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The Weak Link in Your Supply Chain - Information Logistics

Apr 21, 2017 11:39:30 AM by John Mancini

The term “Logistics” conjures up images of complicated supply chains, and the Rube Goldberg-esque complexities of summarizing, rationalizing, and reporting on them in an intelligent way.  

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Topics: information, logistics

The good news and bad news about e-signatures

Apr 18, 2017 11:04:00 AM by John Mancini


First, the good news.  According to P&S Market Research, the global digital signature market is expected to increase to $3.3 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 31.5%.  That’s billion with a B.

The bad news is that despite the long-standing and well-documented benefits of digital signatures, many organizations are still lagging behind.  According to recent AIIM research, 65% of organizations say they are still signing on paper

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Topics: digital signatures, e-signatures, electronic signatures

Guest Post - Five Keys to Leading in the Age of Analytics

Apr 17, 2017 2:31:31 PM by Andrew Wells

[Note:  This is a guest post by Andrew Wells and Kathy Chiang. Andrew Roman Wells is the CEO of Aspirent, a management-consulting firm focused on analytics. Kathy Williams Chiang is VP, Business Insights, at Wunderman Data Management. They are the co-authors of Monetizing Your Data: A Guide to Turning Data into Profit-Driving Strategies and Solutions. For more information, please visit]

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Topics: analytics, big data, data analytics

The Future of Logistics? -- It’s all about information, not planes, trains and automobiles

Apr 13, 2017 10:44:00 AM by John Mancini

Business disruption – driven by massive changes in technology and information management – is sweeping through every industry – even transportation and logistics.

Here’s PwC’s take on the changes sweeping through the transportation and logistics industry.

“Like most other industries, transportation and logistics (T&L) is currently confronting immense change; and like all change, this brings both risk and opportunity. New technology, new market entrants, new customer expectations, and new business models.”

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Here are 6 key information management challenges impacting transportation and logistics:

  1. T&L companies need to commit to digitizing their core back-end processes.
  2. Containerization is about to be pushed to the next level. 
  3. Companies are demanding greater transparency across their supply base – and that means information management must be standardized and automated.
  4. Manufacturers are demanding that T&L companies help them mitigate the increased risk of longer and more variable supply chains.
  5. The “last mile” is in the process of huge transformation. 
  6. Information-centric transformations open up enormous opportunities for insights driven by analytics.

Interested in finding out more?  Check out my new Tip Sheet, 6 Key Challenges for Transportation and Logistics Companies.

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In case you missed my keynote at AIIM17 on the future of content management, check it out...

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Topics: transportation, logistics

Guest Post - 9 Reasons the ECM Community is Underestimating SLACK

Apr 12, 2017 10:38:00 AM by Yukti Chaudhary

[Note: This is a guest post by Yukti Chaudhary from KnoBis. As usual with guest posts, they reflect the opinions of the author and not necessarily those of either AIIM or Digital Landfill.]

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Topics: SLACK

AIIM Conference 2017: A True Love Story

Apr 11, 2017 11:06:00 AM by Thomas LaMonte

Two big bangs in the information management industry thrilled in Orlando at last month’s AIIM Conference:

  1. Gartner’s recent bombshell announcing the “death” of ECM—learn more about a possible successor, Content Services, here.

  2. John Mancini’s mic drop reveal that AIIM believes the landscape has expanded beyond “ECM” – to “Intelligent Information Management.” See John's keynote slides here.
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Topics: AIIM17

13 Things You Don't Know About Content Analytics

Apr 5, 2017 10:46:00 AM by John Mancini

Content analytics provides the “last mile” of insight, ultimately required for automating business processes and creating customer-centered journeys that go beyond conventional encounters. 

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Topics: content analytics, text analytics, analytics

Is it time to adopt a revolutionary approach to BPM? – 5 Things to Look For...

Mar 23, 2017 11:12:00 AM by John Mancini

Consider these three data points from AIIM’s Process Improvement and Automation 2016 - A Look at BPM.

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Topics: bpm, low-code, no-code

And the ECM Successor Award goes to -- Content Services...No That's Not It!

Mar 22, 2017 1:41:20 PM by John Mancini

2016 was certainly a year of radical change.  

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Topics: enterprise content management, ecm, AIIM17

4 ECM Freebies and a Special Invitation

Mar 9, 2017 10:30:00 AM by Sean McGauley

I have some awesome new educational resources to tell you about, but first I'd like to extend a very special invitation for you to join the AIIM Online Community. This online forum is the perfect place to engage in discussions with your peers, get your questions answered, find a mentor, find meetings in your area, and more! Check it out - it's THE place where the AIIM Tribe congregates throughout the year to lurk, learn, and reach out for – and give – assistance.

Now on to more FREE stuff, here are a couple of great resources that have been recently published. Check them out below.

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Topics: ecm, business process management, bpm

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