How to Create a Document Management Strategy


Document management is an active solution, which means it needs a little help from you to achieve its full potential. Luckily, that's where a document management strategy comes in--so let's find out how to create one (and stick to it, too)!

What is a Document Management Strategy?

A document management strategy is, essentially, your road map through all the tools, options, and choices that come with this powerful solution. The truth is that document management looks a little different for each company, so you'll want a personalized, flexible plan to help keep your goals in perspective. After all, with so many new tools at your disposal, it's easy to get overwhelmed by all the possibilities. It's best to roll up your sleeves and do a little bit of homework beforehand.

Getting Started

Here are a few simple steps to creating your document management strategy!

#1: Assemble a team

Firstly, you'll want to assign specific people to a sort of "strategy committee." You can get input from everyone, but you don't want too many cooks in the kitchen when it comes to this kind of organization and planning.

#2: Reflect

Now it's time to decide where you're at, where you want to be, and what it will take to get there. Take some time to reflect on your company's current strengths and weaknesses, and then work them into the beginnings of your strategy.

#3: Ask questions

What are your short- and long-term goals? What document woes do your employees suffer from every day? Do you feel confident about document security? Asking these questions will help you formulate clear, reasonable goals and the solutions you'll need to achieve them.

#4: Get to work

The most important thing to remember about your strategy is that it needs to be concrete and actionable. If it's too vague, people won't know where to start--so they won't start. Keep your goals in mind and use document management solutions to get there!

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