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Time for a Change

by Greg Park

Very few things last forever. This is true in life and in our world of computer applications. Those born before the 80’s will remember VisiCalc, WordPerfect and GEM, but few still use these programs.

Change is definitely a constant in the world of information technology.

Faster and cheaper hardware, coupled the introduction of Microsoft’s new Windows interface, supplanted many existing applications with improved functionality and stability. Having lived through the DOS vs. Windows wars, I honestly admit I had doubts about the upstart Windows interface.

Change is definitely a constant in the world of information technology.

New IT companies are born daily, and many do not survive past a few years of service. It is a special privilege to work for dbtech, a company five years younger than Microsoft. Dbtech, founded in the early 80’s, has been supporting the document management needs of its clients for twenty years. We helped hundreds install their first document management solution, and we migrated dozens of customers from retired platforms to Ras.

We are seeing a lot more applications retiring including:

  • Control-D from BMC
  • IBM Filenet
  • Cypress and Mobius from ASG
  • LaserArc

The reasons these solutions are being retired are many, and include corporate sell-off, diminished support and lack of application growth.

Dbtech has developed the process to migrate any existing document management platform into Ras with speed and the highest consideration for our customers’ existing workflows.

Converting document management solutions is a complex process full of considerations for your user community, information technology infrastructure and corporate goals. This process is well known to dbtech, as we have transformed dozens of retired platforms into Ras and created many happy customers.

The process is complex, but dbtech has developed the process to migrate any existing document management platform into Ras with speed and the highest consideration for our customers’ existing workflows. With dbtech you will:

  • Migrate mission critical documents from your existing platform to our dbtech solution named Ras
  • Automate the capture, archiving and delivery of any document in your enterprise, including scanned images and MS application files
  • Reduce distribution costs
  • Streamline business processes, like document approvals for invoices

Dbtech’s Ras provides all of the functionality you are accustomed to with your existing platform, but with some added functionality which streamlines workflows and increases revenues. Benefits you can expect are…

    • Intuitive Network and Web-based solutions
    • Integration with existing platforms through a powerful Ras Application Program Interface (API)
    • Document Lifecycle Tools
    • Complete Audit Trails of all user actions and automated workflows
    • The ability to capture, automate and distribute ANY FILE TYPE

Who knows what the next ten years will bring to technology, but it will become easier, more intuitive and less expensive. As technology progresses we will lose applications we thought too big to fail, and as this occurs I fully expect dbtech to be there ready to help in the conversion.








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