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ECM Renovation Roadshow – Next Stop: Dallas!

Due to the success of our first round of ECM Renovation Roadshows in Atlanta, New York, and Silicon Valley, we are continuing the series in three more cities!

On May 8th, the ECM Renovation Roadshow will make a stop in Dallas, Texas. The event will be held at Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT. As always, lunch will be provided. For more information and to register for the event, please visit the eventbrite page here:
Register-Now-Button-OrangeFollowing the Dallas event, the ECM Renovation Roadshow will head to Denver on May 15 and Chicago in June. More details on those events to come.

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Webinar Recording Posted: Records Management for Financial Services with Zia’s EasyRM

Alf_Partner_of_the_year_2013The legacy of Records Management (RM) systems within the Financial Services industry – from Mortgage Banking to Insurance to Investment Banking – is one where RM solutions have traditionally been designed for dedicated corporate compliance offers, rather than content creators, and deployed in a standalone environment, disconnected from the firm’s collaboration and ECM systems. This duplication of effort, moving documents from ECM to RM systems and back again, adds tremendous cost and complexity to the management of information within the Enterprise, and leads to the increased probability of non-compliance from errors during this process.

To address this issue, Zia created the concept of Easy Records Management (Easy RM) Solutions that work they way you do, connecting those who are creating content with the compliance process. Leveraging Alfresco’s RM2.1 release, our Easy RM Solutions incorporate the tools you use on a daily basis, reducing barriers to implementation and adoption.

Join Alfresco Partner of the Year, Zia Consulting, to learn about the principles of EasyRM including:

  • “In Process” Records Management
  • Automated Declaration of Records
  • Intelligent Rule-Based File Plan
  • Single DM/RM Repository – DOD5015.02 Certified
  • RM Anywhere with On-Premise, Cloud, and Hybrid Solutions
  • Mobile Records Management with Alfresco Mobile and Mobile Workdesk

In addition to presenting the topics above, this webinar will include a demonstration of Alfresco RM 2.1.


Zia Consulting’s “ECM Renovation Roadshow” Heads to Silicon Valley

Cost reduction, control and compliance increases highlighted on third stop of Content Management modernization series.

reno-roadshow-logosIN THE NEWS: Zia Consulting, Inc., the leading provider of business solutions for the Content Connected Enterprise, recently announced the third location on the Content Management “ECM Renovation Roadshow” Lunch and Learn tour: Silicon Valley/Cupertino, California–March 4, 2014. The first two events have already taken place in Atlanta and New York to overwhelming response.

Read the full release here.

Event Recap: ARMA 2013

The Zia and Alfresco teams recently ventured to Las Vegas to exhibit at the ARMA International Conference and Expo at the Venetian Congress Center. ARMA International is considered the authoritative body on information governance and a strong resource when it comes to managing your organization’s information. ARMA is a non-profit association with more than 27,000 members worldwide.

The event was well attended and booth traffic was steady. Our messaging centered on “simple records management” and our Easy RM solution using Alfresco Records Management 2.1. Records managers were compelled by the idea of taking the hard work associated with declaring a user and moving it to the background. They liked the notion of “in-place RM” and requested demo after demo after demo at our booth. Attendees were also quite interested in our email and mobile integrations with Alfresco RM. To learn more about these solutions, view our recent webinar recording.

Zia’s use of behaviors and rules does a lot of the heavy lifting for classifying documents and putting them under data governance as appropriate (based on user, action performed, and location in the repository)–this was really exciting to users. They also liked the new look and feel of Alfresco 4.2 and the RM module. The ability to create retention policies themselves after some training or with a system integrator was very well received by demo viewers.

One notion several of our team members took from the event is that cloud silos are coming. Attendees acknowledged the “Dropbox problem” quite strongly… and these were all of the people associated with governance in their organization. Therefore, they were appropriately worried about the risk to their organization of unmanaged, unstructured data sitting in cloud silos. Additionally, compliance and audit risks are growing–companies ignore it because it is too hard to deal with–but this is an issue that needs to be addressed. We believe migrating from existing RM solutions (or lack their of) to Alfresco is the answer to these concerns.

Overall, we enjoyed our time in Las Vegas at the ARMA event and look forward to continuing conversations with records management professionals.

Webinar Recording Posted: Moving to EasyECM – Migration Solutions with Alfresco

easy-transparent-bgMany enterprises and government agencies are looking to move from away from the legacy ECM systems that have failed to deliver on the promises of the past.

Organizations are looking for modernization solutions to address issues with existing ECM systems including:

  • Costly Maintenance or Upgrade Costs
  • Unused ECM systems (aka “Shelfware”)
  • ECM systems that are unable to support new technology initiatives (Cloud/Mobile)
  • Or are unable to integrate with critical business systems (ERP, CRM, BI…)

Join Alfresco Partner of the Year, Zia Consulting, to learn about their experience moving organizations to modern and open “EasyECM” solutions that work the way they do, including:

  • Migrations from legacy ECM systems from Documentum to FileNet
  • Migrations from embedded, vertical-specific ECM systems
  • Phased migrations allowing for immediate implementation of a new ECM system
  • Multi-repository solutions keeping existing documents within legacy systems

The webinar will cover specific case studies from Zia projects which include migration to Alfresco.

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