As companies are increasingly moving toward a paperless work environment, quality software that works well for staff and is manageable for IT personnel is essential.
System administrators need to have the ability to take control of identities, manage license distribution and software updates.
Using a software system that offers the user the means to streamline workday processes while offering ease of access and management to your IT department is the most ideal way to not only save time, but cut down on internal and external documents in a paper format.
What kind of features does your IT department want?
It benefits everyone in an office environment if your IT administrator is able to add and remove licenses while being able to easily view the type, status and quantity of identities with permission to use the software—and the number of identities currently using it.
Managing multiple licenses—assigning and unassigning licenses—coupled with the ability to easily identify users, groups and computers, and manage all updates directly from the console is a paired down and manageable way to keep track of all changes in the console.
Security is an obvious concern in the business sector and having a single point of activation allowing you to keep the network secure is a reality through an enterprise management console.
Deployment options for software in many cases is as important, or nearly as important as the software itself which is why an enterprise management console can streamline an entire offices overall processes.
What can be incorporated into staff processes to result in higher productivity?
While an enterprise management console enables IT to consolidate work and increase ease of access on the backend, you need to offer staff the same advantages on the frontend to truly streamline business processes effectively.
Chances are you are already using some form of a central document management system in your office. If you aren’t you should look into using one because of the advantages it can provide, like allowing employees to share access to multiple files.
A central document management system can either work with an enterprise server or be implemented externally through third party services and either way will allow for digital filing that stores documents, spreadsheets and PDF files.
Speaking of PDF format…
There are a number of advantages to using PDF software to create documents—some of which being that they provide the user with secure and professional solutions to handling important documents, invoices and contracts—just to name a few.
A common misconception associated with PDF documents is that the content can’t be modified or edited, and while this can be true in some cases, it’s really based on the creators specific needs.
PDF documents can be locked to protect against modifications which is extremely useful for invoicing, brochures, product literature and receipts, however, if you would prefer for the document, or sections of a document to remain editable that is an available feature.
You can opt to extract pages, merge or split PDFs, edit metadata or fill out sections.
With the flexibility offered by an enterprise management console and a central document management system employees are able to work with information and forms in a more effective manner which can lead to increased production and output resulting in higher conversions.
Anya Richardson is a business and technology writer who contributes content on a number of platforms discussing new software developments and their impact on modern business.