Go Green with Document Management

How to Process Data-Heavy Documents Fast

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Nov 18, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Overview

Many organizations struggle with a glut of paper-based information. Whether it comes in the guise of forms -- patient in-take forms, mortgage application forms, enrollment forms, order forms, invoices, or other data-heavy documents -- extracting the data is often cumbersome. This type of data extraction can involve hours of manual data entry and may involve input errors.  When this this paper-based data is combined with native digital data that is scattered across a variety of applications and desktops throughout the business, it can be a mind-boggling mess!

There's an easier way!  Cost effective machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) bring accurate document recognition and classification, along with data extraction, within reach of most businesses.  Even small to mid-sized business find these technologies within their reach, enabling them to compete better in an increasingly digital marketplace. 

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Topics: Forms Processing, Artificial Intellingence, Robotic Process Automation

What Does the Future of FinTech Look Like?

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Nov 14, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Overview

Financial Services is a data-driven industry and change is here. As financial organizations struggle to stay ahead of technology challenges, they must update technology, comply with federal regulations, and keep up with ever-changing consumer demands. Digital transformation is necessary in order to stay competitive.

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Topics: ECM, Artificial Intellingence, Digital Transformation, Robotic Process Automation

Still Confused about Business Process Automation?

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Oct 9, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

If you're not sure about Business Process Automation (BPA) and the terms and technology that makes BPA possible, then take a quick look at our handy, dandy pictorial guide.

It explains the use of technology --  RPA and AI -- to automate business processes and workflow.  This includes the routing of information step-by-step and the automatic processing of tasks.  RPA and IA are types of Business Process Automation, though they perform separate functions on their own.

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Topics: Artificial Intellingence, workflow automation, Business Process Automation, Robotic Process Automation, BPA

Make Room for Robots and AI in Your Office

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Oct 3, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Meet the ‘bots

If you’re not already sharing work with bots and artificial intelligence, you soon will be, according to a recent article in Forbes:

“Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is today one of the fastest growing sectors of business technology, yet one which is often misunderstood…RPA is indeed something entirely new, and as part of a broader strategy for workflow technology, can enable levels of efficiency and digitalization previously out of reach.  RPA is one of the four essential pillars of Intelligent Automation.”

We define those four essential pillars as Strategy, Technology & Data, People & Processes, and Governance.

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Topics: Back Office, Artificial Intellingence, workflow automation, Robotic Process Automation, RPA

Is Your Organization Keeping Up with Technology?

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Oct 2, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Time for a Technology Audit

When did you last perform a technology audit of all areas of your business and business processes?  This is a simple check to monitor how you’re keeping up to date with technology.  It assesses the opportunities digital transformation has brought and can bring to your organization.  If you’re not keeping up with ever-changing technology, then your company is at risk of falling behind, if it hasn’t already.

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Topics: Paperless Office, ECM, Artificial Intellingence, Paperless Solutions, Business Process Automation, Technology

Will AI and RPA Take Over Your White-Collar Job?

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Oct 1, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Introduction

We all know that in the last century automation led to significant shifts in agriculture and manufacturing employment, causing significant disruption and joblessness in these blue-collar sectors.  Now that rapid advances in artificial intelligence and robotics have expanded automation to routine office tasks, some experts offer attention-grabbing headlines that tell us the same will happen to white collar jobs

There is no doubt that automation will potentially transform future white-collar jobs and the structure of the labor force.  But will it be an all-encompassing “blood-bath” of lost white-collar opportunities?  The answer is yes and no.

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Topics: Artificial Intellingence, Robotic Process Automation, RPA

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

Introduction

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

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