According to a leading accountancy firm, professionals spend 5–15% of their time reading information, but up to 50% looking for it. In the current climate of getting more for less, every company is interested in ways to increase efficiency and cut cost.
Document management is now one of the most important aspects of the business environment. Traditional document management absorbs cost through staff hours spent organising, filing, and managing it and through accessible storage space.
Electronic document management systems (EDMS) are a large-scale financial investment but represent a huge saving in staff hours and storage costs.This section is maintained by Peter Defoe of calfordseaden.
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