It’s an inquisitive backstory of a company during its startup days. The entity’s founders were searching for a descriptive term for their dream of what the enterprise content management (ECM) program they’d developed would become: providing company heads access to their organization’s information, visibility for insight, enabling them to make informed decisions. It was christened IntelliChief: ‘Intelligence for the Chief Executive.’ CEO’s appreciated the insight, though the capabilities were ultimately used departmentally. Realizing others throughout companies would also benefit from automating interdepartmentally-focused data collection and workflow circulation, IntelliChief’s abilities expanded to include Accounts Payable, then rapidly progressing to order fulfillment-Accounts Receivable, Finance, Purchasing, Sales Management, Customer Service, Human Resources-HCM, IT Legal, and Logistics/Distribution. Ultimately, the enterprise-wide document management system it has become. The original IntelliChief vision, realized today, is Paperless Process Management (PPM) – a vantage the founders took on the original ECM concept. Focusing directly on a company’s specific business process workflow automation, IntelliChief’s PPM integrates with enterprise resource planning (ERP) and line of business systems, providing visibility of each project and transaction’s documentation collection and workflow status. Archival, analytics and reporting for decision-making insight, regulatory compliance and risk mitigation are integrated functions. PPM automates all forms of document management: paper document and electronic file capture, life cycle management, and integral today with ERP usage – facilitating optimized, configured workflow of a company’s specific business processes throughout their organization. It simultaneously validates information and updates ERP and linked business system databases, substantially reducing time and costs associated with manual keying. That’s it; the curious story behind the name IntelliChief. There’s correlation among the name and mission behind it. Its objective is the ability to automate visibility and ultimately knowledge, while providing desktop and mobile access to the intelligence circulating throughout organizations, to better engage peers with timely, verified information.