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DocuWare: Digitizing HR through Innovative Solutions

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Thomas Schneck, President, DocuWareThomas Schneck, President
In today’s recruitment space, automating and modernizing a company’s hiring process can go a long way in creating an impression on a candidate. An organization that presents itself as outdated can negatively influence a prospect’s decision to seek employment with it. Compounding the problem, HR departments continue to use manual processes with endless paperwork that have a high risk of human errors. Through automation, companies can go paperless and enhance the tracking and security of documents while boosting the interest of potential employees. “DocuWare relieves HR departments of burdensome paper chasing and document administration, allowing them to focus more on high-value tasks,” says Thomas Schneck, president of DocuWare. With DocuWare Kinetic Solutions for Employee Management, HR departments can also implement granular security and tracking capabilities to monitor all the information related to a document’s security and access.

Conventionally, the recruitment process, from job application processing to the final notification for hiring a candidate and the onboarding of an employee, is highly paper-intensive. With DocuWare Kinetic Solution for Employee Management, organizations can automate and execute these steps with ease and accuracy. The solution digitizes employee documents within a centralized and secure repository, and ensures that only authorized personnel can gain access to the files. It also ensures performance consistency by scheduling interviews with the employed individuals after monitoring and documenting their performance over a year.

Furthermore, the Employee Management solution assists employees with their vacation approval processes by digitizing the entire process and making sure that the appropriate department heads are notified in a timely fashion to avoid complications.

DocuWare relieves HR departments of burdensome paper chasing and document administration, allowing them to focus more on high-value tasks


In order to provide maximum flexibility, agility and security to DocuWare users, the company utilizes Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform. Every time a document is stored in DocuWare’s database, it is mirrored onto two other Microsoft data centers to provide rapid disaster recovery in case of an accident. Additionally, to help companies follow and maintain the compliance of documents, DocuWare’s solutions create an audit trail that helps HR departments track documents by recording every instance of where a document is being accessed or edited. With respect to security, DocuWare encrypts documents before transferring it from a data center to a user. “Our products apply to any company that is in need of a solution to guide them through the current regulation and compliance challenges in the competitive job market,” adds Schneck.

Highlighting DocuWare’s value proposition in the recruitment market, Schneck narrates a story where DocuWare assisted a medium-sized, fast-growing IT company fulfill their promise to offer jobs to talented candidates within hours of their interview. The company implemented DocuWare’s solutions and achieved superior internal flexibility to connect all the relevant executives through the creation of a workflow that allowed the company to make offers to suitable prospects. This is a perfect example of how DocuWare helps companies gain a competitive edge over larger corporations that tend to stretch out their hiring process. “Our solutions are not rigid and allow companies to customize our system according to their needs,” explains Schneck.

In the future, DocuWare aims to expand their Kinetic Solutions by adding new pre-configured capabilities such as contract management, sales order processing, and vertical packages.

DocuWare News

DocuWare Releases Version 7.1

New Windsor, NY - DocuWare, provider of cloud solutions for document management and workflow automation, releases DocuWare 7.1, the latest version of its flagship document management and workflow software. Highlights include improved workflow capabilities, a new Workflow User License, and automatic processing by line item on invoices.

Addressing the need for fast and secure workflows essential to every modern business, DocuWare version 7.1’s new features make its workflows faster, more convenient and more transparent. Now, several tasks can be processed at the same time, steps can be filtered for a better overview and notification emails sent to multiple recipients simultaneously.

Following DocuWare’s cloud-first strategy and focus on flexibility for customers, the new Workflow User License enables employees who require only read-only access to archived documents to complete their key tasks within a workflow, using a “lighter” version of the full license. These users can also fill out and save forms with this license. This new option allows teams to involve a greater number of relevant staffs in workflows in a much more cost-effective manner.

The new version also features automated invoice processing based on individual line items. With version 7.1, split posting – the assignment of these individual line items to different cost centers for multiple approvals, is effortless. Improved Intelligent Indexing recognizes individual entries and transfers them as metadata into a new field. The accuracy of these entries forms the basis for controlling the invoice workflow.

"The new features help companies of all sizes and industries to work more efficiently and save even more time," says Dr. Michael Berger, Co-president of DocuWare Group. Dr. Berger, who has led the company’s development team for more than 10 years, sees the new features as another step toward offering organizations of any scale more ways to adopt a cloud solution: "With DocuWare version 7.1, our customers have even more new ways to effortlessly handle tasks within complex processes - without the burden of investing and maintaining a complicated IT infrastructure.“

DocuWare Version 7.1 is available in the cloud and on-premises versions, both setups offer identical functionalities.


DocuWare Corporation Announces New President

New Windsor, NY – DocuWare , provider of cloud solutions for document management and workflow automation, announces Jim Roberts as the new president of DocuWare Corporation. Based in the New York office, Jim will be responsible for the Americas. Co-presidents Dr. Michael Berger and Max Ertl will continue to lead the company globally.

This appointment is a clear reflection of the company’s drive to maintain its ambitious growth targets. With over 2,000 cloud customers at the start of 2019 and 12,000 active customers total across more than 90 countries, DocuWare is fired up for continued success in the content services market.

“We welcome Jim’s energy, direction, and experience. These, along with his passion for our mission, our partners and our customers will make his impact on DocuWare’s growth throughout the Americas strong and successful,” said co-presidents Dr. Michael Berger & Max Ertl in a joint statement.

In his new role, Jim Roberts will report directly to co-president Max Ertl, heading up sales for the Americas. With decades of leadership experience and a proven record of taking customer- and process-centric companies to the next level of sales and expansion, he will also oversee the general U.S office. Previously, Jim was Vice President of Global Sales at Telesis. Prior to that, he held the position of Head of Sales & Marketing at Mettler-Toledo International Inc.

"This is an exciting time for DocuWare, and I am thrilled to take on this new role,” said Roberts. "DocuWare became a technology leader in the SMB market by pioneering the strategy that cloud document management and workflow automation should be available to any size business. I look forward to leading the company into its next phase of growth.”