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Southern Illinois Health System Selects Ascend Software's SmartTouch HR Imaging to Create a Paperless Environment in Its Human Resources Department

July 8, 2014

Brea, CA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014

Ascend Software, a leading provider of business process management solutions, today announced that Southern Illinois Health System (SIHS) selected Ascend's SmartTouch HR Imaging to create a paperless environment in its Human Resources Department. The Accounting Department was the first to deploy Ascend Software solutions in SIHS. The Human Resources Department will now use SmartTouch HR Imaging to scan all HR documents and go paperless, resulting in increased efficiency while reducing costs and saving time. The not-for-profit health care system is comprised of over twenty facilities, including three inpatient hospitals, plus two clinics, two physician office buildings, an urgent care and dedicated centers which include neurology, cancer, heart, sleep and rehabilitation.

"Our Accounting Department was already benefiting from using Ascend Software solutions, so the framework was in place with our IT department when we chose to expand our relationship to include our HR Department," said Cindy Norris, HRIS Specialist, Southern Illinois Health System. "For a multi-system organization such as ours with a number of different locations, it has been extremely advantageous not to have to store huge amounts of employee paper files. To currently locate an employee's file, the HR staff simply accesses our HRIS system and our employee information is readily available on our desktop. The Ascend team provided a seamless transition, including deployment, training and education of the HR staff making it a thrilling experience leading our HR team into a paperless environment," concluded Norris.

"We are pleased Southern Illinois Health System chose to expand usage of Ascend's SmartTouch Solutions and deploy SmartTouch HR Imaging in their HR Department and go paperless," said Ascend Software's Vice President of Sales, Larry Robinett. "In looking towards the future, we were able to provide their HR department with the potential for expanded functionality beyond scanning HR documents."

Ascend Software offers many deployment options including on-premise, hosted and SaaS plus best-fit pricing options of traditional purchase, subscription or lease. Visit for more information.

About Southern Illinois Health System

Southern Illinois Healthcare is a not-for-profit integrated system and employs more than 3,000 people. It is comprised of over twenty facilities, including three inpatient hospitals Memorial Hospital of Carbondale that is the flagship hospital for SIHS and regional referral center for the 16 county southern Illinois region, Herrin Hospital and St. Joseph Memorial Hospital. In addition SIHS includes two clinics, two physician office buildings, an urgent care and also dedicated centers which include neurology, cancer, heart, sleep and rehabilitation. The health system's first hospital opened in 1875. Visit for more information.

About Ascend Software

Since 1997, Ascend Software has developed business process management solutions which provide greater cost savings automation and faster implementation. Ascend's enterprise content management solution was designed from the ground up to archive all types of information (i.e., documents, reports, images and all file types) and in their native format. Additionally, Ascend developed their advanced business automation platform that provides greater automation and is the foundation for their SmartTouch Solutions. Ascend's advanced automation overcomes challenges typically found in workflow solutions and is the reason for their implementation success. Ascend's solutions are implemented in all industries and distributed in Western Europe. Headquartered in Brea, California with offices in Northern California, Nevada, Tennessee, Oregon, Washington and Illinois. Visit for more information.

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Jacinta Tobin

Ascend Software

Tel. 888-353-7058, ext. 203

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