Read a great article from Roger Kay talking about the impact of the eventual demise of the Post Office. Roger explores how this might impact our lives on both a practical and emotional level.
The catalyst for this Forbes article is recent news that the U.S. Post Office, one of the oldest institutions in the U.S. is giving up on next-day delivery of first class mail. They just cannot make the economics work. It is just too expensive to deliver a letter for $.45 the next day. In addition to not delivering next-day any more, they are increasing the price of a stamp, AND shuttering more than half of their processing centers. How big an impact will this be?
Well, the Post Office in 2011 will ship about 70 BILLION first class items, 42% for delivery the next day. The big question is how much will we miss it?
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Our very own Tom Gonser, co-founder and VP of Product Strategy, spoke about esignature and online contract execution on NetworkWorld.TV
He discusses how electronic signature and electronic contract execution can help you run your business more efficiently, saving you time. You can improve the time to close, lower your costs and reduce data errors using electronic signature and online contract execution.
Learn how to do business at the speed of light, not at the speed of trucks.
Earlier this year, Ariba was selected as Best Supply Chain Management Company based on the ability to provide cost-effective solutions, help with solving common business problems, low time and cost of implementation, overall efficiency gains and facilitation of bank-to-bank and bank-to-customer communications.
Sam Diaz, one of the senior editors at ZDNet recently wrote a blog post about DocuSign
He's been trying to sell his DC area home for the past five months. This process has him and his wife signing and initialing a million (number exaggerated for effect) documents, some as long as 65 pages, with a signature and/or initial needed on each. ?
ESIGN and electronic contract execution (ECE) is expanding is with purchasing, procurement, and supply chain systems. A broad variety of businesses worldwide use these important systems. Companies rely on Purchasing Management Software (PMS) and Enterprise Contract Management (ECM) to help them manage and control the purchasing process, who can sign off on orders, which vendors are approved, etc. Large retailers including local favorites Amazon, Nordstrom and Costco, also have warehousing, distribution centers and other considerations.
The U.S. Postal Service is facing an enormous budget shortfall - and might run out of money without Congressional help. The U.S. Postal Service recently announced it was cutting 3,000 jobs and asked Congress for flexibility in reducing its costs associated with mandated retiree health benefit payments.
I knew that we weren't the first to try to accelerate the delivery of documents using 'high tech' means. As a matter of fact, a bunch of folks had the idea for REALLY fast mail delivery starting over 70 years ago... Using ROCKETS!