Category Archives: Blog


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

12

2012

The Hidden Costs of Doing Nothing

This article was written by iDatix iNSIDER Steve Weissman. Weissman 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…

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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

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 available time the bad…

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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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Jul

25

2011

Apartment Properties Can Save with Document Management

  While most apartment property owners continue to use paper for leases, certificates, reports and other documents, Michael Cunningham, managing editor for Property Management Insider, writes that using document management software can help apartment building owners save money and time. Cunningham said with document management, property managers can save on space big time by getting rid of file cabinets and boxes of papers. He said going paperless with document management…

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Jul

20

2011

Businesses Adopting Sustainability Efforts to Improve Management and Public Relations

Digital media is often viewed as a more sustainable marketing channel than print or other traditional channels. However, the printing industry has been pushing to bolster its own environmental practices, arguing that the necessity of paper and print materials calls for greater attention to sustainable practices. For example, the most recent WhatTheyThink Economics & Research Center Business Conditions survey found 35 percent of commercial printers…

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Jun

20

2011

Many Businesses Lag Behind in Tech Adoption

The last several years have been full of innovations and technological breakthroughs that have allowed businesses to manage and streamline processes and operations in a more efficient manner than ever before. Document management and workflow automation software are some examples of how firms have been able to expedite their processes. However, because technology moves so quickly, it can be difficult to stay in step with new trends and…

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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?

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 than print. This has been…

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