Posted in Approval Process, Cloud

[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.

Posted in Approval Process, Cloud, Mobile

[Infographic] Business Agility through automated approvals

Business Agility through Automated ApprovalsBusiness 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.

It’s a fuzzy concept. An agile business is one that responds rapidly to changing market conditions. That means giving your employees the ability to do the right thing at the right time as they respond to changing customer expectations and being able to adapt and react quickly to take advantage of new business opportunities.

Automating Approvals is critical to Business Agility

Cloud and Mobile are key enablers and one of the most important things your company can do to attain this business agility is to automate your everyday, routine approval workflows to take advantage of cloud + mobile.

Check out this new infographic, where we show you 6 ways digitized approval workflows promote business agility. From reduced business complexity to anytime/anywhere access to enhanced collaboration to taking advantage of new opportunities in global markets to continuous process improvement, automated approval workflows are a must in today’s fast-paced business environment.

frevvo’s cloud-based, affordable solutions can help you digitize these routine approvals like sales orders, travel claims, purchase requisitions and vacation requests so employees have more time to focus on customers and are empowered to do that critical right thing at the right time.

Business agility made easy. Check out the new infographic at left on how frevvo’s cloud & mobile solutions can help you, register for a brief, informative webinar and sign up now for a free 30-day trial.

Posted in Cloud

This Business Agility thing

Cloud Competitive AdvantageOver 90% of businesses are using cloud computing and it does appear to be delivering on its promise with an astounding 74% saying that it provides them with a competitive advantage. Survey after survey (such as this one from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services) claims that:

Business Agility is the leading driver for Cloud Computing.

Unfortunately, business agility is hard to pin down – roughly speaking it’s the ability for your business to react rapidly to changing business conditions. How does cloud help? We think of two main aspects:

  • Responsiveness – Enable employees to do the right thing at the right time. That means reducing business complexity (stop wasting time on paperwork, errors, missing signatures etc.), employee efficiency (let them work anytime, anywhere and using any device) and collaboration (access to people and information from anywhere as needed).
  • New Opportunities – Faster rollout of new business initiatives as business conditions change e.g. introduce a new product offering or modify internal processes to quickly satisfy changed customer demands even something as simple as letting people buy on their mobile phone.

Business Value from CloudBoth are sources of significant competitive advantage. According to HBR, companies are already seeing business value and benefits from simplification, collaboration, and faster reactions to new opportunities. All aspects of agility powered by cloud + mobile.

That agility appears to lead to some very tangible and measurable outcomes: cloud enthusiasts (those further along in their deployments than their counterparts) are more likely to have entered a new market in the past three years (49%) i.e. rolled out business initiatives quickly to take advantage of a new business opportunity or to have been part of a merger or acquisition (49%). Significant majorities believe cloud (+ mobile) reduces business complexity (71%), increases employee productivity (69%) and responsiveness to customers (53%).

Business agility is about both speed and doing the right thing at the right time. Cloud is a key enabler of all these  aspects of agility.

Click here to download the Harvard Business Review report (no registration required).

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[Infographic] Cloud + Mobile Approvals drive Business Agility

Cloud & Mobile = Business AgilityCompanies moving aggressively to adopt cloud computing are winning competitive advantage by reducing complexity and increasing business agility, according to a recent study by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services.

What is Business Agility?

It’s hard to define. Wikipedia’s article acknowledges that it has multiple issues. We’ll define it as the ability to react in a timely manner to changing business conditions. That could mean any number of things such as responding to customer complaints on social media or quickly creating new offerings to take advantage of the latest hot trend.

In many cases, this means giving your employees the ability to take the right action at the right time. Whether they’re at work in the office or on the road traveling to a meeting. At their desk or on the train.

That means automating and mobile-enabling everyday processes like purchase approvals, sales orders, trouble tickets and so on. These are routine day-to-day activities that employees spend a significant portion of their day on. They’re unique to your organization and it’s difficult to find pre-packaged applications that meet your exact needs. It’s no surprise that process automation (forms, routing) is the #1 app enterprises plan to build in 2015.

Cloud computing is an essential enabler. AWS and its kin allow any business to support millions of users. Incredibly cheap storage solutions from Dropbox, Microsoft and others let you access your data from anywhere on any device.

And that’s exactly where frevvo comes in. With the drag & drop designer, easily create your own custom forms and automated approval workflows. They’ll just work automatically on any device from smart phones to tablets to desktop computers. Public, private or hybrid cloud options make fast, flexible and affordable deployment possible.

Business agility made easy. Check out this new infographic on how frevvo’s cloud & mobile solutions can help you and sign up now for a free 30-day trial.

Posted in Financial Process Automation

Top 4 Procurement Processes Every Business MUST Automate

Procurement. It’s one of the most core activities any business performs. Obviously, you must procure the raw materials and services you need to build your products. Otherwise, you can’t be a successful business.

Yet, procurement is persistently one of the most disorganized activities within most organizations. Often, that’s because procurement’s top priorities have not evolved to be in tune with the demands of a modern business.

It’s hard to blame the procurement department. After all, in many organizations they’re still stuck using Excel spreadsheets and email for routine processes. Without automation, employees are still spending a lot of time on paperwork. They don’t have the time to think bigger. About Corporate Social Responsibility or reducing everyday risks to the business.

Whether you’re a small or large business, process automation helps increase agility and sets your business up for success in the 21st century.

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Posted in Financial Process Automation, HR Process Automation, Workflows

These 5 Global Trends Will Influence Business Automation in 2018+

Global trends for business automation

Today, business takes place online and on mobile all around the globe, 24/7. Automating everyday business processes and workflows has become hugely important in 2018 as many companies realize that manual processes may not cut it in a world where they must act with unprecedented speed to meet customer needs, improve and innovate continuously to compete and analyze critical information.

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Posted in Approval Process, Customers, Financial Process Automation, Higher Ed, HR Process Automation

Let’s build a Smarter Business

IBM says “Let’s build a Smarter Planet” – from Governments to cities to buildings to water. That’s great – it’s a big idea and a massive initiative. I hope we can get there soon.

But, what about somewhat humbler initiatives? At frevvo, we’re a heckuva lot smaller than IBM. I’m betting that your company’s a lot smaller than a Government or a city too. But, together, we can still build a Smarter Company, a Smarter Small Business or even a Smarter Department. Many of our customers are already doing it.
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Higher Education

In a Smarter University, students can do everything on their phone. The clientele is often millenials. They’re comfortable with technology and live on their mobile devices. Many Universities are already using frevvo (Syracuse, La Cité College, Harvard, NYU, University of California, and others) for Student Registration, Internship Applications, and internal HR/Finance workflows. Students love using mobile devices and not having to stand in line. Smarter Universities save students time and serve them better.

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A Smarter Brokerage doesn’t waste associates’ time in duplicate data entry and signatures for MLS listings. You’d think every real estate agency would want the listing process to be ultra-efficient. After all, you can’t sell property unless it’s listed. See how two of our customers (Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty and Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty) are using frevvo to become smarter firms.

smartfinancialFinancial Processes

With Smarter Financial Processes, you get paid faster and speed up procurement for important initiatives. Customers like Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and Escondido Union School District are using frevvo today for completely automated Purchase Requisitions, Sales Orders and Expense Reports and implementing smarter financial processes.

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Smarter HR Processes mean happier employees and customers. Customers like OSRAM Sylvania and Safeway Groceries have digitized HR approval processes like Salary Changes, Shift Modifications and Leave Approvals using frevvo. As a result, employees spend less time on paperwork and chasing down signatures. That gives them more time to focus on customers and new business opportunities. Everyone’s happier.

From satisfied employees to happy customers to business speed and agility to improved visibility and control, there are immense payoffs to becoming a Smarter Business. Why not try frevvo yourself? Contact us now for more information.

Posted in Workflows

How to Integrate Forms & Workflow With Your Document Management System

A typical organization deals with dozens of kinds of documents. These are everyday things like invoices, new hire paperwork, student records, 401(K) change request forms, contracts, purchase orders, absence records and so on.

Truth be told, you’re still likely to find large filing cabinets and folders filled with documents in many offices. People still print out their documents, stick them in a folder and put it in the corner filing cabinet. Of course, paper documents are hard to find, maintain, modify, send around etc. – the usual problems. They’re also vulnerable to disasters e.g. a fire could destroy years of information.

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Posted in Higher Ed, k-12

What does Digital Transformation mean for educational institutions?

Digital transformation in Education

CIOs at Universities and K-12 schools understand the importance and urgency of digital transformation. There’s tremendous opportunity to radically improve the student experience within the institution.

There’s a lot of confusion on what exactly digital transformation means when it comes to education.

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