Red Coats, Inc.
Building a long-term partnership for Perceptive Content upgrades & development
Red Coats Inc. is a Green Seal GS-42 certified, janitorial contractor servicing the Mid-Atlantic Region and the state of Florida. The company specializes in providing commercial office cleaning services to myriad customers and is known as being an excellent strategic partner for both owner-occupied and leased office space. Learn more at www.redcoats.com.
Client Focus: Janitorial services
Business Location: Bethesda, MD
Shamrock Services & Solutions:
Project Focus: Accounts Payable
Need to update ImageNow 5.4 to the latest version of Perceptive Content.
Some vendors don't communicate well during critical software upgrades.
Need a partner that understands Perceptive Content solutions intimately.
AP Check scripts are out-of-date.
Fast upgrade meant users were up-and-running-sooner than expected.
Transparent, fast communication helped expedite the project.
Shamrock's years of experience enabled the team to meet precise needs.
Successfully transitioned AP check scrips to latest version.
Finding a Partner for Perceptive Content (ImageNow) Professional Services
Red Coats uses process and content management solutions from Hyland Software to manage documents efficiently throughout their life cycle. Ryan Hoagland, Director of Information Technology, recognized that the company would benefit from additional functionality by upgrading from ImageNow 5.4 to the latest version of Perceptive Content.
He turned to Kansas City-based IT professional services provider Shamrock Solutions and its CEO Robert Albright to get the job done.
“Initially, we came to Shamrock Solutions after hearing about all the great work Rob and his team has been doing for years,” Hoagland said. “We gave them a try and have been feeling lucky we found them ever since.”
One of the requirements Red Coats had for their upgrade project was a rapid turnaround so that users could get up and running with the new content management features without delay. Hoagland reveals that Shamrock exceeded his high expectations.
“The team at Shamrock Solutions turns around projects faster than we can test them internally,” Hoagland said.
We've been working with Shamrock Solutions for all of our ImageNow professional services needs for several years now and couldn't be happier.
- Ryan Hoagland, Director of Information Technology
Open Communication and Well-Organized Project Management
A successful software upgrade hinges on proper project management and information sharing between the customer and vendor. Shamrock uses a proven methodology to identify user requirements, timelines, and goals, and is committed to maintaining open, responsive communication throughout the process — from discovery to testing to deployment.
This is another reason that Hoagland recommends Shamrock.
“The communication with Shamrock has been outstanding,” Hoagland said. “They’re always quick to reply and make sure we get the answers we need right away.”
As part of upgrading Red Coats from ImageNow 5.4 to the latest version of Perceptive Content, Shamrock provided customized development services to update the company’s Accounts Payable check scripts, as well as a system tune-up to ensure optimal performance of the Perceptive solution. The scripting project included validating that data flowed smoothly between Perceptive Content and the financials module of Red Coats’ ERP suite, enabling users to skip manual data entry as documents are updated.
“When it came time to upgrade from our old ImageNow 5.4 version, we turned to Shamrock Solutions for professional services,” Hoagland said. “This upgrade included updating our complicated AP Check scripts successfully. The upgrade went smoothly, users were happy, and we saved a lot of money.”
As Red Coats moves forward with its Perceptive Content investment, Hoagland anticipates continuing his productive working relationship with Shamrock’s team. “We’ve been working with Shamrock Solutions for all of our ImageNow professional services needs for several years now and couldn’t be happier,” Hoagland said. “Shamrock has a wealth of knowledge with Perceptive solutions and we will definitely ask them for help again with our next upgrade.”