Go Green with Document Management

How Long Does It Take to Find a File?

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Aug 16, 2017 4:27:06 PM
How Long Does It Take to Find a File?
 
Can you access the information you need when you need it?  How long does it take?  For too many organizations, the answer is too long!

You know the drill – you’re on the phone with a client, or a vendor, or the auditor and you need an answer now.  The answer is buried in file – someplace.  So, instead of providing the answer right then and there, you say “I’ll have to call you back,” and you spend the next three hours tracking down the information you need.

This is no way to run a business!
 
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Topics: ECM, ImageSilo, Paper Files, Paperless Cloud

Why Companies Resist Going Paperless

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Aug 10, 2017 7:42:00 PM

Why Companies Resist Going Paperless

Despite endless articles about the benefits of paperless offices and regardless of ROI proof shown in charts and diagrams, many businesses resist the move to paperless processes.  Often the resistance starts the top -- many business owners are used to seeing paper on their employees' desks. To them, the paper stacks from faxes, invoices, memos and other documents are tangible proof that work is being done. 

Because business owners are removed from the daily tasks their employees dom they usually underestimate how much time it takes to read, handle, file, copy or scan, send or retrieve paper documents.  In truth, the stacks of paper are less a symbol of work being done and more a symbol of inefficiency and an inflated cost of doing business.

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Topics: Paperless Office

How Streamlined Business Processes Can Drive Growth

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Aug 7, 2017 5:49:08 PM

How Streamlined Business Process Can Drive Growth

We're a small business, so we know how important growth can be. We've just had a huge uptick in growth, due in part to a good business plan, smart marketing, and a little bit of luck.  One thing we can tell you is that, while growth is a good thing, it'a not sustainable without a plan for managing the growth.  And it takes some expertise!

Good thing we're in the business of business process automation and document management! There's no better way to handle and encourage growth.  Fortunately, we were set up from the beginning to handle growth; we knew ahead of time the importance a framework for process automation and document management.  Even so, rapid growth has resulted in the need for rapid change in internal processes,  Fortunately, with an ImageSilo® platform already in place, we were ready.

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Topics: Automate Inbound Transactional Content, Cloud Document Managment

Business Challenge:  Improving Productivity in an Digital World

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Aug 2, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Business Challenge:  Improving Productivity in a Digital World

Digital transformation...information overload...the chaos of data. Businesses today spend more time than ever shifting information from one place to the other. Yet, despite the increase in data and data mobility, employee productivity is falling, according to a recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The question is: What can be done to improve employee productivity?

Organizations of all sizes and types are faced with a near-constant influx of paper and digital documents. Some predictions indicate that digital data will exceed 44 trillion gigabytes by 2020, with 90 percent of that growth in the form of unstructured data.

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Topics: Business Process Improvement, Office Automation, Digital Transformation

Paper Alternative on TV:  The Greater Binghamton Business Showcase

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Aug 1, 2017 2:35:09 PM

Check out the TV broadcast below:

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9 Questions to Ask Before You Implement Cloud ECM

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Jul 25, 2017 8:37:03 PM

9 Questions to Ask Before You Implement Cloud ECM

Introduction
With the use of Cloud Electronic Content Management (ECM) expanding among all industries, it’s a sure bet that if you’re not looking at Cloud ECM now, you will be soon.  This trend reflects an overall comfortability with cloudbased applications and services, as well as a nearly universal recognition of the cost-savings that Cloud ECM applications can bring to organizations. 

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Topics: ECM, Cloud Document Managment

Is Your Business Ready for Digital Transformation?

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Jul 19, 2017 5:50:51 PM

Is Your Business Ready for Digital Transformation?

It seems that everywhere I turn, I hear the phrase “digital transformation.”  This seems to be the latest catch-phrase in strategic trends for business.  It’s important to note that digital transformation is not one technology, nor is it a one-time update or tweak to your current systems and processes.  Digital transformation is a sweeping customer-centric trend that promises to transform the way businesses do business.

Why Businesses Must Transform or Perish

Forrester summed it up this way in a recent report:  “Customers’ power in the marketplace continues to ramp up, so…business leaders need to transform digital customer experiences…The ability to align products, operations, and business models to what we call a “customer-obsessed operating model” will determine firms’ ultimate success. To digitally transform both experiences and operations… professionals (need to) apply technology to these facets of the business, ensuring that they are customer-led and insights driven.”

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Topics: Paperless Office, Digital Transformation

A Day at the Office...

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Jul 14, 2017 2:46:47 PM
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Topics: Paperless Office, ECM, Paper Files

Energize Your HR Department with ECM

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Jul 10, 2017 4:37:22 PM

Energize Your HR Department with ECM

HR problems getting you down? The HR team deals with all kinds of issues -- from finding, hiring and retaining qualified workers to training, compliance, benefits management and more. The key to resolving these issues is easy access to relevant data.  But there's so much data!

HR Data and Report Requirements

One company that we know lists 24 different bits of information that should be maintained in personnel files -- employee data, service records, hiring and firing data, training information, requests for physical accommodation and more.  Each item has its own retention requirement and relevant compliance law, such as the Social Security Act, FLSA, the Equal Pay Act, ADEA and ERISA.

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Topics: ECM, HR Solutions, HR Records Management

Drive New Value with Digital Transformation

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Jul 5, 2017 3:42:47 PM

Drive New Value with Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is the change associated with the application of digital technology.   Moving from “business as usual” to a “digitally transformed” business supports innovation and creativity.  This realignment of technology, business models and processes drives new value for customers and employees.  Digitally transformed businesses compete more effectively in a constantly changing economy.

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Topics: Digital Transformation