Document & Records Management

This summer, Australia’s Department of Finance started the process of developing a strategy for its new “Whole of Government Digital Records Platform” by soliciting ideas from the technology industry on how to fix what a recent report found was an inefficient and “unsustainable” system for managing records and information.

OpenText has announced the availability of OpenText Release 16 Enhancement Pack 3 (EP3). This release delivers improved analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities via OpenText Magellan, offers enhanced user experiences and third-party integrations, and adds advanced capabilities for the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and information security across OpenText's EIM platform.

NICE, a global provider of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with offices in Sydney and Melbourne, has enhanced its platform with the incorporation of advanced ABBYY Optical Character Recognition (OCR). In an agreement with the software vendor, NICE has extended the cognitive automation capabilities of its Robotic Automation offering to include enhanced data extraction from scanned documents and images.

  • Finance and treasury professionals know that new technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain and robotic process automation will disrupt their function, yet they believe their organisations are not prepared for the coming changes, according to a new AFP MindShift survey .

The National Archives of Australia has launched a new Digital Authorisations Framework designed to assist Australian Government agencies transform analogue approval processes to fully digital approvals.

Allens – a prestigious global law firm based in Australia, serving 55 of the world's top 100 companies and more than 75 of Australia's top 100 companies – has selected iManage for Work Product Management.

One of the final frontiers before moving to electronic recordkeeping is eliminating 'wet signatures', or hand-signing. In most cases in Australasia, we are allowed to replace hand-signing with an electronic method. This is good news, since manual records are becoming increasingly difficult to manage, as more and more business transactions and information management moves to digital systems. 

Managing documents and email is of huge importance to lawyers in every type of practice, but in the case of leading independent Australian law firm Johnson Winter & Slattery (JWS), the issue becomes even more critical owing to the many complex disputes and deals it handles for prominent local and international clients.

DocsCorp has announced that its document comparison tool, compareDocs , now integrates with the new iManage Work 10 Professional Experience on Windows desktop and in the cloud.

While it’s fair to say that BYOD and the wider use of mobile devices resulted in a steady decline in paper usage - the reality is that the paperless office is still a pipe dream for most.

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