Business Process & Workflow

Preston Abbey, a US developer of solutions for the secure transmission of confidential and sensitive documents, has introduced the  PA-CFT (Classified File Transfer), enabling government and defence agencies to transfer any classified files, including documents, photos, videos and maps, with the security of Secure Telephone Equipment (STE).

Machines are exceptionally good students. We can see that in the rapid and widespread adoption of machine learning — also known as auto-learning — to automate and improve the collection and processing of large amounts of data. A version of artificial intelligence, machine learning refers to the ability of computers to adapt and learn new things without having to be specifically programmed with new software.

Australian technology provider, Data#3, has won a competitive public tender to create and manage a cloud-based file sharing and community collaboration solution for the Department of Finance.

The All Ords tells you how shares are performing this very minute. Your dashboard tells you how your car is performing this very second. An electrocardiogram tells you how your heart is performing beat by beat. Yet when it comes to measuring the performance of document management activities (such as mail/shipping and print/copy centre operations), many businesses rely on quarterly results in spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations. By most standards, monthly is very aggressive.

Upland Software has announced a new release for its FileBound workflow automation solution. The latest release focuses on content availability, performance and reliability, security, and enhances the day-to-day interaction between FileBound and an organisation's everyday line-of-business applications.

The Cabinet Files security breach uncovered by the ABC this week seems like an episode of that crazy cable TV show Storage Wars, where bargain hunters bid for unclaimed storage lockers in the hope of uncovering hidden treasure.That a person could pop into a Canberra second hand shop and walk away with a treasure trove of Cabinet-in-Confidence documents must be a wake-up call for every senior executive in the Public Service: it is time to take record-keeping more seriously. All government agencies must ensure they are assessing the value and risk of their information holdings in an active, ongoing way.

Standards Australia has announced that a new handbook for document control is now available. Called SA/SNZ HB 168:2017, Document Control, the handbook addresses the entire life cycle of business critical documents and provides guidelines for processes and systems for implementing an effective document control program.

While most digital transformation projects are aimed at making internal workflows more efficient, it's important not to overlook their potential for having a positive impact on customers

Outback Imaging, the Australian developer of EzeScan production capture software, has announced the addition of Civica Authority Financials to its supported financial systems.

Kofax has announced its largest single transaction for a robotic process automation (RPA) solution. The order totalled more than $US8 million from a top 10 global bank, and includes Kofax Kapow and Kofax TotalAgility to provide a comprehensive Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution.