Kristen Bowers

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5 More Scary Truths About Paper Waste

Posted by Kristen Bowers on Jun 7, 2018 7:40:01 AM

Even with the global push to “go paperless” within the last decade or so, the scary truth is, offices still waste a lot of paper - every day, every month, every year. It adds up! Paper waste shouldn’t just bother people who are environmentally conscious, but also businesses minding their bottom lines. Paper waste is expensive, and the truths that appear in your balance sheets might scare you enough to consider paperless document management options.

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Topics: paperless, Document Management and ECM

Five Outdated Business Processes We Keep Doing “Just Because”

Posted by Kristen Bowers on May 23, 2018 8:44:00 AM

Do you ever find yourself answering the question of “why are we doing it this way?” with “Because we’ve always done it this way.”? You’re certainly not alone. Think about restrictive dress codes, or archaic policies, or even the vendors you work with. Outdated business processes tend to increase their shelf life in organizations “just because.” What about the answer, “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it”? However, if you analyze the impact of an outdated business process on your bottom line, your ability to compete and service your customers, and the time it’s steals from your IS broken, and it needs to be supplanted by a better way.

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Topics: paperless, business processes, business strategy, business efficiency, Document Management and ECM

How to Improve Vendor Relationships by Going Paperless

Posted by Kristen Bowers on May 17, 2018 9:48:00 AM

Many businesses hinge their success (or failure) on the relationships they have with their vendors. It is symbiotic, which can create a “win-win” or a “lose-lose” situation depending on the strength of your foundation. It is also incredibly tough to find reliable vendors - so once you do, you never want to sour the relationship over miscommunications, disorganization or inconsistencies. Quite the opposite. Most companies are looking for ways to improve vendor relationships, and one of the ways they are doing it is by going paperless.

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Topics: paperless, accounts payable, Document Management and ECM

3 Ways To Maintain a Professional Office

Posted by Kristen Bowers on May 10, 2018 8:08:29 PM

What are the key markers of a professional office? In an increasingly competitive marketplace, it’s essential for your business to know and meet the expectations of professionalism in the eyes of your customers. This doesn’t necessarily mean you need to change your office dress code, but it will require you to make some changes in order to stay on par (or move ahead) of your industry competitors. Here are three ways you can make your office more professional, and in turn, meet the expectations of your potential customers.

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5 Office Moving Tips to Ensure (and Streamline) Success

Posted by Kristen Bowers on May 5, 2018 7:34:16 AM

Office moves can often throw an organization into complete chaos, affecting business processes, personnel and even profitability for weeks leading up to the move day and for weeks after. For a professional organization, this level of disorganization during an office move could have critical long-term effects. However, an office relocation can also challenge your existing business practices for the better, encouraging new ways of working and thinking. By following a few straightforward office moving tips, you can ensure a successful, stress-free move day.

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The Disadvantages of Using Offsite Document Storage or Self-Storage Units for Your Business Records

Posted by Kristen Bowers on Apr 10, 2018 9:36:00 AM

Researching into common ways to store paper files from the many accumulated files generated by corporations big and small; I started with assessing the industry field the corporation is a part of. For instance, a lawyers’ office would generate considerably more paperwork than a stand-alone plumber; a giant corporation with many employees would generate a far greater amount of paperwork than a small office of insurance brokers.

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Topics: document management requirements, Document Management and ECM

It's 2018, Are You Still Using Shared Drives to Manage Documents?

Posted by Kristen Bowers on Apr 4, 2018 4:22:44 PM

The digital age is upon us and many companies are struggling to decide the way in which they are to solve the “paperless document storage” issue. How are we going to control and manage our documents if we truly no longer print and file documents in our workplace?

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Topics: document management requirements, Document Management and ECM

A Breakdown of the GDPR

Posted by Kristen Bowers on Jan 26, 2018 1:53:43 PM
What is GDPR?

Back in 2016, the European Union passed a bill to introduce the Global Data Protection Regulation. The purpose of the legislation was to define the legal rights of EU citizens in relation to their data and to enforce regulations on the data controllers and processors who hold that data. The GDPR will be introduced on the 25th May 2018, and will put impose sanctions on businesses that don’t safeguard the data they process. 

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Topics: document security, data security, information security, government security, GDPR

How to Streamline Your Manufacturing Process Management

Posted by Kristen Bowers on Aug 30, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Every manufacturing process is complex and consisting of multiple steps. In order to maximize profits, companies will have to look for ways to streamline every single operation and reduce the manufacturing time/complexity.

Do you believe that your manufacturing processes are inefficient? If so, you can rely on a couple of simple approaches that can make a difference as far as productivity goes.

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Topics: process management

Why Data Preservation Matters for the Future

Posted by Kristen Bowers on Aug 16, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Whether you’re looking at the issue from the point of view of an academic or historian, or the viewpoint of a business looking to optimize its operations, data preservation and the issues surrounding it has quickly become one of the most crucial challenges facing modern thinkers.

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Topics: data preservation

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