Laser Fiche

Lost and misfiled paper files. Costly reproduction and distribution. Consumption of office space better used for productive activities, LaserFiche solutions address the range of document-related problems faced by your organization as you go about serving customers, satisfying regulatory requirements and maintaining records archives.

LaserFiche solves these problems while maximizing information accessibility, records security and end-user productivity.

LaserFiche Document Imaging & Management Platform

The LaserFiche document imaging and management platform delivers high-volume information capture, retrieval and distribution across the enterprise. LaserFiche reduces misfiling, document retrieval time and costly photocopying and paper distribution - all processes that impede information access. LaserFiche is a flexible document management platform that adapts to meet diverse multi-departmental needs and allows users to maintain established, preferred procedures.

  • Intelligent search provides instant document retrieval
  • Reduce labor and clerical mistakes with automated OCR and indexing
  • Comprehensive security protects digital archives from unauthorized access
  • Emulate paper filing structures with customizable folders and index fields
  • Index electronic and image-only documents with user-defined indexes
  • Digital archiving provides long-term document preservation
  • Manage entire document repositories from workstations
  • Scan paper and import electronic files into secure digital archives of unalterable documents

LaserFiche is a technology infrastructure-friendly solution designed for rapid deployment, smooth integration and departmental to enterprise scalability.

Distribution & Thin Client Solutions

Maximizing the value of information locked in an organization's documents requires putting it in the hands of decision-makers when and where it's needed most. From staff in remote offices, to clients, the public and regulatory officers, individuals within and beyond your organization rely upon fast information access to work at peak productivity.

LaserFiche answers these demands with secure, reliable distribution across your network as well as solutions for the Web, CD, e-mail and COLD.

LaserFiche Workflow Suite

Intelligent Workflow for Knowledge Workers

The Problems with Paper Traffic

Your organization's knowledge workers search for information, act on it, move it and archive it every day. This process, with the manual searching, faxing, photocopying and hand distribution, is costly and time consuming. The inefficiencies of the process divert your staff from the crucial business of making productive use of the information.

So Make Decisions, Not Copies

A successful workflow solution automates this paper shuffle, effectively routing information to appropriate persons while being flexible enough to handle exceptions to the rules. It saves time and money by reducing photocopying, hand delivery and repetitive dragging and dropping. It automatically reminds staff of required tasks and notifies supervisors of action and inaction. It treats your staff not as stations along an assembly line, but as responsible knowledge workers whose time is better spent making decisions than making copies.

The LaserFiche Workflow Suite

LaserFiche Document Imaging understands that a knowledge worker's desk is a work hub from which the professional retrieves, uses and disseminates information. The LaserFiche Workflow Suite is designed with this concept firmly in mind.

The LaserFiche Workflow Suite increases productivity by automating document-centered work processes. An intuitive graphical interface provides easy work process modeling and streamlining. Routing and notification services guarantee smooth workflow despite user error or absence. The Workflow Suite provides the efficiency and security of rules-based routing and monitoring while also supporting ad hoc participation in the workflow environment.

LaserFiche Workflow Suite Highlights

  • Easily model work processes with intuitive user interface
  • Automate the paper shuffle with efficient routing services
  • Improve accountability with the Advanced Audit Trail option
  • Rules-based effectiveness, but flexible enough for knowledge workers to use their judgment
  • Provides the stability and ease-of-use shared by all LaserFiche systems
  • Part of a proven family of document management solutions

Identify and Relieve Work Bottlenecks

The intuitive graphical interface allows administrators to make a visual model of work processes throughout your office. This model makes it easy to find redundancies and wasteful document routing schemes. Your System Administrator can design rules-based routing systems that streamline document-handling procedures without placing undue restrictions on the way your staff works.

Let the Information Find You

The LaserFiche Workflow Suite's routing services copy and move documents via your computer network so you don't have to. Based on administrator-defined rules while also allowing ad hoc decision making, the Workflow Suite puts documents in the hands of decision-makers when they need them. Your staff spends less time searching for information and more time acting on it.

Maintain Constant Productivity

Busy System Administrators and Records Managers, with staff sometimes spread among several buildings, need an effective way to guarantee efficient document movement on time and according to procedure. The LaserFiche Workflow Suite provides automatic e-mail notifications when specified events, such as placement of a document in a folder or a change in an index field, occurs or doesn't occur in your LaserFiche database. This keeps supervisors in the know, and keeps work moving, regardless of absent or geographically dispersed staff.

Improve Efficiency and Accountability

The Advanced Audit Trail option monitors and provides custom reports on user activity. Supervisors can review the performance of scanner operators, for example, or make sure users are tending to a designated number of documents each day. Advanced Audit Trail, coupled with the automatic notifications, offers powerful assistance for supervisors to monitor efficiency and guarantee project completion.

How the Workflow Suite Works

Your system administrator uses the Work Distribution Manager to model your office's work procedures and establish routing rules to guide documents throughout your office. This setup, while effectively moving documents to the right person, does not prohibit workflow-on-the-fly. For instance, if a properly authorized person needs to search for a document and drag it into someone else's folder, the Workflow Suite will accommodate that practical necessity.

The Work Distribution Agent then follows those rules to automatically move documents to another person's folder or copy documents that need to be reviewed in multiple locations. When the Work Distribution Agent detects an event specified by the Work Distribution Manager - a supervisor indicates "approved" in an index field, for example - the Agent performs the required moving or copying action. The notification service automatically e-mails appropriate staff when designated events take place. A supervisor can be notified, for instance, when a staff member opens a certain document. An acknowledgment timer also allows the supervisor to be notified if the document remains unopened for a specified period of time.

An Advanced Audit Trail option provides additional monitoring services for security and workflow. Advanced Audit Trail monitors client activities such as printing, faxing and e-mailing documents and creates a log of actions performed. Administrators and supervisors can then generate efficiency reports from the Audit Trail logs.