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Why the C-Level Loves Business Process Automation

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  Sharing Pain Up the Chain Often the individuals feeling the most pain from manual, inefficient processes are the front-line employees and managers. They are expected to meet organizational goals and customer needs regardless of the systems in place (or, in many cases, NOT in place.) Not surprisingly, these are often the people that come to us looking for help. Explaining the direct benefits of… View More


Why Change Is So Difficult in an Office (and How to Cope)

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  Trying to get an individual to change their behavior can be an uphill battle, let alone attempting to get an entire office to change. If your marketing and sales departments have had a long-standing rivalry since the business began, their feud likely won't be solved over a few beers and icebreaker games. If only one person in the office is meeting their monthly productivity goals, then one motivational speech to the team… View More


Business Process Automation and Digital Transformation

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Did you break out of your MS-DOS shell, graduate to spreadsheets, and transition to QuickBooks? Does that transition mean you are keeping up with the challenges of digital transformation? How can digital technology transform your business process? True, the production end of your business no longer relies on typewriters, copy machines, and calculators. Also, the hybrid combination of computer applications, networked office… View More


Ideas and Approaches for Better Problem Solving

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  Problem-solving likely consumes much of your time both personally and professionally. In fact, it's not unusual to get stuck just trying to decide how to approach a problem. Should you employ a "Pros and Cons" list? Should you solicit feedback from a variety of people with experience? Is it just a matter of the best ROI? While it's true that solutions can arise from the most unlikely places, those… View More


Digital Transformation or Digital Shift?

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  What's Different Now? It's hard to check a business-related Twitter feed or LinkedIn stream without running across the phrase "digital transformation." While the concept isn't new, it seems to be accelerating. Many definitions exist for digital transformation. Here's one from InfoWorld that's as good as any: "Digital transformation is the application of digital technologies to fundamentally impact… View More


The Less-Sexy Side of Digital Transformation

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While much of the digital transformation discussion rightly focuses on the customer experience and becoming customer-centric, there is another, less sexy focus of the movement, which is on the internal operation of a business. Naturally, the ultimate goal of any business is customer value but getting to the last customer mile often requires significant improvements in how businesses operate behind the scenes, even when the impact on customers… View More


How to Plan Your Day to be More Productive

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Improved productivity doesn't just happen overnight. It's a detailed, sometimes painstaking process to lead a better life. However, the more diligently you incorporate these tips, the more likely it is you'll start to see the results you want. Most people want to figure out ways to get more done in a day, but this type of generic goal will never spur anyone to action. Couple the vagueness with the mixed results everyone gets when… View More


Sleep (and Dream) Your Way to Productivity

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Getting enough quality sleep every night can be a challenge for busy people, but doing so can have a marked increase on productivity at work. Many working Americans aren’t getting enough sleep on a regular basis. When trying to balance work and personal/family commitments, it can seem like there simply are not enough hours in the day to get everything done. If sacrificing sleep is something you do regularly in order to meet daily… View More


Establish, then Automate your Standard Operating Procedures

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Improve operational efficiency by standardizing and automating operating procedures.   What are Standard Operating Procedures? Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), first adopted by the railroad industry in an effort to… View More


Why Automate Your Capital Expenditure Process?

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As companies across several industries look to reduce and maximize capital spending, many are beginning to realize the waste and risk involved in their current methods for handling requests for capital expenses. Here are some of the drivers for CapEx automation. Speed/Pace of Business/productivity A traditional, manual approach to CapEx presents serious challenges. Especially in larger, more complex organizations, the CapEx… View More

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