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Oce Business Services to Provide Digital Records Management Services for Leading Midwest Law Firm
Integrated Records Management, Retention and Conversion to Digital Archives Give Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. a C
By: PR Newswire
Feb. 22, 2005 03:10 PM
CHICAGO, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oce Business Services, a division of Oce , a global leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, today announced it will provide records management services for Miller Canfield, a leading Midwest law firm. With 15 offices, 340 lawyers, and 400 employees, Miller Canfield expects to streamline their records management process and improve business productivity while maximizing security and reducing costs.
"New regulations and records technologies are transforming the way business is done today," said Miller Canfield's CEO, Thomas W. Linn. "Compliance requirements for regulations like Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA demand that companies implement integrated state-of-the-art records solutions that account for all records -- electronic and hard copy. Law firms need to do the same. Miller Canfield will lead its peers in the marketplace with a records system that improves workflow and frees attorneys to focus on client needs. Over time, we will see reduced costs for records management."
OBS will convert approximately four million pages of files to a new filing system controlled by a master database that allows for tracking and indexing. Components of the solution include on-site and off-site file room management services, scanning services, staffing, training and new hardware and software. In addition, OBS records consultants will help Miller Canfield management develop a policy and schedule for retaining records that manages compliance, financial and operational risks. The contract also provides a path for migration to electronic records management and retention that allows staff to securely access files on demand at their desktop from any location. The entire solution can be measured for efficiency using Oce program management software, which also provides records tracking, reporting and audit trail capabilities.
"The Oce records solution gives Miller Canfield a competitive edge," said Joseph Marciano, president of Oce Business Services. "Our advanced technology is critical, but equally important are the expert services that support it. Miller Canfield chose Oce Business Services because of the experienced professionals we have on the ground, our extensive legal industry experience, and our technology."
The Oce Business Services suite of records management services are custom-tailored based on each client's needs. Expert consultants help identify a client's goals and requirements for establishing a retention schedule and classification system, which often includes digital capacities. OBS records services are one component of the company's full range of document management services that span mail, copy, print, scanning, records management and archiving. The scope of services provided includes:
-- Multifunctional devices for copying, printing and scanning with software and services -- Oce performance measurement and management suite of applications -- Records schedule and policy consultancy -- Barcode printers with software -- Handheld scanners -- Personal computers with CD burners -- File room set-up and system conversion -- File room management, coordination and tracking -- Client training -- Program management and reporting About Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.
The 340-attorney law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. was established in Detroit in 1852 and has offices in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Howell, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Monroe, and Troy, Michigan. Other offices are located in New York City, Pensacola, Florida, Washington, D.C., Windsor, Ontario, and in Gdynia, Katowice, and Warsaw, Poland. The firm has more lawyers in Michigan than any other firm and is the state's oldest law firm. Visit http://www.millercanfield.com/ for additional information.
About Oce Business Services
Oce Business Services is one of the world's leading providers of document management services that seamlessly integrate people, processes and technology to manage business document assets throughout their entire lifespan of value. A workforce of more than 8,000 professionals serves clients in North America and Europe. Oce solutions help organizations reduce and control costs, increase productivity, manage document risk, and enhance business performance. For more information, visit http://www.oceusa.com/obs .
Oce is a leading provider of digital document management technology and services. The company's solutions are based on Oce's advanced software applications that deliver documents and data over internal networks and the Internet to printing devices and archives -- locally and around the world. Supporting the workflow solutions are Oce digital printers and scanners, considered the most reliable and productive in the world. Oce also offers a wide range of display graphics, consulting and outsourcing solutions.
Netherlands-based Oce N.V. , with a workforce of around 21,500 people and 2004 revenues of $3.3 billion, maintains research and manufacturing centers in the Netherlands, the United States, Germany, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, and Japan. Oce's North American headquarters is located in Chicago with major business units in Chicago; New York City; Boca Raton, FL; Salt Lake City; Coventry, RI; and Vancouver, BC. North American revenues were $1.2 billion for fiscal 2004, and employment is currently 8,100. For more information about Oce, visit http://www.oceusa.com/ . Outside the U.S., consult http://www.oce.com/ .Oce
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