Monday, 19 May 2008

Another Monday

Where would we be without Monday! There would be no weekend. No Monday morning hangovers / groans / complaints. Pack all the rubbish into one day and enjoy the rest of the week.

Meanwhile back in EDM corner I'm wondering how long paper documents will be around for? Probably longer than we think.

We type stuff into a PC so someone else can print it off e.g. invoice, proof of delivery, Google map etc. Then often someone else keys the information back into another system so they can print the same information in a different format e.g. remittance advice, credit note etc. And following on the two wheel theme - documents being couriered from one place to another instead of travelling down a wire. We use to sell fax machines, but we don't use one any more unless forced to. Long live email.

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Document Management & Motorcycling

What does motorcycling and document management have in common - not a lot! But somehow we've ended up with three of us in a small company heavily involved in both.

One involves getting round corners quickly without falling off and the other turns all your documents into electronic files that you can backup and easily find again. No synergy there, so lets forget that combined theme!

We have a new web version of our DM and its giving us a few issues to fix. Its powerful but needs a lot of juice to get it to run well. Its OK for short local journeys but giving a few problems with longer ones. We're putting some test riders and development engineers to work on it and after techie mutterings in dark corners it should get sorted. Then we can properly road test it. Its on our roadmap already.