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3 Tips for Moving from Paper-Based Processes to Automated Digital Workflows

August 10th, 2021 by Joan Honig

3 Tips for Moving from Paper-Based Processes to Automated Digital Workflows

If your existing processes are well documented, it’s relatively easy to transfer them into a digital environment using a document management system. Unfortunately, many organizations have poor or inaccurate documentation, which makes creating digital...

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Posted in: Document Management

A Tale of Two Processes

July 8th, 2021 by Chris Ellis

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Recently, I had an experience that illustrates the futility of partially automated processes. I was selling my car and buying another. On the selling end, I had to return an inspection form that I was able to download and file online, but I still...

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Posted in: Automation

Today’s a Good Day for AR Automation

July 6th, 2021 by Diana Eagen

Today’s a Good Day for AR Automation

In an increasingly uncertain world, getting everyone to maintain sustainability and cash flow is essential. Most companies face a wait time receiving customer payments that could range anywhere from 30 to 90 days to even longer. Payment delays...

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Digital Transformation Beyond the ERP: Simplifying Multi-ERP Environments with Automation

June 29th, 2021 by Daniel Reeve

Simplifying Multi-ERP Environments with Automation.

In today’s highly competitive business environment, many organizations are expanding through mergers and acquisitions (M&As). Unfortunately, success comes at a cost. Growth via M&A activity often involves absorbing disparate ERP applications, which,...

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What is Workflow Automation? Why It Matters and Why You Need It

June 24th, 2021 by Chris Davidson

What is Workflow Automation? Why It Matters and Why You Need It

While it's absolutely true that a lot of your business processes are important, they also expose your organization to a wide range of potential issues that you may not even realize. Every manual process performed by one of your actual human...

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Posted in: Document Management, Automation

Here's Where to Spend Your Money on Digital Transformation in a Post-COVID World

June 17th, 2021 by Garrett Hollander

It's safe to say that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge for all of us — especially for organizations that were in the process of undergoing their own digital transformations as the lock downs started in March 2020. The need to use...

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Think You’ve Got Your Order Management Under Control? Think Again.

June 15th, 2021 by Caitlyn Riedl

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A few months back a client asked if we could review their order entry process. They didn’t really think there was much room for order entry improvement but had a mandate to improve the customer experience and decrease operating costs. The...

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Posted in: Automation

The World of Work in 2021 and Beyond

June 1st, 2021 by Kevin Kern

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Like everything else in life, we all know the world of work is constantly changing. 2020 was undoubtedly a year that brought an unprecedented and unanticipated rate of change in how we work. The sudden transition from working in traditional offices...

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Posted in: Business Technology

Waiting to Kick Off Your AP Automation Project? Here’s What to Do in the Meantime

May 11th, 2021 by Jody Derr

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Recently I was asked by a customer what they can do right now as they wait to kick off an automation project. It forced me to think about examples of challenges that clients have faced and how they took those challenges head on as they prepared...

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Should You Fix Processes That Aren’t Broken? Why Business as Usual Won’t Cut It Anymore

May 6th, 2021 by Taylor Bucher

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We’ve all heard the old adage, “Why fix what isn’t broken?” It’s a valid question. I mean, why change things when “business as usual” seems to be working just fine? Well, to put it in Ben Franklin’s words, “When you’re finished changing, you’re...

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Posted in: Business Technology

The Power of Business Process Management (in Facts and Figures)

April 27th, 2021 by Garrett Hollander

What is Business Process Management (BPM) - Types, Steps & Real Benefits

As one observer noted, even large disasters like Chernobyl didn’t completely stem from a lack of documentation. This crisis caused so much damage because people failed to follow the planned and documented processes in time. While it’s important...

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What is a Document Management System? And Why is it Useful?

March 24th, 2021 by Garrett Hollander

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What is a Document Management System (DMS)? What is a document management system? Put simply, a document management system is an automated business software solution used to organize, secure, store, capture, digitize, and tag business files....

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Posted in: Document Management, Business Technology

Are Your Current Print Management Practices Future Proof?

March 11th, 2021 by Tom Darnall

Print Manager for Business and Education | Print Management Solution

When planning their enterprise print management strategies, most organizations try to take a long-term view. They look to purchase cost-sensitive workhorse printers for their fleet and printer management solutions that will support and integrate...

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Posted in: Document Management

Digital Transformation Begins Where Legacy Software Ends

February 23rd, 2021 by Garrett Hollander

Companies That Failed At Digital Transformation And What We Can Learn From Them

One of the most important things to understand about a digital transformation is that ultimately, you’re talking about exactly that: a transformation from where you are today to where you hope to be tomorrow. In order to get to that point,...

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Posted in: Business Technology

How the Copier has Transitioned from a Commodity to a Vital Information Management Tool

October 27th, 2020 by Glyn Morgan

When I started in this industry, most copiers were still using liquid toner and premix. You could always tell who had utilized these devices by the stains on the carpet in front of them. Once copiers transitioned over to dry ink, people were delighted....

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3 Managed IT Services Benefits You May Have Overlooked

March 25th, 2019 by Function4

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You may be familiar with the core benefits of a managed IT services partnership, but some advantages aren't as well known. Managed IT services providers have valuable solutions to offer your company that could make a big difference in productivity and...

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Document Management Improves Critical Business Processes

March 4th, 2019 by Function4

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No matter what type of business you're in, managing information requires a good portion of your team's time. A robust document management solution can replace ad hoc strategies that take too much time and don't work well in today's information-saturated...

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Streamline Your Digital Makeover with Managed IT Services

February 20th, 2019 by Function4

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Is your company adopting more digital processes in the coming year? Forward-thinking leaders recognize the inevitability of digitization and are doing everything they can to update their business processes. While the benefits of switching from paper-based...

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3 Ways to Become More Efficient with Document Management

February 11th, 2019 by Function4

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Is your organization 20% less efficient than it could be? It is if you're tied to paper-based business processes. From losing track of critical documents to essential processes that take far longer than they should, a paper-dependent office is a productivity...

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3 High-Value Document Management Benefits

January 7th, 2019 by Function4

Document Management

We've all experienced the frustration of trying to locate a lost document. Sometimes lost paperwork is just a hassle, but when a critical business document can't be found, the stakes may be much higher. Here's how a document management system can make...

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Get These Four Benefits with Document Management

December 10th, 2018 by Function4

Document Management

A great document management solution can speed up your existing business processes, with time savings as high as 40% to 75% depending on your current processes. Since time is still money, you can count on some significant improvements to your bottom...

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Tips for How to Approach Your Document Management Transition

November 5th, 2018 by Function4

If you're adding a document management strategy to your business, it's important to realize that it won't be a one-step process. You'll need to decide which department could see the most immediate benefits and also understand that company-wide deployment...

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Posted in: Document Management, Automation

Accomplish More with a Document Management System

July 16th, 2018 by Function4

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Fitting more hours into a day is impossible. However, by working smarter, we can almost always fit more tasks into the day's available hours. One of the most effective ways to get more from your day is through technology. Work Smarter By leveraging the...

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Posted in: Document Management, Automation

Data Security with Document Management

June 18th, 2018 by Function4

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If you're worried about data security (and who isn't these days?), a document management system can give you the peace of mind you're seeking. Document management also increases efficiency, saves time, and reduces operating costs. When added to the built-in...

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Managed IT Services: Keeping Up With You

May 21st, 2018 by Function4

Managed IT Services

It might feel like your company has a lot to keep up with--technology, customers, the business world at large--but when it comes to managed IT services, there's only one thing to focus on: you. This innovative solution was designed to move at your pace...

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Posted in: Business Technology

What Mobile Management Looks Like

April 23rd, 2018 by Function4

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Do you remember reading textbooks in school and not being able to imagine any of those things happening in real life? The same is true when it comes to business solutions like mobile management. If you can't visualize the processes and their benefits,...

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