Transform your business with Axon Ivy

The author, Ricoh South Africa’s Schalk van Wyk

As we continue to drive efficiencies in South Africa’s constrained and thus highly competitive economy, we’re finding that more and more companies are being held back by their legacy systems, silos and methodologies.

Traditional siloed operations and manual processes often hinder business goals, leading to inefficiencies, frustrated customers and missed opportunities. Fortunately, innovative solutions from Axon Ivy, a Ricoh company, are emerging to help businesses break free from these limitations and unlock a new level of operational excellence.

Reimagining business operations

Axon Ivy is a powerful business process automation platform that creates a single layer of interaction between departments and information systems.

Unlike traditional approaches where business functions operate independently, Axon Ivy fosters seamless information flow and collaboration across the entire organisation. This eliminates data silos, streamlines workflows and empowers employees to work smarter, not harder.

One of the key benefits of Axon Ivy is its transformative impact on customer experience. Traditionally, customers have limited visibility into their orders and interactions, leading to frustration and uncertainty. Axon Ivy bridges this gap by providing a customer portal that offers real-time order tracking and interaction capabilities. Customers can see where their orders are in the process, engage directly with relevant departments, and resolve issues proactively. This transparency fosters trust and creates a more positive customer experience.

Unlocking efficiency and scalability

Beyond customer experience, Axon Ivy delivers significant efficiency gains. By automating repetitive tasks and streamlining workflows, Axon Ivy enables organisations to “do more with less.” This is particularly valuable in resource-constrained environments, allowing companies to grow without incurring additional headcount costs.

Additionally, Axon Ivy’s robust scalability ensures that the platform can adapt to accommodate future growth, eliminating the need for costly infrastructure upgrades.

However, while Axon Ivy offers compelling benefits, it’s crucial to implement it strategically to ensure success. This requires a deep understanding of your specific business challenges and processes. A thorough analysis and collaborative approach are key to determining if Axon Ivy is the right solution or if another platform, such as DocuWare, might be a better fit.

Consider these best practices for implementing Axon Ivy:

  • Identify your business challenges: Define the specific issues you’re facing and how Axon Ivy can address them.
  • Map your processes: Analyse your existing workflows and identify opportunities for automation.
  • Engage stakeholders: Get buy-in from key personnel across departments.
  • Develop a clear implementation plan: Define timelines, roles and responsibilities.
  • Train your employees: Ensure everyone understands how to use the platform effectively.
  • Continuously monitor and optimise: Track progress, identify areas for improvement and adapt as needed.

A proven solution for business success

According to a recent study by McKinsey & Company, companies that automate their workflows experience a 30% reduction in operational costs and a 50% increase in productivity. Additionally, research by Forrester indicates that organisations using BPA platforms achieve a 25% improvement in customer satisfaction.

These and other similar statistics highlight the significant impact Axon Ivy can have on your business. Whether your goal is to enhance customer experience, improve efficiency or achieve greater scalability, Axon Ivy offers the tools you need to unlock a new level of business success. By understanding the platform’s capabilities, implementing it strategically and adapting to its transformative potential, your organisation, too, can thrive.

About Ricoh
Ricoh is a leading provider of integrated digital services and print and imaging solutions designed to support digital transformation of workplaces, workspaces and optimise business performance.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh’s global operation reaches customers in approximately 200 countries and regions, supported by cultivated knowledge, technologies and organisational capabilities nurtured over its 85-year history. In the financial year ended March 2023, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of about US$16-billion.

Ricoh’s mission and vision is to empower individuals to find fulfillment through work by understanding and transforming how people work so we can unleash their potential and creativity to realise a sustainable future. For further information, please visit

  • The author, Schalk van Wyk, is Ricoh South Africa’s digital services head
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