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Since 1995, CRE8® Incorporated Independent Consultants have helped organizations plan for Process Improvement, Workflow / ECM Paperless Technologies, Information Governance, and Complex Computer System Replacement.
Why is a Digital Workflow Consultant Important?

Why is a Digital Workflow Consultant Important?

Digital Workflow A Powerful Tool From internal operations – to the customer – to interactions with vendors, workflow automation can smash paradigms and innovate your organization. This technology can produce significant improvement for Operations, Finance, Human Resources, Administration, Legal, Sales/Marketing, and Other Departments. Studies show that when properly deployed, workflow technology can improve a process from 25% to 75%, resulting in a return on investment up to 10x.   So What Is The Secret?   First, engage a senior digital workflow…

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Digital Transformation Consultant, Roles, and Responsibilities

Digital Transformation Consultant, Roles, and Responsibilities

A Powerful Tool Digital transformation is a powerful tool to automate manual tasks, lower costs, and improve your relationship with your customer.  Studies show that if planned for correctly, digital transformation will provide a return on investment from 25% to 10x. However, if not planned for correctly and you engage vendors, it’s like getting in a cab with no destination. while the meter keeps running. How To Be Successful? The number one key to being successful with digital technologies?  Selection…

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How To Hire An ECM Consultant

How To Hire An ECM Consultant

Reason For ECM Consultant After specializing in the ECM industry for the past 25 years, I believe to be effective, an Electronic Content Management consultant must be able to provide guidance, leadership, expertise in ECM and related digital technologies, business process improvement, and records management.   Today, ECM and related technologies include various tools, including capture, recognition, machine learning, content management, workflow, robotic process automation, AI, and electronic records management.    An ECM consultant should be a senior subject management…

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Is How Your Organization Storing Documents Causing Operational, IG, Audit, and Litigation Risk?

Is How Your Organization Storing Documents Causing Operational, IG, Audit, and Litigation Risk?

In 2021, an area of focus for information governance, legal departments, auditors, and yes, those bringing lawsuits against your organization is how your employees are storing company information and documents in their corporate email, personal email, network drives, platforms, cell phones, and paper files. Why should this concern you? It will only take one major lawsuit, penalty, audit finding, or court order to get the attention of your board, legal department, and the press. What is at the root of…

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What Are the Signs Your Law Firm Needs Process Improvement in 2021?

What Are the Signs Your Law Firm Needs Process Improvement in 2021?

One clear message from General Legal Counsel is, “law firms must lower fees and follow increasingly restrictive guidelines.” In addition, law firms are now being asked what type of process improvement framework, the firm is deploying. This CRE8 Independent Consultant white paper focuses on internal and external signs that require law firm process improvement and provides a discussion of methodologies, areas, and framework. Areas of the white paper include the following. What are the signs that your firm needs process…

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TOP 2021 IMPROVEMENT IDEAS FOR THE AM LAW 100

TOP 2021 IMPROVEMENT IDEAS FOR THE AM LAW 100

As President of CRE8 Independent Consultants, I regularly assist Am Law 100 Managing Partners and Executive Directors to improve firm practices, operations, and processes.  As such, I am routinely asked what are the top improvement ideas? Here is my top three list for 2021. Reduce Friction.  Identify for the client matter lifecycle where friction exists between the firm and the client.  Identify interaction (touch) points, friction level, frequency, impact (firm and client), and determine strategies to improve.  Many firms look…

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HOW TO DEVELOP A MICROSOFT M365 DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION STRATEGY PLAN (FREE ON-DEMAND PRESENTATION)

HOW TO DEVELOP A MICROSOFT M365 DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION STRATEGY PLAN (FREE ON-DEMAND PRESENTATION)

Today, executives ask what is included in M365 and how can they achieve the maximum benefit possible from this platform?   End users, service providers, and independent consultants find that a well-thought-out M365 Digital Transformation Strategy will allow for significant organizational improvement. However, if not planned for correctly, M365 sprawl (un-planned, un-managed and un-coordinated growth) will occur, and operational efficiencies/governance benefits possible will be lost. Unfortunately, this is the current case for many organizations. We invite you to join Jordan…

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What Can Someone Learn From Sports To Help In The Business World?

What Can Someone Learn From Sports To Help In The Business World?

In Part 8 of this interview (5 minutes), Andy Jacob, CEO of DotCom Magazine, asks George Dunn, President of CRE8 Independent Consultants, what can someone learn from sports to help with the competition in the business world. George discusses his journey getting back into wrestling after a 16-year break and placing at the State, National, and World Level; taking a Bronze World Medal, and how this has helped him in his career. To see the full interview. To speak with…

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What Levels Do You Work With Within Organizations To Help Them Plan For Process Improvement and Advanced Technologies?

What Levels Do You Work With Within Organizations To Help Them Plan For Process Improvement and Advanced Technologies?

In Part 7 of this interview (4 minutes), Andy Jacob, CEO of DotCom Magazine, asks George Dunn, President of CRE8 Independent Consultants, “What levels do you work with within organizations to help them plan for process improvement and advanced technologies (e.g., Digital Workflow, RPA, AI)?” George discusses how he interacts with C-Suite, Directors, Managers, and Line Workers; keys to process mapping, innovation, and change plans; steps to support advanced technology planning, sustainable budgets, how to avoid vendor change orders, and…

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How Can Organizations Best Plan To Replace Complex Computer Systems?

How Can Organizations Best Plan To Replace Complex Computer Systems?

In Part 6 of this interview (2.5 minutes), Andy Jacob, CEO of DotCom Magazine, asks George Dunn, President of CRE8 Independent Consultants, “How can organizations best plan to replace complex computer systems?” George discusses the benefit of developing future thinking requirements and business rules to support the organization over the next five years versus duplicating a system based upon older rules. He also talks about how planning is the key to a proper implementation versus relying on the vendor. To…

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