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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

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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Posted in: Business Technology

Your Business Information Should Work for You… Not Against You

April 22nd, 2021 by Elija Paajanen

Introduction to Management Information System

Information, in all its formats, is the lifeblood of business. Yet, it is an asset that’s often poorly managed, and therefore, provides less value than its potential. Let’s face it. Information only has value when it is refined and used for decision-making....

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Posted in: Business Technology

Why Metadata is as Important as the Data Itself

April 20th, 2021 by Garrett Hollander

The role of metadata in a data-driven strategy | Zeenea

The sheer volume of information being created on a daily basis by the average business is staggering. In fact, it’s been estimated that more data has been created in the last two years alone than in the entirety of human history leading up to that...

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Posted in: Business Technology

How Automation in the Workplace Can Help Every Type of Business

April 13th, 2021 by Garrett Hollander

How DevOps Tools Are Contributing to Automation Initiatives Across the IT Landscape - DevOps.com

Automation in the workplace is when computers perform the types of tasks that would normally require human intervention, thus freeing up the valuable time of living, breathing employees so that they can focus on those matters that truly need them....

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Posted in: Automation

How Long Does It Actually Take to Find a Document?

April 8th, 2021 by Garrett Hollander

How Fast Does Your AdWords Data Update? Find Out

Let’s track the timeline of responses over the last twenty years… 2001 IDC reports that workers who manage, create, or edit documents for a company were spending up to 2.5 hours per day searching for what...

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Posted in: Document Management

HR Process Automation with Function4

April 5th, 2021 by Function4

HR Automation

Given the amount of information human resource departments are required to manage and secure, it is reasonable that these HR processes can become difficult to organize. Information management solutions provide tools that can assist in streamlining...

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

March 24th, 2021 by Garrett Hollander

Document Management System for smart ID credentials

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

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

4 Avoidable Stresses of Working with Business Documents

February 11th, 2021 by Wendy Seykens

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The following article is a guest post by Wendy Seykens, Marketing and Communications Coordinator with M-Files partner BMconsultants. This year has become the year of virtual meetings — where we all convene together to discuss business. An hour here,...

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Posted in: Document Management

How to Approach The Future of Document Management

January 8th, 2021 by Max Queen

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