For many years, business process analysts have advocated for Electronic Content Management systems (ECM) as a better way for business information to be stored and managed. Often times companies get caught up in the day to day of business operations and sales, without realizing the average worker is spending one to two hours per day searching for information — or as much as 30% of their daily activities. Industry experts have articulated to C-level contacts that by creating a central repository for information, their workforces can experience significant efficiency gains.
The week of December 28th brings stress in all ways, shapes, and forms. Most are dealing with the stress of the holidays — hosting family, sweating over the stove, deciding on new year’s resolutions are just a few examples of year-end chaos. However, there is a particular kind of stress certain professionals have during this time that can make you want to pull your hair out...end of year audits.
The end of the year comes with the balancing of spreadsheets, audit reviews, and other financial preparations in the hope that 2016 will start off without a hitch. In a perfect world, you’d have a foolproof, 3-way check, every-document-is-accounted-for process. However if your business is like most companies, this isn’t the case.
Let's face it, we've all made at least one horrible mistake at work we wish we could take back. Ever lost, misplaced, or worse, thrown away an important contract? It's enough to make you start sweating just thinking about it.
This funny video from our partners at M-Files shows just how desperate the situation can become when you're trying to recover a lost document. It's quite possible that M-Files can actually save your job!