SOUTHFIELD — ImageSoft Inc. has released a new case study detailing how budget cuts at the prosecuting attorney’s office in Ingham County prompted major process improvements and substantial savings there.
In 2008, challenging economic conditions across Michigan and within Ingham County meant staff cuts in the Prosecuting Attorney’s office were imminent. Faced with this looming scenario, Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart J. Dunnings III sought a way to improve efficiencies to ensure that his staff would be able to keep pace with the mounting workload once cuts were imposed.
After determining that technology — specifically a document management system to convert paper processes to digital processes — would yield the best results, Dunning chose ImageSoft of Southfield for the project. ImageSoft provides document and process management to automate, streamline and improve workplace processes.
The company implemented its ImageSoft iJustice system to achieve Dunning’s vision of enabling all prosecutors to prosecute cases in court using digital files accessed via a laptop computer. Dunning also sought to enable all criminal justice agencies within the county, including the prosecutor’s office, law enforcement and the courts, to share information digitally.
With the technology and automated workflows provided by ImageSoft, the office achieved its paperless initiatives and has also:
* managed its workload with a smaller staff while achieving labor savings of $450,000-plus annually;
* provided all parties in a case immediate access to case files via computer; and
* implemented simpler, faster and more transparent processes to better serve its constituents.
Since 1996, ImageSoft’s technology has increased productivity, reduced operating costs and saved time and money for customers in government, the courts, healthcare, insurance, education and manufacturing. More at www.imagesoftinc.com.