Organizations – regardless of industry – process vast amounts of documents in both digital and paper form. In fact, the average U.S. office worker alone uses 10,000 sheets of paper, annually. Apply this statistic to an organization of 100 or even 500 employees, and you quickly begin to appreciate the volume of documents moving through organizations.
These organizations usually perform best when they can capture, store, access, and manage documents with speed and efficiency. Without the hassle of cumbersome workflows. Without the difficulty of finding the information. Without the feeling that a file’s gone missing.
The chances are, your organization’s no different. You probably recognize the inefficiencies of managing all this paper, and that tedious manual processes are impacting productivity. You likely also acknowledge there’s a better way of handling and managing all these documents.
Perhaps you’ve already implemented a solution in your own business and are reaping the benefits? If not, it may be time to embrace document management. Read on to learn almost everything you need to know about document management and how it can help your business:
- What it is
- Whether you can manage your documents in the cloud
- How it has evolved over the years
- The benefits for your company
- Where you can apply it
- The three-step process to implement it in your business