Archive for Digitalisation

Ricoh offers real-time capturing of both paper and digital documents

September 25, 2013  |  Digitalisation

Ricoh has strengthened its relationship with Kofax by launching a new ‘model office’ solution for local government to enable the instant capture and distribution of critical information upon arrival. The ‘model office’ solution will enable local government organisations to instantly capture incoming communications, whether it be paper or digital format with intelligent routing of documents into both workflows and repositories. Previously, delays in mail room arrivals in the public sector have led to delays in the digitisation and sharing of information, which can hinder public services.

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EDI and Cloud solutions to the rescue: a commitment to sustainability

September 23, 2013  |  Digitalisation, Electronic Invoicing

There has been a lot of talk about the advantages of communication and exchanging data between companies using EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) platforms. A recent study from the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), showed that a widepsread worldwide use of cloud solutions would lead to a massive 9,1 gigatonnes of CO2 emissions reduction. By 2020, this would allow savings of 1,9 billion dollars in energy costs, a figure roughly equivalent to 16% of total debt in the eurozone. An other expert analysis by Enrique Buenaventura calculated the savings on paper for EDICOM’s clients due to the use of EDI solutions. EDICOM's client stopped printing a total of 1.28 billion pages, which means that 56,889 fewer trees were felled.

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How e-mail and online billing made US Postal financially unsustainable [disruptive]

Twelve years ago, 2001 marked the all-time peak in first-class mail volume. At the time, U.S. mail volume was greater than ever, but there was concern that the online revolution might reverse that trend quite soon. But Susan Brennan, te U.S. Postal spokeswoman at the time, however didn’t buy it. She gave a quote to Wired magazine back in 2001: “The Postal Service is, and always has been, one of the most high-tech companies in the world,” However, Wired Magazine wasn’t convinced. In the article Wired asked: "But what about e-mail? If people write fewer letters, won't that hurt the bottom line even more?" and Brennan said: "E-mail is not a threat." After this testament of denial, E-mail and online billing lead US Postal to an existential crisis.

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Formpipe chosen as vendor for 160mln Euro Danish public sector frame agreement

September 22, 2013  |  Digitalisation, Europe, Government

Formpipe has been chosen as vendor for the Danish SKI frame agreement regarding IT Solutions and Maintenance. SKI expects the agreement to be worth 1,2 billion Danish Krones, 160 million Euro. The entire SKI frame agreement consists of 18 sub-agreements. Formpipe decided to bid for three; Case and Document Management, Collaboration and Digital Self Service, and was top rated in all three of them.
SKI frame agreement is a central agreement, available for all public agencies, ministries, regions and municipalities enabling clients easier access to vendors and offerings. This agreement replaces the previous agreement that expired February 2012.

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SEEBURGER to penetrate Singapore, Sri Lanka and India with BPM Consulting

September 19, 2013  |  Asia, Digitalisation, Purchase-to-pay

SEEBURGER started a strategic alliance with Singapore-based BPM Consulting to offer secured B2B communication and file transfer solutions in Singapore, Sri Lanka and India.
SEEBURGER currecntly has a presence in mainland China, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand and Australia. The company continues to expand its representation in the region as Asian businesses recognize the need for data security and Managed File Transfer. The alliance with BPM Consulting is strategic in two ways. BPM Consulting is experienced in SAP consulting and SEEBURGER has a long history of cooperation with SAP.

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GXS Customer Advisory Board Meeting share best practices in B2B integration

September 19, 2013  |  Digitalisation, Electronic Invoicing, Events

The meeting (on September 18, 2013 at ArcelorMittal in Paris, France) looks at managed services within the evolving B2B integration market as well as GXS’s offerings. Member companies of this CAB include Dairy Crest, Britvic, Godiva, Knauf, Wolseley, Warner Music, Kerry Foods and Canon Europe.
GXS customer ArcelorMittal will provide a welcome and overview to attendees followed by various topics presented by the GXS team throughout the day, including the latest advancements to GXS’s products, best practices in partner onboarding and a look at the upcoming GXS product roadmap. Additionally, Michelin’s Jean-Luc Faye will give a case study on the company’s success using GXS Managed Services in its B2B operations.

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Be aware! The end of the Portuguese SAFT-PT grace period is near

September 16, 2013  |  Digitalisation, Financial software, Government

On 15th October 2013, the grace period extended by the Portuguese customs and tax authorities to businesses for implementation of the new electronic model for the control of goods movements in Portuguese territories comes to an end. After 15 October 2013, the tax administration will monitor all goods movements electronically and any company failing to provide prior notification of the shipment of goods by means of the electronic transport document (SAFT-PT) will be liable to prosecution and may be fined. The EDICOM solution is completely in line with the current regulations and provides businesses a totally automated transport document issuing system with customized integration in their internal management systems.

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Top Image Systems is a “Sample Vendor” in Gartners Hype Cycle for Digital Banking 2013

September 12, 2013  |  Digitalisation, Payment

More specifically, TIS was included as a "Sample Vendor" in the Mobile Commercial Remote Deposit Capture and Mobile Consumer Remote deposit categories listed in the "Hype Cycle for Digital Banking, 2013" by Gartner. Top Image Systems' mobile content processing solutions are fully integrated with its industry-leading eFLOW(R) multichannel intelligent content capture, workflow and delivery platform.
Gartner sees huge opportunity for growth and innovation in the digital banking space through 2013 and beyond. In this hype cycle, one technology stands out as having accelerated significantly along the Hype Cycle through 2012 and early 2013: mobile consumer remote deposit.

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63% of companies outsource their B2B data management

September 11, 2013  |  Digitalisation, Electronic Invoicing

Businesses are increasingly tending to outsource their data management. In fact, around 63% subcontract to outside providers, whereas only 25% choose in-house centres. This is one of the most striking items in the annual study drawn up by Uptimate Institute, based on a representative sample of 1000 operators in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
Some sectors remain reluctant to outsource their data management. These businesses mostly belong to areas such as banking, healthcare, commerce, education or government. Even so, reports the study, the public sector shift to the cloud has risen by 7% in the past year, going from 10% in 2012 to 17% in 2013.

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WEBINAR: How Cloud B2B Integration Enables Michelin’s International Operations

September 11, 2013  |  Digitalisation, Electronic Invoicing

GXS announced that it will host a joint webinar with Michelin, a key player in the tire market and travel related services, on using cloud B2B integration for international operations.
The webinar will include: Michelin’s business challenges, How Michelin uses a cloud integration platform to support customers worldwide, Key business issues driving international expansion, How cloud B2B integration supports expansion into new markets, The core components and benefits of a cloud B2B platform.

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