Nintex Art 0917by Alain Gentilhomme, Nintex

Across industries and geographies, enterprises have multiple choices available for process automation. How do you make the right choice? Sometimes the goal is to solve for efficiency. After all, a business can’t succeed long-term if it puts up with needlessly inefficient processes, and process automation is a powerful and proven tool for driving operational efficiency. But efficiency alone is no longer a differentiator. It’s necessary for success, but not sufficient.

Craine Art 0917by Kevin Craine for Workflow

Is the term “ECM” still current? About a year ago, the idea began creeping into executive discussions and podcast interviews that “enterprise content management” just doesn’t cut it for describing what is possible and happening with today’s technologies and approaches. Indeed, just as old-school handles like “document management, “imaging” or “the paperless office” eventually gave way to newer concepts and designations, is it possible our old friend ECM is on the way out of industry favor?

konicaby Hugo Palacios, Konica Minolta

Few can deny the power of automation and the impact it has on daily activities. We put faith in it more than we know and depend on a seamless series of actions resulting in a desired outcome.  Think of the diabetic who sets an alert on their phone reminding them to take insulin. They set the time once and forget about it, trusting they’ll hear that beep at the time requested. Or, consider the marathon runner trying to log weekly miles. They turn on their tracker and hit the pavement expecting that their distance, time and even heart rate are captured through the duration of a run.

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Blogs

Powering the Enterprise With Location Intelligence
Cindy Elliott

by Cindy Elliott | 09-18-2017 Time and location affect everything in the enterprise. From where a product is created to where it is going, understanding the location and time of production, disbursement, and point of sale data provides profit-yielding business intelligence....

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RPA and BI Platforms are Going to Completely Transform the Back Office
Patricia Ames

by Patricia Ames | 09-13-2017 Fancy new business intelligence (BI) tools are giving companies the ability to gain deep insights into their operations in real time, and robotic process automation (RPA) is affording these same companies the ability to take action on those...

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Managing Change: Leading Meaningfully
Christina Robbins

by Christina Robbins | 09-11-2017 Ever had a digitization project go off the rails and wondered what you might have done to lead the change more effectively? Good leaders self-evaluate and always look for better ways of accomplishing tasks—especially when projects don’t turn out as...

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News

  • ABBYY Demonstrates How the Power of Artificial Intelligence Can Transform Business Documents into Business Value at The AI Summit 2017

    MILPITAS, Calif., Sept. 19, 2017 – ABBYY, a leading provider of technologies and solutions to action information, is exhibiting at The AI Summit San Francisco Sept. 27 – 28 at booth #H33 where it will highlight its latest artificial intelligence (AI) technology including machine learning and natural language processing that helps organizations better understand and drive context and outcomes from their data.  Bruce Orcutt, senior vice president of Product Marketing at ABBYY, will share a visionary case study titled, “Using AI to Transform Business Documents into Business Value,” on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 3:15 p.m. PT.

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  • Nuxeo and Simflofy Partner to Help Organizations Intelligently Achieve Their ECM Objectives

    NEW YORK , Sept. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nuxeo, maker of the leading, cloud-native content services platform, today announced a strategic partnership with Simflofy, provider of Content Integration Services. The partnership enables Nuxeo’s customers to intelligently meet their ECM objectives by connecting to content where it lives, whether in legacy Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems or business applications, and removes the cost, pain and risk of content migrations typically associated with ECM implementations.

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  • Kodak Alaris Unveils Next Wave of IN2 Ecosystem to Take Complexity Out of Information Capture

    ROCHESTER, N.Y., September 19, 2017 – Kodak Alaris is expanding its information capture ecosystem, delivering on the promise of digital transformation for businesses and governments around the world. The global solution provider is hosting customer and partner events in all regions this week to unveil the Alaris S2000 Series – a new family of network/wireless and USB-connected desktop scanners – and showcase its award-winning software and services, all of which are designed to take the complexity out of information capture to simplify and improve the way people work.

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Features

How to Maximize Workforce Performance: What’s at Stake? Why Act Now?

IBM wkfby  Bob Schultz, IBM


In Part 2 of this series we discuss the importance of evolving your organization for business growth and employee recruitment/retainment.

We live and work in turbulent but exciting times! Ever-evolving technological capabilities, new business models and digital transformation of companies are all driving market disruption like never before. Companies are changing their business models and strategy to incorporate all these new developments and become more agile. The nature of work is changing and demand for digital expertise is soaring, while other skills are becoming relatively unimportant. And, as leaders go about changing the fundamental fabric and processes of their companies, there’s a dawning realization that successfully transforming into a digital business is not just dependent on having the right technology.

Automation and Innovation: A Force for Good in the Workplace of the Future

konicaby Hugo Palacios, Konica Minolta

Few can deny the power of automation and the impact it has on daily activities. We put faith in it more than we know and depend on a seamless series of actions resulting in a desired outcome.  Think of the diabetic who sets an alert on their phone reminding them to take insulin. They set the time once and forget about it, trusting they’ll hear that beep at the time requested. Or, consider the marathon runner trying to log weekly miles. They turn on their tracker and hit the pavement expecting that their distance, time and even heart rate are captured through the duration of a run.

How to Maximize Workforce Performance: Creating a Culture of Growth?

IBM Art 0917by Bob Schultz, IBM

Ever-evolving technological capabilities, new business models and digital transformation of companies are all driving market disruption at a rapid pace. Today, companies across most industries are investing heavily in transforming themselves to become digital enterprises. Unless this investment is accompanied by a parallel talent transformation and move to digital HR technologies, though, it will not bring them the business outcomes they are looking for. Furthermore, the talent transformation needs to include the following aspects: Developing existing talent to meet the new job and skill demands of the future, attracting new talent in a competitive market through irresistible experiences, and knowing what “success” looks like in every job to make better hiring decisions. 

Ramsey, N.J. – October 8, 2014 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces the launch of a global Managed Content Services (MCS) program, tailored to increase the efficiency of customers’ individual digital workflows.

Under its Medium-Term Business Plan, “TRANSFORM 2016,” one of Konica Minolta’s major management policies is to expand business by increasing capabilities to provide services and solutions. The company’s MCS capabilities will grow business content management by combining multifunction printers (MPFs) with software to create complete input /output devices to handle customers’ day-to-day business processes.

“Managing and utilizing business content is of paramount concern for all companies, regardless of industry,” says Sam Errigo, Senior Vice President, Business Intelligence Services, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “Operational concerns can range from getting the right documents to the right people at the right time to record-keeping and backup file maintenance. As the amount of company paperwork and email expands and security compliance requirements increase, Konica Minolta’s first MCS program will allow companies to address all of these challenges by streamlining and optimizing business processes around their content.”

Konica Minolta’s MCS will allow companies to:

Capture, reformat and retrieve documents more quickly to speed workflow
Scan, save and share documents electronically, reducing paper and energy cost
Organize and categorize document workflow so all employees stay up in the loop from anywhere at any time
Safeguard sensitive information and respond to changing compliance demands

Konica Minolta has been offering consultancy, implementation of infrastructure and managed services for more than 10 years through its Managed Print Services, called OPS. Nearly 6,000 customers worldwide have their processes optimized with the handling and utilization of information through Konica Minolta’s OPS program. With the addition of Managed Content Services, Konica Minolta completes its portfolio by integrating information management with technology and MCS solutions to give customers comprehensive, unified business processes.

Konica Minolta MCS portfolio will be optimized for global as well as local customers, promoting the company’s mission to be an expert in technological innovation while creating integrated business services for the entire document life cycle.

 “Earning the bEST Partner Certification for AutoStore 6.0 further solidifies our strong partnership with Konica Minolta and enables users to easily leverage AutoStore’s secure document capture capabilities for improved information sharing and responsiveness across their organization,” said Mike Morper, Vice President of Marketing at NSi. “Working together, NSi and Konica Minolta make it easier for businesses to remove the delays associated with critical business processes and use real-time information to gain a competitive advantage.” “Earning the bEST Partner Certification for AutoStore 6.0 further solidifies our strong partnership with Konica Minolta and enables users to easily leverage AutoStore’s secure document capture capabilities for improved information sharing and responsiveness across their organization,” said Mike Morper, Vice President of Marketing at NSi. “Working together, NSi and Konica Minolta make it easier for businesses to remove the delays associated with critical business processes and use real-time information to gain a competitive advantage.”

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in enterprise content management, technology optimization and cloud services. Our solutions help organizations improve their speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. Recognized as a #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty by Brand Keys for seven consecutive years, awarded “MFP (multifunction peripheral) Line of the Year” by Buyers Laboratory LLC, and named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the company focuses on end-to-end business solutions to help your business grow.  Clients trust Konica Minolta to help them envision how they can achieve their goals and deliver innovative solutions to give shape to their ideas. For more information, visit www.countonkonicaminolta.com and follow @KonicaMinoltaUS on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.