If you can believe it, we are already at the end of November! It will be the holiday season before you know it. We want to take the time to appreciate Thanksgiving and the festivities surrounding it. After all, what’s not to love? A holiday where families gather together and enjoy a delicious meal. Whether you eat out at a restaurant or make your spread from scratch, there are countless iconic dishes to enjoy. 

When you construct your perfect plate on Thanksgiving, what do you include? ImageSoft’s President, Crystal Iverson, described her ideal Thanksgiving feast as follows: 

    • Appetizers: “Baked Brie with Jam – It’s my favorite app, and also my favorite thing to bring to parties. It’s easy, delicious, and looks fancy!”
    • Main Course: “I am mostly traditional – I really only want a few things at Thanksgiving – Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, and a few pieces of juicy turkey (both dark and white meat), and a warm dinner roll with butter.”
    • Dessert: “Pumpkin pie with whipped cream. My absolute favorite.” 

That sounds like a delicious meal, but your ideal plate is likely a bit different. Perhaps you are a vegetarian and skip the turkey. Maybe you want to swap out the brussel sprouts for cranberry sauce. That’s one of our favorite things about Thanksgiving – you are presented with a table of choices to get exactly what you want and nothing you don’t. Everyone has different needs and wants, and we believe that should always be respected. 

Much like the impressive buffet at Thanksgiving, you can pick and choose which digital solutions to implement for your organization. What’s perfect for you can be far from ideal for other companies and that is completely okay. When you use a component model, you can work with specific vendors on specific solutions that you feel best satisfy your hunger for change. For courts, the buffet tends to have a few staples to choose from: digital workflows, back office management, and electronic filing solutions. The good news is that some vendors like ImageSoft bring more unique offerings to the party. Specifically, we believe fully in the component model, offering services individually rather than in a predetermined package. 

Let’s go back to Thanksgiving for a moment: you load up your plate with all the foods that tempt you, only to find out you aren’t the biggest fan of Aunt Judith’s bread stuffing. You wouldn’t throw away the entire plate just because one item didn’t meet your expectations, right? Of course not! You would just get rid of the stuffing and replace it with another option. This principle can be applied to the component model too. Many companies offer entire packages of solutions that must be purchased together. You might love nearly all of what you’re getting, but there’s that one solution that is as disappointing as Aunt Judith’s dish. With the component model, you are hand-picking every solution, and you can mix and match to find your ideal fit. If something’s not working, you can try again without losing the products you genuinely love! 

In addition to letting you choose by components, ImageSoftalso gives you more choices than what’s standard. We don’t come to Thanksgiving with mashed potatoes, we bring sweet potato casserole, handmade cookies, freshly baked artisan bread, and imported cheeses. For courts, those equate to Electronic Signatures, Online Dispute Resolution, eBench technology, and Digital Evidence Management.

If you want to try any of the new Thanksgiving additions, you can without signing on to any package, bundle, or monopolized contract. 

If you prefer building your own plate at Thanksgiving, because you’re picky about what you like, then you will enjoy the structure of the component model. Courts can work with multiple vendors, mixing and matching solutions to meet their needs. At the end of the day, your “plate” will be piled high with your favorites, and whatever you don’t enjoy is left on the buffet table for others to take.

We hope you have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the time with your family and friends. Build your ideal plate, chow down, and enjoy the satisfaction that comes with getting exactly what you want and need. To learn more about solutions for Courts, please visit our website.

The Four C’s Companies Consider When Choosing a Vendor

It can be challenging to pick a vendor that will work best for your company. Many businesses offer the same services, but they are not necessarily all well-suited for you. In this Forbes article, we leave about the Four C’s that should be taken into account when searching for a vendor that will work well with your own organization. In addition to looking at the quality of their work, you want to make sure your safety standards, communication, morals, and ideals line up. 

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The Digital Transformation Series: Courts

If we asked you to name TV shows and movies that frequently depict courtroom scenarios, you’d likely have a list of 10+ without having to put much thought into it. NCIS, Hawaii Five-0, Forensic Files, Judge Judy, Making a Murder, Dexter…. The list truly goes on and on. Americans love true crime, forensic investigation, and watching justice be carried out. Detective work and subsequent trials are fascinating, leading to a hugely popular genre of entertainment.

Solution Spotlight: eFiling

TrueFiling is an eFiling solution that perfectly complements a component model. Upload files in real time to provide 24/7 access to all parties. TrueFiling can be integrated with new and existing business applications to reduce training time, ease tension, and expedite the paperless process. Your staff can continue to utilize the applications they are familiar with, and new capabilities will be available via the TrueFiling platform. Easily share documents, organize files, and store information.  

U.S. Senate Bill Would Require Digital Signatures for Court Documents

A recent announcement in the US Senate discusses requiring digital signatures on all court documents. This would be a massive leap forward towards digital transformation, as electronic signatures are a hot button topic at the moment. Digital signatures require certification and authorization, proving they are real, valid, and legally binding. If courts make the federal shift to digital signatures, proceedings will occur faster and all data will be much more secure than they are when sealed by wet signatures. 

What Can We Do For You?

ImageSoft guides courts through the various challenges of becoming a paperless court. Our industry-leading solutions offer a component model methodology to automated workflows, improved speed and efficiency, reduced costs and proper compliance. 

ImageSoft is ready to help your court system reap the benefits from digital transformation. 

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