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Eliminating the paper chase

The workplace shouldn’t feel like a scavenger hunt, where you’re constantly on the prowl trying to locate this document or that contract. And yet many college and university employees spend countless hours doing exactly that. There are better and more cost-effective ways for staff to spend their time. 

This is why many colleges and universities are turning to enterprise content management (ECM), sometimes known as enterprise document management in higher education, to manage and track information, says Linda Ding, education program strategist for Laserfiche.

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Managing the paperwork sprawl

Even for smaller colleges and universities, managing personnel records is often onerous. Now imagine having to do this for thousands of full-time and part-time faculty, sprawled across 17 schools and colleges. This was exactly the situation facing the staff at the University of Southern California (USC) Office of the Provost. By 2005, the Provost’s Office was drowning in mountains of paperwork and struggling to become more efficient.

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As the battle to maximize efficiencies continues, IT tools are riding to the rescue

Technology solutions like ECM are helping colleges and universities win the fight against escalating costs.

“Colleges and universities are always looking for ways to be more efficient, and there are lots of strategies they’re employing,” says Bill Dillon, executive vice president of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). The membership organization, based in Washington, D.C., represents more than 2,500 colleges, universities and higher-education service providers.

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As the battle to maximize efficiencies continues, IT tools are riding to the rescue

“Colleges and universities are always looking for ways to be more efficient, and there are lots of strategies they’re employing,” says Bill Dillon, executive vice president of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO).

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ECM Agility for Higher Education

This comprehensive white paper outlines the benefits associated with implementing enterprise content management (ECM) systems for individual departments, the IT department and the higher education institution as a whole. ECM allows them to securely manage all their content, while still offering individual departments and locations the flexibility to adapt their work processes to changing conditions.

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Best practice approach to improving business processes

Colleges and universities across the country have realized that they can no longer rely on outdated, manual processes that hamper productivity and drive up costs. Changing the way staff works, however, is easier said than done.

According to recent research conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit, 80% of the organizations that have implemented formal initiatives to improve business processes over the past three years have faced employee resistance. Three major causes of this reluctance to change were:

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Best practice approach to improving business processes

Flexible technology ensures employee buy-in

Colleges and universities across the country have realized that they can no longer rely on outdated, manual processes that hamper productivity and drive up costs. Changing the way staff works, however, is easier said than done.

Changing how work works

Laserfiche is transforming the university environment

Colleges and universities—awash in paper and digital documents, forms and files—are increasingly adopting technology to pull it all together, yielding big savings in time and money.

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Changing how work works

Colleges and universities—awash in paper and digital documents, forms and files—are increasingly adopting technology to pull it all together, yielding big savings in time and money.

The technology, called enterprise content management, or ECM, enables users to capture, manage and securely store all manner of business materials, everything from scanned paper documents, to Web forms, audio files, e-mails and more. Even more significantly, ECM automates the document-driven tasks that keep colleges and universities running.

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How Texas A&M speeds contracts to completion

Laserfiche Workflow improves communication and collaboration

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Life has gotten a lot calmer recently for workers in the Contracts Administration department for the Texas A&M Health Science Center (HSC). At one time, pushing contracts through to completion demanded the skills and steely resolve of a private eye: it wasn’t easy figuring out where the contracts were, who had looked at them and which ones were approved.

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