Monthly Archives: March 2012

Dutch design doyen calls on Kofax

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Kofax goes Dutch

Arcadis opts for Kofax for accounts payable to Process to process 300,000 document invoices a year

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Dutch design and management firm has selected Kofax for its accounts payable automation system to implement Kofax Capture, Kofax Transformation Modules and Kofax VRS Elite to automate the processing of approximately 300,000 invoices it receives annually. Continue reading

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Divine intervention as Perceptive receives holy orders

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The Church of England calls upon Perceptive

The Church of England replaces paper processes with Perceptive Software

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ ECM and BPM bellwether Perceptive Software has just begun a project with the Church of England to streamline the selection process for candidates applying to join the Ordained Ministry.

According to the Church, the Ministry Division will replace its paper-based processes with an electronic system, integrated with its new HR and payroll systems.

Perceptive said the project is being completed in partnership with NorthgateArinso (NGA) using ImageNow from Perceptive. The initial application form, now web based with ImageNow eForm, and all supplementary information relating to the candidate, will be scanned, collated and securely stored in electronic applicant folders.

The Church said it hoped that a paper-based system will improve the sharing, management and security of all necessary documentation, throughout the rigorous selection process.

The Reverend Stephen Ferns who oversees the ordination selection process at the Church of England commented: “Every year the Ministry Division runs around 50 Bishops’ Advisory Panels and we assess 16 candidates at each Panel. Inevitably, this process generates a considerable amount of paperwork. We look forward to working with the new system and to the benefits and improvements it will bring.”

Perceptive said the system is now fully-integrated with ResourceLink Aurora, the integrated HR and payroll solution being implemented by NGA. Applicants that reach the interview stage are automatically passed to ResourceLink Aurora for an interview to be scheduled. Successful applicants can then be easily added to the payroll solution to form a complete process from beginning to end.

This project is a collaboration between Perceptive and NGA, which recently announced a seven-year contract to provide the Church of England with HR and Payroll for the 16,000 clergy and administrative staff across Britain.


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European Data Centre Association to launch at DataCentres 2012

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Newly-formed EUDCA to exhibit at conference for content relating to the data centre industry

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Data Centres 2012 (www.datacentres2012.com) to be held in Nice on the 23rd and 24th of May is to be the venue for the formal launch of a new European Data Centre Association

According to the Association, it will be exhibiting at the event, and is welcoming new members to meet there. Continue reading

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Content bellwether snaffles Mediachase in e-commerce move

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MediaChase acquired

Acquisition accelerates delivery of e-Commerce and digital marketing solutions to improve customer experience

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ EPiServer has acquired Mediachase, an e-commerce and collaboration software provider. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

According to the company, the deal will bring together its existing digital marketing capabilities with Mediachase’s e-commerce framework to meet next generation cross-channel needs for delivery to EPiServer’s partner and customer network. Continue reading

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