Welcome!

Linux Containers Authors: Elizabeth White, Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan, Yeshim Deniz, Zakia Bouachraoui

Blog Post

What is your Forms Management Automation Fantasy?

Forms Management Automation Fantasy

FORMS MANAGEMENT AUTOMATION ISSUES

Imagine being stranded in an organization filled with forms management diversity of all types, from all departments throughout the organization. Electronic forms for travel expenses and paper forms from HR regarding Performance Reviews are all part of your fantasy.

The bottom line is that the ecstasy of so many forms has been somewhat tarnished by the ability to search and report on the data/metadata contained in these forms.

The joy of this issue is enhanced by the guessing game of which repository is the form stored in? Can it be in the SAP database, or is it located in the HRIS system.

Today, the vast majority of business processes in corporations and government organizations are performed manually using paper forms, fax, and electronic forms attached to emails. Larger companies may have legacy BPA/BPM systems in place (e.g., IBM, Appian, Metastorm (OpenText), Oracle, SAP, etc.), but these systems are too expensive to use on anything but the most mission critical business processes. In addition, employees often have to switch from application to application to carry out business processes (e.g., from email to Excel or Word, or to an ERP/CRM module, or to a workflow-based application such as an expense report management tool). All of this is highly inefficient and ineffective, resulting in wasted time and resources, significant unnecessary costs, and poor responsiveness to process participants (both internal and external to the company). Ultimately, this negatively impacts a company’s productivity and bottom line as well as its agility in the marketplace.

FORMS MANAGEMENT AUTOMATION FANTASY

Converting the Forms Management Fantasy into a reality for your organization would be a single User Interface for all forms in the organization, complete with the ability to search and report on all forms in the organization, and the ability to set up a predefined workflow for all authenticated users. Let ‘s add No Coding to the fantasy, and the ability to have thousands of users converted within days.

Fantasizing about a tool that is Easy-to-Use for both end-users and management, that leverages your Existing Infrastructure that individual departments can use to Create their Own Workflows, and Quickly Change those Workflows

Dream about an Automated Forms solution which leverage the organization’s current email communications infrastructure (Microsoft Exchange/Outlook/Office 365) and automates manual business processes within Outlook, /Office 365 an application in which users already spend a large percentage of their time and are completely familiar with the user interface. Process templates and forms are easily designed and published by business users for use within the Outlook/Office 365 application, without requiring support from IT. Process participants never have to leave Outlook/Office 365 to participate in their portion of the process. Any data collected through the processes can be easily extracted and integrated with existing ERP/CRM applications and enterprise databases, enabling more timely and informed decisions associated with these processes.

With the Forms Management Fantasy solution, manual business processes can be quickly and easily automated within an environment (Microsoft Outlook/Office 365 that is already well known and used by all participants, in a fraction of the time, and at a fraction of the cost of using legacy BPA/BPM systems. By automating these manual processes, the company will achieve significant time and cost savings through greater efficiencies, as well as more timely and accurate results.

 


More Stories By Ed Sklar

Ed Sklar a seasoned Business Development Director with a history of bringing new software to market. His current role is with an innovative Workflow Automation Software company called FORMVERSE, which has patented a workflow automation and forms management solution which leverages the Microsoft Infrastructure.

He has a Masters Degree in Management, and is Certified in many areas of technology

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that DatacenterDynamics has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.
CloudEXPO New York 2018, colocated with DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo, taking place November 12-13 in New York City, NY, is co-located with 22nd international CloudEXPO | first international DXWorldEXPO and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time t...
DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
Cloud-enabled transformation has evolved from cost saving measure to business innovation strategy -- one that combines the cloud with cognitive capabilities to drive market disruption. Learn how you can achieve the insight and agility you need to gain a competitive advantage. Industry-acclaimed CTO and cloud expert, Shankar Kalyana presents. Only the most exceptional IBMers are appointed with the rare distinction of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor in the company. Shankar has also receive...
A valuable conference experience generates new contacts, sales leads, potential strategic partners and potential investors; helps gather competitive intelligence and even provides inspiration for new products and services. Conference Guru works with conference organizers to pass great deals to great conferences, helping you discover new conferences and increase your return on investment.
Headquartered in Plainsboro, NJ, Synametrics Technologies has provided IT professionals and computer systems developers since 1997. Based on the success of their initial product offerings (WinSQL and DeltaCopy), the company continues to create and hone innovative products that help its customers get more from their computer applications, databases and infrastructure. To date, over one million users around the world have chosen Synametrics solutions to help power their accelerated business or per...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that ICOHOLDER named "Media Sponsor" of Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO. ICOHOLDER gives detailed information and help the community to invest in the trusty projects. Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO has opened its Call for Papers. The two-day event will present 20 top Blockchain experts. All speaking inquiries which covers the following information can be submitted by email to [email protected] Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPOalso offers sp...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IoT Global Network has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 6–8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The IoT Global Network is a platform where you can connect with industry experts and network across the IoT community to build the successful IoT business of the future.
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...