- Activating the iWorker
- Bigger Data
- The Change Making CIO
- Humans and Machines
- A New Perspective: Document Governance
- The Dramatic Impacts of Document-Driven Business Processes
- The next decade of technology in business
- The future of technology disruption in business
- Businesses to enter a new era of decentralisation
- The CIO and CMO to form dynamic partnership and enable customer-led innovation
- Chief Executives should not be held to ransom by technology
- Businesses unable to keep up with impacts of technological change may disappear by 2020
- Ricoh Process Efficiency Index
- Businesses play a risky game with document security
- Healthcare, education and financial service organisations at risk of document compliance breaches
- Existing business processes across Europe are unnecessarily labour intensive
- Managing the costs of document processes in Europe
- Document processes have far reaching impacts
- The European Union's Digital Agenda
Financial Services Insight
The latest impacts of technology-led change show mixed outcomes for the financial services sector in a new study called Humans and Machines, conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by Ricoh.
- An automated decision made by a computer programme has cost more than one-third (37 per cent) of financial services organisations money at least once in the past six months.
- Nearly one in three (31 per cent) said they've lost customers in the same period as a result of a decision made by a computer programme.
- Human imagination or intuition remains critical for the majority of respondents when it comes to interacting with customers (46 per cent) and managing risk (31 per cent). Just a small minority (8 per cent) said it was critical when managing regulations and even fewer (6 per cent) said so for ensuring information security.
- The challenge rated highest for the financial services sector is its ability to connect systems with each other, cited by 48 per cent of respondents.
- Almost three quarters (71 per cent) agree that technology in isolation, without a process to connect it, delivers little value.
- 41 per cent said that their team’s best innovations of the past three years could not have been delivered without supporting technology.
- 78 per cent said that technology helps them to be more productive.
Technology is evolving more quickly than the processes or ways to use it. So for the financial services sector, keeping up with the pace of technology change and ensuring ongoing connectivity across systems will continue to be a challenge in the future.
To successfully create connected systems, businesses should optimise their document processes and make changes to traditional ways of working. Outsourcing the management of document processes is one way to gain all the benefits while freeing up employee time to focus on core business activities.
The benefits will be improved business agility and the ability to deliver a better customer experience, with more efficient document processes, leading to more effective data security and compliance.