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mstore technology for car dealerships feature at NEC's AM Live exhibition

mstore for automotive is the only purpose built, cross-enterprise dealership document management system which combines Arena specialist’s sector and workflow expertise to create a system proven in 3 of the top 10 dealer groups and many more in the top 100. mstore and Fujitsu scanning technology will feature in next month's AM Live event at the NEC.

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Latest webinar: Working smarter with deal files and documentation

Our latest FREE webinar is designed to help those faced with multiple challenges sustain their business by providing insights into ways of working already benefiting 3 of the top 10 dealership groups and many more in the top 100.

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A guide to the GDPR and mstore: part 3

In this final blog in a series of three from Arena’s Neil Maude, Neil looks more specifically at data breaches and wider security issues, and how an electronic document management solution (EDMS) and Arena’s own mstore in particular can help with compliance in line with the ICO’s 12 steps.

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Innovation for schools that pays for itself

Making the most of technology does not have to be an expensive luxury for a school. A recent study of four education organisations - one further education college and three secondary schools, demonstrated that by implementing mstore for education, Arena’s electronic document management platform, significant returns on investment can be gained making this a cost effective choice

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Legitimate interest v. consent: what’s right for your business?

At Arena’s latest webinar on the GDPR, valuable insights on the relative features and merits of consent and legitimate interest were shared with some pragmatic advice from commercial law firm, 3volution. “The GDPR anticipates that businesses do not just sell one product and one service, you are entitled to contact existing customers for that legitimate business purposes,” explains 3volution’s Sara Ludlam.

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Your Data Matters: How will your organisation handle a GDPR query?

The upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation presents particular challenges when it comes to managing Subject Access Requests (SARs) and Right to Erasure (“Right to be forgotten”/RTBF) requests. These requests allow an individual to access and delete personal data held about themselves. And with the launch yesterday of the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) 'Your Data Matters' campaign targeting the general public, the question is, just how will your organisation respond to these requests without distracting from their core business or compromising on their compliance to the more stringent regulation?

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Webinar: Managing and leveraging customer data under the GDPR

Are you still looking for answers when it comes to managing customer consent, and dealing with subject access and right to be forgotten requests under the new GDPR? Are you still in the dark on how the key changes to data protection regulations will impact on your essential marketing activity and customer communications? Just how will your organisation respond to an audit query?

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The hard cost benefits of parking the paper chaos

Closer inspection of two mstore for automotive customers has revealed the substantial cost savings that can be made by reducing paper and moving to a more controlled, digital platform. In a recent webinar delivered by Arena’s Neil Maude featuring case studies from two car dealerships, approaches and benefits were outlined to provide insight for others into the case for moving from outdated paper-based workflows.

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A guide to the GDPR and mstore (part 2)

With the deadline for changes to data protection looming, Arena’s Neil Maude continues his series outlining how an electronic document management solution (EDMS) and mstore in particular can help with compliance.

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Neil joins panel of experts at Auto Management GDPR conference

Arena’s Neil Maude will take to the stage at the Automotive Management GDPR conference on February 22nd, joining a panel of experts sharing insights and experience that will support dealer groups finalise their response to the new data protection regulation.

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A guide to the GDPR and mstore (part 1)

As we head towards the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on May 25th of this year, it is natural that users of Arena’s mstore will be asking how their electronic document management solution (EDMS) can help with compliance. After all, the purpose of the EDMS is to store information, and this information may well be personal data which will fall under the scope of the GDPR. Further, many organisations are taking this opportunity to check their general security situation, especially in light of the GDPR requirement for prompt notification of a data breach should one occur. In this series of three blogs, Arena’s Neil Maude provides a guide to how mstore contributes to your GDPR compliance activities.

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Schools share the challenges of achieving compliance with GDPR

At a recent webinar on ‘Practical Insights on the GDPR for schools’, Arena’s Neil Maude shared some of the most relevant features of the new data protection regulation for schools, the potential impacts, and next steps. This was followed with a survey to understand the state of play for education on individual schools’ journeys towards the May 2018 deadline which has elicited some interesting insights.

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Seminar provides practical and legal advice for OMBs on the GDPR

Arena's Neil Maude is joining forces with Clarion Solicitors to share legal advice and practical insights with owner managed businesses for tackling the new data protection regulation coming into force next year.

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Sign up for FREE, practical GDPR for education webinar

Arena has organised a webinar designed to provide a useful overview of the new general data protection regulation (GDPR) relevent to the education sector. Amidst all the noise channelled towards schools, colleges and other educational institutions, this webinar will focus on clarifying the relevant impacts and providing some practical tips on how to achieve compliance and preserve positive OFSTED reports.

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BI dashboard presented with certificate of security compliance

PanIntelligence, Arena’s partner for business intelligence dashboards, has announced that they have received a certificate of security compliance by the ECSC. This comes ahead of the GDPR deadline of 25th May 2018 which increases the importance of data security and privacy.

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Advice on turning the GDPR challenge into a business advantage

In this latest blog, Arena's Neil Maude reflects on what he's learned talking to organisations considering their next steps to data compliance and from his recent GDPR speaker engagements.

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Guidance and support for safe and compliant toner cartridge disposal

Printer cartridges that contain electrical parts and are dependent on electric currents or electromagnetic fields in order to function properly now fall within scope of the WEEE directive, meaning they need to be disposed of in line with current WEEE regulations.

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Sign up to find out more about GDPR

If you're looking for some practical guidance and support as the deadline for preparing for the new data protection regulations approaches, why not attend one of a number of events scheduled with partners to help inform and understand GDPR?

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Sign up for webinar: Improve decision-making with dashboards

To get ahead of the game you need to make better business decisions. To do that you need actionable data. Business Intelligence dashboards give you complete visibility of your data in a format that makes it easy to understand. With the latest webinar hosted by Arena, you can learn how you can access key data and visualise processes in your business easily with a Business Intelligence solution

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New insight paper: practical advice on GDPR

All organisations will need to rethink how they manage personal data in order to comply fully with new data protection regulations coming into force in May 2018. GDPR or the General Data Protection Regulation is designed to bring data protection up-to-date and provide greater protection to the individual. This will place more onerous requirements on ALL organisations to manage data well and more rigorously than current regulations permit. Penalties have also increased making this a critical issue that cannot be swept under the carpet.

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