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Office Automation - Efficient Technology or Job Loss Nightmare?

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Sep 6, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Office Automation – Efficient Technology or Job Loss Nightmare?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation promise more efficient, less costly ways of performing traditional business tasks.  Is this a new era of  effortless processes and freedom from tedium or is it the prelude to job loss?  How do business bring about exponential technological changes without  disrupting the workforce and breaking their workers economic autonomy?  Interestingly, the technology that causes job loss in one sector can be the same technology that creates jobs in another sector.

Take office jobs – your typical “white collar” job -- or in a less-flattering depiction -- the typical “paper-pusher.”  Let’s face it, there are a lot of us out there.  We work in small mom and pop companies and in large corporate enterprises.  We pay invoices, analyze data, generate contracts, and so much more.  From banks and doctor’s offices to government agencies and schools, there’s an entire, and mostly invisible, “back-office” that manages the paperwork that keeps every organization going.

Does office automation eliminate these jobs?  Or does it create opportunities?  It all depends upon how you look at it...

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Topics: Office Automation, Back Office, Artificial Intellingence, Digital Transformation

How to Improve Business Operations with Technology

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Jul 16, 2019 11:00:00 AM

How to Improve Business Operations with Technology

From small businesses to large, the right technology can make all the difference in the efficiency and effectiveness of your business operations.  The technology you employ in your business affects its culture, efficiency and relationships.  Technology drives the security of confidential information and the details of government compliance.  With technology having such important effects on business operations, it’s important to ensure that you have the right technology at the right time to do the job you need to do.

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Topics: Business Process Management, Artificial Intellingence, Technology

Extend the Power of EDM with BPA

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Mar 13, 2019 7:35:00 AM

Extend the Power of EDM with BPA | 3 minute read


While the core capabilities of Electronic Document Management (EDM) – document versioning, check-in and checkout, search, and workflow – have remained largely the same over the past 15 years, advances in usability, scalability, application delivery and “smart” technologies that improve process automation have dramatically changed its value proposition.  Today’s EDM systems draw on new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to ramp up the ROI on organizations’ EDM investment.  This is particularly important for small to mid-sized businesses that may have been less willing previously to invest than larger enterprises. 

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Topics: EDM, Artificial Intellingence, Business Process Automation, Robotic Process Automation

Get Started on these Business Practices & Technology for 2019

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Jan 2, 2019 5:02:26 PM

Get Started on these Business Practices & Technology for 2019

It’s that time of the year again, when we take stock of what’s going on in office technology and business process improvement.  Here’s what our customers are telling us they’re looking at for the coming year:

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Topics: Artificial Intellingence, Paperless Solutions, Information Management Services, Business Process Automation

What Happens When AI Meets BPM?

Posted by Mike Paperalt on May 9, 2017 4:32:26 PM

What Happens When AI Meets BPM?

More work gets done – faster!  Here’s how…

Let’s Start with Definitions

The term “process” refers to the steps, or linked activities, that must happen to complete a specific task.  Some processes -- core business processes -- are directly related to your most important organizational value.  They might include product design and delivery, customer support, supply chain management, business, and support processes.  These core processes involve most your organization’s workforce and produce value for customers, stockholders and other stakeholders.  BPM, or Business Process Management helps you do a better job.

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Topics: Business Process Management, Artificial Intellingence

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