Business Process & Workflow

Pieter van Schalkwyk is serious about helping businesses do better at getting process work done. That's the official motto of XMPro, the company he founded and is now running as CEO. IDM sat down with Pieter to ask what the company is doing to take its own flavour of workflow software and methodology to the world. Initially founded in Sydney, XMPro now has offices and customers in the US and UK, and has recently opened its US HQ in Dallas.

50 percent of businesses still use paper-based payment processes, missing out on the efficiency, cash management and process visibility benefits of automated systems, according to global research* commissioned by ASG Software Solutions.

Specifically built to work with SharePoint 2013, K2 for SharePoint is a new tool for building and running business applications within SharePoint -- using forms, workflow, data and reports.

Peoplebank, Australia's largest IT and specialist recruiter, has signed a contract to use Secured Signing's digital signing process to give it an edge in getting its contractors signed up and onto client projects.  Peoplebank has begun rolling out the service and early adopters are finding savings of around an hour-and-a-half with each new contractor placement.

Esker has launched a new on-demand E-Purchasing solution to automate the entire purchase-to-pay cycle — from purchase requisition to vendor invoice payment authorisation.

OpenText has a new business process management suite that ties together its Cordys acquisition with packaged applications and add-on products to automate processes around enterprise content management.

HP Autonomy and Litera have announced an extension of their partnership to enable HP WorkSite users to access, govern, clean and compare content in their on-premise or cloud hosted files.  Litera’s comparison and server-based metadata cleaning solutions are now integrated with HP LinkSite, a file sharing and synchronisation service from HP Autonomy that is built on HP’s cloud. 

Microsoft and DocuSign are teaming up to provide DocuSign's eSignature apps widely available from within Microsoft Office 365. 

Is "The doctor will see you now" turning into "The doctor will watch the screen?" A new study suggests that physicians may spend too much time looking at their computer screens when seeing patients.

NZ Post subsidiary Converga has acquired of Speedscan Group Holdings to extend its reach in its core markets in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Philippines.