21 09, 2021

DocSolid Airmail2 Digital Mailroom and Digital Records Room Certified Under iManage Universal API

2021-09-20T11:44:47-07:00September 21st, 2021|Press Releases|

DocSolid Airmail2 Digital Mailroom and Digital Records Room Certified Under iManage Universal API

Airmail2 Digital Mailroom and Digital Records Room Now Compatible with Work 10 Cloud Systems

PHOENIX, AZ – (September 21, 2021) – DocSolid, the legal technology experts for enterprise scanning, workflow and paper reduction solutions, today announces the Airmail2 Suite, including the Digital Mailroom and Digital Records Room solutions, has achieved certification under the iManage Universal API, enabling compatibility with iManage Work 10 Cloud. DocSolid is among the first of the hundreds of iManage technology partners to have achieved the Universal API certification across its entire product line.

Airmail2 Digital Mailroom was engineered from the ground up to solve the critical problem of digital daily mail delivery in hybrid law firm operations. This forward-thinking, best of breed solution provides direct delivery of scanned postal mail to firms’ iManage document management system (DMS), where sensitive information can be properly secured, governed and processed within the existing iManage facilities. This approach overcomes the unsecure and unproductive methods of scan to email attachments.

The companion solution, Airmail2 Digital Records Room, is a firm-wide system of software and workflow to digitize paper records to iManage. Airmail2 Digital Records Room replaces paper file rooms to facilitate real estate reduction plans and enables efficient digital delivery of file requests for attorneys working from home.

Airmail2 Digital Mailroom and Digital Records Room are tightly integrated with iManage DMS, yet operators do not have iManage logins or direct access. Airmail2 software front ends iManage, providing browser-based applications for mail and records workflows, while performing the integrated DMS connections for mail and records processing using server-side APIs.

Airmail2 solutions were built for the new hybrid law firm workforce, designed specifically for these new security, governance and productivity requirements:

  1. Certified DMS integrations for iManage, adaptable to specialized client configurations
  2. DMS mapping so that operators can perform profiling without having a DMS login
  3. RMS integrations to extract data from existing bar codes on physical matter files for inventory and profiling
  4. Quality controls for comprehensive QC workflows to ensure confident shredding and disposition
  5. Administrative and monitoring tools – help desk, dashboard, audits, reporting
  6. Stable deployment – enterprise-class server and security regimes, Web-based clients, mature DMS integrations and universal scan device support

“DocSolid’s Airmail2 is a timely technology that meets our evolving requirements and best practices for a digital mailroom and digital records room,” said Jason Landers CIO at Drew Eckl & Farnham. “Digital transformation is key to our business objectives now and moving forward, and we are satisfied that the Airmail2 Suite productively moves paper into our digital processes and disciplines so that we can leverage our investment in iManage.”

“The Airmail2 Suite is DocSolid’s comprehensive solution to help firms securely, reliably and efficiently deliver legal documents to a distributed workforce and to socially distanced in-house teams,” said Steve Irons, President of DocSolid. “Digitizing paper records has a new, clarified ROI – real estate reduction. Together, Digital Mailroom and Digital Records Room drive matter governance from iManage and eliminate the cost and risk of paper records. In these times Airmail2 lights up a digital transformation for iManage users.”

“With the vast adoption of remote working, a connected digital experience has taken on even greater importance to help legal organizations and other professional services firms securely manage the fluidity, efficiency and outcomes of their processes,” said Dean Leung, Chief Customer Officer, iManage. Airmail2 from DocSolid drives firms in their digital transformation by systematically digitizing the paper of daily mail and matter files, allowing firms to tap into workflow, search, security and anytime, anywhere access enabled by their iManage DMS.”

Learn more about Airmail2 Digital Mailroom and Digital Records Room here.

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8 09, 2021

DocSolid Announces General Availability of Airmail2 Digital Records Room

2021-09-08T08:57:43-07:00September 8th, 2021|Press Releases|

DocSolid Announces General Availability of Airmail2 Digital Records Room

Successful Rollouts Across Early Adoption Firms in AM Law 200

PHOENIX, AZ – (September 8, 2021) – DocSolid, the legal technology experts for enterprise scanning, workflow and paper reduction solutions, announces general availability of Airmail2 Digital Records Room after successful implementation and roll outs in key Am Law 200 early adoption program firms.

Airmail2 Digital Records Room is a firm-wide system of software, workflow and firm services to digitize paper records to the DMS (including iManage or NetDocuments). A best-of-breed solution, Airmail2 Digital Records Room replaces paper file rooms, enables real estate compression and delivery of file requests for attorneys working from home to ultimately stop the flow of paper records to offsite storage.

The legal sector is predicted to downsize its real estate needs on average 10% to 30% according to Cushman and Wakefield, a tremendous savings opportunity for firms’ second largest overhead expense (roughly 6-8% of gross revenue). Law firms need a digital records room to eliminate the costly footprint required for paper file storage rooms to optimize this opportunity for real estate reduction.

Interdependent with real estate reduction is the permanent and active trend of enabling a hybrid workforce workflow. The vast majority (76%) of attorneys prefer the continuance of work from home, and the Cushman and Wakefield Bright Insights 2021 report confirms a majority of firms will have staff working remotely for a minimum of two days a week, with most firms (76%) incorporating aspects of hoteling for a population of their attorneys.

A hybrid workforce of in-house and at-home attorneys cannot be supported securely or efficiently when records room workflows are paper-based. Clients expect their law firms to be productive and secure, but attorneys cannot be productive when file requests can take hours or days.  Attorneys using paper files in their home offices simply isn’t a sustainable practice.

Airmail2 Digital Records Room runs bulk backfile conversion projects and provides a day-forward operation for keeping file rooms digital. While file rooms and offsite storage are being eliminated, Airmail2 services file requests for in-home and in-office workers by scanning to the DMS, then sending smart notifications of delivery in minutes.

Airmail2 is designed specifically for the records room scan capture requirements in a law firm, with focus on productivity, flexibility and process integrity that includes:

  1. Certified DMS integrations for iManage and NetDocuments, adaptable to specialized client configurations
  2. DMS mapping so that operators can perform profiling without having a DMS login
  3. RMS integrations to employ existing bar codes on matter files for inventory and profiling
  4. Quality controls for comprehensive QC workflows to ensure confident shredding and disposition
  5. Administrative and monitoring tools – help desk, dashboard, audits, reporting
  6. Stable deployment – enterprise-class server and security regimes, Web-based clients, mature DMS integrations and universal scan device support

Airmail2 Digital Mailroom, the companion solution for secure, digital delivery of daily mail to keep employees productive wherever they work, was released Q4 2020.

“Digitizing paper records has a new, clarified ROI – real estate reduction,” said Steve Irons, President of DocSolid. “Airmail2 Digital Records Room optimizes a backfile scanning project to digitize existing paper files and lets a firm service home workers with digital file deliveries through the DMS. Law firm planners can now include reduction of the paper footprint as part of the real estate strategy.”

To learn more about how and why firms are building digital records rooms, download our white paper here.

Learn more about Airmail2 Digital Records Room here.

10 08, 2021

Law Offices Get Smaller, Records Rooms Get Digital: A DocSolid White Paper

2021-09-17T13:42:01-07:00August 10th, 2021|Paper2Digital Blog|

Law Offices Get Smaller, Records Rooms Get Digital: A DocSolid White Paper

Law firms are facing a tremendous opportunity to reduce real estate, but paper-based records rooms are an obstacle to this.  As firms strategize real estate compression plans, eliminating floor space required for records rooms and ad hoc paper file storage is key. Not only that, but the new hybrid workforce of in-house and at-home attorneys cannot be supported securely or efficiently when records room workflows are paper-based.

The DocSolid white paper, “Law Offices Get Smaller, Records Rooms Get Digital” outlines a digital records room strategy and implementation plan. A digital records room is a firm-wide system of software, workflow and services, to digitize paper records to the DMS (including iManage or NetDocuments), replacing paper file rooms.

Jamie Blomquist, CIO at Maslon, comments: “There are essentially three use cases for transitioning to a Digital Records Room: reduce costs by reducing the footprint of paper so we can optimize our office space for higher value work; improve productivity and help attorneys have anywhere access to their files; and lastly, driving our paper files into one centralized DMS file helps us govern and reduce risk better.”

 

The white paper includes insights from information governance and records professionals and details IG and security requirements for a best practice digital records room such as:

  1. Tight DMS / RMS integration with leading industry platforms such as iManage, NetDocuments and FileTrail
  2. Vendor DMS expertise and solution flexibility so that a firm’s DMS customizations can be accommodated
  3. In-house and outsourced staff empowered with DMS profiling-scanning capability without DMS logins
  4. Enterprise software that matches a firm’s security regime
  5. Avoidance of scan-to-email attachments or new operating repositories
  6. Built-in auditing of the overall capture process, down to the document level
  7. Paper document disposition-retention-shredding built into the process
  8. Ability to segregate processes for confidential content e.g., HR documents

For more information about the DocSolid white paper, “Law Firms Get Smaller, Records Rooms Get Digital” go here:
https://www.docsolid.com/law-firm-digital-records-room-white-paper/

22 07, 2021

NetDocuments + Airmail2 Webinar July 28, 2021 – Create a Digital Mail and Records Room

2021-07-22T14:38:42-07:00July 22nd, 2021|Presentations and Webinars|

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Date: July 28, 2021
Time: 11:00am EDT

Create a Digital Mail and Records Room with NetDocuments + Airmail2

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FOR DAILY MAIL: Learn how to create a Digital Mail Room using your firm’s existing document management system with Airmail2.
FOR RECORDS: The Digital Records Room targets the firm’s existing file rooms to reduce a firm’s real estate footprint.


Daily mail is mission critical and much of it contains confidential client information so digital delivery is essential. Attorneys need their daily mail and matter-related paper records sitting back at the main office while they are working from a home office or any place they choose.

The Digital Records Room targets the firm’s existing file rooms to reduce a firm’s real estate footprint. Gain insights from our featured guest panelist, Jamie Blomquist – CIO Maslon, a NetDocuments + Airmail2 customer.

Learn innovative ways to keep a legal practice productive for home workers. Batch the work and optimize workflows by scanning stacks of paper all at once with the press of one button using any copier or scanning device.

NetDocuments + Airmail2 keeps attorneys productive while working securely in the office, working from a home office, or any place they choose.


AGENDA:

1. Digitize daily mail for a distributed workforce with secure delivery via NetDocuments
2. Rethinking office space without a records room
3. How the NetDocuments + Airmail2 integration works with barcode labels and batch work

PRESENTERS:

  • Steve Irons – President, DocSolid
  • Bradlee Duncan – Director, Product Management at NetDocuments
  • Jamie Blomquist – CIO Maslon

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14 07, 2021

DocSolid White Paper “Law Offices Get Smaller, Records Rooms Get Digital” 

2021-07-14T06:53:08-07:00July 14th, 2021|Press Releases|

DocSolid White Paper “Law Offices Get Smaller, Records Rooms Get Digital”

PHOENIX, AZ – (July 14, 2021) – DocSolid, the legal technology experts for enterprise scanning, workflow and paper reduction solutions, announces the white paper, “Law Offices Get Smaller, Records Rooms Get Digital,” is now available.  Law firms are facing a tremendous opportunity to reduce real estate, but paper-based records rooms are an obstacle to this.  DocSolid’s VP of Customer Success, David Guilbault, helps law firms understand how to eliminate their paper-based records rooms in this free, white paper available here.

Real estate is the second biggest expense for a law firm. As firms strategize real estate compression plans, eliminating floor space required for records rooms and ad hoc paper file storage is key. Not only that, but the new hybrid workforce of in-house and at-home attorneys cannot be supported securely or efficiently when records room workflows are paper-based.

The DocSolid white paper, “Law Offices Get Smaller, Records Rooms Get Digital” outlines a digital records room strategy and implementation plan. A digital records room is a firm-wide system of software, workflow and services, to digitize paper records to the DMS (including iManage or NetDocuments), replacing paper file rooms.

Jamie Blomquist, CIO at Maslon, comments: “There are essentially three use cases for transitioning to a Digital Records Room: reduce costs by reducing the footprint of paper so we can optimize our office space for higher value work; improve productivity and help attorneys have anywhere access to their files; and lastly, driving our paper files into one centralized DMS file helps us govern and reduce risk better.”

 

The white paper includes insights from information governance and records professionals and details IG and security requirements for a best practice digital records room such as:

  1. Tight DMS / RMS integration with leading industry platforms such as iManage, NetDocuments and FileTrail
  2. Vendor DMS expertise and solution flexibility so that a firm’s DMS customizations can be accommodated
  3. In-house and outsourced staff empowered with DMS profiling-scanning capability without DMS logins
  4. Enterprise software that matches a firm’s security regime
  5. Avoidance of scan-to-email attachments or new operating repositories
  6. Built-in auditing of the overall capture process, down to the document level
  7. Paper document disposition-retention-shredding built into the process
  8. Ability to segregate processes for confidential content e.g., HR documents

“Information governance professionals have long advocated for electronic records. Previously this was driven by the governance and security of sensitive client information. Now, the business case of real estate reduction has transformed this desire into a necessity. We are thrilled to provide the technology enabling this vital operation and helping our customers achieve success,” adds David Guilbault, VP of Customer Success at DocSolid.

For more information about the DocSolid white paper, “Law Firms Get Smaller, Records Rooms Get Digital” go here.

28 06, 2021

White Paper: Law Offices Get Smaller, Records Rooms Get Digital

2021-07-09T11:50:01-07:00June 28th, 2021|Featured, White Papers and Articles|

Law Offices Get Smaller,
Records Rooms Get Digital
Free White Paper

Law Firm White Paper PDF DocSolid Digital Records Room
  • Eliminate the firm’s paper footprint for real estate optimization

  • Keep attorneys and staff productive wherever they work

  • Stop the flow of paper records to offsite storage

Now is the time for the Paper2Digital® transformation firms have been delaying. Law firms today are presented with two key transformational catalysts: 1) attorneys have embraced technology and digital skills to enable their work from home preferences; and 2) firm office lease expenses can be greatly reduced in conjunction with a smaller in-office workforce.

Customer Success

“There are essentially three use cases for transitioning to a Digital Records Room: reduce costs by reducing the footprint of paper so we can optimize our office space for higher value work; improve productivity and help attorneys have anywhere access to their files; and lastly, driving our paper files into one centralized DMS file helps us govern and reduce risk better.”

– Jamie Blomquist, CIO at Maslon

Customer Success

“The Digital Records Room was a key component of building a truly comprehensive information governance environment.”

– Deb Rifenbark, CIGO, IGP, CRM, Director of Information Governance, Stinson LLP

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16 06, 2021

Why is DMS Integration so Pivotal for Digital Mail and Records?

2021-06-17T12:33:24-07:00June 16th, 2021|Paper2Digital Blog|

Why is DMS Integration so Pivotal for Digital Mail and Records?

A System of Record is Requisite to Information Governance and Managing Risk

In the beginning, document management was a system used to manage versions and eliminate the risk of sending the wrong version to clients. Documents could be more easily shared and re-used when stored in a managed library.

As the market matured, four things happened to change the economics and structure of the market for systems of record solutions and help move this market across the chasm.

  1. In the wake of a dramatic increase in compliance and risk-based concerns (Enron, SarBox, FRCP), organizations realized that they needed better control over their silos.
  2. SharePoint disrupted the market by entering at the low end.
  3. Users realized that they were spending too much on all of their silos.
  4. Users realized that they could only automate across departments if they did something about[1]

Fast forward to today and we see that the top five issues keeping Chief Legal Officers[2] awake at night, three pertain to how law firms handle of their records, including:

  1. Protection of corporate data
  2. Governance and management of data
  3. Ethics and compliance requirements

Why DMS is Necessary

Client information must be managed within the technology framework of the document management system (DMS).  Only through the technology of the DMS can we deliver security and the effective, timely, and consistent disposal of physical and electronic information that no longer needs to be retained should be a core component of any Information Governance program.

Email (for better or for worse often) is a corporate “record” just like any other document. Email is the de facto standard for business communication across organizations at this time. Just as any other type of business information and record, email must be included as part of, and adhered to, the organizational standards addressing information and records.

Therefore, scanning inbound postal mail via email is creating a new record that must be filed in the document management system.  This is an inefficient, laborious process that puts unnecessary labor on the part of the attorneys who must then file the email.

There are other options such as sending inbound postal mail via the DMS directly to the attorneys without using email.  This eliminates the inefficiency of sending via email and protects the firm’s information governance processes.

The Digital Mailroom enables productive, secure delivery of daily mail directly into the DMS. Learn more by downloading our free guide, 7 Reasons to Upgrade to a Digital Mailroom Operation

[1] https://info.aiim.org/aiim-blog/newaiimo/2010/10/20/systems-of-record-and-systems-of-engagement

[2] 2018 ACC Chief Legal Officer Survey

1 06, 2021

5 Steps to Get Information Governance Policy to Control Your mailroom

2021-06-02T16:32:23-07:00June 1st, 2021|Featured, White Papers and Articles|

5 Steps to Get Information Governance Policy to Control Your mailroom

Distributed work in some capacity or other is here to stay, and if that means continuing to scan inbound postal mail as an attachment to an attorney’s email, this brings us to the question: Should we be concerned about IG now?

Should the mailroom now be owned by the information governance arm of the firm?

Pre-pandemic, this wasn’t a necessary consideration. Then, when the pandemic hit and sent the workforce to home offices, most law firms quickly started scanning to email to get the mail out. Facilities management or available clerical staff went into the office and cobbled together this new work process. In the midst of the crisis and no indication of its duration, it is likely to say that no firm had information governance on its mind once again.

Mail has been a perfunctory function aligned with other physical office services, but the pandemic shifted mail to a critical, and digital operation. The proportion of U.S. lawyers who now want to work remotely at least one day a week has doubled from the pre-pandemic period.

5 Steps to Control Your mailroom

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5 05, 2021

Quality Control Over Your Mail and Records Processes

2021-05-21T08:47:35-07:00May 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Quality Control over your Mail and Records Processes

Quality Control and Shredding Documents

The payback for scanning paper documents is never fully released until shredding occurs. Continuing to distribute, store and manage paper physically after it is made digital is inefficient, posing a risk to your clients and ultimately the firm. Unfortunately, the decision to shred is a big one for a firm and so is often delayed indefinitely seeking that “perfect” time or set of circumstances to make such a move.

Quality control over your Mail and Records Processes

A carefully defined, quality control procedure ensuring the digital version accurately represents the physical document could give firm leaders the confidence to shred thereby reaping the benefits from scanning.

Digital Mail and Quality Control

Firms jumped on scanning mail at the start of the pandemic. But most are still distributing mail physically requiring duplicate effort and creating an information governance nightmare. Instead, after each item is scanned, a good quality control procedure should stage the paper in a box ordered by date for a comfortable retention period, say 60 days. This makes it easy to retrieve a physical item when required and bulk destruction once the retention period ends.

DocSolid’s Postmark Platform makes a reliable quality control (QC) procedure possible by turning it into repeatable steps that are easily trained and implemented. Postmark QC innovative and patented workflow ensures that all documents and pages were scanned correctly as well as delivered to the recipient (mail) or requestor (records).

In addition, Postmark QC also instructs the quality control operator on disposition i.e., what should happen to the paper document after it has undergone the various quality checks. This combination of checking image quality, delivery and disposition forms a robust procedure meant to be repeatable and productive, or put another way highly reliable.

The high-level of reliability provides you the confidence necessary to promote shredding as a critical step in your firm’s paper2digital journey.

Interested in learning more? Check out 7 Reasons to Upgrade to a Digital Mailroom Operation White Paper by DocSolid.

28 04, 2021

ALA Webcast May 4, 2021 Sign-up Here

2021-05-21T08:44:44-07:00April 28th, 2021|Events and Conferences|

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Date: May 4, 2021
Time: 12:00pm EDT

How to Create a Digital Mailroom + Records Room

ALA Business Partner - DocSolid

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Learn how to create a Digital Mailroom and a Digital Records Room with your existing document management system using Airmail2. Daily mail is mission critical with confidential and time-sensitive client information. Digitizing the records room is an essential part of firms’ reducing their real estate footprint.

Law firms are uniquely dependent on inbound paper documents from clients, courts, opposing counsel and research efforts. Some of these paper items mandate a calendared response, or contain sensitive client information or crucial matter content.

Learning Objectives

  1. 7 reasons digital mail is essential for a distributed workforce
  2. Optimize daily mail workflows with a batch process into the DMS
  3. Smarter office real estate compression with a digital records room

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