When Enterprise Content Management Systems first developed, everyone wanted all components implemented and installed right from the start. The idea was to have all files from each department in the entire company digitized, managed, and stored for archival from the beginning. The problem with this is the same as it would be for any massive project companies undergo. If it goes bad, the time and money already invested will result in massive losses and heads rolling. Implementation of ECM solutions is now changing and organizations are attacking the process one step at a time.
Many companies have been successful attacking the whole project at once, while on the other hand many others have experienced nightmares. CEO’s are promised quick returns from vendors, and when this doesn’t happen that quick return becomes a dream instead of reality. The fact companies are now seeing is the entire ECM solution doesn’t need to be installed at once. Employees don’t have the time, need, or will power to take on the gargantuan project all together. The future of Enterprise Content Management is attacking the solution in steps. Instead of taking in more than you can handle, the idea is to improve your business one step at a time. Choose one department, provide the perfect solution, get it working, and move on to the next. This way problems are solved on an as needed basis, and employees understand the functionality of the software.
When choosing an ECM solution for your organization, keep in mind deployment tactics and vendor consideration. Choose a partner who understands the importance of developing the perfect comprehensive solution for your company. Not only an ECM solution that you receive a quick ROI, but also one that can be dispersed throughout each department within your company at your disposal.
Published By Shane Hardy
All Star Software Systems LLC