Posts Tagged ‘automation’

Love Process Automation? Six Areas you can Automate to Make Life Easier

October 28, 2014

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Whether it’s accounts payable automation or workflow automation, those who use enterprise content management systems are already familiar with the benefits of automation. The industry is growing and reaching more businesses and consumers. Internet of Things devices are expected to account for 9 billion connections by 2018, according to BI Intelligence estimates.

Here are six areas where automated processes could make your life easier, both in and out of the office.

Internet of Things at Home

Everyday home objects from refrigerators to lamps are being connected to the Internet. Home entertainment system can also be automated. For example, televisions, audio systems and lighting can be programmed and adjusted to fit a homeowner’s needs. A special egg carton will even remind shoppers when it is time to buy more eggs.

On the Road

Autonomous vehicles could make up a significant portion of road traffic in the future. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has created a policy that includes recommendations about the regulation and licensing of autonomous vehicles. The Internet of Things can help drivers themselves, too. Sensors in parking facilities can be used to help drivers learn when parking spots are available and sensors in buses are being used to help improve maintenance.

Security

Security is at the forefront of consumers’ minds. For example, consumers were more willing to pay for a smart smoke alarm than a smart refrigerator, according to a report by Acquity. Security cameras allow for the monitoring of property through a smartphone. Phones can also be used to lock and unlock doors.

The elderly in particular can benefit from the security features of home automation. For example, seniors can receive help with the push of a button and be connected to emergency help. Seniors could also use the security cameras to check who is at a door without having to get up and check.

Health care 

The health care industry is one area that could benefit from automation. For example, automating patient data collection and analysis can save doctors’ timePill bottles can tell patients when they miss a dose by either glowing or sending them a text message. Heart implant defibrillators can send information to a doctor if it has wireless capability.

Sports

Internet-connected sensors are also being used for sports. One company has made devices that attach to baseball bats and can measure the bat’s swing speed and the angle. The company’s CEO told Computerworld he believes that one-day sports sensors will be everywhere and provide a stream of information for coaches and athletes. Other researchers are hoping to use sensors to alert coaches or parents when an athlete receives a concussion.

Travel

Travelers could one day benefit from security lines that tell travelers how long the wait is and from an auto-rebooking system that determine if a traveler will miss their flight based on their GPS, thanks to the ability to be connected to the Internet. For example, at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, a system monitors Wi-Fi connected devices to measure how long it takes for a device to move through security. A screen with wait times is posted near the security checkpoint. The data doesn’t just help travelers move through the line faster, the information can help airlines and the Transportation Security Administration to decrease wait times.

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Enterprise Content Management Roundup: September 19, 2014

September 19, 2014
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Certain popular backup methods to storing records, such as CDs, are now starting to deteriorate.

What’s new in the industry this week:

  1. Once a go-to medium for storing data, the CD has fallen out of style. Read about the life of a CD and why it’s so difficult to preserve their information.
  1. Security issues are a major concern for the government’s move to cloud technology, one federal CIO says. Read about how the defense industry will need to balance cloud and in-house information management.
  1. Some travelers are going to extra lengths to keep their information safe while they are on the road. Use encryption and learn more steps to prevent data breaches.
  1. Bring your own device, choose your own device, or corporate owned, personally enabled: Learn the difference between these mobile strategies to discover the options each one offers.

Don’t miss these upcoming events:

Our Director of Marketing, Jackie Risley, will be hosting a webinar with The Institute of Financial Operations on 9/23, discussing AP automation and analytics. Don’t miss it! Register here.

FileBound is sponsoring an AIIM Australasia webinar on October 22 on how a process-centric approach to enterprise content management can benefit businesses. Pay attention during the webinar and you could win $100! Register for the webinar here.

Don’t miss us at the IOFM AP Conference West October 26-28 in Las Vegas, Nevada! Attend and learn how FileBound can revolutionize invoice processing. Learn more here.

Mark your calendars for April 27-30, 2015, and attend the second annual Upland User Conference! The FileBound team will be there in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., at Disney’s Beach and Yacht Club with the rest of the Upland Software family.

Enterprise Content Management Industry Roundup: September 12, 2014

September 12, 2014
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This week’s news centered around the importance of solidifying digital processes and ensuring security throughout an organization.

What’s new in the industry this week:

  1. Adapting to ‘new’ technology for digital business can be difficult with technology’s rapid changes. In the latest edition of Workflow, Sean Nathaniel, general manager of FileBound and senior vice president of technology for Upland Software, was featured and discussed the importance of ease of use for customers looking for software solutions.
  1. Federal IT departments see the benefits of a good mobile strategy, but high security standards remain a challenge to adopting mobile software.
  1. The release of the Apple Watch will likely bring wearable devices into the office, which will require IT departments to adapt these devices into the company’s workflow.
  1. Creating a records management program is not a small project, but can be done successfully by following a plan. Establish a records management team and learn four more steps to help protect and organize valuable information.

What’s new with FileBound:

FileBound is proud to have received an Enterprise-Ready security rating from the Skyhigh CloudTrust™ Program!

Don’t miss these upcoming events:

Our Director of Marketing, Jackie Risley, will be hosting a webinar with The Institute of Financial Operations on 9/23, discussing AP automation and analytics. Don’t miss it! Register here: 

Don’t miss us at the IOFM AP Conference West October 26-28 in Las Vegas, Nevada! Attend and learn how FileBound can revolutionize invoice processing. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/X7E6xl

Mark your calendars for April 27-30, 2015, and attend the second annual Upland User Conference! The FileBound team will be there in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., at Disney’s Beach and Yacht Club with the rest of the Upland Software family.

Document Management Industry Roundup: August 29, 2014

August 29, 2014
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Some industries are still struggling to implement records management systems.

What’s new in the industry this week:

1. Automating workflow processes can be beneficial for ensuring accuracy and eliminating wasted time, but employee adoption is what truly makes a content management system a useful tool. 

2. Many industries are still struggling to implement the most basic records management systems. Read how law firms and many other types of organizations can benefit from a functional content management system that isn’t comprised of Excel sheets: 

3. As mobile opportunities expand for businesses of all types, making the transition and implementing new technology can be a challenge. AIIM’s latest report explains how industry leaders are overcoming obstacles, and why doing so has been so beneficial. Read more in our white paper: http://bit.ly/1C7iVMq

 4. Last week, a California court ruled that employers must at least partially reimburse employees for personal devices used for work purposes. Find out how this may impact businesses taking advantage of the BYOD trend when the ruling goes into effect in September: http://bit.ly/1qMEOLS

What’s new with FileBound this week:

Last week we challenged our fellow Upland Software staff members to take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with us. They happily joined in for the good cause, and so did the rest of our team! Watch the video here: 

You can also watch Upland’s Austin office take on the challenge here: http://bit.ly/1pm2qrs

Don’t miss these upcoming events:

The second annual Upland User Conference was announced this week! Mark your calendars for April 27-30, 2015. The FileBound team will be there in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., at Disney’s Beach and Yacht Club with the rest of the Upland Software family!

Work Management Trends in AP Automation

August 20, 2014
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New developments in the cloud and ECM are improving the capabilities of AP departments.

Institute of Financial Operations Executive Report Work Management Trends in AP Automation

New developments in ECM industry are changing the way AP departments operate. Changes in the cloud, mobile, and analytics are all providing new opportunities for AP departments to become more agile, meet higher performance benchmarks, and increase usability. This report from IFO explains:

  • How workflow tools allow fast response to changing business needs and can be easily implemented by users
  • Cloud-based solutions that are secure and can make it easier to deliver business continuity across a distributed workforce
  • Mobile access that is available across any device, making processes like purchase-to-pay cycles easy to complete from anywhere
  • Meaningful and insightful analytics that can be retrieved without the assistance of a database administrator, such as predictive dashboards

If you’re considering an AP automation solution or looking to improve your current process, this look at the latest trends in technology will help you better understand your best options.

Download the full whitepaper here: http://bit.ly/YajR34

Document Management Industry Roundup: August 15, 2014

August 15, 2014
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The number of small businesses fully adapted to the cloud is estimated to double by 2020.

What’s new in the industry this week:

1. New cloud and mobile ECM developments are improving options for accounts payable. The latest report from the The Institute of Financial Operations explains how growing technology trends are making AP departments more efficient and agile. http://bit.ly/YajR34

2.  Nearly 80 percent of U.S. small businesses are planning to be fully adapted to cloud computing by 2020, which is almost double the current rate. See what trends are causing SMBs to shift: http://bit.ly/1uYEsSt

3. Businesses hesitating to adopt a BYOD policy can still make the transition safely and securely by following these 5 tips: http://bit.ly/1t3uAaE

4. The future looks cloudy for the ECM industry. Learn what’s ahead for cloud technology in AIIM’s latest report: 

Don’t miss these upcoming events:

1. Our next Boot Camp will be held August 18-21. Learn more about all the new features of FileBound 7—from anywhere—in our online training course. Learn more and sign up here: http://bit.ly/1lkiELq

2. The second annual Upland User Conference was announced this week! Mark your calendars for April 27-30, 2015. The FileBound team will be there in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., at Disney’s Beach and Yacht Club with the rest of the Upland Software family!

Document Management Industry Roundup: July 11, 2014

July 11, 2014
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It was a great week for FileBound and our partners! We hosted our Solution Architect training seminar and our summer BBQ.

What’s new in the industry this week:

1. This week, we were in Texas with Access Imaging Solutions at the Secretary of State Election Law Seminar!

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2. Attend our latest training seminar without leaving home. Our FileBound Certified Engineer (FBCE) Boot Camp provides personalized instruction, no matter where you’re located. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/1nflTYF

3. Our partner, Epson America, provided our Solution Architect training class with new printers for our 17 students, and helped make the seminar a success.

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4. BYOD policies don’t have to be so complicated. Here are five security precautions you no longer need to take: http://bit.ly/1qRNjVL

5. If you missed our June 12 webinar outlining the newest features of FileBound 7, view it on-demand at your convenience: http://bit.ly/1nflTYF

6. The FileBound team great time at our BBQ this week! Thomas Kernes and Blake Gilmore won our competitions with their ribs and pie. We were also glad to have our 18 trainees, president, and new VP of HR in attendance!

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Don’t miss these upcoming events:

Our partner, AIIM, will be hosting its annual Round the Lake Dinner Cruise on Tuesday, August 12, from 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Both users and vendors are welcome to enjoy a leisurely ride around Lake Washington while socializing with partners, colleagues, and friends. We hope you can attend! http://bit.ly/AIIMcruise

The second annual Upland User Conference was announced this week! Mark your calendars for April 27-30, 2015. The FileBound team will be there with the rest of the Upland Software family!

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Document Management Industry Roundup: July 3, 2014

July 3, 2014

 

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Hybrid cloud solutions and big data were popular topics in the industry this week.

What’s new in the industry this week:

1. “Big data” is a hot topic in the industry, but what exactly does it mean? Learn more about big data and how it’s affecting the industry:  http://bit.ly/1jGseHP

2. The hybrid cloud is gaining popularity among IT departments. See why it just might be the right solution for your organization: http://tek.io/1mNMFT2

3. New users often avoid acclimating themselves to a new document management system. Learn the key to successfully implementing a new workflow system into your business: http://bit.ly/TRvlpH

4. The FileBound office was feeling extra-patriotic this week! We geared up for the Fourth of July weekend a little early and cheered on the U.S. soccer team in its World Cup match.

We cheered on the U.S. soccer team as they took on Belgium in the World Cup this week.

We cheered on the U.S. soccer team as they took on Belgium in the World Cup this week.

Don’t miss these upcoming events:

Our partner, AIIM, will be hosting its annual Round the Lake Dinner Cruise on Tuesday, August 12, from 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Both users and vendors are welcome to enjoy a leisurely ride around Lake Washington while socializing with partners, colleagues, and friends. We hope you can attend! http://bit.ly/AIIMcruise

Sign up for our FileBound Solution Architect Boot Camp and learn how you can use FileBound to build a complete business solution to your workflow needs. Contact your account manager to sign up for and learn more information about our  course:

  • Monday, July 7 – Thursday, July 10
  • 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily (lunch and refreshments provided)
  • FileBound by Upland, 1701 Cushman Dr., Lincoln, NE

Using Analytics Dashboards for Better Decision-Making

June 4, 2014

FileBound delivers detailed and meaningful analytics for all processes without queries or required technical skills. Watch the video below to learn more about how the new and improved Dashboards on FileBound 7 will save you time while still providing you with the valuable data you need to make better business decisions.

Document Management Industry Roundup: May 23, 2014

May 23, 2014
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FileBound 7 was released this week, and we’re hosting a webinar to introduce all its new features.

What’s new in the industry this week:

1. Though FileBound data was not affected by Heartbleed, many others are still feeling the repercussions of the bug. Get the latest information on the security glitch: http://tek.io/1gpPm0W

2. Microsoft’s latest device doubles as both a laptop and a tablet. Here are seven things you should know about the new Surface Pro 3: http://on.mash.to/St0iA6

3. In addition to preserving the environment and saving trees, going paperless in your office can help you keep more organized and efficient. Here are 10 great reasons do away with paper at work: http://bit.ly/1kxiBhN

4. Our General Manager and VP of Tech at Upland Software, Sean Nathaniel, was featured in The Institute of Financial Operations’ Q2 report. See what he had to say about growing trends in AP automation: 

5. FileBound 7 was officially released this week! If you haven’t yet had a chance, take a look at all the great new features: 

Where FileBound was this week:

We were at the AP & P2P Leadership Conference this week in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. We gave away some sunscreen and another Epson scanner! We think our booth representatives had a little too much fun.

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Don’t miss these upcoming events:

If you’re interested in learning more about all of FileBound 7’s new features, we’re hosting a webinar and giving an in-depth overview of all the upgrades. Join us on either June 3 or June 12: