Every business, regardless of size, can benefit by the use of automation. It simplifies areas of a business by automatically accomplishing tasks that an employee would otherwise have to do manually. This is especially true for back office processes for small businesses. The Small and Medium Business Trends Report from Salesforce from 2017 surveyed nearly 500 small business owners and leaders and reported that “small businesses automating their processes in some way are 1.6-times more likely to be growing than those that don’t. Likewise, growing small businesses are twice as likely to adopt artificial intelligence (AI) as stagnant businesses.”
When the pandemic hit and many businesses were figuring out how to manage their remote workers, workflow systems became the key to making sure their teams were staying productive. Paper-based business process management is next to impossible from home, not to mention how labor intensive and error prone it is. Workflow systems, like Workflow from Recordsforce Cloud, help your business accelerate approval turnaround times, increase operational efficiency, and even help you avoid late fees or legal fines. They are a simple software to help your business processes start and end in the most efficient way possible.
Whether it be moving to a new building, adding more locations or taking over another practice, all transitions can feel pretty daunting. From moving high-value equipment and machinery, to relocating teams of employees, there is nothing simple or easy about these transitions. Even more daunting are the thoughts on how you’re going to move all of the key documents your business heavily relies on, either because you need them to complete daily tasks or because you are legally required to hold on to them. It’s important to have a plan in place to safely and securely relocate your documents.
Topics: #Scanning, #Digitization, Organization, Scan, Documents, Security, Compliance, Paperless, Filing Cabinet, Digitize, Automate, Efficiency, Document Storage, Work From Home, Remote Access, Remote Working
When you think of a leader, you picture someone in front of a group telling a story or casting a vision of the future. As leaders, we are used to leading people. It sounds pretty simple. What’s not simple is when the people are not physically there to lead.
What do you think of when you think of your local city or town hall? Most people don't tend to think of a fast-paced, highly digitized environment. Especially not a place where they could skip the lines and take care of a task online. From car registrations to land record management, local government is responsible for providing documentation to its residents. However, keeping these documents as part of a manual, paper-based process increases the risk of loss, poor accuracy and storage and safety issues. Digitizing your municipal records, such as land records, assessing files, financial records and meeting minutes, can help you quickly become organized, efficient and in control of the tasks that occur daily at your city or town hall.
Topics: Storage, #Scanning, #Digitization, Organization, Scan, Security, Compliance, Paperless, Store, Digitize, Automate, Efficiency, Storing Documents, Document Storage, Work From Home, Remote Access, Remote Working, safety, covid-19, coronavirus
In the weeks ahead, we will be highlighting some of Recordsforce's employees, as they are essential to helping businesses stay open and operating during a pandemic as we shift to working and learning remotely. From paper operation technicians to our IT team, everyone provides the expertise needed to reduce the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses that are trying to manage their workload online.
With the onset of increased amounts of invoices due to your business growth, it is more challenging than ever for accounts payable departments to get their invoices reviewed, approved and paid on time. Not only is this a large concern for growing businesses, but so is the need to budget for more accounts payable employees to get through the workload if your process is not automated.
I’m Katja Becker, owner and co-founder of Recordsforce. I’ve been in the document management business with my husband, Bill, since his first start-up called FisheNet which was founded in 1996. I’m currently the Controller at Recordsforce, but have also held positions ranging from Operations Manager, Document Scan Operator, Document Preparation Specialist and pretty much anything else that needed to get done in the early days!
Like many companies across the globe, Recordsforce is being asked to keep as many of its workers out of the office as possible due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We are currently sending 3 out of every 4 employees home to work, where they are able to perform their jobs remotely.