No organization is exempt from the increasing pressure to innovate and digitally transform its processes. The taxi industry, for example, learned this the hard way.Ridesharing startup apps like Uber and Lyft rose up seemingly overnight, flouting any regulations while state and local governments rushed to create them. The regulations did eventually come for the apps, but it was too late for taxis - consumer behavior was the changed for good. Now, urban-dwellers want to order rides from their phones and skip the manual payment process altogether, something taxis never were and still aren't equipped to offer.
Though it's nice to think that we can simply walk into any industry, provide them with a strategy for a full digital document experience transition and have it be everything we'd hoped for, it's not practical.
The numbers prove it: Mobile is dominating.
We are a country full of busy people on the move. We're migrating in greater numbers to urban areas, and we also travel more for work and pleasure. For the most part, we plan our own travel and are always on the look out for ways to soften our landing in a new place or streamline our daily routine. Our smartphones are the new travel agent and concierge, helping us find the best sushi, the cheapest place to stay, and the easiest way to get around. And as they say, "there's an app for that."