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Excellence in Practice
Innovation and Excellence in Workflow and Imaging

By Layna Fischer
 

Quality laminated hardcover, 236 pages. Illustrations, charts, references, appendices, bibliography, index. 7"x 10". ISBN 0-9640233-5-0
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Learn more about the Global Excellence Awards including rules, submissions and deadlines.

 

WHAT MAKES A WINNER?

The answer lies in the book Excellence in Practice, Innovation and Excellence in Imaging and Workflow, by Layna Fischer, General Manager of the WfMC, featuring the winners and finalists of the recent annual Giga Excellence Awards. To be recognized as winners, companies must address three critical areas: excellence in innovation, excellence in implementation and excellence in strategic impact to the organization.

 

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The competitive playing field for workflow and imaging continues to change as visionary companies push the envelope for innovation and excellence. Companies excelling in document imaging and workflow share common characteristics that other organizations are well advised to learn. Companies competing head-to-head against such visionaries must shift their IT and business strategies to keep pace. Ways to move the competitive goalposts when implementing imaging and workflow technology include focusing on enterprise-wide solutions while also reaching the extended enterprise, and empowering users to develop, modify, and enhance flexible, workflow-enabled processes.One hallmark of a truly excellent implementation is a high level of user involvement, not only in the design phase, but also in all phases of the project. Companies that excel in imaging and workflow understand intuitively that "users know best."

 

Excellence in Practice details, for example, in the case of Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield, how user teams and project team leaders worked together to change the very nature of the customer service representative’s job. By engaging users in defining how work gets done, companies can develop multifunction processes that enhance job structures, improve employee morale, and reduce employee turnover. Bank of America's Asia Division is another case in point. This business process reengineering project focused not only on technology, but also addressed change management issues that could have otherwise derailed the project. Implementing a system across eight countries, Bank of America Asia Division concentrated on building a multi-disciplinary team, involving users extensively throughout the project, and using prototypes and pilots extensively to test ideas for the multinational implementation. This book demonstrates that companies worldwide must take similar steps to ensure the overall success of reengineering projects, particularly when multiple sites and multiple national cultures are involved.

 

The case studies of each of the 16 winning corporations featured in Excellence in Practice go into considerable detail regarding the issues of implementation. Readers can find out more about:

Their system application, what the system is used for, who are the users and what the job entails

What were their key motivations and their system configuration (number, and type of software, servers, scanners, printers, storage devices, etc., including the identities of the vendors and integrators involved)

The number of users currently on the system and number of users planned.

How the company has been impacted by their new system; cost savings, ROI and increased productivity improvements, competitive advantage gained, and how they managed to move the goal posts for their industry.

Their implementation process and methodology, the project team, and the change management and business process reengineering issues they addressed.

How these companies managed both their overall technological and business innovations.

 

To add depth and meaning to the case studies, four leading industry analysts and experts were invited to contribute chapters from their respective perspectives:

bulletStudy: State of the Workflow Industry. 
Priscilla Emery, Sr. Vice President, Association for Information and Image Management International AIIM

bulletThe Roles of Value-Added Resellers (VARs) and Systems Integrators. 
Ric Rhodes, President, Document Imaging VAR Association (DIVA)

bulletPitfalls in the Strategic Deployment of Process Improvement and Management.
Geary A. Rummler and Gordon Sellers, the Rummler-Brache Group

bulletEndnote Chapter: The Seven Traits of the Smart Company
Excerpted from Smart Companies-Smart Tools, by Thomas M. Koulopoulos 1997. Van Nostrand Reinhold New York

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

  • Moving the Competitive Goalposts: Seven Ways to Achieve Excellence
    Connie Moore, Vice President, Giga Information Group

  • Arrow Trucking Tulsa, Oklahoma
    North American Excellence Awards: Imaging, Finalist

  • Bank of America, Asia Division Hong Kong
    Asian Excellence Award: Imaging, Silver

  • Budget Rent A Car, Lisle, Illinois
    North American Excellence Awards: Workflow, Finalist

  • Capital Blue Cross: Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    North American Excellence Award: Gold, Imaging

  • Consolidated Edison of New York. New York, New York
    North America Excellence Award: Workflow, Silver

  • First Albany Corporation, Albany, New York
    North America Excellence Award: Imaging, Finalist

  • Gak Nederland b.v. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    European Excellence Awards: Workflow, Gold

  • Italian Chambers of Commerce Societa' Consortile di Informatica delle Camere di Commercio Italiane per Azioni (Infocamere) Padova, Italy
    European Excellence Award: Imaging, Gold

  • Martinair Holland Schiphol Airport, The Netherlands
    European Excellence Award: Imaging, Silver

  • Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI) Document Delivery Division Ottawa, Canada
    North America Excellence Award: Workflow, Finalist

  • New York City Office of the Comptroller. New York, New York
    North America Excellence Award: Workflow, Gold

  • PPP Healthcare, Tunbridge Wells, England
    European Excellence Award: Workflow, Silver

  • Red Ball Oxygen Company, Inc. Shreveport, Louisiana
    North America Excellence Awards: Imaging, Finalist

  • Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield, Richmond, Virginia
    North America Excellence Award: Imaging, Silver

  • Yarra Valley Water Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Asia Excellence Award: Workflow and Imaging, Gold

  • Study: State of the Workflow Industry
    Priscilla Emery, Sr. Vice President, Association for Information and Image Management International AIIM

  • The Roles of Value-Added Resellers (VARs) and Systems Integrators
    Ric Rhodes, President, Document Imaging VAR Association (DIVA)

  • Pitfalls in the Strategic Deployment of Process Improvement and Management
    Geary A. Rummler and Gordon Sellers, the Rummler-Brache Group

  • Endnote Chapter: The Seven Traits of the Smart Company
    Excerpted from the book, Smart Companies-Smart Tools, By Thomas M. Koulopoulos to be published May 1997. Van Nostrand Reinhold New York

  • Contact Information
    Names and addresses of installations, vendors and integrators

 

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