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BPA:  Automating Manual Processes

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Jul 18, 2018 3:03:56 PM

“As companies seek to do more with fewer resources, technology investments can be a valuable way to make existing staff more productive.”

– Rebecca Wetteman, Vice President, Nucleus Research

BPA: Automating Manual Processes

Just how much would your business grow if you could help customers with process automation? Business Process Automation (BPA) is the umbrella term for software applications that help organizations streamline business processes. BPA leverages imaging and workflow applications, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Intelligent Automation (IA) to automate manual tasks. RPA utilizes software robots to do standard routine tasks and IA leverages Artificial Intelligence (AI) to handle more complex tasks. Curious what these terms mean and how they apply to the technology you sell? Read on as we dive into detail.

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Topics: Business Processes, Business Process Management, Business Process Improvement, Business Process Automation

5 Trends that Drive Document Scanning Services

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Jul 2, 2018 4:06:00 AM

5 Trends that Still Drive Document Scanning Services

This is an updated article.  Document Scanning Services are just as crucial to business organizations today as they were in 2014 when this article was first published.  But things have changed!

Today, businesses recognize the costs and inefficiencies associated with paper documents.  In 2014, they were still coming to terms with the facts.  Today's customers are more sophisticated.  They realize that maximizing the costs of document scanning means improving business processes at the same time.   

Today, business process improvement solutions are every bit as important as expert scanning services, and award-winning document management companies offer the best of both.    How does this change affect our trends?

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Topics: Document Scanning, Business Process Improvement

BPI Challenges (and Solutions)

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Jan 29, 2018 5:11:03 PM

BPI Challenges (and Solutions)

For many companies, approaching BPI is a bit like the parable of the blind men and the elephant.  Essentially, the parable states that the way you perceive a situation is based upon your viewpoint. 

This is particularly apropos when observing the internal workings (business processes) of any organization.  Your viewpoint depends upon the department in which you work and the tasks which you perform.  Management’s viewpoint is different from employees’. 

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Topics: Business Processes, Business Process Improvement

How to Improve Your Business Processes

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Jan 22, 2018 5:45:18 PM

How to Improve Your Business Processes

Before we start on the how of business process improvement, let’s look at the why

Changes in technology, business goals, workforce, markets and customers’ needs require organizations to continuously look for ways to improve and simplify internal processes. Organizations that regularly review their business processes maintain a faster level of response to market changes, economic changes and customer preferences.   By improving your company’s ability to respond to changing or unexpected events your company is in a far better position to weather unexpected storms and to take advantage of unanticipated windfalls.

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Topics: Business Process Improvement

How to Build a Better Business

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Nov 15, 2017 5:27:57 PM

How to Build a Better Business

Is your business running well? If so … congratulations! You may be inclined to let your business continue to run as it is right now, and hope that success and growth will continue. 

However, it’s when things are going well that is the best time to step back and assess your business performance.  Are all your processes efficient?  Are all your employees being used effectively?  Will you continue to grow and profit?  Are there areas that need improvement? 

There are a variety of growth options for every business, and it’s important that you take stock of where you are and ensure that you have a viable path forward.

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Topics: Business Process Improvement

Are Your Business Processes Stuck?  Infographic Offers Solution

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Nov 2, 2017 5:41:52 PM
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Topics: Business Processes, Business Process Outsource (BPO), Business Process Management, Business Process Improvement, Business Process Services

Business Process Solutions and Services

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Sep 30, 2017 5:46:33 PM

 

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Topics: Business Process Management, Business Process Improvement, Business Process Services

Making Sense of Business Process Solutions

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Sep 28, 2017 2:55:33 PM

Making Sense of Business Process Solutions

Business Processes appears to be the latest buzzword for a whole host of industries and markets.  While it's today's "hot topic," the concept has been around for quite a while, according to Wikipedia:

An important early (1776) description of processes was that of economist Adam Smith in his famous example of a pin factory. Smith described the production of a pin in the following way:

One man draws out the wire, another straights it, a third cuts it, a fourth points it, a fifth grinds it at the top for receiving the head: to make the head requires two or three distinct operations: to put it on is a particular business, to whiten the pins is another ... and the important business of making a pin is, in this manner, divided into about eighteen distinct operations, which in some manufacturies are all performed by distinct hands, though in others the same man will sometime perform two or three of them.

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Topics: Business Processes, Business Process Outsource (BPO), Business Process Management, Business Process Improvement, Business Process Services

Advance Your Organization with Business Process Services

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Sep 26, 2017 5:09:26 PM

Advance Your Organization with Business Process Services

Whether you work for a company that's looking for growth, a government agency that needs to modernize, or a healthcare organization the needs to take paperless records to the next level, you face significant challenges in addressing these needs.  Management, shareholders and stakeholders demand improved service for the people they serve, whether consumers, customers, patients, employees or citizens.  Yet, budget constraints, lack of technologic know-how and a market-place that's flooded with a plethora of the "latest, greatest solutions" keeps organizations stuck where they are.  How do you get unstuck?

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Topics: Business Process Outsource (BPO), Business Process Management, Business Process Improvement, Business Process Services

How to Use Existing Business Resources Better

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Sep 7, 2017 2:59:14 PM

How to Use Existing Business Resources Better

Every business wants to be able to do more than they're doing now; do it better than the competition; and improve profitability.  Efficiency, communication and leaner processes can help get you there.

The Role of Processes Automation

Labor is one of your biggest expenses. Finding a way to make better use of the labor force that you have can have a major impact on your profitability.  For instance, if it costs you $40,000 per year to add an additional team member, that person needs to add $100,000 value to your core business to maintain your current level of profitability.  Back office departments (accounts payable, human resources, payroll) contribute nothing to your core business profitability.  So, an additional employee in the back office detracts from your profitability.  But, if there's more work to be done than you have people to do it, you need a solution!

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Topics: ImageSilo, Business Process Improvement, Office Automation

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