Implementing a document management system is a huge step for any business. It has amazing benefits from efficient access to data to digital assets to a much better organized business. If they have so many benefits, why do so many businesses balk at the effort and price of one? Today, we will take a look at the document management system from end to end in hopes that you understand the pros and cons of implementing one.

What is a Document Management System?

You know all those file cabinets that you have at your office? They are there to keep essential files. Whether they be employee files, tax information, invoices, or anything in between, they hold a lot of the most important information your company is required to keep. A document management system is a digital filing system for all of those physical documents. It presents some great benefits. They include:

Streamlining Retrieval 

Traditional filing cabinets and manual systems often lead to delays in retrieving critical information. Document management systems provide instant access to documents, facilitating quick retrieval and response times. This is particularly beneficial in time-sensitive situations or when responding to client queries.

Cost Effectiveness

The transition from paper-based to digital document management not only saves physical storage space but also reduces costs associated with printing, paper, and manual file management. Although the setup for one of these systems can be costly and resource-intensive, overall costs are significantly reduced as time goes on. 

Version Control and Document Tracking

Maintaining version control is a common challenge for organizations, especially as documents undergo multiple revisions. Document management systems keep track of changes, revisions, and edits, ensuring that everyone is working with the latest version. This vastly reduces the risk of errors while enhancing accountability and giving users a reliable and transparent audit trail to use to track changes.

Improves Collaboration

Document management supports seamless collaboration throughout an organization. A cloud-based DMS allows real-time access to documents, enabling multiple users to work on the same file simultaneously, boosting teamwork and fast-tracking certain collaborative endeavors. 

If you are interested in speaking to one of our knowledgeable IT professionals about the specifics about getting a DMS set up at your place of business, give us a call today at 317-759-3972.