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Category: ECM

Time to Upgrade Alfresco Content Services?

Time to Upgrade Alfresco Content Services? Upgrade Alfresco Content Services

If you are running Alfresco Content Services 5.2 or 6.2, now is a great time to consider upgrading to version 7.1. Not only can you take advantage of new features like support for the Elasticsearch platform and Direct Access URLs for Content Stores using AWS S3 storage, but the end of maintenance dates are rapidly […]

Intelligent Document Processing with Ephesoft Transact

Intelligent Document Processing with Ephesoft Transact Pile of Documents

When a picture isn’t worth a single word. Have you ever tried to find information in a long PDF file using good old Ctrl+F, only to get hit with a “no matches found” warning on every keyword you try? Your troubleshooting instincts probably lead you to furiously click on the paragraphs and try to highlight words, […]

Learning M-Files, My First 90 Days

Learning M-Files, My First 90 Days

About three months ago, I was hired by Blue Fish Group/Seilevel as a Technical Specialist. At the time, I was about one year out of a software engineering bootcamp where I had spent 12 weeks learning mostly MERN stack web development skills. I had basically zero idea what the term “Enterprise Content Management” actually meant, […]

Case Study – Managing Gas Pipeline Data

Case Study – Managing Gas Pipeline Data Cropped Oil and Gas Pipeline image

The Challenge Suppose your employer gives you the task of quickly finding a document containing information critical to the success of the company. Complicating the situation, your employer is a large conglomerate in the energy sector who possesses a vast archive containing tens of millions of documents, both physical and digital and in all manner […]

ECM Project Requirements Models

ECM Project Requirements Models

As a product manager, I have a large bag of tools at my disposal for my various projects. Recently, I’ve started to focus more on Enterprise Content Management (ECM) projects. I’ve noticed that there are a set of requirement models that I tend to use often. For those unfamiliar with requirement models, I use a […]

Elasticsearch and your Alfresco Upgrade

Elasticsearch and your Alfresco Upgrade

If you’re upgrading to or installing Alfresco Content Services (ACS) v6.x and you also use Alfresco Process Services (APS) for your Business Process Management, you’ll be using APS v1.11. While ACS search capabilities are powered by SOLR, APS uses Elasticsearch. However, in the current and future versions of APS, Elasticsearch is no longer embedded, so […]

Salesforce and M-Files

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Many of our clients use Salesforce for customer relationship management, issue management, case management, and all its other robust functionality. But one area where Salesforce might not be ideal is in document management. Salesforce offers the ability to attach documents of course, but there are a number of pain points. Non-Salesforce users can’t access attached […]

Leveraging Ephesoft and Zapier to Achieve Integration Automation

Leveraging Ephesoft and Zapier to Achieve Integration Automation

Many years and several jobs ago, I was hired to manage a procurement system development project for a large construction company in Houston. In the first week, the IT manager said “I have this sales guy who says he can solve all our problems nagging me every week. Let him take you to lunch and […]

Selecting an ECM: A Case Study

Selecting an ECM: A Case Study Selecting_ECM_System_Case_Study_Featured_Image

Selecting a Content Management System It may not be sexy, but selecting the right software tools can have positive effects on one’s business for years to come. On the other hand, a poor choice can ripple through your organization for years, leaving devastation in its wake. Overdramatic? Perhaps, but for those forced to live with […]

Make Accounts Payable Start Generating Profit

Make Accounts Payable Start Generating Profit Accounts_Payable_Generating_Revenue_Header_3

Accounts payable is kind of by definition a cost center. What could be more of a drag on the bottom line than the cost of actually paying your bills? You have probably already heard me tell the tale of how adding automation to your back office invoice processing can save you time (and hence money) […]

Taking the First Step Towards Business Automation with Invoice Processing

Taking the First Step Towards Business Automation with Invoice Processing Semantik Invoice Featured Image (2)

The Covid-19 pandemic will go down as a tipping point event in the technology modernization evolution. Almost overnight, companies have had to adjust to the demands of a newly remote workforce. Organizations that have lagged in their adoption of technologies to facilitate remote collaboration and business automation are discovering that they can wait no more. […]

TEA replaces end-of-life FileNet with scalable Alfresco Enterprise Content Management System

TEA replaces end-of-life FileNet with scalable Alfresco Enterprise Content Management System TEA_Alfresco_BFG_Image_1

Texas Education Agency is responsible for the oversight of public primary and secondary education in the state of Texas. It supports 2,000+ individual school districts and charter schools in Texas. They approached Blue Fish Group to get help replacing an expensive legacy enterprise content management (ECM) system that had reached its end of life. They […]