Industry Insights

The latest Industry Insights from ActiveDocs
Martin Srubar November 7, 2019

AI, RPA, and Document Automation

How do AI and RPA relate to document automation? And could they be useful to you?

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Glenn Ricketts October 2, 2019

Recession and automation

The silver lining of recession: turning the tough times into your organization's gold.

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Martin Srubar September 4, 2019

Are you building a digital workplace or a digital business?

Many organizations focus on building a digital workplace. How many have considered building a digital business instead?

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Glenn Ricketts August 7, 2019

How do you stand out in a crowd of Giants?

What our own journey has taught us about standing out even among bigger competitors.

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Stacy Naas July 3, 2019

Hate reaching out for Technical Support? Make it better!

In this guest blog post, Stacy Naas from our Support Team shares her tips for receiving the best possible technical support.

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Glenn Ricketts June 5, 2019

When technology companies are acquired, is it good for their customers?

The short answer is NO.

In this blog post, Glenn shares his insights into acquisitions based on his 40+ years' experience working in the technology space.

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Martin Srubar May 8, 2019

Gartner, Forrester, IDC, and the Document Automation Void

As market interest grows, analyst coverage disappears. As far as these three major analyst companies go, none of them have ever covered the area of document automation.

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Nick Chivers April 17, 2019

Features and why they matter: Markers

In this new "Features and why they matter" series, we explore essential document automation technology, one feature at a time.

Today: the markers used to embed automation in templates.

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Nick Chivers March 27, 2019

What actually happens when a document is automated?

Somewhere in your business, a new or existing document-generating process needs attention. The rationale for giving attention to such processes is that they are of sufficient value to the business to justify the attention.

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Glenn Ricketts March 6, 2019

Efficiency or Compliance: Which is more important?

While both are crucial for business success, one of these is of paramount importance and applicable to every business, regardless of market segmentation.

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Glenn Ricketts February 13, 2019

Remaining Agnostic: Avoiding single-vendor lock-in

We are often asked to become "partners" with other companies who have a synergistic relationship with what we do. So why haven't we?

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Martin Srubar January 23, 2019

Document Engine or CCM: Which one do you need?

We are frequently asked about ActiveDocs’ relationship to Customer Communications Management, typically triggered by our notable absence from Gartner's CCM Magic Quadrant.

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Document Engine and CCM
 
Nick Chivers December 11, 2018

Big projects and the elephant in the room

Q: How do you get down from an elephant? A: You don’t get down from an elephant; you get down from a duck. Pun or metaphysics? Stuck atop the elephant, can a mind shift get us closer to the ground?

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Martin Srubar November 15, 2018

Shipping Industry Revolutions: Document Automation today, Blockchain tomorrow

The digitization of the shipping industry can't be stopped. It may take some time for the involved parties to accept blockchain as a trusted and internationally recognized system of record. Until then, why not work with what you have?

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Martin Srubar November 14, 2018

From paper to blockchain: How your automation turns into Smart Contracts

As smart contract technologies mature, the need will arise to make them more accessible to the wider audience of people who will need to understand what they’re agreeing to when they sign a smart contract.

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Nick Chivers October 15, 2018

Play to your core strengths

We encounter a range of document automation experience in our engagements with prospective customers. We might generalize their underlying business driver as “better document processes”, but not what they do and what they know.

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Nick Chivers September 18, 2018

What is the real value of your document?

Working with prospective and existing clients the subject of document value often comes up and provokes discussions around what makes a document valuable; if it is valuable, then what is its value; and how do the processes that create the document reflect its value.

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Martin Srubar August 31, 2018

Document automation and AI – where is the hype?

Document automation inherently replaces the work of humans, and does it better and faster; this is by many accounts the definition of AI (Artificial Intelligence). So why hasn’t anyone claimed that their document automation product is AI?

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Hire agreements and leasing documentation automated at a large truck and bus manufacturer.

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An energy retailer communicates with 1.5 million clients using ActiveDocs.

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Learn about a major implementation thoughtfully executed in Australia's court system.

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