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BPI Challenges (and Solutions)
For many companies, approaching BPI is a bit like the parable of the blind men and the elephant. Essentially, the parable states that the way you perceive a situation is based upon your viewpoint.
This is particularly apropos when observing the internal workings (business processes) of any organization. Your viewpoint depends upon the department in which you work and the tasks which you perform. Management’s viewpoint is different from employees’.
How to Improve Your Business Processes
Before we start on the how of business process improvement, let’s look at the why…
Changes in technology, business goals, workforce, markets and customers’ needs require organizations to continuously look for ways to improve and simplify internal processes. Organizations that regularly review their business processes maintain a faster level of response to market changes, economic changes and customer preferences. By improving your company’s ability to respond to changing or unexpected events your company is in a far better position to weather unexpected storms and to take advantage of unanticipated windfalls.
Topics: Business Process Improvement
Six Features that Make ImageSilo® Great
If you ever wondered why Paper Alternative Solutions settled on ImageSilo® as our go-to-choice for document management, here are six “little” features that make ImageSilo a big success for our customers:
3 Business Resolutions for 2018 that’ll Pay Off for Years
The stock market is up; corporate taxes are down; and the economy is good. Businesses of all kinds are looking toward growth for 2018. The only potential downside is Too Many Jobs and Not Enough Workers, according to the Washington Post. While Fox News reports that six-figure construction jobs are going unfilled. Monster.com looks at how a tight labor supply, and uncertainty about how government policy will affect business.
With these and many other sources, economists and business leaders looking at potential labor shortages, Paper Alternative’s focus for 2018 is to help businesses expand productivity even when they can’t expand their labor force. No business wants to lose out on this bull market due to labor shortages!
How Cloud Document Management Improves Business Processes
Efficient business processes are the key to reaching any organization’s strategic objectives. A good starting place for efficient processes is with Cloud Document Management (CDM). As soon as an organization gets away from paper-based business processes, efficiency begins to improve.
While management is always concerned about process efficiency and business productivity, cost containment is also critical. While there may be many different strategies that lead to the success of an organization, they all depend upon the ability to successfully execute the chosen strategy in a cost-effective and efficient manner.
Therefore, it makes sense to harness the most cost-effective technology available to improve business productivity.
Why You Must Stop Human Resource Bottlenecks
If your Human Resources Department is getting bogged down, your organization may be in trouble! After all, your organization's success depends upon your employees' performance.
Performance management begins when an employee joins your workforce. But, when the on-boarding process falls short, or an employee’s initial glimpse of your organization is a disorganized, inefficient HR Department that can’t find the necessary tax forms, what path are you setting that new-hire on?
How to Manage Your Business Processes Better
How many file folders are sitting on your desk? How many post-it notes are stuck on your computer monitor? How many spreadsheets does it take for you to get through the day?
Too many businesses are still conducting business “on the fly.”
“Ad-hoc decision making and figuring out processes as we go keeps us agile,” says one small business manager, who worries that his competition is gaining on him. “We’d fall further behind if we had to stop and figure out formal processes.”
Ad-hoc solutions may provide immediate customer response when you’re a small business with a few customers and a few employees. But if you haven’t thought ahead to how you’ll scale your business processes as you grow, you’ll soon be like our friend above – working over-time to “figure out things as you go” and falling further behind.
Topics: Business Process Management
How to Build a Better Business
Is your business running well? If so … congratulations! You may be inclined to let your business continue to run as it is right now, and hope that success and growth will continue.
However, it’s when things are going well that is the best time to step back and assess your business performance. Are all your processes efficient? Are all your employees being used effectively? Will you continue to grow and profit? Are there areas that need improvement?
There are a variety of growth options for every business, and it’s important that you take stock of where you are and ensure that you have a viable path forward.
Topics: Business Process Improvement