Perceptive Software, Inc., today announced that Vermont Law School, which has an environmental law program consistently ranked No. 1 in the nation (according to US News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools 2005), deployed ImageNow® document imaging, document management and workflow software to store, organize, route, view and protect documents digitally.
Vermont Law School is an independent, private institution located in South Royalton, Vt. More than 600 students participate in practical graduate law programs that equip them with the necessary skills to flourish in several fields of legal practice.
The decision to use an electronic document imaging system was spurred by the deterioration of hundreds of thousands of irreplaceable student records. Administrators searched for an application that could solve storage problems and provide new efficiencies in the student records department. After seeing an ImageNow demonstration at a higher education trade show, the choice was made. ImageNow's impact was immediate.
"ImageNow saves us countless work hours and improved our service to students right away," said Les Vaughan, director of administrative computing at Vermont Law School. "We no longer have to call people back when they request a transcript, because ImageNow puts files a mouse click away."
Advanced security privileges enable the ImageNow administrator to guard data in the workflow and indexing processes. Paper versions of unofficial student transcripts once were delivered by mail but now are distributed in a secure, electronic format.
"ImageNow has eliminated security risks," said Vaughan. "Only authorized personnel are allowed to view confidential information, which enables us to protect the privacy of our students and employees."
The institutional advancement office has replaced cumbersome paper processes with ImageNow, which offers instant, single-click access to fund-raising information. Employees use ImageNow to quickly link new pledges to existing files within a single document, making future reviews and amendments straightforward.
"The ImageNow difference is ease of use," said Vaughan. "Within one hour our employees were scanning and indexing documents. The product has powerful functionality, yet anyone can use it."
ImageNow's positive impact in multiple departments has led to plans for campuswide expansion (including admissions, executive offices and the business office). The ImageNow framework facilitates rapid expansion and integration between ImageNow and any host application. Vermont Law School is using ImageNow to maximize the capabilities of several software platforms.
"Perceptive Software trained the trainer, giving me the tools to make the most of ImageNow," said Vaughan. "In every office that uses ImageNow, employees are very satisfied."
About Perceptive Software
Perceptive Software, Inc., develops document imaging, management and workflow software solutions that simplify document management processes by delivering secure, digitized versions of paper and other electronic documents while leveraging existing applications. Customers in a broad range of industries worldwide have taken advantage of ImageNow, Perceptive Software's flagship software offering.