Documents carry critical information that helps run your business and serve your customers. Try applying the following five steps for successful document management at your organization:

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Step One: Evaluate Current Document Management

Assess the document lifecycle to evaluate the competence of current document management within the organization. Identify workflows and how documents are created, stored, shared, and managed etc.

Step Two: Select a Document Management Software

Based on Step One’s findings, select a DMS that caters to your organization’s requirements. Most companies currently employ manual document management processes; updating to a DMS streamlines document management and increases efficiency across the organization.

Step Three: Categorize Organizational Documents

Organize all documents based into specific categories; e.g. department-wise, project-wise, client-wise or based on permissions etc. Categorization facilitates data migration when implementing the new DMS.

Step Four: Migrate Documents and Apply Metadata

Employ the relevant feature of the selected DMS to upload all documents onto the system; manage viewing/editing rights accordingly. Apply appropriate metadata (e.g. description or reference number) to each document; this helps in searching for and tracking documents quickly.

Step Five: Train staff on the New Document Management System

During the implementation of the new DMS, and for a consistent period after implementation, employees and management alike require hands-on-training of the software in order to maximize its utility and impact on achievement of organizational goals and objectives.

Predict360’s web-based Document Management Software enables organizations to understand all aspects of their document lifecycle which includes the creation or expiration of documents, activity, and communication around them, and the management of their change driven by standards, regulations and business requirements. It is an affordable, powerful, and easy-to-use Document Management System that helps your organizations save money and increase productivity.

About the company

360factors, Inc. (Austin, TX) helps companies improve business performance by reducing risk and ensuring compliance. Predict360, its flagship software product, vertically integrates regulations and requirements, policies and procedures management, risks and controls, audit management and inspections, and on-line training and qualifications, in a single cloud-based platform based on artificial intelligence.

360factors EHS Services offers environmental consulting services in the areas of air, water, and waste permitting and compliance, site investigation and remediation, environmental and dredge material sampling and evaluation, engineering and geology, expert testimony, health and safety, and operational risk management. Its Managed Services incorporate outsourced risk and compliance services using Predict360.

 

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