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2017: A Year Of Change But Also DM Opportunity

EASY SOFTWARE UK’s Howard Frear peeks into his crystal ball for a look at what he sees shaping our market in the next 12 months

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‘A Strong Reputation In The Market – Among Users And Resellers’

By Colin Smith, Sales Manager, Nolan Business Solutions In this blog, EASY Software UK partner, Colin Smith tells us about Nolan Business Solutions, how they work with EASY Software UK and the DM market. Nolan Business Solutions is a UK-headquartered software developer with international coverage. What do we do?: well we provide a range of ERP, or Enterprise Resource Planning, business systems for a wide range of customers. We do that by building systems around two main strands: the Microsoft Dynamics ERP range as well as the NetSuite SuiteApps cloud portfolio, so we are also a reseller of those platforms. How does DM (Document Management) fit in to that picture? Well, across the entire spectrum of what we do, to be honest. In just about every engagement, be that for on-premise with Dynamics or Cloud with NetSuite, you have to get information, usually of course of a financial or invoicing nature, into the ERP for it to work with. DM

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Public Sector Customers ‘Increasingly’ Interested In ‘True’ Cloud

By Ian Wimbush, Chairman, KIM Software Solutions In this blog, EASY Software UK partner, Ian Wimbush tells us about KIM Software Solutions, how they work with EASY Software UK, their public sector customers and the DM market in general. My company, KIM Software Solutions, is a company completely dedicated to building software solutions for Police, Local Authority and Fire Service customers. We do this in two main ways: either by developing on-premise software packages or, increasingly, for some of our customers, as a Cloud delivered service based on the Microsoft Azure platform. We’re a small, but very focused outfit: there are about a dozen of us doing this, a couple of sales people, but the majority of the team are very experienced software developers with an average of 20 years’ experience, who all have a very deep understanding of the vertical sectors we sell into it and what customers need. How does Document Management (DM) fit into that picture? Well, broadly

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Beware Buzzword Bingo When It Comes To DM Market Change

By Dave Tyler, Editor, Document Manager Magazine  In this, the second of a two part Q & A with Document Manager magazine’s Editor, Dave Tyler, we ask Dave how he sees the DM market We hear a lot about bigger technology trends changing the DM market. From where you sit, Dave, what do you see happening? It’s a very interesting question. We’ve heard a lot in the sector, especially in the last year or two, about certain big buzzwords that we’ve been told are set to change everything in the ECM (Enterprise Content Management) market. But I am just not seeing too much of that on the ground. What do you mean specifically? Well, things like ‘Big Data’ and the impact of social: they get a lot of airplay, but I don’t see them – as yet – playing much into the practical plans of businesses and companies. I just don’t hear much about end users applying these ideas that

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Are You Set Up To Cope With The New EU Data Protection System?

For Mike Davis, author and spokesperson for independent global information professionals’ organisation, AIIM, recent European data protection regulation changes need to be tracked by anyone interested in storing and managing cloud content. How aware are you of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? (There’s a good Information Commissoner’s Office guide to all things GDPR here, on their website by the way – bit.ly/1njMqkC) Chances are, not as much as you should be. That’s possibly a problem if you’re at all involved in storing cloud content, though – because GDPR is the European Union’s imminent scheme to bring all 28 member countries under a single regime of rules, with similar penalties for breaches right across the Union. (Adoption is currently scheduled for late 2014 and the regulation is likely to take effect after a transition period of two years.) There’s good news, though – as GDPR actually represents an opportunity for cloud providers to deliver consistent EU-wide services under a single

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The Sky Could Be The Limit, But Only If Your View Isn’t ‘Clouded’

By Howard Frear of EASY Software UK They say that in the light of recent scare stories about US intelligence monitoring, the successor to the KGB has ordered its spies to use manual typewriters again. Quite an astonishing thought. While there are legitimate questions about PRISM, do we really want to go back to that unsafe, unwieldy and expensive storage medium of paper and carbon copy printing? After all, centering processes around the physical item of paper ushered in onerous requirements around duplication, storage and retrieval that created significant and unnecessary burdens on business. The traditional way of removing these burdens has been the electronic capture of a snapshot of these documents as they come into the organisation. By storing a document a central electronic filing cabinet, it is accessible to all relevant users through the company’s information systems. That is very powerful. Now we have another possibility: cloud. Take-up of a cloud-based document management approach has gained increased momentum.

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