Author - Jim Kemp

Weekly Web Demos Give First Hand Look at Document Management

When considering new enterprise software, demos are almost always a step in the process. Very few people ever buy an ERP system, or deploy a CRM system, without first kicking the tires. Document management usually falls in the same category... And we agree, it's good to see and learn before you buy. That's why we hold at least two live,...

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The Document Management Galaxy

An interesting poster arrived in the mail today. A galactic map of the Silicon Forest Universe. And right there, not so far, far away, was ColumbiaSoft's own galaxy nestled between the 4th and 5th rings of the massive Tektronix universe. The poster is a second generation of the map to result from research by Virginia Tech University and Portland State University....

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IRS Section 179 May Help With Internal Selling

We talk a lot about Document Management here, without a lot of particulars on how to get it, or as importantly, how to explain its value to others. That's intentional, because we are not "salesy" in this blog, rather just informative. But, something struck me in a meeting with a finance company the other day that seemed would be helpful...

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The Countdown is on… Document Locator v5.2

The countdown is on, and it's been all hands on deck here at ColumbiaSoft as we approach a pending version release for Document Locator. For trivia masters, this will technically be our ninth major release of the software (although it will be labeled as version 5.2). And as with all significant releases that came before it, this one will add...

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The collaboration puzzle: an informative session

If you missed the AEC Technology Strategies 2008 conference put on by Zweig White a couple of weeks ago, you don't have to miss one of the important conference sessions. The Collaboration Puzzle: Fitting SharePoint and BIM into a Collaboration Framework is now available for a second-chance viewing online. This blog's own Carl Azar was joined by Derrick Beasley at...

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Collaboration, SharePoint and BIM on the topic at AEC Tech Conference

This Document Management Blog's very own Carl Azar will be speaking on a topic of current concern in the AEC industry this week at ZweigWhite's AEC Technology Strategies Conference in Las Vegas. He will be joined by Burns & McDonnell Engineering's Vice President and Chief Technical Officer Gregory Gould, as well as Project Manager Derrick M. Beasley in a discussion...

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The paper chase.

We've all seen it at one point or another. The "paper chase" is that routine paper-driven process that happens over and over again, but for some reason is still operating in an ancient pre-digital area. Accounting offers a good example, where some companies are ahead of the curve, and others are still passing paper. Here's a pretty generic scenario that applies...

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Citrix, anyone?

If interest in our recent press release: Document Management over Citrix is any indication, application virtualization in general, and Citrix in particular, is a hot topic right now. Our news centered on Citrix, but really we can support document management over virtually any virtualization network of choice, including VMWare and Microsoft's Terminal Services just to name a couple. However, Citrix XenApp...

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Sharing Documents in SharePoint

In talking with a customer recently at a large energy firm, I learned they were just about ready to integrate our document management application within SharePoint. The reason: They want to combine the two tools to make a very good portal solution that has advanced document management features integrated right within. They felt it was the right solution for unifying...

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