Welcome to Spooky Season! Halloween is the best time of year for those who love all things scary, ghostly, and fun with traditions like carving jack o’ lanterns, decorating the front yard, and creating costumes. October is Halloween month, and we could not be more excited! Whether you’re a Friday the 13th or a Hocus Pocus fan, this month has something festive to get you in the spirit (pun intended).

One of the most popular and well-loved Halloween traditions is trick or treating where people (usually children, but no judgement here) dress up in a costume and go around the neighborhood to collect candy from different homes. Knock on the door, say “trick or treat”, and BOOM – you are the proud owner of a shiny new candy bar. Candy is an incredible treat, but not always the most practical or beneficial option. Today, we wanted to provide some ImageSoft Trick or Treats of our own to show you that settling for the Reese’s or Twix bar isn’t always your best bet as an adult in the Justice System.

ImageSoft Trick – OnBase by Hyland Software can be used to develop workflows that keep your team organized and as productive as possible

OnBase is an Enterprise Content Management software that is a leader in workflow development and implementation. Based on common to-dos, workflows can be created to streamline the process, automate some steps, and keep your team working at their maximum potential. Workflow can take over tedious tasks, connect employees, departments, or applications together, and generally improve performance of entire teams.

ImageSoft Treat – Vault makes it possible to stream videos in real-time from the platform

After hearing about the struggles Courts have with playing back certain types of evidence, we set out to create a solution that can replace just about any third-party playback device. Vault allows users to stream videos and audio recordings in the platform, protecting the exhibit’s validity and admissibility in court by retaining all frames by avoiding exporting or downloading any content.

ImageSoft Trick – Implement TrueFiling to keep all filing processes digital, now from the filer OR court end

TrueFiling recently got an upgrade that benefits the recipients of filed documents- Judges, Clerks, Admins, etc. TrueFiling Review gives these players the ability to approve or reject filings, manage their “inventory,” and generate filing fee reports in real time. TrueFiling Review is web-based and can be used as a simpler, lighter version of file approval through OnBase systems.

ImageSoft Treat – TrueSign now offers unlimited envelopes per user for one flat monthly rate

In response to customer feedback and current trends, we are excited to announce that TrueSign now offers unlimited envelopes per user for a flat monthly rate. While other eSignature platforms change per envelope or set strict limits of what’s included, TrueSign supports unlimited envelope mailings* without masking any hidden fees.

* “Unlimited” applies so long as the monthly numbers do not begin to exceed what is reasonable for a single user (ie, we do not suspect multiple parties to be using the same user account).

So there you have it! A few tricks and treats you don’t typically get for Halloween. Each of our Justice System solutions has some sweet features that make it an absolute treat to work with, and our team is always happy to share our helpful tricks. If you’re interested in learning more about how we help the Courts, please reach out to the team.

Happy Halloween!

All Interior Department Law Enforcement Officers will soon be required to carry body-worn cameras whenever they are interacting with the public. Some Government bodies have already had this rule in place, but the US is working diligently to make body cams a standard requirement across all relevant departments. As more police utilize technology, it is easy to see why digital evidence management is becoming such a hot topic. Criminal cases will continue to see video evidence, meaning there is a continued need for management options. 

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How Vault Can Benefit Various Job Roles

For some reason, a large majority of crime shows, police reality shows, and true crime films tend to only showcase the police officers handling the evidence of a crime scene.

Of course, Law Enforcement does deal with evidence typically before anyone else, but the path from crime scene to trial is nowhere near as cut and dry as the directors like to make it seem. In reality, dozens of people can interact with or handle evidence during the justice process, each having their own important role to play. Today, we want to welcome you to our newest series where we will discuss how products like Vault (ImageSoft’s Digital Evidence Management platform) affect various job functions and roles.

Before we begin, we want to refresh your memory as to what Vault is. Vault is a secure and centralized digital platform that allows Justice System personnel to upload, organize, normalize, store, manage, share, and stream multimedia evidence files. Vault is a multi-faceted system than has elements to benefit any job role it comes across. Let’s take a look at how Vault is helping the Justice System as a whole.

What’s New With TrueFiling: TrueFiling Review  

Any court Clerk, Administrator, or Attorney knows how time-consuming and tedious it can be to file documents by hand. When much of your workday is spent pushing papers, it’s clear something needs to change.

Enter TrueFiling, ImageSoft’s Electronic Filing system. We worked closely with Justice System personnel throughout the development process to ensure that our platform solves the problems plaguing court offices across the country. TrueFiling is one of the most established original ImageSoft products, and we have loved to see it grow in capabilities and popularity.  

We are excited to announce the newest member of the TrueFiling family, TrueFiling Review. This is our new, web-based Filing Review system designed to benefit courts. Today, we wanted to break down what’s new to help you determine if TrueFiling Review is a feature you could benefit from. 

Digital Evidence Preservation: Considerations for Evidence Handlers

Take a look at National Institute of Standards and Technology’s article on the considerations for digital evidence handlers. The case study takes a look at the most common types of digital evidence and offers guidance into regulations regarding their eligibility in court as well as what qualifies a piece as a particular category. Learn more about proper management and standards of digital files being commonly seen in court to better understand the formats you’ll most likely cross paths with. 

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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