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2012 BFMA / DOCUMENT Strategy Forum - Sessions
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BFMA / DOCUMENT Strategy Forum - Sessions

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Monday, October 29, 2012

F501 Best Practices in Forms Management
Presenter: Ray Killam, Essociates
10:00am - 10:50am

This class is an overview of the elements needed for a Best Practices Forms Management program. It briefly discusses the following elements: Strategy, Structure, Staffing, Policies, Processes, and Procedures, Technology, Forms Control, and Metrics and Management Reporting. All organizations have a forms management function but many do not manage it. Forms development is decentralized and diffused throughout the organization. Yet, a professional program can greatly contribute to the organization's mission and objectives while saving very significant costs. This class shows you how to organize that effort.

W601 Adobe Product Session: Deliver More Efficient End-to-End Mobile Document Processes Online and Offline with Adobe LiveCycle
Presenter: Josh van Tonder, LiveCycle Product Marketing Manager, Adobe
10:00am - 10:50am

This session will explore and demonstrate how to improve the end-to-end life cycle of an enterprise form from customer, to worker, to field worker, and back-again using Adobe LiveCycle. How can you re-think exposing and managing forms libraries and processes to customers across web, paper, mobile, & desktop? How can process participants inside and outside the organization effectively & securely interact with forms and their associated processes regardless of device & back-end integrations? And finally, the majority of forms processes result in customer or user communication, so how can you rapidly transform the output of a form process into a customized, compliant communication back to the end-user. Join us to explore this and more.

M701 eForms and Business Process Management on Mobile Platforms
Presenter: Phillip Yadidian, Cerenade
10:00am - 10:50am

With the proliferation of mobile devices and their usage within corporate infrastructure, it has become crucial to formulate a viable Electronic Forms and Business Process strategy that is fully compatible with these devices. During this presentation, Cerenade will demonstrate its unique Electronic Forms technology which not only provides full support for all existing and future mobile devices such as iPad, Android tablets, upcoming Win8 and a gamut of smartphones but it also establishes a consistent user experience between traditional desktop platforms and the mobile devices, thereby reducing training requirements and therefore the total cost of ownership of the solution.

F502 Multilingual Forms and Management
Presenter: Steve McGovern, Good Form
11:00am - 11:50am

The requirement for bilingual or multilingual forms is most often driven by legislative mandate or marketing initiatives. The issues for forms professionals ought not be complex if they are aware of potential problem areas and plan for them. This session will touch on several areas - design format strategies, production planning and supply management, as well as suggestions for forms management practices, quality control, economic and legal considerations. We will also examine putting this information to practical use in the context of limited resources, limited understanding of the issues and different corporate cultures. As this session is based upon practical experience and not on established practices, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss their experience and challenges.

W602 Successes and Lessons Learned Deploying an Online Reporting System
Presenter: Elaine Jones, Worker's Compensation Board, Alberta
11:00am - 11:50am

Every year, the Workers’ Compensation Board of Alberta (WCB) requires registered employers to complete an annual return, similar to an income tax form, to report their workers’ earnings. In 2006, WCB introduced a web-based version of the annual return, which employers can submit electronically. The online form is a customized user experience, incorporating both the employer's responses and known information about them. This year, WCB had over 84 per cent of its employers file electronically. This session will discuss the success of the web-based annual return and lessons learned in implementing and supporting it.

M702 OBRIEN Product Session: Digital-CCP: A Collaboration + Communication Platform
Presenter: Mike Mulcahy, VP Business Development and Kevin O'Brien, CEO - OBRIEN Document Solutions
11:00am - 11:50am

Digital-CCP addresses document issues across industries: Insurance, Healthcare, Financial services, Banking and more. Digital-CCP is designed to easily integrate with legacy, ERP or single systems and features a unique combination of Workflow, Form and Document templates, E-archiving, Distribution (Electronic and Print) & built-in Business Intelligence analytics. Digital-CCP provides organizations the ability to quickly create well-designed, customer-facing multi-channel communications through easy-to-use design tools and document templates, while maintaining control over the entire document generation process. Including version control, audited assembly and taxonomy Digital-CCP helps companies mitigate risk, standardize and tame unwieldy business processes while reducing the burden on IT, empowering business users to improve time to market.

F503 Conducting an Organization Wide Forms Review
Presenter: Craig Dartnell, Howick Design Pty Ltd
12:00pm - 12:50pm

In 2006, a major Australian Government Department took on the challenge of reviewing all of its public-use forms with a view to making them far easier for the public to fill out. Because of time constraints and a large number of forms, much of the review was conducted by previously untrained staff. In this session we will look at: What the reviewers were taught about improving forms. Problems the public had with existing forms and why they were making so many errors. The causes of the problems and what was done to correct them, including a totally new approach to layout. How usability testing and error analysis was used to highlight the problems and to show business owners why the forms needed to change. The session will include numerous practical examples of 'before' and 'after' situations along with insights gained from an extensive observational testing program.

W603 How to Collect PDF Forms with Digital Signatures from iPads into Popular Databases
Presenter: Jim Healy, FormRouter, Inc.
12:00pm - 12:50pm

Today it seems that everyone is looking to leverage their iPads to do more. Learn how to snap together a few software tools to create a secure data collection system in 15 minutes. Topics covered: 1. How to build a PDF form in Adobe Acrobat; 2. Inexpensive iPad Software to Fill, Sign and Submit PDF forms; 3. Web Service to securely collect PDF forms and data into a database (like Access and SharePoint) Case Study: Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Dowagiac MI

M703 From Ink to iPad
Presenter: Michael Benedict, Canvas
12:00pm - 12:50pm

Michael will be presenting on the market forces that are more rapidly and virally causing companies to consider moving from clipboards to Smartphones and Tablets. Documents of all types are going through the same transformational analog to digital conversion that books are going through with e-readers and CD's went through with MP3 players. With the explosive growth of smartphone and tablet sales - organizations of all sizes are deploying devices that put the power of mobility in the hands of mobile workers and allow them to replace paper with a digital process like never before. These strategic trends will be discussed as we as real-life case studies of how companies of all sizes are making the transition from paper to mobile.

F504 Database Concepts
Presenter: Margaret Tassin, Forms Doc
2:10pm - 3:00pm

This session will cover the database concepts that will help you begin to use a database as part of good forms management practice. These concepts include fields and their properties, one-to-many relationships, maintaining data integrity by using list look ups, and using queries to mine the database and to create reports.

W604 Beyond Sneaker-net: How Workflow helped Mercedes-Benz Financial Automate its Form Project Request Process
Presenter: Nancy Flor-Gawel, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
2:10pm - 3:00pm

After years of manually passing around project requests for approval, programming, and testing (aka, sneakernet), the Form Management Team at Mercedes-Benz Financial worked with their Lotus Notes team to create an automated workflow that takes a form project from its creation to its launch. The session will cover the details of the workflow and its accompanying form database and will discuss its successes and the opportunities for improvement. The session will end with an open forum for attendees to talk about their workflow products and experiences.

M704 Knowledge Management in Print Expanding the Value Chain
Presenter: Mike Mulcahy, O'Brien
2:10pm - 3:00pm

As customer communications continue to evolve output providers will need to find new ways to dive up stream into workflows and business processes to add value. Organizing and tracking inbound and outbound information and the ability to quickly assemble and deliver personalized communications over multiple channels is increasingly becoming a requirement. Business Intelligence, dashboards, detailed reporting and department level control will give companies the information and tools they need to insightfully communicate internally and with their customers. In this session we will examine the life cycle of information from raw data to insightful action and how we can achieve Knowledge Management.

F505 Translating the Document Vision into Reality
Presenter: John Sharp, Vancity
3:10pm - 4:00pm

Now that you have a document management vision! How do you turn this vision to a strategy; and then into reality? This session goes through the steps of how to execute on making a document strategy become reality. We will explore "the burning platform" for change, application of best practice, and how to leverage SharePoint 2010 to deliver on this strategy. You will be provided with a roadmap that contributes to your organizations success.

W605 Forms Processing Automation for AR/AP Semi-Structured Forms
Presenter: Richard Mahoney, KeyNet, Inc.
3:10pm - 4:00pm

Invoices and Purchase Orders present a unique set of document management challenges. Since these documents originate outside the processing organization, there is no control over the format, size, color, coding, paper thickness, quality, positioning of data on the printed page, consistency of data format, or condition of the equipment creating the document (printers, fax machines, etc.). In short, there is no standardization and the extraction of information from these forms for indexing and data processing purposes can be a very complex process. This problem is solved by incorporating a flexible, open and customized front-end processing software system for invoices. Invoices is an automated, modular system for digitized invoice processing. Invoices frees the organization from manual data entry of invoices and minimizes paper handling. It automates the invoice process flow and generates significant cost and time savings. The benefits of Invoices include: Improved data quality, Increased productivity by staff Invoices utilizes OCR and other intelligent character interpretation processes to: Read the invoice document to determine its structure and content; Identify the supplier; Learn, read and validate the data required to process the invoice Invoices provides for document capture for scanning, email and fax; interpretation of data from the invoices; verification of captured data with the ERP systemand transfer of data and images to the target ECM Document Management, Archiving and ERP system.

M705 Mobile eForms: Form Design Best Practices
Presenter: Joel Farmer, Mi-Co
3:10pm - 4:00pm

Tablets! iPads! These are now house-hold names with many businesses plotting ways to reduce their use of paper & go "mobile" using forms on these devices. Joel Farmer, Director of Support, Training & Implementation at Mi-Co, has been involved with dozens of customer implementations involving the use of Tablet-based e-forms. Joel has helped customers like the NC Department of Agriculture, Wilson County Home Health and many more reduce their use of paper-forms, move to mobile devices and therefore get faster, cleaner data and boost productivity. Joel has learned form design best practices from BFMA in the past and is back to share his best practices for "Mobile" e-forms design. Please join us for a highly informative discussion.


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

F506 How the New USPS Announcements Affect the Costs of Mailing your Forms
Presenter: Bart Alvarez, Neopost USA
9:00am - 9:50am

Business forms are used for many applications and a very important part of the forms are the ones that get mailed. Many companies depend on the invoice or statement to get to the recipient error free. The same is true for companies who send parcels using the mail. In order to get payment the bill or product must be received. This session is will cover the new USPS 2012 announcement and how it will affect the BMFA members. We will review USPS Business Mail standards, available discounts that may lower your costs. And what new announcements may cause some concern.

W606 Back to the Future with Pen to Paper
Presenter: Peter Nicholson, Anoto
9:00am - 9:50am

In the beginning it was all about managing paper forms and determining the least costly method to print. To eliminate paper back then, the primary tool was to conduct a system analysis of the paperwork flow along with the procedures that guided the paperwork flow throughout the organization. The end result was to consolidate, eliminate and standardize forms wherever possible. This is still a powerful cost-reduction process today. Then e-forms came along and the explosion of the internet. This certainly redefined the rules for forms design but fell far short of being able to integrate with back-end systems and provide seamless workflow capabilities. Today, the pursuit of the paperless office has become a reality for some – but they are the exceptions. The country continues to consume paper at an increasing rate. The paperless office is an appropriate goal for most organizations but the reality is that for many applications, paper makes sense and is the correct media.

M706 Designing Mobile Forms
Presenter: J.P. Terry, SmartDoc Technologies
9:00am - 9:50am

This presentation will enable all attendees to understand the important design principles required for successful mobile forms. Drawing from real-world experience, J.P. will expand on the themes he has introduced on this topic at 3 previous BFMA sessions. Since the last session, SmartDoc has created a number of mobile form solutions for clients including MetLife and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. But perhaps the best case study for mobile forms is the SmartDoc Expense Report. This iPad app was originally created for the first mobile form presentation that SmartDoc gave at the 2010 BFMA show in Chicago. Since then, over 15,000 expense reports have been generated by iPad users worldwide with this free app. Over 4,500 individuals have downloaded this app and created expense reports without any training. This is only possible with thoughtful and intuitive design and this session will show all attendees what it takes to design intuitive and engaging mobile forms.

F507 Marketing Strategies in Forms Management
Presenter: Kelly Halseth, Alberta Health Services
10:00am - 10:50am

The Forms Management Profession is deeply misunderstood. Which is to be expected in a world where everyone with Microsoft Word is a Forms Designer. So how do you change the perception that anyone can "do" forms? How do you cultivate support from a wide variety of clients with varying or conflicting agendas? How do you effectively market forms management value and best practices? How do you educate your clients about the value of your services? Learn about the most effective ways to create buy-in with your clients and why a policy isn't enough (or even effective). Explore strategies you can use to build relationships, create understanding about what's important to them and how to use that knowledge to construct meaningful value. Share creative ways to raise your program's profile and enhance your professional credibility.

W607 Best Practices for Enterprise Form Management and Extending Business Processes to Mobile
Presenter: Jeff Stanier, LiveCycle Product Manager, Adobe; Ben Elmore, CEO & Co-Founder Twin Technologies; Peter LaBelle, Training Manager, 4Point
10:00am - 10:50am

The new frontier for enterprise form and document processes are about enhancing the customer self-service experience while simultaneously enabling the mobilization of the same processes across devices. Join us today to hear how form veterans have tackled these new frontiers—management of web form portals, mobile field workers, and mobile form filling—across multiple implementations and won. While there is significant ROI potential from going down this path, our presenters will help you understand the trade-offs, success factors, & lessons learned that are sure to help make your own projects successful.

M707 Cerenade Product Session: Cerenade Enterprise Forms Management
Presenter: Phillip Yadidian, Cerenade
10:00am - 10:50am

Learn how an industry-grade Enterprise Forms Management system from Cerenade helps you eliminate tedious, paper-based processes that waste time and money by transforming them into automated process-driven e-Forms. Join us for a free workshop, where you will learn how an Enterprise Forms Management system from Cerenade will help your organization improve productivity through implementation of an enterprise-wide e-Forms solution at a fraction of the time and cost.

F508 Using ALFRED: A Forms Management Database
Presenter: David Schroeder
11:00am - 11:50am

Are you finding it challenging to track information about your forms (location, content, owners)? This course will provide an example of the various analysis and project management methods that can be used within a robust forms management database. Using FileMaker Pro as the underlying application, we will show the benefits of collecting up to 400 pieces of metadata for each form within the system.

W608 Visitor Registration with Forms Experience Builder
Presenter: Rohit R Sahasrabudhe, IBM
11:00am - 11:50am

Every day in the Washington DC area alone thousands of workers will come together to do business in locations where they do not typically work on a daily basis. The ubiquitous Visitor Request form is ticket for enabling these meetings. Using this scenario as an example, we will describe and demonstrate how the typically manual process of e-mailing forms containing data for someone else to copy and paste into another system could be greatly improved by putting the form online and implementing a simple workflow to go with it. If the online form were connected to a workflow there would then be a tremendous amount of flexibility to invoke, for example, screening services and automatic or manual approval steps based on visitor information or even printing visitor badges.

M708 Using Electronic Forms on Tablet PCs for Better Audiology Patient Data Assessment
Presenter: Tamar Gomes, Children's Hospital Boston
11:00am - 11:50am

Children's Hospital Boston (CHB)Audiology Department adopted the use of Tablet PCs, replacing paper-based forms, to improve data efficiency and accuracy through the Mi-Forms Technology. With the Mi-Forms e-Forms solution, Audiologists at CHB are ensured of complete forms due to the application's built-in form rules. Captured data automatically generate specific data exports and update backend systems. Audiology data from specialized hearing assessment equipment integrate directly into the assessment forms.

F509 The Forms Eco System
Presenter: John Sharp, Vancity
12:00pm - 12:50pm


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W609 Changes from Obamacare and Medicare and other national health plans worldwide raise the ante for enterprise efficiency of healthcare institutions. How can successful document and workflow strategies make a difference?
Presenter: Rob Harding, CEO, FormFast, Inc.
12:00pm - 12:50pm

Healthcare is a unique sector in which document automation, workflow and content management requirements have been driven by compliance and liability, non-profit ownership structures and now by Obamacare and need for the first time for really major operating cost reductions across the enterprise. Successful healthcare providers will now have to be focused and efficient businesses. What platform strategies in deploying document solutions will make you successful.

M709 On-Demand Document Enhancement During Print Production
Presenter: Bart Alvarez, Neopost USA
12:00pm - 12:50pm

On Demand Document Enhancement also known as variable enhancement printing. A method allowing document changes at the time of print. Elements such as text, graphics and images may be changed from one printed piece to the next using information from a database or external file. This session will focus on how to manage output Printers, lower costs and improve the MAILFLOW. Management allows these same applications to be processed, outside the document generating system and then be prepared for the MAIL FLOW. In the past, Variable data printing was mainly used for direct marketing, customer relationship management, advertising and invoicing on self-mailers, brochures or postcard campaigns. Output printer management provides the ability to expand this to other documents such as invoices, statements, and any other documents that require enhancement or modification. This method which interfaces to computer databases and print devices is a highly effective solution to create high-quality documents in a non intrusive process. Furthermore, Output Printer Management allows full control of the mail finishing.


Wednesday, October 31, 2012 | Exclusive Analyst Day

AD401 The Nexus and Your Document Strategy
Presenter: Pete Basiliere, Research Director, Gartner
8:00am - 8:50am

Our exclusive Analyst Day kicks off with never-before-seen market-wide analyses on trends most impacting your enterprise. Our inaugural address reveals how you and your customers are driving the convergence of social, cloud, mobility and information. Individually, these forces are disruptive. At their nexus, they interact, amplify and accelerate, resulting in profound changes in how your business operates. Learn what this nexus means to you, the market drivers, what products and services will be required and how to develop successful business strategies.

AD402 Meeting Customer Expectations with Enterprise Document Automation
Presenter: Benjamin Moreland, Senior Analyst, Celent
9:00am - 9:50am

How you interact with your customers is completely changing the way your business operates. Analyst Day continues with this inside view of how ownership of your corporate branding is being turned on its head — by your customers. This visionary address forecasts how to meet their expectations by leveraging internal and external data, requiring a convergence of business process management, enterprise content management, rules and data strategies. This special presentation will set the foundation for your business to move forward and meet your customers’ expectations.

AD403 The Real Story on Enterprise Social and Collaboration Vendors
Presenter: Tony Byrne, President, Real Story Group
10:00am - 10:50am

Our special analyst line-up rolls on to what you’ve all been waiting for: the must-have technology shopping list. This groundbreaking product review will walk you through the technology marketplace for your social computing and collaboration strategies. No matter where you are in your technology needs, from dubious first impressions to ready to purchase, you have more choices than ever. This fast-paced presentation will tip you off on leading social software platforms and provide a framework to assess technology choices based on your own particular needs.

AD404 CLOSING KEYNOTE: The State of the Document Processing Services Industry 2012
Presenter: Craig Le Clair, Vice President & Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
1:15pm- 2:30pm

Our Analyst Day culminates in the must-attend Closing Keynote that will offer a big-picture roadmap and help you connect the dots of your business strategy. In this touchstone address, Forrester unveils the state of the market and shows you how the "digital disruption” is affecting its development, including mobility, enterprise social platforms, big data and analytics. This special presentation reviews how you can address the decline of paper through true multi-channel solutions, leverage of emerging cloud deployment models and support of more complete business processes with emerging "smart” technologies.

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