Rescue Your Workflow With Electronic Signature Capture

Posted by Nikki Wardle on Oct 21, 2016 1:08:25 PM

When Optical Character Recognition (OCR/ICR) technology first hit the market, it was the fast and somewhat reliable way to electronically store and index transactional documents. Even though this technology has been

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Topics: Electronic Signature Software

Let Workflow Software Improve Your POD Processes

Posted by Nikki Wardle on Oct 18, 2016 8:01:00 AM

Your proof of delivery (POD) process may be working well enough for you. You've probably been relying on these processes for ages. Your current paper-based system is time-tested, and everyone knows the drill. The thought of implementing new processes, systems, and hardware is just too much to take on.

Today, we're going to show you that your POD processes might not be as healthy as you thought, and by the end of this blog post, you'll probably be looking for workflow solutions that can save time, money, and stress.

He Said, She Said

The traditional POD process is full of opportunities to fall under the most infamous enemy of efficiency: "he said, she said." To illustrate, let's take a look at a distribution warehouse where old paper-based, human-error-fraught processes are causing a most unpleasant bit of strife.

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Topics: Digital Signature Capture, PlanetPress

Proof of Delivery Processes meets the Digital World

Posted by Nikki Wardle on Oct 14, 2016 1:28:00 PM

How you feel: I'm overwhelmed by what it takes to consider going digital. There's so much to think about: training, initial investment, and efficiency, just to name a few.

What you should know: Digitizing your proof-of-delivery process and integrating technology into your world is easier than ever--and you don't even need to replace your current ERP system.

Baby Steps

Imagine trying to take your current paper workflows and turn them completely digital over the course of one day. Actually, maybe you shouldn't imagine that. The chaos that would likely ensue could be nothing short of ruinous. Imagine confused employees, lost information, tattered workflows, efficiency at a standstill, and thousands of dollars in wasted time. This is the fear-inducing image that has many companies hesitating on the threshold of the digital world, still clinging to outdated and inefficient paper processes that might not be perfect but are at least tried-and-true. That's where "baby steps" come in.

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Topics: Digital Signature Capture

Your Old Legacy System Can Learn New Tricks

Posted by Nikki Wardle on Oct 12, 2016 9:04:00 AM
Bringing your legacy ERP system into the modern world is a bit of a push-and-pull. On the one hand, you want to embrace the newest technology to offer the efficiency today's clients expect. However, you don't want to incur the costs of a complete legacy system overhaul (not to mention all of the hours spent training everyone to use a new system). Luckily, there's a compromise--a way to teach your old dog (think, your ERP legacy system) some brand-new tricks.

Even if you feel like your company's legacy technology infrastructure is stuck in the past, there are ways to introduce digital processes. And you can accomplish this without disrupting the workflow or creating financial chaos. How? The answer is to pinpoint preexisting processes, within your company, that can be upgraded by way of middleware solutions that effectively "re-train" your existing system.

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Topics: Mobile Forms

The Real Cost of Paper Processes

Posted by Nikki Wardle on Oct 10, 2016 10:54:06 AM

Every order-to-cash process has two costs: the upfront cost and the true cost.

The upfront cost can be calculated in terms of dollars (and hours) spent, but the true cost can only be calculated when you take into account the inefficiency, confusion, and even the business lost due to an error in the process. For some processes, the real cost is difficult to calculate--but it's easy to see the real cost of paper-based order-to-cash process when you take a moment to reflect on the facts.

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Topics: Digital Signature Capture

Refurbished Printer Spotlight: Xerox DocuColor 242

Posted by Nikki Wardle on Sep 22, 2016 10:22:10 AM

Today, our experts turn the spotlight on one production printer that can fulfill your business efficiency needs while delivering superior quality and reliability: a refurbished Xerox DocuColor 242.

Before we get into the specifics on the machine itself, let's take a look at what makes this option unique: you can purchase the Xerox DocuColor 242 as a refurbished printer.

What does this mean for you and your fleet?

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Topics: Refurbished Printers

Paper: The Silent Process Killer

Posted by Nikki Wardle on Sep 8, 2016 9:46:00 AM

Paper may be the silent killer of your business. For as long as we can remember, paper has part of everything done in business: communication, note-taking, record-keeping, client information; the list goes on and on (and even that list is probably written on paper!). Like it or not, paper is a crucial part of your job--but the truth is, this assumption can be dangerous and costly.

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Topics: Electronic Signature Software, Workflow Solutions

Step into the Digital World with PlanetPress

Posted by Nikki Wardle on Sep 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Has your company fallen into an "innovation rut"? Worse, would you even know if it had?

An innovation rut can take many forms. Symptoms might include: no new technology being applied, no new processes being developed, or--most precarious for efficiency and budget--all of the innovative new solutions for a smooth AR department being overlooked in favor of tried-and-true manual processes. This can be unhealthy, both for your company and for your bottom line.

In a world driven by technology, manual processes are quickly becoming too time-consuming and expensive. While it may seem safer to stick to what you know, the truth is that going digital is the best way to protect the health of your company--and that's because going digital is even easier than making no change at all!

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Topics: PlanetPress

How to Go Digital (Without Going Insane)

Posted by Nikki Wardle on Aug 30, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Let's face it: going digital is a fairly significant step for any company to undertake. It can seem risky, frustrating, and potentially disastrous; after all, who wants to spend hours at a time trying to replace ERP systems and learn new digital processes? These concerns are what keep many companies balancing on the edge of their tried-and-true manual processes, hesitant to take the leap into the digital world. However, taking that leap is a lot easier than you might realize, simply because, with easy middleware solutions that can take your existing forms and proof of delivery process to digital tablets and smart devices, all of those original concerns are completely unfounded.

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Topics: Digital Signature Capture

Going Digital with your Proof of Delivery Process

Posted by Nikki Wardle on Aug 25, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Proof of delivery forms--they harbor all kinds of crucial data, from delivery time and address to the receiver's information and confirmation status. These forms might just be the key to boosting efficiency throughout your company, but not in physical form; the secret is to upgrade to digital POD forms.

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Topics: Proof of Delivery Digital Forms