Many organisations have lots of ways in which they store company documents, which can vary widely among different departments as employees bring their preference for systems from previous roles. Document management systems can help businesses to consolidate their different storage types into one point of access that allows all of their employees to view and edit the required company documents.
Increase efficiency within your workforce by automating admin tasks. Routing email attachments to predefined folders to be saved keeps your processes moving smoothly. With automated workflow routing, you can make efficiency gains by reducing the time employees are taking part in admin, freeing up time to do more pressing tasks.
How else can this benefit my business?
In different offices and departments or working remotely, keeping staff up to date can be difficult at times. With document management systems you can easily share files between individuals, departments, and offices. You are able to access files remotely while working from home or while travelling, with many having apps that allow you access to files via your smartphone or tablet. Staff can work together on files at any time to make quick changes and send back to their colleague or client, with close integration between the most commonly used office packages, like Microsoft 365 and Google’s G Suite.
If you’re a company that shares files with clients, you can make your document management system your own by adding your own branding to the software to share files with your clients that are in keeping with your companies brand.
Let’s be honest, IT staff are probably the most in-demand department in your company, with what feels like an endless array of questions that could probably have been solved with a quick Google of the problem. With document management solutions, you can have all of your storage presented in one fool-proof, intuitive interface. There is no need for awkward remote desktops or VPNs, and by removing an additional process that needs managing you’ll get fewer helpdesk requests!
App integration allows your company seamless data access across incompatible platforms. Giving you access to network files across Mac and PC, Tablet and Mobile, with no need for extra infrastructure to ensure access across different platforms.
All files are presented in one location, be it your on-premise or cloud-based storage (such as Dropbox, AWS, OneDrive, Google Drive, and many more).
Search functions allow you to easily search all of your storage locations at the same time. Files are indexed when your network is quiet, and can also include permissions within the indexing, allowing you to control what users are allowed to access.
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