Blog Posts: Automation

What is Robotic Process Automation (RPA) & Why Should We Care?

What is Robotic Process Automation (RPA) & Why Should We Care?

According to the the Institute for Robotic Process Automation & Artificial Intelligence (IRPA AI), the term “robotic process automation” (RPA) means, “the application of technology that allows employees in a company to configure computer software or a ‘robot’ to capture and interpret existing applications for processing a transaction, manipulating data, triggering responses and communicating with other digital systems.”

Get Serious About Digitizing: 6 Reasons Why Your Business Needs to Automate

Get Serious About Digitizing: 6 Reasons Why Your Business Needs to Automate

Document scanning and workflow automation can mean big things for your business. With manual processes, you’ll always be at the whims of human error and forced to deal with slow reaction times or unobservant employees. Automate your process, on the other hand, and you’ll be more flexible, more accountable and more responsive to the speed…

Workflow Automation & High Performance Teams

Workflow Automation & High Performance Teams

Here at MetaSource, we’re all about fostering collaboration with workflow automation, document management and document capture software. However, software tools of this nature only work if you use them to work together with a well functioning team. How well does your team function? Do you have any of these problems? Absence of Trust: fear of…

5 Ways Mailroom Scanning Can Improve Your Office in New England

5 Ways Mailroom Scanning Can Improve Your Office in New England

The more successful a business is, the busier the mailroom. As more mail comes in, things can get chaotic. It doesn’t really matter what comes in; invoices, grievances, employment applications, orders and anything else paper-based coming into your business can be a burden. This is where mail scanning services come in. There are many ways…

Workflow Automation Begins with an Assessment

Workflow Automation Begins with an Assessment

Can you name the top two workflow automation applications? You probably already knew that it’s AP invoice processing and HR new employee on-boarding. Streamlining and automating AP and HR can cut 60-90% of labor out of these processes, allowing you to handle increasing volumes without adding headcount. That was the easy part… Now, the devil’s…

Let’s Learn: Workflow Automation

Let’s Learn: Workflow Automation

The “Let’s Learn” series helps make navigating document scanning and document management space a little easier so you can get the best solution for your business challenge. What is workflow automation? Workflow automation, which can also be referred to as business process automation, is automating and streamlining paper based business processes to improve efficiency, reduce…

Why Automate AP – Part I: Is It Worth It?

Why Automate AP – Part I: Is It Worth It?

According to the whitepaper Automating AP/AR Financial Processes published by the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM), accounts payable continues to be an inefficient cost center for companies where, “leaving money on the table from missed discounts or disputed transactions, and slow collection can put huge pressure on cash flows.” To alleviate these issues,…

8 Steps for Automating Business Processes with Document Management Software

8 Steps for Automating Business Processes with Document Management Software

An Inc. magazine article, “How to Automate Your Business for Fast Growth,” features an 8-step plan on how businesses large and small can introduce and implement automation. As a document management solution provider, we’ve adapted these eight steps to show how you can automate business processes with document management and workflow automation software: Automate the…

Sales Order Automation: Faster Order-to-Cash

Sales Order Automation: Faster Order-to-Cash

Every day that an order sits in your inbox and every additional step that an order takes to get processed represents a delay in cash flow which can hurt the financial health of any organization. Furthermore, lost orders—which happen to a surprising number of companies—mean poor customer service at best and lost revenues at worst….

Workflow Automation: Business Drivers, Benefits & Implementation

Workflow Automation: Business Drivers, Benefits & Implementation

Business Drivers Enterprise content management (ECM) systems manage unstructured content stored on paper documents, electronic records, faxes, email, etc. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems manage structured data across departments, including accounting, finance, purchasing, manufacturing, and customer service. How can we tie them together and why is this important? Content from paper documents often support transactional…