ECM Executive Commentary

  1. 4 Print And Document Trends To Adopt In 2017
    1/17/2017

    If digital transformation is not on your New Year’s resolution list, it should be. This includes changing operations to take advantage of technologies such as cloud and software as a service (SaaS), as well as ensuring the security of these services. By Martin deMartini, Senior Vice President, Standardization, Y Soft

  2. Document Collaboration — It Isn’t Really A Problem, Is It?
    12/27/2016

    In the grand scheme of things, document collaboration is a mundane, time-consuming process that normally doesn’t get much attention since executives normally don’t get heavily involved in the process, nor do they understand the magnitude of the impact on their organization. However, taking the approach of ignoring a mundane, time-consuming process could have a big negative impact on your career. By Hans Downer, President & CEO, SavvyDox

  3. Women In The Channel: Can Women Make It To The Top?
    12/8/2016

    Like most women who have been in the channel for many years, Theresa Caragol, Principal at TCC Consulting & AchieveUnite, began her career at the first link of the channel food chain and worked her way up. Her story is a familiar one for numerous women in the channel. This is the second of a four-part series; click here for part one.

  4. 4 Hacks To Faster Customer Onboarding
    11/21/2016

    Customer onboarding is a crucial first stage in the customer experience. After all, first impressions make lasting impacts. Evidence suggests we form first impressions in about 1/10 of a second and those impressions are pretty hard to shake. Furthermore, research shows 94 percent of customers who have a “low-effort experience” will buy from that same company again. For these reasons, effective and speedy customer onboarding is absolutely critical. It’s an important moment of truth for any organization, and if done poorly, customer onboarding is where the seed of churn is planted.

  5. What Automation Means For Hiring In The Future
    10/17/2016

    It seems like everything is being automated nowadays — that’s just where technology is headed. Even so, businesses have a keen eye for any new automated tools that makes their jobs easier. By Rick Delgado, contributing writer

  6. Top 5 Issues To Consider Before Customizing Technology
    7/15/2016

    Customization used to be a bad word to many business owners. It was viewed as encumbering higher costs and depending on complex IT infrastructure. However, with the availability of more outsourced technology resources and the increased drive for innovation and marketplace gains, customization is becoming a more common business practice. By Kristen McAlister, President, Cerius Executives

  7. The Best Management Advice I Ever Received
    7/7/2016

    When I first started managing, I thought a lot about myself: how I was doing with my team, how I didn’t want to be a terrible manager, things I could do to become a great manager. Yet when I first started out, the advice I got was “it’s not about you anymore.”

  8. From Copiers To Computers: ECM Eases Shift To Digital For Photocopy Companies
    5/19/2016

    Demand for copy paper is expected to drop by nearly a quarter in the next decade, following a 3.3 million ton drop in the last four years. Yet the demand for documentation, particularly in the healthcare, legal, and financial services industries is more prevalent than ever. So there is a growing need for digitization as well as for systematic and efficient filing, storage, and retrieval. By Tim Wacker, technical writer, NBN Communications

  9. 5 Painful Conversations Document Management Software Prevents
    5/18/2016

    If you’re like most employees in the workforce, there are likely people with whom you have trouble working. Although worker traits are as deeply embedded in their personalities as they are capable of causing employee infighting and lowered morale, many disagreements arising in the workplace stem from a far more surmountable issue: the communication barriers imposed by outdated or inefficient technology.

  10. There Is No Magic
    3/7/2016

    One of the benefits of having been in the sales coaching, consulting, and training business for the past 40 years is that I've had an opportunity to see a lot of so-called magical solutions come through our industry. There have been training programs with hypnotic closes associated with the program. There have been all kinds of gadgets and devices intended to help salespeople sell more.