123ArticleOnline.com: Donald Nasonhttp://www.123articleonline.com/rss/author/65609/donald-nasonArticles written by Donald Nason from 123ArticleOnline.comen-usCopyright (c) 123ArticleOnline.com All rights reserved. Document Management - and what that means in practical terms http://www.123articleonline.com/articles/822790/document-management-and-what-that-means-in-practical-terms Essentially document management means taking the paper out of document-centric processes, and sometimes that's enough to enable an organisation to reduce costs and achieve greater working efficiency. However, coupling document management with workflow to automate subsequent procedures can lead to even lower overheads and further streamlined efficiency. Streamlining back office functions - nowhere more necessary than in Accounts Payable http://www.123articleonline.com/articles/845280/streamlining-back-office-functions-nowhere-more-necessary-than-in-accounts-payable Businesses are increasingly looking to streamline back office functions. From CEOs to CFOs to department heads across the organisation comes the drive to unlock profit and improve productivity with efficient processing - reducing cost and enabling optimum focus of resources. Nowhere is this more necessary than in Accounts Payable (AP) where departments are manually processing high volumes of paper. The Growing Problem of Paperwork - 1956 and now http://www.123articleonline.com/articles/853563/the-growing-problem-of-paperwork-1956-and-now The Growing Problem of Paperwork is a title from a paper written in 1956 - and to avoid accusation of plagiarism, I confess this right at the start and that it belongs to a paper by American organizational theorist Ben S. Graham. The reason for appropriating the title? Because paperwork remains a growing problem for so many organisations today. And many of the issues Graham outlined as contributing to the 'problem of paperwork' are the same now as they were then. The plausibility of the paperless office http://www.123articleonline.com/articles/810278/the-plausibility-of-the-paperless-office With paper probably too ingrained in business culture to ever disappear completely, but the case for removing paper from many business procedures irrefutable, I concluded that the answer to the question of whether the paperless office is myth or reality is - a mixture of both. The fact is there are many departments where becoming paperless is not only possible, but overwhelmingly advantageous. However, it's not always easy persuading customers, suppliers, even partners to supply the documents you need in the format you want.