Enterprise Content Management Blog

From the Pros: Six Ways to Better Leverage IBM Datacap

Optical character recognition (OCR) a.k.a. capture technology has been around for a long time – like 103-years-long-time. You can trace it back to 1914 when Emanuel Goldberg developed a machine that read characters and converted them into standard telegraph code. In the days of Goldberg, this was an innovative technology on its own, but today, it is just one slice of the document processing technologies available to businesses.

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First Step to Building a FileNet System: Create a Solid ECM Strategy

Technicians struggle to rise above their everyday problems and look at the big picture, but it’s a necessary thing to do. To articulate a purpose and a strategy for IBM FileNet, you must identify how it will align with corporate directives and initiatives. After all, a company must be committed to the technology for the long run – to own it, staff for it, leverage it and count on it for business success and competitive advantage.

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The Monstrous Obstacle in Life Insurance Underwriting

Talk to any life insurance company and they will tell you that attending physician statements (APS) (also referred to as digital or electronic medical records) are the biggest delay in underwriting new applications. Ordering an APS is expensive ($50-$150 each), takes time to retrieve (10-30+ days) and is necessary for 20-30% of all life insurance applications (and if it is reinsurance, they require an APS for each application).

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31 Questions to Ask Your ECM Cloud Provider

There are a lot of things to consider when deploying a cloud solution: security, connectivity, maintenance, vendor. Without talking, understanding and planning for each element, a project can get messy and end up costing more than anticipated. To prevent this from happening, we compiled a list of questions every organization should ask before flying into the cloud.

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Disrupting Underwriting at the AHOU Annual Conference

A 2014 Oxford University study concluded that jobs in the “service” and “sales and related” categories have high probability (greater than .7) of computerization (computerization is job automation by means of computer-controlled equipment). According to a McKinsey Global Institute report, the underwriting profession is vulnerable to having at least 35% of its tasks automated. Now, before you dust off your resume, let’s think about this a little further.

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Cognitive Capture Reducing Risk in Life Underwriting

Recent advances in cognitive technology make life insurance underwriters more effective at assessing policy applications. This technology allows life carriers to extract key data from documents, process it into relevant information, and present it back to Underwriters – all within the context of their normal application review process. Anecdotal evidence indicates that this can increase the productivity of underwriters by 30% when assessing complicated applications.

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Poor Visibility: Top Process Failure Driving Customers to Abandon Mortgage Onboarding

Mystification is typically not a word that I like to associate with a process – especially if the process involves my money. Unfortunately, “mystification” best-fits my mortgage experience. I started the journey towards my dream home with what looked like a path of gold stones in front of me. I would take a step and stumble backward disappointed because I realized it was fool’s gold. I constantly had to ask my Loan Officer the same four questions over and over…

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Wasted Time: Top Process Failure Driving Customers to Abandon the Mortgage Process

In order for you to understand this story, there’s something you should know about me: I am a little bit of a control freak. Okay you got me – it’s more than a little bit, I am a control freak. I like to understand processes, timelines and next steps and control them as much as possible. I schedule my day out to maximize efficiency, I hate being late, and I try to always be one step ahead. This is not a story of efficiency and timeliness though.

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