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As the End of the Year Approaches, Here's Straight Talk on Imaging Software Decisions

by David Guilbault
Director, Customer and ISV Development for ImageTag,

The end of the year brings with it a number of budget-related decisions at many companies. So I thought I'd try to answer the typical questions we get from clients and prospects.

Okay, I have some year-end capital - can I really implement an imaging system this year (and see real benefits in 2010)?

In a word: YES. In fact this could be my shortest article yet. Go forth and spend that money! (However, as a matter of full disclosure, since I'm with a document imaging vendor, you should take my exuberance with a grain of salt.)

Seriously, if you have funds and are looking for a good place to spend them, document imaging as an added investment to your Microsoft Dynamics environment can deliver results almost immediately.

Here are four quick examples:

  • Manual invoice handling costs your organization money every day. How many times per day does your staff retrieve an invoice from the filing cabinet? Worse, who puts it back?
  • Your supplier missed an item from their delivery. Can you retrieve the packing slip to compare to the invoice and the purchase order?
  • If you were audited and had to provide a list of documents that were accessed, with the specifics of when and by whom, could you?
  • Disaster Recovery best practice has driven you to place copies of your transaction data off-site, but is that file cabinet backed up?

Okay, I get it. But is there enough time ...

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About David Guilbault

David Guilbault is Director, Customer and ISV Development for ImageTag, where he is responsible for managing customer and partner relationships, as well as insuring their success with the company's KwikTag solution. Previously, David headed Product Management at ImageTag, where he was instrumental in transforming a patented idea into a software platform that is applicable to every document, user and business. Prior to joining ImageTag, David spent eight years with Xerox. This tenure gave him an inherent knowledge of documents and their importance to an organization. With more than two decades in technical sales, systems engineering and product management, David has invaluable expertise in helping customers streamline their business processes using technology. David is a U.S. patent holder with a degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern Maine.