Organisations used to depend on paper for every process and, while the paperless office is unlikely to ever become a reality, the rise of electronic forms (eForms) in business has dramatically reduced the amount of paperwork that employees have to contend with.
Firms that are in the business of supplying and delivering products may be familiar with proof of delivery (POD) processes, but some may not realise those paper-based processes are taking up too much time – and sucking up too much money.
Creating automated workflows, instead of paying staff members to do mindless and repetitive work, can help your business work productively and free up time for innovation so you can compete more effectively. Automated workflows reduce the risk of human error and ensure important tasks aren’t forgotten or left incomplete. How workflow automation works Workflow
Paper-based documents and printing will always have a role to play in organisations but you could likely save money and improve your performance and productivity by finding ways to print less. Usually, this means putting policies in place that help minimise unnecessary printing. However, your managed print services (MPS) provider should be
By Nasir Khan Do you know what the biggest resource waster in accounts payable is? If you guessed manual handling and processing of invoices, you’d be correct. Think about it, physical mail needs to be opened and re-directed, emails forwarded and/or printed, approvers followed up, purchase orders validated, data entered, invoices filed…and that’s
No one enjoys doing manual, repetitive tasks day in and day out, with little opportunity to contribute creatively to the business. The invention of so-called robots to take on this administrative burden has come as a welcome relief to people who crave more variety in their working day and less tedium. Automation
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If you’re in the business of selling or moving a product or service, then chances are you have a process for capturing proof of transactions. Whether you’re dealing with outbound deliveries or inbound counter transactions, having a ‘proof of transaction’ process in place is critical. Traditionally, documents associated with customer purchases or job
By Matt Coad, Executive General Manager – Solutions Every business I have worked in, including Upstream, has a plethora of Shared Drives and Network Folders. While folder structures start with best intentions, over time initial guidelines that govern that structure are lost with folder upon folder being created, resulting in multiple sub