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Strategy Partners releases 'Innovation in Automated Document Process Management' Study

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

Driebergen – the Netherlands, (October 14, 2008)  – Strategy Partners, the European leader in market research and strategy consultancy with respect to Enterprise Content Management and Output Management, has released a new market study, "Innovation in Automated Document Process Management". The report describes the research done by Strategy Partners within Europe among a large number of organizations to identify the needs in automation of the current (office and high volume) document production and distribution processes. It will look at the influence of multi-channel, Going Green and other business trends. The results of the research are translated to practical solutions which can be implemented by organizations and managed service providers.
The traditional Print and Mail activities are changing rapidly. Due to the economic environment, business goals, technical developments and the market developments the requirements in communicating with internal and external customers is changing. The need to be able to communicate via the electronic media channels is increasingly becoming popular. The processes in the print and mail department are not dedicated any longer to paper printing and distribution. The market research shows that 25 percent of the respondents want to add multi-channel distribution to the current paper driven processes within the next two year. To optimize the production processes there is an upcoming requirement for Lean Six Sigma techniques. The implementation of an Automated Document Factory is also selected by 25 percent of the respondents as a implementation project for within the next two years. The Automated Document Factory is still valid solution, although the modern ADF requires electronic distribution capability, optimization based on Lean Six Sigma and integrated with ERP, CRM and other business applications.
The report (190 pages) is unique within the Enterprise Content Management, Output Management market research and analysis space. The first part of the report describes the history, market trends en developments in Output Management. Based on the discussions and on-line survey results a set of innovative solutions are discussed. The nature of these solutions is the practical usage and the quantifiable business benefits. The first part is ended with a template project plan and planning as support for the implementation of the discussed innovative solutions. The second part of the report describes the vendors who can deliver the technical and/or software components needed for the implementation.
To support the selection of the right technology (vendor), the report encompasses a unique selection mechanism. With this tool the reader can create a short-list of vendors who fits best to his or her specific business issues, background and future deployment requirements. To additionally support he selection a vendor profile is incorporated in the report of several Automated Document Process Management vendors. Several customer case studies are described to show the possibility of deployment and the benefits gained by various organizations.
Oscar Dubbeldam, the author of the report, "Innovation in Automated Document Process Management is certainly not a traditional market research report in which several vendors are compared by functions and features offered. The report will give a lot of practical advices to organizations who need to transform their current print and mail activities to a department that can act at a more strategic level. This will require the creation of a Document Communication strategy. Which message is sent to whom and by which media channel at a most efficient level of automation. As seen by the survey organizations want to do a lot to optimize in the next two years. How this can be done is for many still a question mark. That's where this report is a great help to get independent support. ".
The report 'Innovation in Automated Document Process Management' or additional information can be obtained by sending an e-mail to Oscar.Dubbeldam@strategy-partners.nl. The costs of the report are €475.00 (excl VAT).
Strategy Partners – Willem van Abcoudelaan 11 – 3971 AA Driebergen – Website: www.strategy-partners.com – e-mail: contact@strategy-partners.nl




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