replied on August 2, 2018
Organize first! Get the documents on the shared drive into folders that match the destinations in Laserfiche.
Name each document according to your naming convention before they go into Laserfiche.
Then drag'n drop groups of documents at a time (a group being everything in a folder) into the target folders in LF.
When the window comes up for templating, set your metadata in a way that will work for the whole group of documents. You can put the name token in a general subject field to save time typing in key words that are searchable, since those same key words are normally already in the name... unless you use codes. If your naming convention is codes, you probably will have a metadata field for them as well, so you could use the name token in that field to save having to enter those all manually.
Take advantage of any other tokens you can in this window, then turn on the "Apply these properties to all entries imported in this batch" option. This will help minimize the work templating all the documents. You can always go in afterwards to add specific pieces of metadata on any entries that need it.