This guest blog was contributed by Mahesh Kumar | 2/20/14
Technology procurement processes in most large organizations are, quite simply, dysfunctional. And this fact has serious ramifications for the business. My most recent post here, Procurement Data by the Numbers, talked about problems with the data within technology Purchase Orders. Here, I will discuss the technology purchases that evade the POs altogether – the growing realm of shadow IT.

This guest blog was contributed by Michael Rich | 2/3/14
In my last blog post, I wrote about the need for MPS providers to move beyond print as a way to drive incremental revenue and create a more sustainable business model. Document workflow is a natural extension of MPS, but it is not always an easy step to take. For many MPS providers, the move to document workflow raises a host of additional questions.

This guest blog was contributed by Ken Neal | 12/9/13
The opportunity for companies to transform their accounts payable function into a best-in-class finance operation is greater than ever, given today’s technology and services for streamlining and automating workflows.

This guest blog was contributed by Tawnya Stone | 12/3/13
When top applicants are competing for an open job, companies look for qualities and strengths that make a particular candidate stand out, something special that person can bring to the company. The same applies to MPS providers and their customers.

by Jim Lyons
Attending October’s DEMO Fall 2013 conference in Silicon Valley left me with a great number of impressions and inspirations. But none surprised me more than the outright vote of confidence regarding the positive role paper/hard copy plays that was voiced by one of the high-tech executives onstage. When it comes to business and personal productivity categories, one of the mobile apps world’s most prominent companies is Evernote, and its CEO, Phil Libin, let the audience know that the digital and hard-copy worlds belong together.

by Raegen Pietrucha
Most discussions about workflow center around the content that’s being generated and how it can best be handled as it funnels through the various processes a company conducts in order to get business done. In other words, the motion of the flow tends to be the focus.

This guest blog was contributed by Mahesh Kumar | 11/15/13
A large part of any enterprise budget is dedicated to acquiring and managing the technologies that run the business. But the processes for procuring that technology are deeply flawed, which my colleague Archana Penukonda discussed here recently in “Fixing a Trillion-Dollar Business Process.” How do we know the scope of the problem? By looking at the data that is the artifact of those purchasing processes – the purchase order.

This guest blog was contributed by Greg Walters | 11/5/13
At its most basic level, sales is nothing more than supply meeting demand. The trick is matching your “supply” with your prospects’ “demand. Along the way, we position ourselves in the most positive light, ideally offering a product or service for which our prospects have an interest and a need. For instance, if I need to present hard copies of contracts to prospects, I need a printer of some sort – maybe even a copier, or, ultimately, a multifunction device. My need for a hard copy is considered demand. The millions of devices in the world that put marks on paper meet this demand.

This guest blog was contributed by Ken Neal | 10/23/13
Recent advancements in data capture and workflow automation technology provide new opportunities for accounts payable departments to cut costs and become more efficient. We believe that leveraging these opportunities is more important than ever.

This guest blog was contributed by Sarah Carter | 10/21/13
There is arguably nothing more important in an organization than effective communication. Sales, HR, marketing, operations and every other department depend on solid communication to operate smoothly, not only cross functionally but externally as well. As employees utilize social, mobile and other technologies, businesses are beginning to turn to collaboration tools to bring the benefits of those channels under the umbrella of the enterprise.