A recent article posted on GCN.com discussed the importance of document management and how the government sector’s organizational woes might be at least party explained by their lack of documentation prowess:
Inefficiencies in the government have been the source of jokes and complaints for years. But with the Department of Transportation forming a committee on automation, it seems like government is catching onto what businesses have been doing for a while – making processes faster, simpler and more effective so employees can focus on more important tasks.
So while this sector is known for being bloated and inefficient, there seems to be a recognition that automating certain tasks – such as document control – might just help to make their work better organized and less time-consuming.
The article goes on to discuss how moving away from paper-based documentation helps to increase efficiencies but suggested that many businesses still haven’t been able to translate that move into greater efficiencies related to automating tasks that would otherwise be done manually.
For process equipment suppliers who run many projects simultaneously, have multiple locations and/or have demanding customers who require individually customized data packages at the end of projects, the increased documentation workload hasn’t necessarily been dealt with using modern techniques. If you’re still doing documentation work the same way you did 10 or 20 years ago, it might be time to reevaluate what you’re doing and bring it into the 21st century.
If you’re trying to juggle customer requirements, drawings, revision control while providing customized customer submittals all the while trying to keep track of who is actually making changes to documents throughout the process, DocBoss can help. Let us know if you’d like to learn more about how DocBoss can help you.