Guide to the Paperless Office: Part 3
Why companies haven’t adopted Document Management
They don’t want to impact daily operations
Every company says — and it is entirely true — that they’re too busy right now to change their internal processes. They worry that implementing Document Management could impact the entire company for weeks or months. It’s an understandable concern, but it’s not valid if you work with Applied Imaging. We encourage companies to start small: with one department, with one process. Document Management proves itself very quickly.
They think doing nothing doesn’t have a cost
Many companies see Document Management as an expense. They (incorrectly) assume that there isn’t a cost for maintaining the status quo or their current processes. That cost is actually quite steep — but for many companies, it’s not readily visible.
They think Document Management will be too expensive
In the early days of Enterprise Content Management, the cost of entry was high. That is simply not the case today. Cloud-based technology and services have dramatically lowered the cost of Document Management.
They think Document Management is only for big companies
“Enterprise” often means “big”: thousands of employees, dozens of offices, and a global footprint. However, you don’t need to be a large company to see significant ROI from Enterprise Content Management; that’s why more and more small to mid-sized businesses are implementing it.