Many schools and libraries around the world are celebrating the 105th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’ birthday this week. We’re doing the same in this edition of “Take Five” by sharing one of his well known quotes:
“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
Can I collect consistent, complete information in a single repository for easy access? Can my business simplify time-consuming and costly manual business processes? What’s the best way to keep my business information secure while complying with industry regulations? Is there a way to ensure business continuity in the event of a catastrophic event? Can my company’s existing applications be leveraged to make data even more functional?
Yes…with workflow, imaging, and document management software.
That sounds like a blatant sales pitch, doesn’t it? Agreed. But take a moment and check out the Wikipedia page for document management. You’ll find multiple vendor-independent questions similar to the ones above…all leading to the same “simple” answer – document management.
To make sure that you don’t end up with the wrong answer to your questions, here are four things to consider when evaluating document management and ECM solutions:
- Return on investment (ROI) vs. total cost of ownership TODAY
- Software as a Service (SaaS) vs. on-site installation
- Ease of use
View the article, “Don’t Get Stuck with the Wrong ECM System: Four Essential Criteria for Success” for more details.
The bottom line:
Although there are many complicated questions to ask yourself (and potential vendors) when choosing the right software for your company, the resulting answers should help to make things simpler for you and your business – not more difficult. Just like Dr. Seuss would say, it can be as simple as “one fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish!”
Talk to us:
If you’re ready to “simplify” your life with document management, contact us today.