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.
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 Outdated business processes tend to increase their shelf life in organizations “just because.”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 However, if you analyze the impact of an outdated business process on your bottom line, your ability to compete and service your customers, and the time it’s steals from your employees...it IS broken, and it needs to be supplanted by a better way.
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.
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.
Well, welcome to 2018! Can you believe we are in April already? And no, that was not an April-Fool-Me joke! It seems to me that one day just grows into another these days. It seemed that yesterday was January and I am wondering what else I seemed to have slept through.
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?
What a great question! There are a number of factors that go into evaluating a document management system (DMS) that you’ll want to consider.
Every office is made up of individuals, but when you start to examine workplaces around the country and the people who work there, you start to notice patterns of behaviour that repeat from office to office, coast to coast. While some of these characters are funny or quirky, others can be quite destructive, and one such person is Spilly Steven. This member of your office chaos team is known for his carelessness and clumsiness, and his recklessness can wreak havoc in the workplace.
Topics: Document Management and ECM
Humans are very adaptable creatures who evolved to survive our changing landscape, so it’s no surprise that our technology is always evolving and improving right along with us. And while we may not think about document management and scanning as an industry at the forefront of the latest tech, this field is, in fact, always keeping up with, implementing, and adapting to the newest innovations, which lead to quarterly trends that you can track and follow.