One of the biggest drawbacks organizations have that keep them from implementing new technologies and changes is budget. It’s the most important resource you need in order to spearhead a new project.
While some organizations have the money and other resources to deploy a paperless solution — like an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution — enterprise wide, most do not. That shouldn’t stop you from doing so. The great thing about an ECM solution is that it doesn’t have to be an “all or nothing” type of deal. In fact, the best way to deploy a new ECM solution is to start in your most paper-intensive department(s), like Accounts Payable or Human Resources, and then expand the solution to other areas of the company over time.
To ensure that your incremental deployment of an ECM solution is successful, begin by installing the system in a department that’s responsible for paper-driven processes adversely affecting all other parts of the organization. These departments are fairly easy to identify, given that they’re where paper bottlenecks occur and where your organization’s information flow begins to break down.