About Us

About the ECM Institute

The ECM Institute provides training for professionals seeking to increase their knowledge of office efficiencies, including; document imaging and management, workflow techniques, Cloud services, Forms processing (data extraction), Business and Technical Assessments, and scanning services; new business [or division] start-up training.

The ECM Institute has been providing training exclusively in the ECM (Electronic Content / Document Management) industry since 1993. The company is family owned and operated. Our owners, a husband and wife team, Byron and April Aulick have been in business together since 1994. They formerly operated as DataVault, Inc but have changed the name of the business to focus entirely on training.

The ECM Institute serves clients from all around the world. Take a minute to browse our student testimonials and find out just how much they enjoyed our training. You will too! Student Testimonials.  Give us a call today – 508-637-1508.


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Byron B. Aulick

Credentials: (30 yrs experience) CDIA+, ECMs, PDI+, Project+,

Being in the ECM (Enterprise Content Management) industry since 1985, and being professionally trained by IBM [and others], I am a highly respected Business Coach, Sales Trainer, Document Solution Specialist, and Subject Matter Expert.

Selling, training and consulting with; commercial, governmental and military accounts for 30 years, I have used this experience to create the ECM training materials for multiple courses I deliver. To date more than 4,000 students, from beginners to seasoned professionals have benefited from my “easy to understand” way of teaching. I am a very thorough and passionate teacher, known globally for my excellence in instruction that yield more sales!

I have personally trained: Xerox, HP, Ricoh, Canon, Konica, Toshiba, Panasonic, Muratec, FedEx-Kinkos, National Archives, US Navy, HSBC Bank, Yum-Yum, Perceptive Software, Albany Hospital, and hundreds more.

I have traveled to S. Africa multiple times, and most recently to Panama, Puerto Rico, Canada and the Barbados. I continue to train nationally and internationally.

Areas of expertise include:
– Business process sales trainer
– Fortune 500 consulting
– Subject Matter Expert (30 yrs)
– ECM Author and public speaker
– Instructor; CompTIA CDIA+, PDI+, Project+, ECM Master Training
– Needs Assessment specialist
– Past technician, Motorcycle Mechanic, Business Owner and father of four, and Grandfather to seven!! (God bless!)

Read my full bio and connect with me on LinkedIn

Follow me on twitter: @byronaulick
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April M. Aulick

Credentials: (22 yrs experience) , CDIA+

April is a CompTIA CDIA+ certified professional with over 20 years experience in the ECM / EDM industry. She started in IT as a service technician able to build and repair PC’s in the early ’90’s. April quickly realized she had a knack for learning software easily and enjoyed working with document imaging and management software.

In 1994, Mrs. Aulick joined her husband’s startup business, an ECM solution provider and IT networking company. In 1996, they began offering scanning services to their clients and together they grew the business to a million dollars in its first year. Over the years, April managed the company’s operations, as well as the finance, marketing, HR and scanning departments. Mrs. Aulick has a strong sales and marketing background that includes print advertising and automotive sales, among others. She was always an entrepreneur at heart, even as a child.

Mrs. Aulick continues to run the business and enjoys consulting with and training other entrepreneurs and professionals on how to efficiently start and manage successful scanning businesses. Her clients travel from all over the world to meet with her and will spend several days or more in consulting and training sessions where she imparts her knowledge on how to be successful at their startup.

April has trained the U.S. Treasury Department, Naval Security Group Activity, many MFP Dealers & non-profit agencies as well as individuals from companies in both the public and private sector. She has successfully managed several large scanning projects that have produced millions of images. Some of the recent projects have been in the medical field; converting thousands of patient records for clinics and hospitals, as well as doctor’s offices, and in the banking industry; inventorying and converting thousands of real estate loans.

Mrs. Aulick is a Breast Cancer Survivor. She volunteers in the community serving on the board and several of the committees of Y.O.U. Inc. (Youth Opportunities Upheld, Inc. www.youinc.org). She has been a keynote speaker at several important community events involving at-risk youth. She is currently writing several books.

Connect with April through Linked In
Follow April on Twitter – @aprilaulick