dynamic part of your business through document management and automated workflow. ECM provides a framework for syncing people, paper and processes….

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