[Infographic] The 8 Wastes in Higher Education

The-8-Wastes-in-Higher-Education-Infographic-1000x2989Came across this great infographic over at eLearning Infographics and it really resonated. I’ve worked recently with a Higher Ed institution (La Cité College – see this blog article and case study) and this stuff came up all the time.

Business improvement is not restricted to huge companies like Toyota, GE and Exxon nor to any specific industry or vertical. Every industry has been using process improvement to try and transform services they offer to their customers.

For Colleges & Universities, that’s students, faculty and staff. As La Cité put it:

The future success of post-secondary institutions lies in our ability to deliver excellent services to our students.

Students, faculty and staff are incredibly busy and don’t want to waste time waiting for decisions/approvals, re-working to fix errors, manually handing off tasks so that the appropriate people have access to them.

It’s 2016! Digitize those approvals on mobile devices and instantly improve services to everyone.

View eLearning Infographic is here.

[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.

[Video] Easy approval workflows with frevvo

Day-to-day approval workflows where someone fills out one or more forms and others comment, review, approve and sign are among the most common aspects of doing business. Things like sales orders, purchase requisitions, student applications, patient referrals, and leave approvals.

Yet, even in 2015, we’re still e-mailing and printing for routine approvals. Digitizing these with Cloud + Mobile has become a top priority in most organizations. But, SharePoint and other enterprise products are extremely expensive and too complicated for even the simplest tasks.

There’s a better way. With frevvo Live Forms, business people who don’t write software for a living can still easily create approval workflow apps used every day in your organization. Take a look at this short (4.5 min) demo video to see how:

Contact us for more information or sign up for a free trial today and try frevvo for yourself.

[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.

Mobile web is the architecture of choice for Enterprise Mobility

Key Business FunctionalityEnterprises continue to build custom apps in 2015 to meet their business needs. Without question, one of those needs is enterprise mobility. 43% of respondents cited mobility (mobile web or apps) as a top business functionality or process critical for apps in 2015 (source: Outsystems/Techvalidate State of Application Development Survey) nearly triple the next highest item.

Customers, partners and employees want to interact with organizations anytime, anywhere and from any device for things like placing orders, approving purchases etc. But the number of devices, platforms and languages has exploded to the point where it’s impossible for even a large enterprise IT organization to keep up. What to do?

When building mobile apps, enterprises can choose between hybrid, mobile web and native architectures. Native has advantagesMobile Architectures like the best overall user experience and the ability to fully leverage device functionality. The problem is the explosion in platforms, screen sizes, devices and the sheer cost of building and supporting custom native apps for so many of them. It’s no wonder that 60+% of IT departments are turning to mobile web or hybrid technology for their business needs. Just 26% of enterprises intend to build native apps.

Makes sense to us. It’s exactly what we’re seeing as our customers automate their everyday approval processes like purchase requisitions, sales orders and expense reports. They’re nearly always custom and nearly always work better if they have access to critical data sitting in existing legacy systems. They always need to work on mobile devices so approvals can happen anytime and anywhere.

And yes! They’re definitely using mobile web-based apps to deploy these automated processes.

Speed up Application Development & Deployment

Application development (34%), Managed Services (27%) and Cloud (20%) are high spending priorities for Enterprises in 2015.High priority projects

These are some of the interesting insights in Cowen & Company’s Mid-Year 2015 IT Spending Survey (May 26 – requires Client Access). [Article on Forbes.com] The report says that 87% of enterprises already report meaningful adoption of the Cloud and they expect 21% YoY spending growth on SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud) technologies in 2015.

If you’re a typical enterprise, keeping up with the quickly changing information needs of your customers is a struggle. It’s nothing less than critical to speed up internal application development and deployment.

As Cloud Adoption in the enterprise matures, it’s no surprise that companies are increasing their investments in DevOps and application development. It only makes sense.

One of the quickest and easiest things you can do is to get rid of your paper or PDF/Excel-based approval processes by automating them in frevvo’s Secure Cloud. Stop printing or emailing documents around for signatures. Online approvals and e-signatures on anytime, anywhere and on any device are fast, easy and agile.

Download an E-book or Infographic, register for a webinar or try frevvo free for 30 days by visiting our website today.

Reference: Article on Forbes.com

Cloud + Mobile = Inevitable !!

Mobile devices sold per secondAccording to Gartner, 1.2 billion smart phones and 216 million tablets were sold worldwide in 2014. That’s an astonishing 46 every second. At the same time, according to a recent Silicon Angle report, 82% of companies saved money by moving to the cloud and public cloud workloads are expected to grow by 44%. We live in a Mobile + Cloud world.

This inevitable nexus of forces is forcing companies to change how they do business. Customers expect to make purchases on their smart phones and get notifications instantly. Employees expect to perform day-to-day tasks like signing off on POs or vacation requests on their smart phones. Our devices can monitor our health, tell us when friends are nearby and guide us to our destinations.

Maribel Lopez wrote a great article at Forbes on What Mobile Cloud means for your Business. Truly mobile-enabling your company doesn’t just mean buying devices or instituting a BYOD policy. It means that your applications, workflows and services must be:
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  • Device aware: Does the device support touch, gesture, voice navigation, camera? What is the available screen size?
  • Network aware: Can the application use location services? Will it work with erratic or slow connectivity?
  • Sensor aware: What type of data is available on the device?
  • Identity aware: How can you secure access not just to devices but to these mobile services?

Cloud computing is an essential enabler. Without AWS and its kin, how could small businesses support millions of users? Without incredibly cheap storage solutions from Dropbox, Microsoft and others, how would you access your data from anywhere on any device? Cloud-based meeting software like Go To Meeting allows small companies like ours to have a global presence and customer base. And, of course, without affordable workflows from frevvo and others, how could small businesses automate their workflows and increase the speed with which they do business?

It’s only going to get easier and more interesting as service providers increasingly publish Cloud APIs and Internet of Things (IoT) devices proliferate.

The combination of Mobile & Cloud fundamentally changes the equation for businesses. You don’t want to think of a Mobile Strategy and a Cloud Strategy but a combined strategy for both.