Let Scanning Solutions Improve Your Workflow

Many companies operate under the impression that scanning documents is a simple, but limited, method for document storage. Although scanning does indeed reduce storage costs, there are many more benefits to implementing a scanning solution than storage alone. In fact, electronically archiving your business records is just one small step you can take toward improving operational efficiency and lowering document costs.

Regardless of your specific industry, a successful scanning solution will reap many benefits, all of which will ultimately have an impact on your bottom line. Read More

How to Crash and Burn – In Style

How to Crash and Burn - In Style

I just watched a video by YouTube channel ColdFusion TV about the worst company disasters.

One story was how Kodak, once a juggernaut in the camera business lost it all by refusing to develop the digital camera, despite have an early patent on the technology.

Kodak considered digital cameras a dead-end.

Another example was how Xerox invented the first desktops with a Windows-like graphical user interface and a mouse. Read More

Debunking Common Document Management Myths

There are plenty of misconceptions about document management (abbreviated DM) that hold businesses back from making the switch to electronic documents. Let’s separate the myths from the facts so you can make an informed decision.

Myth #1: Document Management Is Too Expensive

Businesses of all sizes are looking to cut costs, not spend more on things that they’re already doing. A common misconception is that document management systems are too expensive to be worth the investment. Read More

Oracle Chain is Planning Demantra Demand Management

To respond to uncertain and variable demand you need to ensure that all demand signals are captured at the right level of detail, leverage that demand and its underlying correlations and factors that influence the demand patterns, make sure that all key stakeholders are involved and accountable on a continuous basis, and make that forecast actionable and drive all downstream planning processes. Oracle Demantra Demand Management enables you to arrive at a single, precise consensus forecast.

A consensus plan built from a more accurate forecast aligns all your organizations and users, enabling you to be more demand-driven. Read More

The Agile Initiate Project Phase

Going from concept to initiate

The initiate phase has three inputs that originate from the concept phase, namely desired outcomes, project charter and an initial capability list. In the initiate phase we have closer conversations with the customer to ‘hear the voice of the customer’. We should have a value management team that works to flesh out the product backlog. This includes defining success criteria and the Minimum Viable Product (MVP).

Product vision

If the product vision is unclear its worth investing time now to pin it down. Read More