October was a busy month for the Shumaker Technology Group. We were pleased to attend every “MTA On The Road” event presented by the Michigan Townships Association during the month of October. We traveled all around the state of Michigan exhibiting at a total of 9 different areas: Grand Rapids, Ludington, Traverse City, Chelsea, Kalamazoo, West Branch, Petoskey, Alpena and Mt. Pleasant.
STG was accompanied by hundreds of municipal officials including clerks, supervisors, treasurers, and trustees. We met plenty of new people in many different areas that we had never been to before. It was great to experience the different demographic areas and help educate the locals about the importance of technology.
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More and more today you hear of people “going paperless,” and there are many reasons why it is a crucial tool for a 21st century business. If you haven’t heard, going paperless is moving the mountains of paperwork you have in a series of filing cabinets taking up valuable office space into the cloud. Below are some benefits that make going paperless a necessity in a modern business.
- Being able to respond to a question by a customer immediately without having to dig through a series of filing cabinets
- Save money by avoiding printing documents and then having to pay an employee to waste time finding the same document
- Avoiding misfiled documents that become lost forever in the abyss that
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Figuring out which Document Management Software is right for you can be a hassle. We know, because we’ve tried it. Many companies show off their key features on their website and then try to get every detail of your company and rope you in before giving you any more information.
Thankfully, we’ve already gone through that whole process with a few of the most popular companies. Here’s what we came up with:
We hope this helps you narrow down your search!
Considering the transition from paper filing to online document management? The specifics are difficult to nail down without knowing the details of your particular township, but I’ve compiled a list of benefits and common concerns with an added bit of food for thought for each.
-Not being able to pick up and carry a physical (paper) copy.
-What about planning and design?
-How user friendly is it? What if employees are not fond of change?
-Cheap or even free distribution
-To Go Green!
-Improved Search Capabilities
Many of us who do not work in the fields of Finance or Accounting do not spend a great deal of time
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The Shumaker Technology Group is a Technical Consulting firm in East Lansing, Michigan. Our goal is to enhance the way our clients do business by providing innovative technology based solutions in fields such as Web Development, Document Management and Technical Support. The Shumaker Technology Group has extensive experience working with clients in the education, non-profit, and small business sectors. We will work with your company’s individual needs to provide high quality service at an affordable price.