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Considerations for an Enterprise-wide ECM Implementation

by Jennifer Wilson

Whether you are starting from scratch, expanding your existing implementation or migrating from outdated technology that just doesn’t work for your institution anymore, something to consider is an enterprise-wide approach to your content management implementation. While it may seem overwhelming, this approach can easily help bridge the gap between departments and campuses.

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Did you know? – Etrieve K12 Revolutionizes Electronic Teacher Contracts

by Hannah Goodwin

Etrieve K12’s solution for Human Resources includes a module for Electronic Teacher Contracts that is reinventing how districts manage contracts. With a fully browser-based solution, contracts are created, distributed and stored electronically, making it easier for your staff to access them from any device and creating a more streamlined process for all in involved.

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Softdocs Training Options | One Size Doesn’t Fit All

by Robert Gunning

Here at Softdocs, we work with a wide variety of both higher education institutions and K-12 school districts. Our customers’ needs vary greatly, and we recognize that when assembling deployment packages. Budgets, business needs, resources and size are all factors that come into play when institutions are deciding what path is the right fit for them – and one size never fits all.

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Softdocs Cloud Series | Cost

by Hannah Goodwin

There are many misconceptions around the cost differences between cloud and on-prem deployments. Much of this ranges from the idea that an institution owns an on-premises solution once their initial investment is made.

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Softdocs Cloud Series | Access

by Hannah Goodwin

The thought of moving from a traditional on-premises software application to a cloud-based solution can feel as if your team is losing some accessibility with the switch. On-prem deployments require IT to install the software, manage the database, handle backups and more.

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Softdocs Cloud Series | Job Security

by Hannah Goodwin

One of the biggest challenges institutions face when trying to manage technology implementations is how to best utilize resources. With so many different types of technologies including ERPs and ECM platforms, it can be overwhelming for IT to not only oversee the regular maintenance of these applications, but also help enhance them.

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Softdocs Cloud Series | Security

by Hannah Goodwin

This week we are kicking off the start of a new series all about the cloud. We’ve seen an increase in both customer and prospect interest in Etrieve Cloud, so we wanted to take some time to focus in on these areas and shed some light on the technology.

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Team Spotlight: Migrations

by Jennifer Wilson

The needs of higher education institutions and K-12 school districts have evolved significantly since 1998 when Softdocs first got its start in the software industry. With this industry shift in mind, we created a dedicated Softdocs migration team a little over a year ago to focus on those institutions who are converting from competitive solutions, as well as those who are upgrading from our Doc e product suite to the next generation Etrieve platform.

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Why a Mobile-First ECM Solution is Something to Consider

by Terri McKinney

When you think about student demands, your mind probably goes to their desire for instant access to information, anywhere, anytime. After all, the rest of the world is at their fingertips – why should student requests be handled any differently?

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What You’ll Gain from a Softdocs Discovery

by Robert Gunning

Many of you reading this have either purchased Etrieve or are considering it as you explore your current options. Either way, it’s an exciting time as you and your colleagues look to make changes throughout your institution. Most likely you are so ready to get started, and maybe even a little nervous as you begin to make this transition.

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