Process Improvement Blog


Apr

22

2013

Go ‘Green’ In Your Workplace To Enhance Employee Productivity

In recognition of Earth Day, let’s take a look at how you can enhance the ‘green’ quality of your workplace and improve employee productivity as a result, a win-win situation. In this guest post by author Sam Jones, we review some of the simple techniques organizations can use to ‘go green.’ As a business owner, you may be interested in “going green” to improve your…

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Feb

05

2013

iNSIDER Perspective | 2013: Content Management Conquers Social Media, Mobile Data

  Guest article by iNSIDER Pam Baker. Social media hit the scene hard and changed the business equilibrium to heavily favor consumers. Balance is not likely to be restored anytime soon as consumers continue to hold tightly to their voice in the marketplace. What is likely to change is the way businesses will cope with this invaluable flow of data. 2013 will see more businesses…

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Jan

30

2013

iNSIDER Perspective | An Overview of Six Sigma

This article was written by iNSIDER Craig Reid.   In my last post, I overviewed the most popular business process improvement methods, including the oft criticised but much used, Six Sigma. Let’s take a deeper dive into Six Sigma. Origins & Popularity Although invented by Motorola in the nineteen eighties, Six Sigma’s rise to global popularity was not just as a result of Motorola’s success with…

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Jan

07

2013

Overview of 3 Popular Business Process Improvement Methods

This article was written by iNSIDER Expert Craig Reid. Over the last hundred years there have been great strides made in the advancement of business process improvement methods and technologies. Whilst there are a multitude of different methods and hybrid methods, in this article we look at 3 of the most popular ways of analyzing and improving business processes. Six Sigma, Lean and CEM Method. 3 Popular Business Process…

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Dec

17

2012

iNSIDER Perspective | Big Data: Boon or Bust for ECM?

This article was written by iNSIDER Pam Baker.   Big data is changing everything, everywhere – permanently. Business will never be the same, nor will the human experience. One need only to look at reality mining to catch a glimpse of where we’re all headed, as individuals, communities, and as organizations. If you’re unfamiliar with reality mining, you might want to read the many posts…

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Dec

10

2012

iNSIDER Perspective | Case Management 101

This article was written by iNSIDER Steve Weissman. Today our topic is on Dynamic Case Management, what it means, it’s relationship to Business Process Management and Enterprise Content Management and the future of Information Technologies. Case Management 101 : Full Interview Part 1: What is Case Management? Part 2: Industry & Department Applications (It’s not just for the legal field) Part 3: DCM, ECM &…

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Dec

03

2012

iNSIDER Perspective | Do You Have “That’s the Way We’ve Always Done It” Syndrome?

This article was written by iNSIDER Bill Kennedy.  For over 25 years, Bill has been a professional accountant working both as an implementer of accounting systems and a user. Bill has a varied background in accounting management and accounting systems implementation, with a focus on the charitable sector. When automating a system, those words should set off alarm bells. At the very least, it shows that…

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Nov

26

2012

iNSIDER Perspective | 6 Ways to Process Improvement Success

This article was written by iNSIDER Craig Reid. Craig is known throughout the business world as “The Process Ninja” and is one of the iDatix iNSIDERS. He is a passionate advocate of business process management. His unique approach to business process improvement rapidly achieves business benefits by creating alignment between customers, strategy, services, processes and technology. Follow Craig Reid @TheProcessNinja So you’ve been given the go-ahead on your shiny new…

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Nov

19

2012

iNSIDER Perspective | Reducing Administrative Time

This article was written by iNSIDER Bill Kennedy. Bill is our Accounting iNSIDER. For over 25 years, Bill has been a professional accountant working both as an implementer of accounting systems and a user. Bill has a varied background in accounting management and accounting systems implementation, with a focus on the charitable sector. Administration Time: 0 hours Wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to spend…

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Nov

05

2012

iNSIDER Perspective | Rock, Paper, Scissors: How Manufacturers’ Consistently Lose Using Paper

This article was written by iNSIDER Pam Baker. Pam is expert in all things BPM, ECM, CRM as well as topics such as Lean Manufacturing. A prolific and versatile writer, she writes about technology, business and finance for leading print and online publications. Many mistakenly believe the game of rock, paper, scissors is a game of chance. Actually, it’s an exercise in quick-thinking strategy development and…

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Oct

22

2012

iNSIDER Perspective | How to Know it’s Time to Upgrade or Replace your Business System

This article was written by iNSIDER Steve Weissman. Steve provides expert guidance on enterprise information management, helping people work better and work better together through improved governance, compliance, and process efficiency. A specialist in managing content, collaboration and communication, he has decades of experience in capture, imaging, forms, content management, business processes management/workflow and other related areas. He is currently the Senior Pragmatist & Master Prognosticator…

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Sep

24

2012

The Top 6 Reasons for Process Improvement

This article was written by iNSIDER Expert Craig Reid.  “From little things, good things grow” they say – but when execs sign off on process improvement initiatives, what are the top reasons for them giving the go ahead? 6. Me Too “Hey everyone else is doing it, so why not us!” No-one’s going to admit it but the persuasive voices of business publications and software vendors…

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Aug

20

2012

iNSIDER Perspective | Habits of Very Successful Accountants: Upgrading Annually

This article was written by iDatix iNSIDER Bill Kennedy. Bill is our Accounting iNSIDER. For over 25 years, Bill has been a professional accountant working both as an implementer of accounting systems and a user. Bill has a varied background in accounting management and accounting systems implementation, with a focus on the charitable sector. Personal professional development is very important for accountants, but have you noticed how…

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Aug

13

2012

iNSIDER Perspective | The Silo Effect: How Organizations Broke Business

This article was written by iDatix iNSIDER Pam Baker. Pam is an expert in all things BPM, ECM, CRM as well as topics such as Lean Manufacturing. A prolific and versatile writer, she writes about technology, business and finance for leading print and online publications. There is a paradox in human thinking: the love of both disciplined organization and free-wheelingadhocracy. We build silos to satisfy the…

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Aug

06

2012

iNSIDER Perspective | Unscrambling the Process Technology Puzzle

This article was written by iDatix iNSIDER Craig Reid. He is known throughout the business world as “The Process Ninja” and is one of the iDatix iNSIDERS. He is a passionate advocate of business process management. His unique approach to business process improvement rapidly achieves business benefits by creating alignment between customers, strategy, services, processes and technology. Follow Craig Reid @TheProcessNinja Process Mapping, Modeling, BPM, ACM, ECM, ERP – Unscrambling…

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May

29

2012

iNSIDER Perspective: 3 Things on Being Lean that Enterprise Can Learn From Manufacturing

This article was written by iDatix iNSIDER Pam Baker. Baker is expert in all things BPM, ECM, CRM as well as topics such as Lean Manufacturing. A prolific and versatile writer, she writes about technology, business and finance for leading print and online publications. The recession brought deep staffing cuts and a frantic scramble for automation to take up the slack. While few companies, if…

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May

22

2012

Processes, Procedures, Work Instructions – what’s the difference anyway?

This article was written by iDatix iNSIDER Craig Reid It’s often all too easy to bundle “processes” and “procedures” into one statement as if they are a single entity. Of course, they aren’t, but ask a dozen people what the difference is and you are likely to get a dozen different answers. Throw in the oft misunderstood “work instructions” and chaos can ensue! When working…

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May

02

2012

The Scoop on Cutting Costs & Going Green (Article & Infographic)

This article is written by Guest Author Jessica Wiener, a specialist in custom letterhead. When she is not writing for Print360.com, you can find her cooking up a storm in her kitchen. The popularity of enterprise content management systems have increased significantly in the past few years as businesses have embraced advances and improvements in technology that have allowed them to go paperless more effectively. There has been…

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Apr

17

2012

iNSIDER Perspective: A Brief History Of Process – From the Industrial Revolution To Today

This article was written by iDatix iNSIDER Craig Reed. Craig Reid is known throughout the business world as “The Process Ninja” and is one of the iDatix iNSIDERS. He is a passionate advocate of business process management. His unique approach to business process improvement rapidly achieves business benefits by creating alignment between customers, strategy, services, processes and technology. Follow Craig Reid @TheProcessNinja When we sit in our offices and perform…

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Mar

29

2012

3 Ways Credit Card Co’s Incentivize Going Paperless (And You Can Too)

This post was written by iDatix Guest Blogger, Mike Dolen. Dolen is the CEO of Credit Card Forum, where you will find him analyzing each credit card offer in-depth. He reviews the offers from major banks, credit unions, store cards, and everything in-between. As we all know, just a few months ago the USPS raised postage costs and given their massive budget shortfall, I don’t think it will be…

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Feb

21

2012

8 Free Sites and Tools to Increase Productivity

This post was written by iDatix guest blogger Andy Granger. Andy writes business insurance quotes for BusinessInsurance.org. There are many things that stand in the way of productivity–poor management of time, disorganization, multi-tasking, outside distractions, and plain old forgetfulness are just a few of the culprits. If you or your employees could use some help getting back on track and staying there, check out some of…

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