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.

 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. 

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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

What if You Could Improve Your Decision Making?

Digitech Art 0518By Christina Robbins, Digitech Systems
Does better data really lead to a more intelligent business? Today’s business environment is characterized by an increasingly rapid pace, limited resources and a glut of information. Whether it’s stacked in boxes filled with paper files or consuming gigabytes on a corporate or cloud network, many organizations have more data than they can really manage. As data becomes more difficult to manage, it also becomes more difficult to filter for the information that we need to make important decisions — dumbing down our organizations.

Creating the Right Atmosphere for Change: Q&A With Ulf Persson CEO, ABBYY

speakeasy smBy Patricia Ames, Workflow


We recently had the opportunity to attend the fifth annual Technology Summit hosted by global intelligent capture leader ABBYY. While there, we had a chance to meet the new CEO, Ulf Persson, and get some insight into the latest changes ABBYY has been making to its structure and strategic direction. We had no idea the conversation would take us through the last 20 years of geopolitical and global market maneuvers — although, given Ulf’s professional and personal history, we probably should have suspected it. Join me in the SpeakEasy.

The Wavelength: Business Intelligence

WavelengthArt smBusinesses are collecting more data than ever from a wider variety of sources and analyzing it in order to make better business decisions and improve customer service. We asked some executives who are very familiar with BI a few questions about what trends they see in the field and how their own businesses apply it.

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.