What can I do to use fewer resources? How IT can help us use fewer resources.
We agree that the world's forests must be protected.
Why? We cannot live without it.
Forests serve as the earth's lungs, absorbing carbon emissions and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere. In other words, forests not only purify the air, they also provide us with the oxygen we breathe. In fact, more than 20% of the world's breathable oxygen is produced in the Amazon rainforest alone.
Wemakefuture is an environmentally friendly company. We help people and companies to replace paper with an environmentally friendly, digital customer journey and digitized processes. Together we can protect billions of trees that would be used to make paper.
Saving paper saves a lot more - not only the environment is protected.
Millions of liters of water, which are required to produce paper, plus millions of kilos of waste and transport emissions can also be saved. There is a real chain reaction.
So if you don't use paper, demand will regulate supply and paper won't even be made. This saves our planet additional CO2.
Like our products, our employees also help save forests.
We are committed to healthier forests, plant trees, try to conserve resources and work locally for sustainable projects.
How can I, as an entrepreneur, protect the environment?
Digital customer file
Have contracts signed digitally on the tablet
Email PDF invoices
Just the digital customer journey.
And if you do not get anywhere with the digital solution:
Go one step further with your paper consumption: use recycled or forest-certified paper. Before printing, ask yourself if it is really necessary. If you are printing, print on both sides, reduce the margins and font size. When you dispose of paper, recycle it.
Wemakefuture offers process automation because these services save paper, which automatically helps the environment.
How Much Paper Can You Save?
Check out the DocuSign Impact Calculator to estimate the resources. Environmental protection often also saves money!
Help us protect the world's forests.
There are more ways you can help.
To save even more, here are two helpful links: the Environmental Paper Network's Paper Purchasing Guide and the Paper Reduction Guide.
Cloud Integration, iPaaS, SaaS, BPA… Ough, hard to keep track of all these terms. They are currently used frequently (and increasingly) in the context of automation, and it is sometimes difficult to make a clear distinction and distinction. We have already written blog posts on the terms iPaaS, SaaS and BPA, but we’ll take them up again here to make the difference.
But let’s start with cloud integration, because that’s the central umbrella term in which we embed all the other technologies in this blog post.
To illustrate these advantages, an example is suitable that we know well from our everyday work as an automation agency:
The central data to be used here is the data of a major customer. This can be the simplest information, such as the address. This address is required in numerous but completely different processes in the company: on the one hand, for correct invoicing in accounting. On the other hand, in the CRM system, where all the data of the large customer is also stored. But the address is also important in sales, for example, when employees go to the sales meeting on site.
Now the customer announces that the address of the company has changed after a move. This information will reach you by e-mail. There are now two options:
01. The e-mail is forwarded to all affected departments, accounting, sales, customer service, marketing… All persons open their corresponding program, CRM, accounting software, marketing tools (such as newsletter marketing) and change the data already stored there of the customer. This means that in multiple applications, different people do exactly the same thing: change one address. 02. But there is also an alternative: By connecting your applications, thus by integrizing them, the customer’s e-mail, or rather the information it contains about the address change, is automatically passed on to all affected applications: CRM, accounting, marketing, ERP. This does not require any clicks, because the cloud integration detects a trigger, i.e. address change, and thus automatically starts the process.
What sounds unimpressive in a single process becomes more effective when such a process occurs several times a day or weekly. Because there is a lot of data that is available in different applications and should always be correct. If these applications are cloud applications they are suitable for cloud integration.
But cloud integration doesn’t just happen. There are now a variety of applications that enable and implement this. Such tools usually allow us to link the relevant cloud applications on a central platform and define clear rules on when, how, where, how much data should be passed on and what happens to them.
IPaaS, SaaS, BPA, ABC – who can still see through it?
To realize cloud integration, there are various applications and technologies that are sometimes used interchangeably.
Cloud integration cannot be done without SaaS, iPaaS and BPA
Cloud integration is rather an umbrella term that includes numerous technologies, such as SaaS, iPaaS and BPA, and this is also absolutely necessary. Cloud integration is a concept that is made possible by appropriate technologies.
However, all terms share the commonality that they are cloud-based and thus offer enormous potential for growth and scaling. In addition, they are often cheaper to implement and maintain because changed requirements are easy to implement.
As an independent automation agency, we implement cloud integration according to your requirements. We use a variety of SaaS tools and iPaas (strictly speaking BPA) software. Together we find individual solutions that are flexible and scalable.