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ImageSoft Hosts Government Summit to Foster Lean Government Practices
May 18, 2010 (01:05 PM EDT)


SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Overburdened government agencies face a multitude of daily roadblocks to serving their constituents.  Dwindling budgets, reduced staffing and complex regulatory compliance guidelines have only compounded the obstacles.

ImageSoft, Inc., of Southfield, will unite key stakeholders from the public and private sector next month in Lansing, Mich., to discuss strategies for improving government processes, with the end goal of increasing efficiency, reducing costs and delivering greater value to constituents.

More than 100 participants from a variety of city, county and state agencies, including family services, the courts, prosecutor’s office, clerk’s office, IT, law enforcement and other departments, have registered for the ImageSoft Government Summit to be held June 10 at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development.  

ImageSoft, which provides technology to automate, streamline and improve workplace processes, has assembled a host of speakers to discuss how government can gain efficiencies, increase productivity and cut costs by adapting lean processes and utilizing enterprise content management (ECM) technology and workflow.

“Our hope is that participants will leave the Summit with strategies and tactics that they will find worthwhile and applicable in their organizations and with a better understanding of the value of ECM across the government enterprise,” said Scott Bade, ImageSoft President.  

The Summit will introduce the Lean disciplines—so common to reducing costs in manufacturing—to government.  Participants will hear from experts who teach lean principals and from providers of technology that helps foster lean processes.  They will also hear from government agencies that have benefited from the tools.  

Featured speakers will include Oakland County CIO/Deputy County Executive Phil Bertolini, a vocal advocate for enterprise solutions in government, cross-boundary resource sharing and inter-jurisdictional cooperation.  Bryan Beach, lean program manager at the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, will provide the keynote address on Improving Government Using Transactional Lean.

Bade will present a session on creating a paper-on-demand court.  In conjunction with the Summit, ImageSoft has also published a white paper on The Paper-On-Demand Court; ECM in the Courts, which will be distributed to summit participants.  

“Paper-on-demand is a way of thinking,” said Bade.  “It is a discipline that when made pervasive throughout the court enterprise, dramatic cost savings follow.  ECM systems provide significant, paradigm-shifting value to courts of all types.  In fact, the savings to a court are greater than any other single technology initiative.”

The day-long Summit will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 4:45 p.m.  Admission is free to government employees, $125 for all others and includes continental breakfast and lunch.  For details, or to register for the ImageSoft Government Summit, visit www.imagesoftinc.com

About ImageSoft, Inc.

ImageSoft was founded in 1996 and today serves customers throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Its markets include insurance companies, government, the courts, healthcare and educational institutions, and manufacturers.  An award-winning company, ImageSoft has twice been named one of the Fastest-Growing Privately Held Companies by Inc. Magazine and is repeatedly selected as one of Michigan’s Economic Bright Spots and as one of Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.  Additionally, in 2008 the Edward Lowe Foundation cited ImageSoft as a Michigan 50 Companies to Watch.  For more information visit www.imagesoftinc.com

SOURCE ImageSoft, Inc.