Efficiency: the final frontier
By Roger Beharry Lall | January 20, 2015
Last year our partner CSC posted a blog on the hidden costs of low-quality rendering. We responded with a post on the power of high fidelity rendering. Next, CSC discussed the importance of scale, configuration and system monitoring, and how technology can be leveraged to help organizations meet their business goals. I think it’s time we discussed another important factor Life sciences organizations need to consider in their toolkit: efficiency.
Where does efficiency fit in?
For organizations who are working with hundreds of thousands – sometimes millions – of documents, cutting 5 seconds from converting each document to PDF can save an enormous amount of time in the long run. If documents are converted automatically when uploaded to a document repository by the end user, they can then focus on the next task at hand. As a result, the document will be automatically converted, stored, and will be guaranteed to meet regulatory standards. Not only will the end user save time in this process, the organization will have peace of mind that their documents are meeting corporate or industry standards. Killing two birds with one stone – now that’s efficient!
Ensuring your technology investments are efficient
Not only should your rendering system offer end user efficiency, but it should also provide IT departments with increased efficiency through reduced job loss, centralized management, end user satisfaction and flexible deployment options.
In addition to relying on automation to save end users time, organizations should look at technology that is reliable and can help them maintain – or even increase – the efficiency of their document processes.
There are a number of factors to consider when choosing which software to implement:
- High availability
- Linear scalability
- Integration capabilities
- Load balancing
- Fault tolerance
- Configurable platforms
- System reporting
- Central platform management
All of these technical features can help organizations to improve the efficiency of their business workflows – from document rendering to meeting compliance standards.
Leveraging the full partner ecosystem to get the job done
Another important point for organizations to keep in mind when aiming for business efficiency is to leverage the full partner ecosystem of their technology solution. Many software companies – Adlib and CSC included – work with subject-matter experts to provide specific solutions to their joint customers. These partnerships aren’t only beneficial for the solutions providers – they can provide customers with a wide array of technology options to help improve overall business efficiency.
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