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Expectation versus Reality – Life in our first graduate role

Coincidently, we both graduated from Nottingham Trent University (Bethany studied English and History and Leanne studied Economics with Business). Bethany has now been working at Invu for just over 1 year while Leanne has been at Invu for 4 months. Today, we have decided to release a Q&A so our readers can learn more about Continue reading

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Will natural language processing change the way we consume and store data?

Learn how voice and audio ai may impact the future of text

A couple of weeks ago, we received a request to convert our blogs to voice. The requestor pointed us at some free digital services that allow you to input text which then gets converted to voice. In testing these, we discovered we all have differing views of what represents impressive artificial intelligence “AI”. A couple Continue reading

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Taxing times: Finding Information

Man runs away from wave of sheets

Click here to listen to an audio version of this blog. The peak of my passion for documents occurs in the lead up to the self-assessment deadline 31 January every year. At work, I deal mostly with digital documents. These are filed away and easily retrievable as part of our business processes. At home, I Continue reading

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Could your directors be in for a surprise?

Business surprises

For many years, large companies have been accused of endangering their supply chains because of poor payment practices. More recently, following the collapse of Carillion, a parliamentary committee made recommendations that could lead to regulatory approach. With the UK Parliament engrossed with Brexit, this is unlikely to make the stature books anytime soon. The most Continue reading

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My Problem with Customer Portals

Employee being controlled by customer portal

Although there have been many technical advances in delivering greater productivity and value to business to business (“B2B”), customer and supplier relationships, I’m not convinced that customer self-service portals are one of them.   Receiving supplier invoices My major issue is with receiving a notification by email telling me that my latest invoice is available Continue reading

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Business problems in 2019: Will it be a case of Déjà Vu?

Will what happened in 2018 be the same in 2019?

My boss recently asked me to ignore the German philosopher Friedrich Hegel: “The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history” and re-read all of the blogs we posted last year. He asked me to consider the major business problems we addressed last year and predict if they will still be relevant Continue reading

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Avoid these Five Barriers to Productivity Improvement

How to fix productivity

Businesses of all kinds across all sectors consistently decree that they are “on a mission” to improve productivity. Administrative overhead is often regarded as a barrier to productivity. In finance and other back-office functions, there is a lot of focus on improvement in productivity per head. In this blog, we examine barriers that exist in Continue reading

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She liked everything about her job except the Paperwork

She liked everything about her job except paperwork

The term paperwork may survive the digital age, but those who actually keep records and write reports only using paper are in greater danger. Businesses today have to deal with large and varied amounts of “paperwork” in the form of documents received either in paper form or digitally. Some have maintained a paper-based approach, printing Continue reading

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Hype or the Future: Is Robotics the way Forward for Accounts Payable?

Will robots control people?

Four in 10 business leaders in large enterprises (41%) believe that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will change their business model within five years, according to a recent Microsoft “Maximising the AI Opportunity” survey. In general, the suggestion of AI will surface an image in somebodies mind of a physical robot, but this term is more and Continue reading

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Payment Practice Regulation – Mindless Bureaucracy or Useful Tool?

Payment Practice Regulation - Can you stand up against Big Business?

The Payment Practice Regulation (PPR) was introduced to address the lamentable supplier payment performance of UK business.  The power exercised by larger businesses over SME’s was a particular concern. This was illustrated by the £9.16bn estimated cost to business identified in the supporting papers to the legislation. As we approach the close of November 2018 Continue reading

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Is your Business Suffering from Information Chaos?

Trying to Find Answer in Information Chaos

If you work in a small or medium-sized business (SME) and feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of data your business has to consume, you are not alone. Recent research by AIIM “Automating Compliance and Governance” identified that 75% of large businesses consider ‘information chaos’ a major problem. The same AIIM research suggests that the Continue reading

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Sink or Swim – Could your Business Survive a Flood?

Flood and computers

According to this Environment Agency guide, ‘flooding is the most common and widespread natural disaster in the UK’. In the past few years, we have witnessed the Boxing Day 2015 Yorkshire floods which impacted 371 businesses, and the flooding in Wales earlier this month.   Counting the cost The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Continue reading

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Could use of USB drives cost you £120,000?

London Heathrow Airport

Convenience versus security Portable storage devices, such as USB’s, have now existed for over 20 years. In this time we have witnessed the birth of the information age. This has brought the importance of data management to the fore. Portable storage devices may be a convenient method for transporting documents but they can give rise Continue reading

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UK accounting continues ‘slight’ shift towards digital

paper vs digital

Accounting departments in UK businesses have continued to shift towards digital practices, but more than four in 10 (41%) continue to rely on paper-based processes, according to our research into the purchasing and accounts payable process. The 41% is a slight fall from the 45% of business finance decision makers who admitted to relying on Continue reading

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