When he first started at NABCO Entrances, a manufacturer of specialty doorways, Andrew Lisowski said the company was buried under a mountain of paper. NABCO's reliance on paper documents sapped its productivity and was quickly eating up valuable office space.
But that all changed once the company deployed an enterprise content management solution, according to a case study. Knowing that it couldn't get rid of all its paper documents, the company digitized its records using its new tool.
Now, NABCO employees are better able to locate the information they need and the company is recovering office space as it no longer needs the bulky filing cabinets and folders full of paper that took up all its room.
"There was paper everywhere. Every desk seemed to have about nine stacks of paper that each stood two feet high," Lisowski, the company's network manager, said of when he first started at NABCO. "Aisles were filled with filing cabinets, and our archive area consisted of barely labeled boxes piled on top of boxes all the way to the ceiling."
According to a recent FierceContentManagement report, mobile may be the next frontier for ECM. Companies are now starting to deploy solutions to organize the multitude of data produced on smartphones and tablets.