SOURCE: AIIM - The ECM Association

April 18, 2007 08:00 ET

AIIM Awards Excellence in the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Industry

BOSTON, MA and SILVER SPRING, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 18, 2007 -- AIIM, the leading non-profit industry association for ECM (Enterprise Content Management), announced the winners of its association awards last night in a gala celebration coinciding with the 2007 AIIM Conference and Expo taking place at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center.

The following awards were presented.

Thomas C. Bagg Standards Award

The Thomas C. Bagg Standards Award is given in memory of Thomas C. Bagg, Jr., who was an internationally recognized leader in the standards community.

This year's recipient is Virginia Jones, Records Systems Coordinator, Newport News Dept. of Public Utilities (Waterworks); Principal, VA Jones Associates

Distinguished Service Award

This award recognizes individuals whose outstanding service over the last 12 months benefited the advancement of Enterprise Content Management technology through AIIM chapters, national or international standards development, or other committee activity.

The 2007 award recipients are:
Scott Allbert, ECS Imaging, Inc.
J. Greg Contreras, AIT Worldwide Logistics
Edward Dabran, Crown Partners
Jason Goetz, Adobe Systems, Inc.
Timothy Kesler, Active Data Services, Inc.
Ann Caputo Kirby, Horace Mann School for the Deaf
Joyce Osborne, Document Management Solutions, Inc.
Carl E. Nelson Best Practices Award

The Carl E. Nelson Best Practices Award was established to recognize excellence in the ECM field. The term "Best Practice" denotes a standard of excellence that has been achieved with an organization and refers to a process that can be quantified, adapted, and repeated. New for 2007, finalists were determined by the AIIM Emerging Technologies Advisory Group (EmTAG) and winners were selected by the entire AIIM Professional Membership.

The 2007 winners are as follows:

Small Organizations (1-100 employees)

Trendset and ABBYY USA -- for the implementation of an imaging system to enhance Trendset's processing efficiency, speed, and accuracy, and secure better deals for its customers. The solution has dramatically changed Trendset's data processing operations allowing them to reduce their data entry staff from 25 to 17, cut the average turnaround time per document by 40% from five days to three days and eliminate the paper separator sheets which yielded an annual savings of $60,000.

Medium Organizations (101 - 1,000 employees)

Marion County Health Department and Hyland Software -- for the implementation of a content management system to provide greater protection of Marion County Health Department's data and documents and to provide security of the information on a citizen. This solution reduced the waiting time for records from two-three weeks by mail to less than 24 hours. The Marion County Health Department used the Six Sigma approach to measure process improvement and audit its processes.

Large Organizations (1,001+ employees)

Principal Financial Group and SunGard EXP -- for the implementation of a content management system in response to the introduction of the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) adopted amendments to Rules 17a-3 and 17a-4 under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 to facilitate the collection of investment suitability information on an annual basis. This solution minimized exposure to risk and audit, minimized employee training, and the ability to do more work in less time.

Company of Fellows

The Company of Fellows honors those individuals in the association who merit recognition and distinction for their outstanding contributions to the Enterprise Content Management Industry.

The 2007 award recipients are:
Richard D. (Dick) Fisher, Senior Consultant, Cohasset Associates, Inc.
Jack Frost, Director, Civilian Sector, Information Manufacturing
Arvind Krishna, Program Director, Information Manufacturing Corporation
About AIIM ( - The Enterprise Content Management Association

For over 60 years, AIIM has been the leading non-profit organization focused on helping users to understand the challenges associated with managing documents, content, records, and business processes. With 70,000 industry professionals as members, the association is international in scope, independent, implementation-focused, and, as the representative of the entire ECM industry -- including users, suppliers, and the channel -- acts as the industry's intermediary.

As a neutral and unbiased source of information, AIIM serves the needs of its members and the industry by providing educational opportunities, professional development, reference and knowledge resources, networking events, and industry advocacy. Visit the ECM Industry Watch BLOG at /.

Contact Information

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