Compliance officers have the opportunity to position themselves as the essential business asset that they are, anchored not only by a strategic understanding of their business and its regulatory obligations, but also qualities such as adaptability and openness. This is especially necessary in our constantly changing regulatory environment, according to regulatory compliance author, Karmil Govender, of LexisNexis South Africa.
Canon, world leader in imaging solutions, has today announced the latest devices to join its popular i-SENSYS range of MFPs and printers; the i-SENSYS MF520, i-SENSYS MF420 and i-SENSYS LBP210 series. Designed with small businesses and work groups in mind, the compact devices support flexible working and offer personalisation of advanced workflows to ensure they produce consistent quality results at a lower cost to the business.
AJS is excited to announce the arrival of its new 'baby', AJS Express Accounting for the single practitioner or small to mid-sized firm. The system is Cloud hosted, which means that users don't need a server and they can work from anywhere using only a Browser.
In a competitive market place where innovation and performance matter and business growth is dependent on relationship and service delivery, the use of technology to enhance productivity has become a priority.
Lexis® Library Time Select, the new ‘pay as you go’ research pricing package from pioneer content and technology service provider LexisNexis South Africa, will revolutionise the way small to medium legal enterprises in South Africa conduct research, giving them access to up to date and relevant legal content and increasing their billable hours exponentially.
In the app, you will find information about the Income Tax Act, the Tax Administration Act, interpretation and practice notes, a comprehensive definitions list and space for notes and folders. Developed by local tax consultant Herschel Alpert, the app is seen as a real benefit for businesses, accountants, lawyers and even students interested in South African tax law.
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WorldShare Management Services (WMS) offers a straightforward way to manage the functions of ordering, cataloguing and circulating, while electronic resource management and a discovery portal complete this comprehensive management service… Read the full case study here
The Practitioners' Guide to Conveyancing and Notarial Practice is the latest new release from publisher, LexisNexis Legal & Professional, a leading global provider of information and analytics.
Strike action is an area of labour law where the stakes are high. The Labour Relations Amendment Bill, 2017 published on 17 November 2017, attributes a misalignment between the law on strikes and action taken by parties during industrial action, as the root cause for protracted and often violent industrial action.
The cost of doing business within South Africa, along with the cost of running an educational institution is growing, and extremely quickly too. One essential piece of this cost-puzzle can be found in access to information.
2-in-1 notebooks are great as mobile work devices, as they offer the functionality of both a tablet and laptop. High-end convertible laptops also boast impressive specifications, such as powerful processors, great battery life, and high-resolution displays. If you are looking for a solid 2-in-1 laptop, we have compiled a list of the top devices available in South Africa – based on international reviews.
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Speech Processing Solutions, the world number one in professional dictation, has launched a brand new version of their Philips SpeechLive dictation and speech recognition workflow solution. The cloud-based solution saves busy professionals’ time and resources by allowing them to be more flexible and turn their voice into written documents quicker than ever before.
Software as Service company, e4, has launched DeedScanner, a mobile app that works with its Case Management Workflow solution, Deeds, to better manage the flow and status of lodged documents. The development of the app is another e4 innovation, which addresses the need for electronic based communication and faster turnaround times when registering a deed.
Managing time can be a challenge in the best of circumstances, and the changing dynamics of the legal profession in recent years only seems to be making matters worse. Digital dictation is not simply about saving time and being more efficient. When taken full advantage of, the right solution can help improve client service and increase billable hours.
Whatever your law firm requirements, if there's a process or a workflow involved, JIRA Core can help you get things in a more orderly state. Your firm or even your clients have teams, who are responsible for legal documentation, licensing, non-disclosure agreements and all the things required to make sure the organisation complies with all required local, national and international regulations.
If you want to fast track redundancies and regain control of your workload then using a digital system gives secretarial teams the opportunity to control workload, prioritise urgent work and plan other tasks.
Reputations have been ruined on social media. Recently there has been an upsurge in the number of businesses, educational institutions, government officials and private citizens who have discovered, to their cost, that what they or their employees say online can have serious consequences.
The Philips SpeechAir helps you make the most out of your valuable time. The integrated Wi-Fi function and three dedicated microphones let you record and share your files from anywhere and anytime. The Philips SpeechAir fits perfectly into your daily workflow. Record your voice from your office or on the road and securely send it off for transcription.
Hot on the heels of the SearchWorks search-type expansion news, Technology Company, e4, has announced that it will launch version 3 of this popular product on 1 October 2017. The product, which was initially launched in 2008, has grown in users and an upgrade was inevitable.
By mid-2017, an estimated 155 acts of terrorism since the start of the year had claimed hundreds of victims in several nations around the world. Terrorism and international organised crime have become more and more publicised since the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York on 11 September 2001.
Technology company, e4, has expanded its SearchWorks offering with four new search types, following increased demand from its client base. The new search types are relevant to attorneys, estate agents, mortgage originators and now also car dealerships through the inclusion of TransUnion vehicle reports. Each of the four new search types will also be available on the SearchWorks mobile app with 24-hour live results enabling users to access the system on the go.
Smaller firms or start-ups can also benefit greatly from the productivity and efficiency offered by the correct dictation and document workflow solution. Such an example is Bryan-Eric Lane who founded his Montreal, Quebec-based real estate and business law firm, LANE, Lawyers and Business Advisors Inc. (LANE), in 2006.
HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced the Nokia 8, a high performance, beautifully crafted smartphone, designed with content creators in mind. The Nokia 8 brings three world-firsts to Android smartphones, including a debut collaboration with ZEISS optics. With performance and pure Android at its heart, as well as the most advanced aluminium unibody design to date, the Nokia 8 represents all the hallmarks of a true flagship Nokia smartphone.
Speech Processing Solutions, the world number one for professional dictation solutions, has launched a brand new version of their Philips voice recorder app for iOS. The app builds upon Philips’ commitment to offer time-saving and productivity boosting innovations to their customers.
Power BI is a business analytics service provided by Microsoft. It provides interactive visualizations with self-service business intelligence capabilities. This, when teamed with DocFusion® 365, a dynamic cloud-based document composition and automation engine, allows you to effectively measure performance and identify key areas for improvement.
Speech Processing Solutions, the global leader in professional dictation and voice solutions, has recently launched a new version of its SpeechExec Pro dictation and transcription workflow software.
Africa’s premier information service, Sabinet has the very best solutions on offer for the researcher in you. Sabinet is celebrating more than 30 years of top quality solutions through its library management offerings for library’s and institutions both big and small. It is paramount that in today’s information-saturated world, one can be sure of the source, the credibility and the accessibility of information that will separate your institution from the competition.
Constant changes in the modern business world requires flexibility and continuous improvements. But who has the time to search for the most efficient solution?
We live in a world where smartphones are ubiquitous, tablets are commonplace, and even smartwatches are a thing that people talk about on the regular. But throughout all of these advances, the humble laptop has persevered, and for good reason. When it comes time to actually get something done, whether that's editing photos, writing a lot of emails, composing documents, or staying in touch with colleagues and family, the laptop is often the ideal device for the job.
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Innovation and technology regularly go hand-in-hand in an age where the faster, holistic, and more self-sufficient solution is constantly being sought. The dynamic nature of technological innovation puts new, pioneering solutions within easier reach, allowing end users to build on workable foundations, access information readily and promoting the ideal of self-sufficiency.
Canon has announced the new DR-C230 document scanner to join its successful imageFORMULA range. Designed to provide excellent value and performance to both small and medium sized organisations, the imageFORMULA DR-C230 comes fully equipped with the latest technologies and features required for simple capture and advanced workflows.
Microsoft Office is a powerful suite of programs which can be used for many different tasks, but is often overkill for an average user. Office’s wide range of features are impressive, and can be purchased through various channels. For regular users who are looking for a more cost-effective option, though, there are multiple free alternatives available.
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Invoice fraud is becoming more common in South Africa, perhaps in response to worsening economic conditions. Detecting and successfully prosecuting this type of crime is difficult, but the losses can be very high. This is one case where prevention really is better than cure, says John Mc Loughlin, MD of J2 Software, a leading supplier of information security, governance, risk and compliance solutions.
Countless local and international regulations that govern every business operation are put in place to ensure that commercial entities act in a reasonable and responsible manner. But with the abundance and complexity of regulations, and the fact that they change rapidly, many businesses tend to treat compliance as a secondary function with little consideration of the consequences.
Mergers and acquisitions are lucrative opportunities for businesses to expand their areas of operation, gain a larger market share, maximise profits or reduce competition. However, they are among the most complex and potentially risky business activities as there are several opportunities for failure during and after the purchase.
Canon Europe, leader in imaging solutions, today announces the latest device in its broad range of document solutions, the imageFORMULA DR-M260 scanner.
Microsoft announced an update for OneNote today across Windows 10, Mac, iOS, Android, and the web, featuring an overhauled design meant to offer improved accessibility and a more consistent feel across the various platforms.
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Juristech™ has introduced the Microsoft Windows 10 version of Citepad™, the first and only virtual keypad designed for lawyers, law students, and paralegals. The Mac OS X version was released earlier this year.
After gushing over Surface Laptop for a few days, I figured I should play devil’s advocate and present a contrary view. Here’s where Microsoft got it wrong. For starters, the laptop form factor is a bit confusing in this age of ever-slimmer devices.
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Tax and legal professionals in need of convenient on-the-go access to their loose-leaf content now have the perfect solution in the form of the Lexis® Mobile smartphone application from LexisNexis South Africa.