Digital transformation is one of those catch-all concepts that you find turning up in all kinds of discussions these days. It’s not a strategy and it’s not a plan, although it’s often confused with both.

Stonebridge Solutions has implemented an automated accounts payable management platform for Adelaide Brighton Limited (ABL), one of Australia’s leading construction material manufacturers with  more than 1,500 staff.

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) is creating a new Chief Data Office as part of plans to evolve the way the regulator will capture, share and use data in the period leading up to 2020.

Paramount WorkPlace, a provider of web-based and mobile spend management and procurement software solutions, has launched an on line Procure-to-Pay Calculator. It enable companies to quickly quantify the return on investment (ROI) resulting from automating the procure-to-pay (P2P) process via basic metrics on existing invoice processing and staff salaries.

Leading UK bank NatWest has launched the UK’s first paperless mortgage, which promises to dramatically reduce turnaround times.

Melbourne-based financial accounting firm Krigsman Partners has revolutionised its document processing with the deployment of ABBYY FineReader 14.

Brother International (Aust) has licensed Fluke Networks’ LinkWare Live API to create iLink&Label, claimed to be the first mobile app and back end solution designed to dramatically streamline the network and cable labelling process.

Australian firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth is the latest to adopt artificial intelligence technology in the due diligence process for mergers and acquisitions transactions.

An Australian web site promoting the data breach solutions business unit of global credit reporting giant Equifax singles out the firm’s “International breach solutions and experience”. This boast certainly rings true after revelations that over half of the United States population may have had their personal details exposed by hackers in an historic data breach.

Organisations today are faced with exponential amounts of data entering the business in many different formats, from a wide range of sources. Most is categorised as unstructured data: email, video, audio, web chat, social media messages. While dealing with business data can seem like a burden, it is actually invaluable for mitigating risks within your organisation.