Defense Commissary Agency’s rollout of Feith RMA IQ receives prestigious DoD CIO Award

Defense Commissary Agency’s rollout of Feith RMA IQ receives prestigious DoD CIO Award

Defense Commissary Agency’s rollout of Feith RMA IQ receives prestigious DoD CIO Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON, DC 

Pentagon leadership has awarded the Defense Commissary Agency with the prestigious DoD CIO Award for their world-wide rollout of the Feith Systems electronic records management platform, RMA IQ.

The DoD CIO Awards Program recognizes outstanding achievements in Digital Modernization from across the Department of Defense.

“The recipients of this award have demonstrated how technology truly enables our nation to perform critical missions despite the COVID-19 global pandemic,” said the Honorable Dana Deasy, Chief Information Officer of the DoD, introducing the awards.

This year the DoD CIO leadership selected Feith customer DeCA as the winner of the Electronic Records Management modernization award.

A team of eighteen from the Defense Commissary Agency were recognized at the Pentagon for their successful rollout of the Feith ERM platform.

Describing DeCA’s successful project, Mr. Deasy celebrated the agency’s “successful transition to electronic records with a fully integrated, fully automated, and cost savings records management solution that fosters rapid information sharing across the Defense Commissary Agency.”

Director of DeCA’s IT Management and Oversight directorate, Neville Gallimore, celebrated the win with the directorate, “It took a team effort from multiple functional areas and the IT Group to achieve one of the core pillars of our congressionally mandated IT modernization goals.”

“We are extremely proud of DeCA’s accomplishment winning this well-deserved award, especially during the COVID outbreak when IT Modernization was so critically important. We couldn’t be prouder to have been a part of it. We’re continuing our important work ensuring agencies are compliant with M-19-21 and becoming the standard for Federal Electronic Records Management.” said Daniel Feith, Executive Vice President of Feith Systems.

You can watch the presentation of the award here:
https://dodcio.defense.gov/

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"This is an incredible software company with 40 years of pushing the envelope in information technology, and I couldn't be happier to be a part of it. If you have valuable information that is getting lost, is disorganized, separated into too many separate systems, or just isn't bringing value to your organization's mission, you should reach out to Feith." - Richard Long

New Webinar announced: Case Study in Email Records Management (Capstone, M-19-21)

New Webinar announced: Case Study in Email Records Management (Capstone, M-19-21)

Register now for a live virtual #InfoGov webinar this Wednesday, February 10th at 11am EST to hear a Case Study in Federal Email Records Management. This is a free & open event.

Tom Edwards, veteran Records Management expert, is leading this webinar, where he will walk attendees through a project to deliver Email RM automation to a large federal agency.  If you haven’t tackled your Email RM yet, this webinar is a great place to start.

 

Presented by
Regional Manager, Tom Edwards, LTC Ret.
Director of Marketing, Richard Long

Richard Long

Richard Long

"This is an incredible software company with 40 years of pushing the envelope in information technology, and I couldn't be happier to be a part of it. If you have valuable information that is getting lost, is disorganized, separated into too many separate systems, or just isn't bringing value to your organization's mission, you should reach out to Feith." - Richard Long

New Webinar announced: 3 Areas for Automation for Records Management

New Webinar announced: 3 Areas for Automation for Records Management

Register now for a live virtual #InfoGov webinar this Thursday, Jan 28th at 11am EST on “3 Areas for Automation in Records Management“. This is a free & open event.

Dan Feith, our Executive VP and new head of our Gov Team, is leading this webinar about 3 Areas of Automation in ERMA.  It’s 2021 and time to modernize processes around ingestion, categorization, and disposition. 

Presented by
Executive Vice President, Dan Feith
Director of Marketing, Richard Long

Richard Long

Richard Long

"This is an incredible software company with 40 years of pushing the envelope in information technology, and I couldn't be happier to be a part of it. If you have valuable information that is getting lost, is disorganized, separated into too many separate systems, or just isn't bringing value to your organization's mission, you should reach out to Feith." - Richard Long

Exporting from Documentum

Exporting from Documentum

High-speed, Validated Legacy Exporting

Feith’s new high-speed Export Engine allows large federal agencies and businesses to rapidly export their entire Documentum database.

For large agencies, their legacy Documentum installations may have decades of content.  With the improved Export Engine, replacing these behemoth legacy systems is now faster than ever, with billions of documents exported and migrated by Feith customers.

These important speed boosts are the result of cutting-edge Export Engine improvements by the Feith Innovation department, allowing massively accelerated document and data transfer, whether for large backlogs or high throughput day-forward archiving.

Feith is dedicated to developing for Big Data/Big Document environments, and are capable of performing millions of exports and ingests a day even on ordinary server hardware – Feith is already capturing veritable rivers of content at the world’s largest government and private institutions.

As Feith becomes the standard for Federal Records Management, it is held to high standards of records integrity.  As a result, the Export Engine is built for completely lossless data transfer, with provably accurate data and document accuracy. Every document exported from Documentum is verifiably accurate by validating cryptographic document hashes, making Feith’s Export Engine perfect for Official Record Keeping applications, while maintaining a tamper-proof chain of custody .

As a feature rich system, the Export Engine will also capture the complete metadata and indexing values for your Documentum content, making it perfect for export/reindexing processes.

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Low-Code Process Improvement

Low-Code Process Improvement

Build Apps Fast

Organizations today have more information than ever before.  Making sense of large volumes of content and complicated processes is a challenge.  Your staff likely has ideas for apps and business processes that would make life easier.  Unfortunately, many of the apps they need do not exist off the shelf.   Your organization needs a way to leverage technology to run more efficiently.

With Feith’s Low-Code Platform you can configure your own business applications. Visual drag-and-drop tools allow you to piece together apps from scratch and change them as your process and requirements change.   A clean, easy to understand user interface makes apps simple to use and adopt. With browser-based interfaces, what you create works on any device from the get-go, including mobile.  

As your business grows your business apps will too, because Feith’s low-code platform scales to meet your requirements. By integrating new processes with your existing systems, you can unite and give new value to your enterprise data.  Feith’s Low-Code toolkit comes out of the box with hundreds of pre-existing connectors and API’s built into the platform.  For those integrations that are not included, creating the connection yourself is as easy as using our visual builder to point and click one system to the next.  All this can be done with very little code, often without any code at all.

Process Automation and Structure

Feith’s Workflow IQ adds structure to day-to-day operations, while tracking and assigning user actions across systems.  Processes are created and configured with a drag and drop builder, and then they’re ready to go, without programming or complex IT work.  With Feith, even complicated and high-volume activities can be automated by end users and SMEs without IT involvement. Feith allows you to make completing repetitive tasks easier, or automate them altogether, so that your employees can focus on the mission.  The pressure to be consistent is now on a machine instead of a human, removing the risk of error.

Feith’s collaboration tools allow users to work together and stay in the know.   Global businesses will no longer lose valuable productivity just because their employees are not in the same place.  With Feith, employees can work together on structured processes, share documents, assign tasks to each other, share analytics, leave notes, work together on cases, and receive notifications based on their colleague’s work.

 

You have great ideas for apps to help modernize your business processes.  When you can’t find off-the-shelf software to meet your team’s needs, turn your ideas into reality with Feith.  Point-and-click to create exactly what your business needs, in hours instead of months.

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COVID-19: Records Management as a function of Business Continuity

COVID-19: Records Management as a function of Business Continuity

ERM in the time of Coronavirus

Many companies do not give adequate attention to their Business Continuity plans.  This is likely due to the “normalcy bias” — the assumption that a disaster is unlikely because the chance of any one disaster happening is low, and because one hasn’t experienced a disaster recently.

Why is it flawed?  Mere statistics. To illustrate: the probability of flipping a quarter ten times in a row and getting heads every time is extremely low, 0.09%.  However, if you try it daily for three years, it becomes almost certain that it will happen at least once.

Similarly, each possible cause of outage or disaster is individually unlikely.  But over a long period of time, many unlikely things add up to a certainty.  That some form of disaster (whether hurricane, cyber-attack, or epidemic) will occur is a “when, not if” situation. 

When a disaster does happen, 40 to 60 percent of effected businesses will never re-open according to research from FEMA.  Companies would be well advised to prepare for all identified risks. 

At the time of writing this, we may have just such an identified risk: the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (or COVID-19).  The Center for Disease Control and the Department of Homeland Security told businesses last week to begin preparing for disruptions due to an increasingly likely outbreak in the US. 

Records Management as
Business Continuity

FEMA lists a comprehensive records management plan as one of three most important recovery tools to deal with a disaster.

Why? It’s simple. An organization’s memory resides in its records.

Business continuity stretches from simple decisions like backups and DR software, to the steps that it takes to get a business back to a normal state.  First among those is the need to understand what normal consists of.  Our repositories are not just as an asset to protect during a disaster, but a system to help us know what needs to get done.

It is more likely now than ever that company leadership will proactively invest in business continuity projects.  If there was a time for Records Managers to make the case that RM is an essential part of a company’s Business Continuity planning, it is now.

An Electronic Document and Records Management System (EDRMS) strategy supports your Business Continuity efforts, getting you back to “business as usual” as quickly as possible. 

If you’re ready to bring Records Management into your Business Continuity planning, here’s some questions to ask yourself:

1. How will our employees access their records if they must work from home?

During a major outage, employees will need to have access to their regular working files to stay productive. Electronic Document and Records Management systems allow your employees to continue working off-site, while protecting your content through fine-tuned ABAC and RBAC permissions.

2. Are manual processes putting us at a higher risk?

During a disaster, employees may be unable to perform their normal duties: manual processes that weren’t explicitly documented are lost without their presence or experience.  A complete records repository means that you can recover these lost processes by examining the files and communications employees produce surrounding them.

Modern ERM systems support the creating of Forms and Workflows on the fly.  During a disaster, being able to structure your processes digitally means faster time to recovery, maintaining continuous operations even with a workforce working out of office.  This supports conducting business and delivering services efficiently, even during disruptions.

3. Is our data digitized, archived and backed-up properly for Disaster Recovery situations?
Records Management systems will capture your documents and data, replicating them to disaster-safe storage.  With Disaster Recovery mechanisms in place for Records Management systems, major outages are unlikely to result in significant data loss.
Modern ERM systems allow for easy integration with your LOB servers and platforms, meaning you can support Disaster Recovery objectives even for systems that are not natively DR-ready.

4. How can we stay compliant during disasters?

Having a complete records system makes tying up the loose ends during and after any outages or disaster recovery situations much easier. This includes proving losses and damages for insurance claims with documentation, as well as monitoring for fraud.

During and after a disaster, organizations will need to prove their compliance with regulation and law, all while showing that they took the necessary steps to reduce loss of life or damage to property.  This is essential from both a legal standpoint, as well as a Public Relations one.

The message is clear: 
Records Management is a critical Business Continuity initiative. To ensure your company has a comprehensive plan, make sure they see the critical role of Records Management. The steps you take today will keep critical processes operational during a crisis, reduce process downtime, and reduce the risk your company faces.

Extra Credit Reading:  The Australian Capital Territory produced a significant guide to Records Management and Business Continuity back in August 2008.  It’s as relevant today.

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Video: DON Data Management

Video: DON Data Management

Tom Sasala
Chief Data Officer
US Department of the Navy

“You can’t feed the algorithms if you don’t have data.”
— DOD Chief Data Officer

Great talk at Active Navigation‘s FEDSpace 2020 by the DON Chief Data Officer, Tom Sasala.  Active Navigation is a premiere Feith technology partner.

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VIDEO: The Path to an Electronic Records Management Solution

VIDEO: The Path to an Electronic Records Management Solution

Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group
Dedicated to the Improvement of Federal Records Management

The Path to an Electronic Records Management Solution Susan Little, CIO, US Access Board

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Feith Annual Conference & Training

Feith Annual Conference & Training

Feith Virtual Conference

October 7th and 8th, 2020

We’d like to invite you to this year’s  Feith Annual User Conference and Training, our annual educational get-together streamed live for our Feith customers. 

Learn theory, real-world applications, and best practices, all geared toward giving you and your organization a better Feith experience for the next 12 months and beyond.

 

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VIDEO: Using Geographical Dashboards in Records Management

VIDEO: Using Geographical Dashboards in Records Management

We will dig into how Feith Systems uses Geographical Dashboards and Lat/Long data to make sense of Documents and Records. 

Use any timestamp below to jump to that portion of the video! Introduction/Prerequisites – 0:00 Adding/Configuring a GeoMap Pod – 2:11 Adding hyperlinks to Pins – 4:28 Adding Custom Colors to GeoMaps – 5:12 Navigating/Searching in Maps – 7:01

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