Weekly Roundup – Preparing for 2015, Using Big Data, & Collier Restaurant Group’s DocStar Success

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Countdown to 2015: Fix Your Old Processes Before the New Year

If one of your organization’s New Year’s resolution is to fix inefficient or broken processes, there is a five-step “quick fix” that will help. Define the Problem, Evaluate the Bottleneck, Utilize Internal Resources, Rethink Business processes, and Build-in Flexibility.

“As we start the countdown to the New Year, now is a good time to evaluate your business processes and discover ways to streamline productivity and reduce overall costs. Increasing efficiencies in administrative areas – like business planning, information management and office workflow – is easy on your budget and doesn’t increase workload on staff.”

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Use Innovation to Offset Unpredictability in 2015

As with every New Year, there will be changes in technology that are unknown at this point. However, using Big Data you already have and expanding on the data when communicating and innovating is the key to maintaining your business during times of unpredictability.

“To be a truly data-driven organization, companies cannot rely on outdated technologies. Access to big data is easier than you think, and for business this is great news. It means more data, from more sources – giving businesses real information they can use to analyze current bottlenecks market performance, customer service and finance.”

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Collier Restaurant Group Automates Processing of 20,000 Invoices with DocStar & SAGE ERP

Collier Restaurant Group shares their success with the DocStar enterprise content management solution. HR saw the ease of having all information in one system, while the AP department automated the invoice process when integrating DocStar with Sage ERP.

“Collier integrated DocStar with its Sage ERP accounting system, allowing the processing of more than 20,000 invoices a year to be fully automated. Collier estimates that they save 50-55 man-hours per week in addition to streamlining their auditing and reporting processes.”

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Astria Solutions Group Collecting Clothing Donations for Schenectady City Mission Through January 31

“In an effort to continue to support the City Mission’s efforts, Astria will be collecting clothing donations in the Big Red Bin located in our parking lot at 2165 Technology Drive in Schenectady through January 31. City Mission says it’s most in need of men’s large and extra-large items, but also takes donations of women’s and children’s clothing items. Time to clean out those closets!”

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