The US Army to speak about its successful paperless initiative at IBM’s ECM UserNet conference

April 15, 2009
Montreal, QC, April 16 2009 - Silanis Technology, the leader in electronic signatures, and Enterprise Information Management, Inc (EIM) today announced that the US Army will share best practices for eliminating paper from government processes at the IBM spring regional ECM UserNet conferences in Washington, DC on April 16th. The US Army will discuss how it successfully leveraged e-signatures, e-forms and content management capabilities to achieve straight-through electronic processing and significantly reduced the costs and delays of authorizing government decisions and approving requests.As the premier leader in the rapid automation of business processes, EIM develops powerful information management solutions for the federal government and commercial organizations worldwide. Silanis and EIM were responsible for assisting the US Army in achieving these goals, resulting in the most successful paperless initiative in government to date.“The current economic crisis is increasing the pressure on government agencies to take action quickly and eliminate wasteful spending. Adding complexity to the problem is the need to document processes and hold people accountable,” says Tommy Petrogiannis, Silanis’ President and Co-Founder.A detailed overview of the US Army’s initiative will offer insight into the single largest deployment of electronic signatures and electronic forms, involving more than 1.6 million users. Since the implementation began more than three years ago, the project has met initial project objectives of cost avoidance and productivity, including:
  • An estimated cost avoidance savings of more than $28 million in electronically processing evaluation forms alone 
  • An estimated  2-hour reduction in the time to process each evaluation form
  • Personnel around the world can complete these evaluation forms in days instead of months
An estimated annual savings of $1.3 billion in paper-related costs is expected by the time the project is fully deployed across the Army’s 2,500 forms.To register for the conference or find out information regarding conference dates and time, visit Silanis Silanis Technology Inc. is a leading provider of e-signature process management solutions. Some of the world’s largest insurance and financial services companies, major government agencies, integrators and service providers depend on Silanis to accelerate business transactions and reduce costs while improving compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. Silanis’ electronic signature platform, ApproveIt, is an enterprise-class e-signature process management solution that transforms paper-based transactions to all-electronic, web-based processes for e-commerce and e-government.About EIM EIM is a veteran-owned company with expertise in the rapid automation of business processes, offering solutions that centralize content management, simplify and streamline data collection, automate routing & tracking, and expedite reporting. In operation since 1996, EIM delivers complex, business and information technology solutions to federal government agencies and commercial organizations worldwide. As a Premier IBM Business Partner, EIM crosses the breadth of the IBM Software portfolio to ensure program success that is results-driven and measurable. Visit us