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Are businesses forgetting something? The importance of a document process management strategy

Businesses across Europe may be failing to implement strategies that could simplify the way they cope with a changing digital climate. A study by Ricoh, A new perspective: Ricoh Document Governance Index, uncovered that 57% of businesses across Europe do not currently have a developed and implemented strategy to manage their document processes. This figure [...]

The real impact of increasing data volumes on business

Businesses in Europe are grappling with a data explosion, but what is the impact of this on processes efficiency? The report, A new perspective: Ricoh Document Governance Index, engaged over 1000 businesses across Europe to find out. Business leaders cited ever-increasing amounts of data as the biggest threat to their management processes. Businesses need to [...]

The 3 main barriers every business faces when improving document processes

Only 22% of European businesses have automated document processes, a study by Ricoh has revealed. That the majority of European companies still use hard copy to process critical documentation wastes both a huge amount of time and money. Many business leaders might feel reluctant to move away from a paper based system, but ignoring the [...]

What is the real cost of paper based document processes to your business?

The real cost of traditional document processes is far more than just paper. European businesses spend an average of €147 billion per year processing critical documents, and allocate 362 million man hours for processing. If this wasn’t significant enough, an average of 42.5 per cent of all business information is still contained in hard copy [...]

Managing change in business critial document processes

Transforming business critical document processes is vital to increasing worker productivity and ultimately meeting top corporate goals: financial targets, innovation and superior customer service. The ability to fully realise the benefits of transforming business critical document processes depends on success in changing people’s behaviour. Below are some of the best practices that bring the organisational [...]

Article: 40 years on from the ‘Paperless Office’ (and three steps to a digital workplace)

‘The Paperless Office’ was a term featured in BusinessWeek magazine on June 30, 1975. Forty years later and the future of work is still a hot topic for business leaders but are we any nearer to the paperless office, and what steps are needed for organisations to realise a digital future? Reading the article and [...]

Reimaging the digital evolution of retail banking

The traditional bank branch has undergone a massive transformation over the past few years. Gone are the long queues of customers waiting patiently to conduct routine transactions such as paying bills, withdrawing cash and transferring money. Increasing automation and self-service banking within the branch, as well as the development of sophisticated telephone and online banking [...]

Article – Financial services see greatest benefit in digital maturity

Ricoh Europe, London, 10 December 2014 – Financial services businesses of all sizes are the most likely across sectors* to recognise the importance of achieving digital maturity in relation to the financial success of their company. The insight comes from research conducted by Coleman Parkes, commissioned by Ricoh Europe, which looks at how small and large [...]

Article – Should you invest in a digital document management system?

Investing in a digital document management system may not be a topic that automatically tops the list of priorities of many management teams but its importance should not be underestimated. An effective digital document management system can play a crucial role in helping an organisation to enhance the way information is stored, accessed and shared. [...]

Article – Is your organisation’s workstyle driving productivity and engagement?

Increasing employee productivity and engagement should be among the main goals of any workstyle transformation programme. At its heart, workstyle transformation comprises three key components: the empowerment of employees to work, collaborate and share information in a manner that best suits them irrespective of location or device; the management of information in an accessible way [...]