2017 Horizons Conference Takeaways

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If you’re like me, setting priorities and managing your time is a critical success factor for your organization. As an executive, manager and leader, my team needs me to be available, engaged and have a discerning perspective on the issues that drive our organization every day.

For the very reasons that our teams lean on us, I think it’s also critical that executives surround themselves with people and partners that they can lean on when they need that same discerning perspective.

KeyMark’s Horizons Conference has become that place for executives and leaders looking to grasp what teams and tools may be available to help them better navigate the ever-changing complexities of technology, business processes, compliance and… winning.

Here are 9 reasons why I believe Horizons is well worth your time:

1. Your Time Is Valuable.

Very valuable. For this reason, we created an agenda of ten sessions that are jam-packed with actionable information delivered from customer case studies and representatives from two Gartner Magic Quadrant Leaders, OnBase by Hyland and Kofax.

2. The industry is changing, daily.

Did you hear the news? On May 3, 2017, Thoma Bravo announced the acquisition of Kofax and the sell off of Perceptive to Hyland Software. In addition, Gartner recently announced the demise of enterprise content management (ECM) as a technology category.

For years all of us referred to our market as Enterprise Content Management.  We now have a new category name and some new ways we will solve business problems. Content Services is our new category name and it entails:

  • Content Services Platforms
  • Content Services Applications
  • Content Services Components

There is a reason why this is extremely important for you to understand now, so you can properly plan the future of your technical architecture and understand the value of the partners that can best support you.

3. It’s No Longer Just About Compliance and Operational Efficiency. It’s about winning.

By the time you leave, you will understand how Content Services technologies are being used to get and keep customers by creating winning user experiences and making information easy.

4. Understanding the Ease of Integrations.

You’ve invested millions in the core systems that drive your business. Although these systems are built to last, they are probably not ready to respond quickly to today’s rapidly evolving business environment. With Content Services, you can let your core systems remain core and leverage microservices to simplify integrations across disparate systems, ultimately improving the accuracy and availability of data needed to make better decisions.

5. The Case for Dynamic Case Management.

Are you still using Excel files, Sharepoint, Access databases, Lotus Notes or other legacy solutions to consolidate, model and report on data? Does it take months, or even years, to build custom applications that fill the gaps between your core systems? Then you aren’t leveraging case management. Now it’s time to understand the value and extensibility of dynamic case management platforms that provide rapid application development for custom configuration without all of the custom code.

6. Aligning Retention and Collaboration.

Your legal team has questions? We have answers. Learn how the solutions you’re already using in your back office can scale rapidly across your enterprise to better manage documents internally and externally, providing the retention and control for legal and IT, and the access and productivity that your users are demanding.

7. You will get product road maps and updates – and learn about security.

It’s crucial to keep up with the every changing products so you can understand how to propel your organization to the next level.  We have multiple sessions focused on explaining vendor consolidation, new products and features, brand-spanking-new user interfaces and much needed reporting dashboards. Also, the amount of time we’re spending defending ourselves from cyber terror is real. Learn how the solutions you already own are helping you stay safe.

8. Nothing Is More Expensive Than a Missed Opportunity.

Seriously, this is a rare and timely opportunity. The cost of doing nothing in today’s rapidly evolving technology landscape far exceeds the cost of change. Give us a day and we’ll give you the insights to understand how to leverage modern technology to get and stay ahead of your competition.

9. You Have My Word.

I promise. At KeyMark, we have built a reputation on being knowledgeable, trustworthy and responsive. These are the values that allow us to attract such a stellar presenter and attendee list. You have my word that it will be worth your time. If you have any doubts, please feel free to call me directly at 864-343-0500 X. 302.

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