September 2016

wavelengthAutomation is key to workflow, and it’s hard to have good automation without some innovation. See what our executive panel had to say about the way automation is changing the business environment, how to identify new opportunities for automation, and more.


Campbell 150by Jessica Lynn Campbell, Web Benefits Design

Most people understand the concept of Web 2.0 — it is the integration of innovative, online technologies, user interactivity and collaboration, pervasive network connectivity, multimedia, and open-source solutions.

SAP 150by Luis Murguia, SAP

In order to be at the top of their game in today’s global economy small and midsize businesses (SMBs) are now requiring a new level of digitalization that takes them far beyond the long-used, classic analytics tools to sort through giant stacks of oftentimes printed data on spreadsheets. These new tools and systems that deliver insight faster and with less effort are now a necessity to businesses, and cannot merely be standalone programs that create pretty reports. Today’s SMBs require a different level of insight that can only be achieved through integrating business intelligence (BI) tools directly into their operating systems.

IBM 150by Luis Benitez, IBM

The workplace is changing. Although the physical office can still be a place of productivity and collaboration, companies are empowering the individual worker by providing all the tools necessary to be a valuable member of the organization from any corner of the globe. Today’s workforce is becoming increasingly flexible, mobile, and even global in nature — virtual collaboration is at the center of the workplace and shaping the way businesses operate now and for the foreseeable future.

Craine 150by Kevin Craine

In the day and age of increased digitization in business, process automation is essential to improve and streamline enterprise workflow. Eliminating manual busywork and paper-bound processes is at the heart of saving money and improving service, and a host of great solutions exist that are tailored for every industry vertical. But the question is: has “automation” replaced “innovation” in our organizations?

AIIM 150by Bob Larrivee, AIIM

As organizations take a good hard look at their business models and processes to drive forward digital transformation, Business Process Management (BPM) has come to the forefront as a key enabler in driving improvements in efficiency.  

Peter Kowalczuk 150by Patricia Ames

We recently had the opportunity to interview Peter Kowalczuk, executive vice president, zone operations & marketing at Canon Solutions America, during which we discussed the elusive paperless office, digital natives and the changing face of technology. Join me in the SpeakEasy.

PNMSoft 150By Gal Horvitz, PNMsoft

In Gartner’s January 2016 report “Improving and Reinventing Business Processes Primer for 2016,” Analyst Bruce Robertson stated that “The pace of business change keeps accelerating, and CEOs are shifting their focus from cost reduction to growth. In response, process practitioners must expand their thinking, methods and technologies to improve and reinvent business processes to deliver strategic outcomes.”