Many organizations turn to Laserfiche to help them manage the thousands of documents they create and store. The documents stored in Laserfiche – such as building plans or permits, maintenance reports, property assessments, or other documents – may have extremely long shelf-lives and be needed again many years down the line. This means it’s incredibly important they are stored responsibly and are easy to locate in the future.
Difficult-to-find documents can be a major problem, especially when organizations have a large backlog of documents and other content. Searching for the correct document, comparing it to related assets, or swapping between applications to transfer files from one place to another can all be time-consuming, menial tasks that waste time and build frustration in your staff. Additionally, most enterprise content management systems like Laserfiche do not offer a map interface out-of-the-box, denying users an important visual tool to help manage their content. By integrating Laserfiche with ArcGIS, our customers have been able to tie documents to their spatial data and unlocked a better way to interact with important files.
Here are some of the key benefits of integrating Laserfiche with your GIS via Geocortex.
Organize documents visually, on a map. Using an integrated Laserfiche and Geocortex solution, our customers can associate documents with related assets on a map, and make them visible to map users with only a few clicks.
Create document batches quickly with spatial queries. Using a buffer tool to select an area on the map, users can quickly view all of the Laserfiche-stored documents for all properties or features in a specified area.
Always reference the most up-to-date content. By integrating your content management system with your GIS via Geocortex, your map users can always see the most recent content associated with a point on the map – without needing to update both systems.
View historical documents for assets and locations. Inspectors, project managers, or other users can review multiple documents associated with a location on the map to quickly verify information or gather the context they need to do their jobs, saving time and creating efficiencies throughout the organization.
Create a unified user experience. Many of the organizations we work with are already deeply embedded in the ArcGIS platform. Using it as a central interface to access information users leverage in their day-to-day responsibilities creates a familiar, easy-to-learn user experience that translates across various tasks.
Interested in learning more about how an integrated GIS solution can make document management a breeze? Learn more about integrating Geocortex with Laserfiche.