Every Business Suffers From an Overload of Information -- 3 Capabilities to Look for When Seeking a Solution

By Dave Quint | Dec 5, 2018 4:04:34 PM

Remember when the encyclopedias on your living room shelf held the answers to everything?

Now we have Wikipedia, the crowd-sourced online encyclopedia as accurate as those volumes on the shelf.

We have the Internet with websites for everything under the sun -- not to mention the 2,000,000 million blog posts per day (and then there are all of the infographics, ebooks, pins on Pinterest, videos on YouTube, Facebook updates, Instagram, and someone probably invented a new something as I typed this).

In the office, we have crucial business information spread throughout our offices in paper files stored in filing cabinets or lost on a co-worker’s desk somewhere, in email, in shared drives, in online storage (Dropbox, GoogleDrive), and (if we’re smart) in document management repositories.

I could cite stats for months, but you get the point, information is everywhere and we are drowning in it.

How do you handle this information overload?

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Saving Digital Documents for Decades – What You Need to Know About PDF/A

By Lane Lebahn | Oct 24, 2018 4:35:18 PM

Businesses are forgoing traditional archiving formats, such as microfilm and paper, and are increasingly opting for electronic formats to store valuable information securely.


Why? Digital storage makes retrieval faster and is often less costly. As a larger portion of documents are “born digital” it also makes less and less sense to print those documents for long-term archival or records management needs.

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Document Management in Action -- Accounts Payable

By Lane Lebahn | Oct 18, 2018 9:36:57 AM

When your company owes your suppliers or other creditors money, it's important to have a consistent workflow. When an accounts payable (AP) department lacks an efficient document management process, it's easy for productivity and cash flow to suffer. But with document management, the accounts payable department can be more effective and efficient.

Here's how.

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Document Management in Action - Human Resources

By Lane Lebahn | Oct 10, 2018 12:48:14 PM

Human Resource departments are often piled high with documents -- and for good reason. HR is the keeper of vital company policies, employee records, and other information necessary to maintain and keep available.

While some records are never given a second glance, HR staff need quick access to them at all times, just in case an issue arises. Some documents are regularly needed and accessed several times a year.

For that reason, paper is a challenging method of record keeping. Document management software provides an efficient way to retrieve information and ensure its accuracy.

Here are just a few of the ways HR departments can benefit from going digital.

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How Are You Going to Get Better Next Year?

By Dave Quint | Oct 5, 2018 4:20:42 PM

Smart businesses are beginning to plot out their plans for growth in 2019 now.

Goals shouldn't be vague wishes either – growth or “better productivity” are as useless as all of those upcoming New Year's resolutions to “eat better” and “lose weight.”

No, your goals need to be SMART: specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound.

Without a SMART plan of action, a goal is just another name for “wish” (and just as unlikely to come true).

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End the Not-So-Great Office Paper Chase With Document Management [Free Infographic]

By Lane Lebahn | Sep 27, 2018 3:48:16 PM

Years ago, “The Paper Chase” was a good movie and TV series. It was also a good way to describe how office workers interacted with documents.

There was no email. Fax was still new. Computers were much larger than today’s light-weight (and more powerful) laptops and storage was often on reels of tape.

Of course, there were filing cabinets and file rooms in the basement to serve as the office “memory.”

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Find Your Information Faster With Searchable PDF

By Lane Lebahn | Sep 26, 2018 4:52:52 PM

When you digitize documents, you need to decide what format you want to save them as -- TIFF, PDF, and JPEG are common formats; each with different benefits and uses.

Today we’ll go over the benefits of using searchable PDF.

When you scan documents, you need to be able to find them again. There are two primary methods of tagging documents for retrieval: tagging documents by metadata (file name, customer number, customer name, etc.) which requires you to search on a limited number of terms and full-text search, which allows you to search for any word within a document.

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