It was a great summer. Many of us took vacations with family and friends, traveled to special places, escaped the office and reconnected with relaxation. But while you were out and distracted by travel plans and beach wardrobes, you may have missed some good information about other things you care about. You may have missed some important Enterprise Matters blogs! But don’t worry. This quick overview of summer posts will bring you up to speed.

Blogs About Analytics

New ebook Explains Business Value of MPS Analytics

MPS analytics uncover hidden business intelligence about your documents, users and printer fleet. They pinpoint process inefficiencies, so you simplify and optimize workflow according to business priorities. Learn more in this ebook.

The Many Uses of User Analytics

User analytics help organizations respond to an increasingly digital workforce. How? User analytics helps organizations make better decisions, allocate costs more accurately, secure document information and more. Bob Hoskins of Newfield IT explores more uses for user analytics in this blog.

Blogs About Managed Print Services

How the Experts Rate MPS Vendors: Key Takeaways from the Latest Quocirca Report

Deciding which MPS vendor to use is one of the most important projects an organization will undertake. You’ll need every bit of information to make the best choice for what can be a rewarding, long-term relationship. This report identifies criteria for selecting the most appropriate MPS vendor for your needs. Navigate the competitive landscape to find a vendor who can guide you through MPS maturity & workflow automation. Find out what experts say makes an MPS leader.

MPS Drives High ROI in Automotive, Education and Everything in Between

To earn the Services Quality Supplier of the Year award, Xerox helped global automaker, FCA, cut printing costs, improve document security, automate processes and enhance sustainability. Print costs were reduced by 7.4 % annually. We’re also responsive for their device fleet, wide-format printers, production color and mono printers, ePublishing and digital storefront at HQ, plants, and training centers. There’s more to this story, and you’ll find it in this blog.

The New “Miracle Worker”

38% of 15 million+ blind or visually impaired people in US are actively employed. Xerox worked with the Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI) to develop accessibility technologies for Xerox multifunction printers. The adaptable accessibility solution lets blind and visually impaired leverage technologies to make office tasks easier. This blog explains how the smart technologies allow everyone to work independently and to their full potential.

Blogs About Workflow Automation

Eliminate the Paper-to-Person API

The last mile of a document process passes through the offices of admissions clerks, the desks of government agents, the mobile devices of insurance agents, the screens of bank onboarding and HR departments. This is often the point where a person must act as “middleware” to make sure data is in the right place to trigger an appropriate action in the next system. We call this the “paper to person” API, and it’s not always desirable, as this blog by Kerry Sanders explains.

Conversation with a Finance Guy

Financial process automation is a journey, says this experienced finance exec. Start by understanding the current environment – what processes are in play, how do they perform relative to benchmarks and where processes are most labor- and document-intensive? In one example, he talks about using automation to prioritize cash collections. By the end of the first two years, costs were reduced by 20-25 percent and set the course for years of continuous productivity. Learn more in this interview.

The Taming of 15 Workflow Processes: Xerox as a Case Study for Productive Innovation

Productivity Pro Laura Stack looks at customer-centric banking and other workflow solutions from Xerox, including five new workflow solutions to make manufacturing leaner and greener. Stack notes that when information entered in one place becomes available to all lines of business, it increases your organization’s customer intelligence and improves the customer experience. Efficiency rises as improved processes eliminate data silos, and customers don’t have to provide information multiple times.

Digital Workflow from Your MFP? There’s an App for That.

Digital transformation is now as close as the nearest MFP. Create and use customized apps at your printer, making a smart MFP an extension of your digital device universe. The apps integrate easily into existing IT infrastructure and can connect steps into other digital processes. Users log in just once, and use multiple applications without another log in. They can access workflow apps quickly and complete tasks entirely at the MFP, including retrieving documents on a network without use of a computer. Start your organization’s digital journey one process at a time. This blog explains how.

Must-see Webinar: Why Cloud Services Matter to Your ECM Strategy

Two important strategies come together in this webinar: cloud computing and ECM. You’ll learn key business drivers behind ECM adoption in 2016, how to achieve business benefits with cloud ECM, and top use cases for extending content collaboration and management across your enterprise. Also hear essential security questions for organizations considering cloud ECM. If you missed the webinar, the replay is still available to view at your convenience.

Blogs About Digital Transformation

Working in the Hybrid World

Still working in the hybrid paper-digital world? How do you transform your paper workflows into a hybrid digital process that works for all? This blog offers tips for success, and says to keep two things in mind: data quality and user experience. Find more advice for hybrid documents and digital workflow.

Digital Transformation Benefits Government IT Staffing

Digital technology can transform the way governments serve citizens. Yet true transformation in the public sector has been slowed by budget constraints, aging infrastructure and an increasing lack of IT staff. What’s the answer? Outsourced document management services and solutions relieve the staffing pressure. A document outsourcing partner can also accelerate your digital transformation by guiding you step by step on the journey to digital workflow and innovation.

Want to Understand NHS’ Digital Goals? Six Helpful Insights for Healthcare

Learn about six digital insights for healthcare captured at “Discovering the art of the possible: the paperlight journey,” a special event for healthcare executives. One highlight: Analytics show where costly processes are broken and how to improve. And another: A One-Size-Fits-All approach won’t work. More insights about digital transformation for healthcare in this blog.

Digital Transformation Comes to a University Near You

Recent research indicates now is the time to go fully digital, but most organizations still aren’t ready. Respondents said only 9% of office processes will run on paper in the next two years, but more than half admitted their processes remain largely paper-based. Some progress is being made in higher ed, as Alexandra Levit explains in this blog. Cal State embraced students’ digital existence and moved services to cloud. Find out what you can learn from higher ed digital transformation.

Blogs About Information and Document Security

Ten Checkpoints for Better Content Security

Information security depends on making sure the network isn’t vulnerable. That includes endpoints like servers, printers, scanners and multifunction devices. This is why Managed Print Services providers can help enterprises with security strategies. Learn 10 security checkpoints in this blog by Mike Feldman.

Securing Data and Information in Government Documents

Cybersecurity is a top IT priority for state and local government agencies, according to a recent survey from the National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO). This blog looks at why government data might not be as secure as you think. For one thing, most agencies haven’t fully developed their cybersecurity processes, plans and technologies. Lack of funding and qualified IT staff also make government security more difficult. MPS can be a launching pad for government data security initiatives that benefit document-driven processes. MPS providers have tools to help agencies ensure the security of their data.