The only constant, the saying goes, is change. In your constant efforts to improve and grow your business, you will need to change business processes, continually upgrade your products, automate with technology, and keep your employees and customers happy. Change management is a key consideration in the acceptance of an enterprise content management implementation, because implementing an enterprise content management system involves a change in business processes.
How you store your accounting documents has a huge impact on your ability to plan ahead. When accounting documents are difficult to retrieve — or go missing — it creates serious problems in the event of a future audit and limits your ability to produce detailed cost analyses and plan budgets. Effectively managing accounting documents and then preserving them to meet legal and regulatory requirements needs to be a core priority for every finance department.
Let’s face it. ECM or Enterprise Content Management – the technologies focused on helping organizations control, manage, store, preserve, and deliver information tied to complex and mission-critical, document-intensive processes– has been around the block a few times. And the future of ECM has certainly been in the headlines the past week with the acquisition of Documentum by OpenText.