Most enterprise executives understand the value of business alignment-that magic meeting point of a company’s mission, strategy, management, capacity, and resources. All too frequently, however, the leaders guiding the alignment process leave out a key factor, one that could save them time, money, and morale-an integrated document strategy.
This essential element of an organization’s success too often gets tacked on at the end of the process, filed under “workplace culture” or, worse, “miscellaneous.” A modern PDF strategy is essential to achieving a sizeable reduction in paper usage, a boost in productivity, and increased ROI from your staff.
Change ultimately comes from the top, but the impetus for progress often trickles up from entry-level and mid-management teams who work with productivity tools day in and day out.
C-suite executives may not necessarily be immersed in the daily impact of inefficient PDF tools, but they will certainly notice missed deadlines, delayed contracts, or bloated office expenses. These leaders, who often speak broadly and loudly about digitization and innovation, are often the least informed about the impact of the tools they choose for their employees (decisions likely made long ago).
The first step is to evaluate company workflows and where tools play a part in improving them. Although there may be initial hesitation about the adoption of new technologies because of the considerable expense already invested in a document solution, with a little research and time, stakeholders will hop on board and see short money now equals big savings later.
Most enterprise organizations have likely never subjected their legacy provider contracts to much scrutiny, be it by a business contracts lawyer or otherwise. Reduced costs, seamless integration, and a valued technology partner are just a few of the traits that should be required of any PDF productivity system.
Document Alignment = Business Mojo
Every aspect of an aligned document management strategy supports the business goals of an organization-lower costs, higher productivity, a more competitive and agile company, and more efficient and empowered employees.
Faster decision-making. An effective productivity strategy allows the company to have greater clarity on who’s working on what and the stage of completion of various projects, thereby allowing for faster and more accurate decisions.
More efficient use of resources. eSign solutions are a key tool in business alignment. They drastically reduce the time needed for approval of projects, budgets, new client acquisitions, and so much more. Tracking and analytics also allow for greater transparency on when decisions were made and who made them.
Empowered employees. Your teams are the most fulfilled when they each have the same chance to succeed. An integrated PDF productivity solution provides that-everyone sits on the same starting block with the same tools. They sink or swim entirely on their own merits, without the barrier of an artificial technology hierarchy that hamstrings so many workplace environments.
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Your Aligned Workplace Awaits
A document management strategy marks the difference between a company that has a clear commitment to alignment from one that only pays it lip service. Dedication to efficiency and equity in how your employees accomplish tasks can seem like a high mountain to scale. But when you reach that summit, fulfilled teams, more informed investments, and higher profits await. Take the first step toward equipping your company with the tools it needs and fulfill the promise of your digital workplace.