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Diamond Foods

Charting a course of dramatic growth amid the current economic decline makes Diamond Foods, Inc. a true champion of free enterprise and provides an example of what can be accomplished with a proactive focus. Making smart bold moves, CEO Michael J. Mendez and his top flight management team guided the Company to a 75% increase in full year income in 2008 and are planning similar increases in 2009. Already reports indicate record earnings during the first quarter of Fiscal 2009. “Our efforts to reduce costs and strengthen retail distribution by investing behind our brands helped us post strong results despite a difficult economic climate,” said Michael J. Mendes, President and CEO.

Diamond is a leading branded food company specializing in processing, marketing and distributing culinary nuts and snack products under the Diamond®, Emerald® and Pop Secret® brands. They are traded on the NASDAQ (DMND) and have an annual revenue of approximately $600 million and growing. Gary Ford, Chief Operating Officer, is quoted as saying “Innovation continues to be the cornerstone of Diamond Foods growth strategy”.

Their innovative effort is aimed at reducing cost of operations as well as increasing revenue. We at ECS Imaging are excited to be part of that strategy with the recently completed install of a Laserfiche EDMS (Electronic Document Management System) in the Accounts Payable Department. Commonly referred to as “going paperless”, the Laserfiche EDMS substantially improves the security, compliance and retrieval of documents, while reducing costs of workflow, storage, and paper. Additionally it dramatically increases efficiency to the point that the A/P staff can achieve processing expanded workload as the company grows with less stress and without an increase in staff thereby bringing the cost per work unit down!

In the process of installing the EDMS we have had the opportunity to develop a long term business relationship with the IT department as well as the A/P staff at Diamond Foods. We at ECS Imaging whole heartedly agree with our in house Solutions Consultant, James Green who said: “It’s easy to see why Diamond Foods is a leader in its industry. Its IT team and A/P staff are among the brightest and the best I’ve encountered”.

For many years running, ECS Imaging has been one of five top Value Added Resellers of Laserfiche EDMS software worldwide and has provided corresponding consulting and technical services in the US for over eighteen years. Our mantra: “With ECS you Run with the Best” and with Laserfiche “We create simple and elegant document management solutions, that help your organization run smarter.”

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