Month: December 2015

[Video] Business Agility through Automated Approvals

Business Agility!

It’s the leading driver for Cloud Computing according to any number of surveys and articles such as this one from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services.

Our infographics and blog articles discuss how we’ve helped customers automate their key processes and become agile businesses. We’ve also created a short (2 min) video below that’ll introduce you to business agility and how frevvo can help.

Interested in finding out more? Visit our website to and see how customers are already using frevvo’s public and private cloud solutions to transform everyday business processes.

Happy Holidays with my favorite Cloud cartoons!

As 2015 draws to a close [already], it sure seems like Cloud is on everyone’s mind. We’ve written plenty of articles on security, the pressure to transition to the cloud, business agility blah blah blah … Time to look at the funny side of Cloud. I thought I’d share some of my favorites. Enjoy! Happy Holidays, Happy New Year and see you in 2016!

Cloud really is part of our everyday life but it isn’t really the answer to everything 🙂

Sources: CloudTweaks, CloudTweaks

Yes, even 8 year olds can sync using the cloud …

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… but we hope you’re taking a more measured approach.

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Source: Dilbert

No article on cartoons is complete without at least one classic from XKCD so here goes.

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Source: XKCD

Finally, it’s Christmas and I’ve been buying on Amazon.

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Source: Dilbert

Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season. I’m looking forward to a great 2016.

-Paul

Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty chooses frevvo to automate MLS listings

Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty (part of Sotheby’s International) is a leading Central and South Texas real estate firm with about 250 associates and listings in 90 Texas counties.

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The company sells real estate. Unfortunately, in order to list a property for sale, a lot of information must be collected about the property and the sellers. It’s used in MLS systems, on legal documents that require signatures (e.g. disclosures), and back office processes such as marketing materials that must be reviewed by listing agents. It’s a tedious, time-consuming and unnecessarily costly process.

They chose frevvo Live Forms to automate the process, eliminate paper and improve efficiency because:

  • It provides agents and customers with a fantastic user experience on all devices. Sellers will no longer need to sign and initial a dozen or more documents.
  • frevvo’s built-in validation and business rules dramatically reduce errors, corrections and duplicate data entry.
  • Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty expects to get listings out sooner, free up agents’ time and reduce costs.

Read the Case Study and try frevvo free for 30 days and see for yourself how you can stop printing, signing and scanning for routine approvals.

Cloud Security on your mind?

ds-explosionConcerned about Cloud Security? You’re not alone. A single breach can have a huge negative impact on your business. Even the Rebels destroyed the Death Star by exploiting a single security flaw.

cs-infoA staggering 90% of companies are very or moderately concerned about cloud security with the biggest worries being unauthorized access and malicious insiders.

Make frevvo your ally and you can rapidly take advantage of powerful, impactful cloud solutions today while minimizing security risks and decreasing your compliance costs. We know that data security is critical for your business. Check out this new infographic and see how our multi-layered approach can help you secure your information as we continuously monitor and improve your systems, processes and services.

Interested in learning more? Contact frevvo today to get a comprehensive overview of how you too can securely deploy everyday workflows on mobile devices using frevvo’s Cloud.

100+ customers use Live Forms™ with Square 9® SmartSearch

s9sSquare 9 Softworks’ flagship product, SmartSearch ECM, is a powerful software solution simplifying the management of electronic documents. As market trends turned customers towards mobile ready solutions, the company saw the need to provide an alternative to printing, signing and scanning documents into SmartSearch. They wanted to provide an end-to-end solution for enterprise applications that worked on mobile devices, in order to eliminate paper from the workflow equation.

After a detailed evaluation, they found that frevvo Live Forms offers the best balance of simplicity and flexibility in the market.

Today, over 100 satisfied customers in all verticals have eliminated paper and automated everyday workflows using the two products.

Together, Square 9 and frevvo provide an intuitive, easy-to-use end user experience on all devices with powerful capabilities like PDF generation, business rules, and e-signatures that meet the most demanding enterprise business requirements.

Read the Case Study and Contact Us if you’d like to learn more.

Episode 2016: A New Hope

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Click the image to view the crawl video

It’s December. Star Wars Episode VII is almost here. At frevvo, we can’t wait (like most of the world) and we’ll be posting a few Star Wars themed articles here 🙂

We’ve done a lot of work in 2015 to improve frevvo and it’s been in a wide range of areas that are really important to customers from workflow enhancements to usability to security and adding more platforms (more on that in a separate article).

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But we’re also super excited about a bunch of new stuff coming to frevvo soon. The biggest of these is the long-desired Business Insights. Many of our customers are already past the basic benefits of Cloud (hardware and data center cost savings) and have realized that the real payoff is in the productivity enhancements from automating everyday approvals on mobile devices. But, they want to go further and see how these workflows are performing, where the bottlenecks are and how they can reengineer and improve productivity even further. Escalations, notifications and other workflow features help for sure. The next step is insights.

We’re busy building this and expect to release capabilities throughout 2016 starting with the first release in Q2 in which you’ll be able to monitor your workflows to easily see what’s currently in-progress, what’s completed, how long they took on average, and where the bottlenecks are.

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Of course, just like our forms, you can expect great-looking dashboards that work automatically on mobile devices, can be added to frevvo spaces, support access control etc.

Contact us if you’d like to learn more and watch this space for continuing updates.

Cloud is moving UP the value chain

cloud3Cloud has obviously become ubiquitous. As we saw in Verizon’s Enterprise Cloud 2016 report, there isn’t much advantage anymore to simply using cloud.

Much of the initial value of cloud came from unplugging traditional data centers and eliminating hardware. Organizations now simply click a few buttons and presto! you have new servers. It’s easy to quantify this value – the costs of servers, the time to setup and maintain them as well as physical data centers etc. But everyone’s doing it now.

What about the future? How will cloud allow us to tackle far more complex challenges? As cloud technology advances, early adopters are already realizing new kinds of value from:

  • Automation and the resulting efficiency
  • Business Agility – focus on customers and new opportunities rather than wasting time on chasing down signatures and figuring out how data is stored.

Beyond hardware and data centers, cloud environments enable efficiencies reaching further up the stack than ever before. Managed Service Providers can automatically monitor production systems and perform administration tasks – you pay only for the level of service you need for each system and scale up/down in real time. On the DevOps front, cloud enables a more continuous model again by automating administration. The result is quicker release cycles and higher quality systems.

Further up the stack, Cloud is a key enabler for reengineering and automating business processes on mobile devices. When everyday approvals such as Purchase Orders, Employee On-Boarding, Patient Referrals etc. are digital, you’ll free employees from tedious, time-wasting tasks like tracking down approvals and let them focus on customers. More importantly, they’ll be able to react quickly to take advantage of new opportunities. A potential game-changer for your organization.

Watch a 4.5 minute video

Going even further, once you have this kind of automation enabled by cloud, you’ll be able to take advantage of business insights and intelligence to identify the bottlenecks, streamline operations. Even more important, with predictive analytics, you might learn what you should be doing before you need it rather than simply being reactive.

Cloud-based automation is the first step in the feedback loop you need to drive business strategy and make correct business decisions or risk being left behind.