eSCRIBE’s platform for efficiently managing and webcasting in-person, remote and hybrid meetings now available to Ontario public sector via ThinkDox’s OECM offering
March 8, 2021 – Markham, Ontario and London, Ontario: eSCRIBE Software Ltd. — a leading Canadian provider of cloud-based meeting management solutions — and paperless office technologies company ThinkDox Inc. are partnering to offer eSCRIBE’s highly acclaimed software suite to OECM members through ThinkDox’s OECM Supplier Partner contract. Building on successful past collaboration between eSCRIBE and ThinkDox, the two companies will work closely together to help Ontario public sector organizations efficiently manage the full lifecycle of their in-person, remote, and hybrid meetings while complying with accessibility requirements such as AODA.
Bridging virtual and physical environments for a seamless meeting experience, eSCRIBE provides tools and workflows that save time, lower costs, and increase stakeholder engagement before, during, and after public meetings. Already used by many municipalities and school boards across Canada to elevate efficiency, transparency, and accessibility, the eSCRIBE platform is ideal for helping all types of public sector organizations adapt as hybrid meetings become part of their “new normal.” Going far beyond agenda and minutes management, eSCRIBE supports digital transformation across the meeting lifecycle, from collecting and managing public comments prior to meetings; to in-meeting processes such as request-to-speak queues and electronic voting; to live streaming and video recording for those unable to attend in person.
“Municipalities were, by necessity, on the leading edge of the move to remote and hybrid meetings during the pandemic, but other public sectors are facing the same challenges,” said Robert Treumann, President and CEO of eSCRIBE. “Through our relationship with the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), we have continually developed and tailored specific features to both the unique needs of the Ontario public sector and the broader trends to which they must adapt. OECM continues to be very forward-thinking in expanding their marketplace with suppliers to address members’ evolving needs, and we look forward to working with ThinkDox to bring our advantages to OECM member organizations.”
eSCRIBE is proud to be part of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters’ Ontario Made program. Canadian-owned and based in Markham, Ontario, eSCRIBE is familiar with the procedural and legislative needs of Ontario public sector meetings, as well as key considerations such as data sovereignty and privacy regulations. eSCRIBE solutions also help organizations ensure their digital content complies with accessibility standards such as AODA – now required for all public sector entities in Ontario – and WCAG 2.0.
As records/document management, business process automation and digital transformation specialists having proven experience with the eSCRIBE platform, ThinkDox is well-equipped to bring the benefits of eSCRIBE to OECM members.
“The pace of digital transformation has been accelerated by the pandemic, and organizations’ meeting processes must adapt accordingly,” said Frank MacDonald, President of ThinkDox. “The electronic empowerment offered by the eSCRIBE platform was always very valuable, but is now more critical than ever. We are excited to work more closely with eSCRIBE to bring their advantages to more public sector customers.”
About ThinkDox – ThinkDox is the leading provider of records management and business process automation solutions in Canada. The Canadian-owned, Ontario-based company specializes in paperless office technologies for the broader public sector, and the ThinkDox team is proud of its 100% client retention rate. Since 2002, its mission has been to help organizations manage information to not only save space, time, money and trees, but also to significantly improve their overall customer experience.
About eSCRIBE Software Ltd. – As a leading provider of cloud-based meeting management solutions and a global Microsoft Azure certified partner, eSCRIBE is more than simple agendas and minutes. It supports each step of the meeting lifecycle with comprehensive tools and workflows for staff, meeting participants and the public. Compliant with evolving accessibility requirements, such as AODA, WCAG 2.0, eSCRIBE aims to improve transparency and reduce the resources required to support meetings, so staff can focus on higher-value tasks and projects to better serve their stakeholders. A comprehensive, paperless solution, eSCRIBE also seamlessly integrates with Office 365, speeding up on boarding and user adoption. escribemeetings.com