What is document management?

Explore the benefits of document management

What is document management software and do I really need it? That’s probably the question that led you here in the first place. Well, considering that about 60 percent of an average employee’s day is spent working with records or documents, you can see how efficiently managing that information – whether paper or electronic – can profoundly affect an organization’s level of success. 

Document management adds accessibility to information

For an organization to be successful, information must flow to the right people, when and where they need it. When relying on manual and paper-based processes for managing documents, information gets misplaced or is delayed in reaching the right people.

A document management solution:

Create a foundation for your information with document management

To achieve these goals, a document management solution creates a central electronic location for all of your organization’s document-centric information to be captured and stored. This makes the documents and information your employees need much easier to find – allowing them to focus on their roles rather than hunting down pieces of paper.

The best part is, getting started is easy. Even though the right document management solution works enterprise-wide, it is often best to start in a single department – usually the one that needs the most help. This allows you to build a foundation for your solution. Eventually, you can expand to other departments as needed.

Learn more about the document management industry

Ready to learn more about document management and other related enterprise content management (ECM) terms? Check out the following terms:

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