Automate your business #4 – What’s next?

Once you have decided which processes you’d like to automate, it is time to build your application. There are several ways to do this: you can deliver it all at once or break down the process into short time intervals, completing small steps every two or three weeks. No matter which route is right for […]

Automate your business #3 – Make a good start

Now that you’ve discovered your own processes and have a clear idea of processes that can benefit from automation, it is time to roll up your sleeves and get something tangible off the ground. In other words, it is time to automate your business. Answer these four questions and you’re off into the right direction. 1. Can you […]

Automate your business #2 – Benefit from automation

Last time, we wrote that discovering processes is an essential first step if you want to embrace automation. Once you’ve gone through the three-step plan that we described, you’re ready to answer the next question: Which processes will benefit from automation? In this blog, we have listed five processes that commonly require automation! 1. Repetitive tasks Every […]

Automate your business #1 – Discovering processes

Automation: you’ve heard all about it, and as a twenty-first century company, you want to embrace it. But where to start? In this blog series, we will guide you through the process step by step. First things first: you need to discover the processes in your organization. We’ve put together a three-step to-do list for […]

Embrace innovation: the importance of future-proofing your organization

Most organizations have plenty of forward-thinking people who want to innovate. Getting initiatives off the ground, however, is a different story. Oftentimes, it requires taking a leap into the unknown, and there is a good chance you will only achieve the desired result after several attempts. Moreover, you will be held accountable if things don’t […]

Innovative initiatives: how do you realize them?

In our last blogs about innovation, we discussed the importance of embracing innovation and explained how to recognize and eliminate innovation killers. Now, it is time to look at the requirements for innovative ideas and the way you can realize them. Every process of innovation follows a pattern of trying, failing, learning and trying again. […]

Innovation killers: how to recognize and eliminate reluctance

In our other blog about innovation, we discussed why it is important for organizations to embrace innovation. Today, we would like to help you tackle a related issue: innovation killers. Many organizations have employees who want to innovate, but who cannot seem to get their initiatives off the ground. The majority tends to cling onto […]

3 Tips to Rethink and Greatly Improve your Business Processes

Together with our customers we have made quite some interesting process changes over the years. I wanted to share some of the most important insights we have gained and give a few examples that might help you rethink your processes. #1 Simplification It may seem superfluous to say, but many processes can be simplified. Many […]

How the Rolodex was digitalized and what you should learn from it

There used to be a time, which I hope many of you have forgotten about, that the Rolodex ruled the desk of every manager around the world. Being in someone’s Rolodex and having important contacts in it, was a sign of accomplishment in the business world. Since then, this analog way of storing contact information […]

How to draft a plan of improvement

In our previous blogs, we discussed the importance of determining the happy flow and addressing the bottle necks. Once you’ve asked all necessary questions, you can take concrete steps towards creating your own application. Key to this process is a nicely timed series of ‘what ifs.’ Alternative scenarios, subsequent steps What if we would leave these process steps […]