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Go Beyond Document Management to Business Process Management

Posted by Diane Mitol on Nov 6, 2018 11:05:00 AM

Go Beyond Document Management to Business Processes Management

Many paper-based processes, while at their core essential to a business’s operation, can be improved when transformed into digital processes.  That’s why it’s important to go beyond your old document management system (or outdated paper system), and look at your business processes to see how they can be better managed using today's AI and automation technologies.  The benefits are amazing!

Document management, whether digital or paper-based, refers to the organization and storage of documents,  in a predetermined system that enables users to find, share and edit documents. Electronic document management systems commonly provide storage, versioning, metadata, security, indexing and retrieval capabilities.  Paper document management systems commonly provide...file cabinets.  

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

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 Process Automation, Business Processes, Business Process Management, Business Process Improvement

How to Manage Your Business Processes Better

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Nov 20, 2017 5:46:36 PM

How to Manage Your Business Processes Better

How many file folders are sitting on your desk?  How many post-it notes are stuck on your computer monitor?  How many spreadsheets does it take for you to get through the day?

Too many businesses are still conducting business “on the fly.” 

“Ad-hoc decision making and figuring out processes as we go keeps us agile,” says one small business manager, who worries that his competition is gaining on him.  “We’d fall further behind if we had to stop and figure out formal processes.”

Ad-hoc solutions may provide immediate customer response when you’re a small business with a few customers and a few employees.  But if you haven’t thought ahead to how you’ll scale your business processes as you grow, you’ll soon be like our friend above – working over-time to “figure out things as you go” and falling further behind. 

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Topics: Business Process Management

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

3 Reasons Why Every Business Needs BPM

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Oct 4, 2017 6:01:04 PM

3 Reasons Why Every Business Needs BPM

A typical definition for BPM (Business Process Management) is “a system that drives organizational excellence by improving processes and driving business agility.”  That just a fancy way of saying:

When you set up a better way of doing the things your business does,

your business does more.

So, our first reason why every business needs business process management is simply because you’ll get more work done, easier, faster and cheaper.  Think of it like this:

  • the less you have to think about the “steps” in a process;
  • the less you have to process by hand; and,
  • the more automatic the checks and balances –

the better the engine of the organization runs!  It’s like an automobile engine –a well-tuned engine will propel your car further, more economically and more safely than one that stalls-out because the tuning is faulty.

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Topics: Business Process Management

Business Process Solutions and Services

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

 

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

Why Even Small Businesses Need Business Process Improvement

Posted by Mike Paperalt on Sep 29, 2017 5:38:45 PM

Why Even Small Businesses Need Business Process Improvement

Are you doing business at the speed of paper? If you are, then your business may be missing out on opportunities to improve customer satisfaction, reduce costs and improve overall efficiency.  According to IDC, 62% of businesses believe slow, manual processes are limiting their revenue.  Are your processes limiting your company's growth?

Small businesses are particularly prone to retaining old systems in the mistaken belief that it's too costly to upgrade and improve.  Unfortunately, Business Process Management (BPM), which was once considered a luxury that only large organizations could afford, is now considered a critical part of business operations -- regardless of business size.  In fact, BPM may be even more important for small to medium size organizations if they want to stay competitive. 

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

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

Get Your Head in the Cloud for BPM!

Posted by Mike Paperalt on May 16, 2017 2:19:43 PM

Get Your Head in the Cloud for BPM!

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Topics: Cloud BPM, ImageSilo, Business Process Management

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