Why Paperless Process Management (PPM)
‘Paperless’ will be an operational misnomer in business for the foreseeable future. That’s the candid truth; those printers throughout your offices have their purpose.
The utility concept behind Paperless Process Management (PPM) is capturing and making available through automation all the beneficial information contained in the pages. Assuring nothing needed is lost, and everything is available for archival and workflow usage.
This is the gap of ERPs and business systems. They’re strong organizational and relational applications, though they require document management middleware to maximize their strengths. Automating distributed capture of the contents in each page and electronic document file of projects and transactions throughout your organization, enables these systems to operate effectively with most-current data.
There are less-paper benefit components of Paperless. With PPM, manually keying data into systems is virtually eliminated, along with associated data entry errors.
You’ll also realize substantially reduced costs of paper management (on- and off-site access, filing space and storage square footage, lost document recreation).
Additionally, electronic file management in disparate formats and locations (system-unintegrated servers, staff’s professional/personal desktop and mobile devices) are also captured and managed (email and attachments – sent and received – are a common source of information missing from business systems).
Enterprise content management (ECM), has advanced to PPM, adding business process workflow optimization and automation to system documentation capture, providing your staff visibility of each project and transaction’s documentation collection and workflow status, functionally improving collaborations and approvals to achieving goals quicker.
IntelliChief PPM-ECM integrates with all ERPs and business systems, either natively or via link, enabling installation flexibility in select departments or throughout your enterprise. Common areas of use include: Accounting (both Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable), Purchasing, Finance, Customer Service, Human Resources, Legal, Logistics/Distribution, Operations and other paper and process-intensive departments, supporting time and cost savings throughout organizations.
See IntelliChief’s functionality, and examples of a few of your company’s departments who’ll benefit, in Our Solutions.