Gartner Predictions are Right in Line with Adlib’s Platform
March 8, 2011
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It’s good to be ahead of the curve.
We’ve long been in the business of providing automated tools to improve the efficiency of business processes with Adlib’s content transformation solutions. According to leading market analyst Gartner, the future of IT services within enterprises reflects exactly what we do.
Back office automation: server-based SOA that removes time, cost and risk associated with the inefficiencies of manual processes
Business process automation: automated business rules based on document metadata that improves the consistency of results, ensures documents meet internal or regulatory standards
From the line of business user’s perspective, Adlib’s platform avoids the costs of retraining users for changes in business processes. From IT’s viewpoint, business process automation:
Reduces the cost of creating, modifying and deploying solutions
Means that configuration changes can be made without coding and redeployment
Avoids extensive retesting of validated environments
IT Part of Enterprise Value
Gartner’s other top predictions include that “by 2015, most external assessments of enterprise value and viability will include explicit analysis of IT assets and capabilities.” A recent Gartner webinar discusses that “IT has an increasing impact on business performance, competitive advantage, risk management and transparency, and enterprise ability to merge, acquire and partner.
Gartner sets as next steps for enterprises:
Work to improve all business executives’ ability to articulate IT value
Build IT skills and knowledge in finance, strategy and communications
Adlib was built on the recognition that the strategic application of IT resources – including the automation of tools to improve business process efficiency – can provide competitive advantage and increase shareholder value.
It’s nice to see an industry heavyweight like Gartner get behind our formula for success.