How to quit paper in any document process
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Last week, Esker, the document process automation specialist, released an interesting white paper on how to manage the common challenges facing organizations in managing their business document processes and technology implementation projects.
Business runs on documents, and until recently that has meant paper. Companies know they can no longer overlook the high costs and inefficiency of having staff spending so much time pushing paper around the office, however. With paper there is no visibility, no control and low productivity, states the report.
Finance and IT analyst research consistently finds that top-performing companies process a higher percentage of documents like orders and invoices electronically in comparison with their peers.
Still, justifying the investment is one of the biggest implementation challenges companies face today. In addition, there are process management challenges that need to be overcome prior to any implementation project, and how can organizations choose between the vast array of automation technologies available on today’s market?
Esker argue in the document that while a specialized application may be effective in automating a particular process, it may do nothing at all to help with others. As a result, companies find themselves investing time, money and resources in different solutions for each process they want to automate. The alternative is a comprehensive solution for all document process improvement efforts. Such a platform can provide a unified set of automation capabilities combined with specific functionality for core processes within the order-to-cash and procure-to-pay cycles, such as sales order processing or customer invoicing.
Download the white paper: How to Quit Paper in Any Document Process