Nintex wkfBy Alain Gentilhomme, Nintex

Few topics in technology have captured more mindshare in the past few years than the Internet of Things (IoT). Despite all this discussion, however, one important point never seems to get the emphasis it should: For IoT to deliver on its promise, system designers must treat it not just as a data management challenge but as an opportunity to apply workflow logic and process intelligence.

Neal wkfBy Ken Neal, Canon Business Process Services

The Dow tells you how stocks are performing this very minute. Your dashboard tells you how your car is performing this very second. An electrocardiogram tells you how your heart is performing beat by beat. Yet when it comes to measuring the performance of document management activities (such as mail/shipping and print/copy center operations), many businesses rely on quarterly results in spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations. By most standards, monthly is very aggressive. 

robotsby Patricia Ames, Workflow

In 2014, Rodger Dean Duncan wrote in Forbes that “the challenge to do more with less is industry agnostic” and that it “will be an ongoing mantra far into the future.” But that doesn’t seem to be the case, exactly. In the not so distant future, the new mantra will be “doing more with robots and data,” and it’ll be powered by business intelligence and analytics platforms (BI) and robotic process automation solutions (RPA).

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Blogs

How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Employees Succeed
Matt Fleckenstein

by Matt Fleckenstein | 08-17-2017 It seems that every time we discuss the impact of AI on employees, the conversation immediately goes to computers replacing humans. While there are serious implications that need to be discussed on that topic (particularly for those in “blue...

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Managing Change: Surprisingly Simple Strategies to Increase Success
Christina Robbins

by Christina Robbins | 08-10-2017 Did you know that the average IT project runs 45 percent over budget, 7 percent over time AND delivers 56 percent less value than expected?1 For those of us who sell and implement technology, that’s painful! So, what change management processes can we...

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Overcoming the Anxiety of Digital Transformation
Patricia Ames

by Patricia Ames | 08-08-2017 When you consider the benefits, it’s obvious why so many businesses want to implement, or already are implementing, digital transformation strategies. Who doesn’t want reduced operating costs, a more productive workforce and optimized processes? Who...

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News

  • GE Digital Production Manager MES Software Optimizes Paperless Manufacturing for Heavy Industrial Companies

    SAN RAMON, California – August 15, 2017 – GE Digital (NYSE:GE) today announced the availability of the latest version of its MES software, Production Manager, a powerful software solution for complex discrete manufacturing environments. Production Manager addresses important manufacturing execution technology issues where existing plant floor IT systems are inconsistent across plants and, therefore, managers can’t re-use configurations, leverage expertise, or lower overall MES costs. The software completely digitizes paper-based processes so companies can increase production output per person, reduce reporting and administration, decrease defects and material required, and ensure up-to-date routes and work instructions.

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  • OnBase by Hyland Deployed at New Mexico Military Institute

    CLEVELAND, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) recently deployed OnBase by Hyland, an industry leading enterprise information platform, to support increased departmental efficiencies and streamline processes across campus. The Roswell, New Mexico-based institution will leverage OnBase functionality implemented in the admissions, registrar and financial aid departments to digitize student documents.

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  • Ricoh and mindSHIFT Help Legal Professionals

    MALVERN, Pa., Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh USA, Inc. and mindSHIFT Technologies, a Ricoh company, today announced that they are bringing their strategic services portfolio to ILTACON 2017 to help law firms and legal departments drive efficiencies and cost savings. Visitors to booth #411/413 will learn how Ricoh is empowering law practices to transform into law businesses by participating in an immersive workplace experience, seeing firsthand how Ricoh technologies improve operational and workflow efficiencies.

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Features

Is Your Financial Services Organization Future-Ready?

Kofaxby Dave Caldeira, Kofax Inc.

Financial institutions have begun implementing various forms of digitalization to streamline business processes and attract and maintain customers. But in that quest, they do not always have a firm grip on the customer’s overall satisfaction with the organization. Assessing customer experience and satisfaction can reveal digital efficiency levels and serve as a guide to creating a highly competitive, “future-ready” enterprise.

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.

The Wavelength: Vertical Alignment

wavelengthVerticals are critical to today’s solution providers. No matter which industries you work with, there are specialized requirements that make each one present its own unique challenges and offer its own rewards. Do some offer better opportunities than others, what are some of the tips and tricks, and are there certain “must-know” facts about each? Our panel this month tackles the topic.   

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.