0918by Patricia Ames, Workflow

Mergers and acquisitions have become a part of the fabric of our industry, occurring at what seems almost breakneck speed. The volume can leave analysts and other industry stakeholders paddling behind as fast as they can, trying to catch up while they attempt to evaluate the impact the transactions will have on customers, competitors and partners.  This year has been exceptionally active and Konica Minolta recently announced a transaction that has left quite a few people surprised – the acquisition of the ERP company MWA Intelligence. 

Watson Gordy Art 0918by Amy Weiss, Workflow

Sometimes it feels like we’re a little spoiled by today’s fast-moving technology. Remember when the ability to brew a cup of coffee in less than two minutes felt like the cutting edge of sci-fi? Now I stand in front of my Keurig every morning with the timer on my Apple Watch running, tapping my fingers and saying “really, a minute and 11 seconds? What is this, the Dark Ages?”

Oneill Art 0918by Tom O'Neill for Workflow

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, heating your home or business normally meant firing up your coal-fired furnace located in the basement of the building. To make sure you stayed warm during the day you made several trips to the basement to stoke the fire. Adjustments to various dampers, vents or valves controlled heat distribution throughout the building so rooms were warm and comfortable.

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Blogs

How to Regain Momentum for Your Organization’s Digital Transformation Plan
Eric Johnson

by Eric Johnson | 10-18-2018 The good news? A majority of organizations have a digital transformation strategy in place. The bad news? Most of them aren’t going according to plan.

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Five Steps to Creating and Optimizing Content-Centric Digital Workflows
Stacy Leidwinger

by Stacy Leidwinger | 10-15-2018 In simplest terms, content-centric digital workflows are systems that facilitate the movement of content both within and beyond an enterprise. They are put in place to complete business processes efficiently and get this data quickly incorporated...

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Transmittals Workflow: Updating an Old Fashioned Process
Scott Brandt

by Scott Brandt | 10-08-2018 Services organizations have been using transmittal workflows for years. The process consists of collecting multiple documents — some contractual, some operational and some informational — and attaching a summary cover sheet to create a deliverable...

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Features

Preparing for the Steep Pitch: Selling Workflow Automation in Vertical Markets

Elicker Art 0318By Lance Elicker, Ephesoft Inc.  

The reason vertical markets are a focus for sales organizations is that they allow for repeatability. It is much easier to build something and then repeat the process, as opposed to building something brand new each time. In the little corner of the world that is content management, often the issues or pain points we uncover will have to do with process, also referred to as workflow. 

AI Can’t Advance Without Inviting ECM to the Party

SER Art 0518By Alexandra Lilienthal, SER

In the past few years, technology scientists have made breakthroughs in AI and machine learning. AI now has the power to change societies and our world for the better. Using AI and big data could one day highlight trends that will help us solve climate change, for example. It will help to automate transport and take over dangerous and mundane jobs. But, in order for AI to achieve these and more it needs to continually be fed data. This is why it is critical for organizations to start managing their data properly now.

The Value of Verticals: Five Steps for a Winning Vertical Marketing Strategy

Craine Art 0318By Kevin Craine for Workflow

If your organization is viewed as not having vertically connected experience and expertise it can be difficult to break through to C-level discussions and decisions. What is your strategy to change all that? 

Workflow is a comprehensive editorial website dedicated to exploring, defining and articulating the ever-changing technologies and business processes of the office technology industry.

As hard-copy information continues its transformation to more dynamic and electronic forms, an increasing number of office and personal devices are becoming part of the larger managed information technology landscape, compelling vendors and consumers of related equipment, applications and services to seek out ways to streamline their processes and improve efficiencies.

Through examination of workflow applications and services and their providers, Workflow informs its audiences of these shifts in enterprise content management (ECM), business process management (BPM) and optimization applications, providing a one-stop repository of actionable news and information for the office technology and managed services industries.

Workflow’s goal is to not only recognize these shifts, but also bring together these disparate worlds of information technology to provide a centralized resource for understanding and mastering the information lifecycle of tomorrow’s office.