ACORD LOMA is Over, So What’s Next? 4 Steps to Help You Keep the Momentum Going

Now that we’re about a week away from the end of the annual ACORD conference – and as we get back to the daily grind – how do you put into motion all the knowledge and innovative ideas you learned at the show?

This is one case where “what happens in Vegas” should not “stay in Vegas.” I’ve learned over the years that setting a strategic after-show plan is an important step to keep the momentum moving. Here are some tips I’ve found useful:

1. Review your notes

You had a reason for attending the show. Whether it was to gain better insight into where the industry is going or doing a bit of “window shopping to find the right technology solution to support your organizational needs, take time to reflect on the conversations you had and share that information with your team/ managers/ C-suite. Better yet, put together a few recommended next steps for them to consider. See step No. 2.

2. Show the ROI of that conference pass

Provide ideas on how to implement what you learned and apply it to your business processes. Share the research you gathered about ways to impact customer service and save operating costs by becoming more efficient.

3. Shout it from the rooftops

Now that you’ve shown why the idea/solution is valuable, start building consensus to help you bring it to fruition. Loop in other leaders and other departments to create a plan and decide next steps to get the idea/solution implemented.

4. Keep the momentum going

Don’t wait until the next ACORD conference to find your next big idea. Keep learning about emerging technologies and solutions to help your organization stay competitive. Continue to think of how you can evolve processes to make improvements throughout the organization.

What were your biggest takeaways from the show? How do you plan on implementing those ideas? We want to know about your ECM needs and how we can deliver a better product with the kind of functionality insurers need. Share your thoughts with us on our social channels (@Hyland Software or our Facebook page).

Until we meet again at next year’s ACORD LOMA,  keep your eyes peeled for our new software release in June!

Ruth Fisk

Ruth Fisk has more than 25 years of experience working within the insurance industry and is a foremost expert on the practical application of EDMS technology. In her role as Global Director for Insurance at Hyland, she has travelled to more than 90 countries helping insurance organizations to successfully reduce operating expenses, increase efficiency, and positively impact their bottom lines.

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