If you’re reading this there is a high likelihood that you’re doing so in an unfamiliar environment. Our comfortable workplaces have been upended by global events and your organization may be experiencing chaos, uncertainty and disconnectedness. While Office 365 offers an array of apps to help us bridge some of the gaps we’re now confronted with, there’s one in particular that we think deserves your attention – Microsoft Planner. This article will help set the wheels in motion and help you leverage the oft overlooked application that many organizations may not even realize has been included in their Office 365 subscription.Read More
Over the past year, we’ve seen increased interest from customers to optimize processes. Organizations in both the public-sector and private sector are in search of ways to eliminate redundant tasks and time-consuming data entry to deliver faster and higher-value results with little to no added cost.Read More
If you follow Kiefer Consulting and read our blogs on a regular basis, it’s pretty obvious that we are very excited about Microsoft Flow and Microsoft PowerApps being added to the Government Community Cloud (GCC).Read More
Many agencies have processes that are highly manual in nature. These processes are typically dependent upon the serial review and approval of critical documents. We have often encountered processes that require multiple staff members to review, approve, and route documents to numerous stakeholders across an organization.
Next year, Kiefer Consulting will be celebrating 30 years of successful project delivery. Over the last 29 years, we have had to stop from time to time and think about the company’s direction and strategy. 2017 was one of those years. We took inventory of our portfolio and our partnerships, and we identified the “in-demand” solutions that would be critical to our 2018 and 2019 business plan. It appears that we are not the only ones taking a hard look at our business. The State of California is also working on a strategic vision.Read More
Every organization has workflow. Some organizations have formalized and documented their processes so that every member of the organization understands how information should flow through the organization. These processes include business-critical processes like invoice processing, new-hire on boarding and I.T. provisioning. Documenting your process is an effective way of bringing consistency to how you do business, but it doesn’t necessarily ensure that your process is operating with efficiency. It’s important to understand what you can do to bring efficiency, consistency and automation to your business workflows.Read More
Office 365 continues to be updated with new features! We wanted to start a blog series to share features that were either “new” or “newly discovered” by members of the Kiefer team. Hopefully, this blog is helpful in assisting you in gaining a better understanding of the capabilities of Office 365.Read More
In August, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill to clarify how government agencies could accept signatures on documents electronically.
Brown signed Assembly A.B. 2296, which is designed to set clear standards around how state and local agencies can use both electronic and digital signatures. Read the articleRead More
A survey conducted by Gartner reports, “IT Infrastructure & Operations (I&O) represents approximately 60 percent of total IT spending worldwide, so with IT budgets remaining tight, it’s no wonder that I&O cost-cutting pressure continues to be intense”