Disorganized document workflows are inefficient and impede your team's performance, causing costly setbacks. Understanding the different phases of a document lifecycle and properly implementing them is the key to creating streamlined, cost-effective processes.In this guide, you’ll learn about:The four major phases of document lifecyclesCreating simple and more user-friendly applicationsStrategies and software for improving workflowsIntegrating viewing, file conversion, OCR, and other functionality into your apps
<p>How to Identify and Simplify the 4 Phases
of Your Document Lifecycle
In this guide, you’ll learn about:
The four major phases of document lifecycles
Creating simple and more user-friendly applications
Strategies	and	software	for	improving	workflows
Integrating	viewing,	file	conversion,	OCR,	and	other
functionality into your apps
Do Your Document Processes
Most likely, the answer is yes. More than 30 billion documents are
created each year in the U.S. alone.
85% are never retrieved
60% are obsolete
50% are duplicates
Having a consistent method of creating and managing your company’s
key documents is crucial to your long-term success and cost savings.
Consider these Association for Information and Image Management
(AIIM) survey	findings:
More than half of companies surveyed say they have to use
three	or	more	ECM	systems	to	solve	all	of	their	document	workflow
challenges. They know they need to consolidate, but don’t know
how to approach it.
62%	rely	heavily	on	file-share	services	outside	of	the	ECM.		Many
rely	on	personal	accounts	in	file	sharing	tools	because	the
company IT infrastructure either lacks this service or is too
cumbersome to use.
52% of companies are working on an ECM solution.
Only	about	14%	say	they’ve	achieved	their	content	management	goals.
AIIM predicts that the problem will only get worse over the next few
years, because companies will have so many choices for how to manage
content. Furthermore, employees are increasingly working on documents
outside of company-sanctioned IT solutions.
The good news is that there are ways to automate and streamline
many of the repetitive processes that businesses use. Let’s take a
look at challenges, solutions, and use cases within four phases of the
A company typically ends up spending
10 times more managing documents
than creating them.
How to Identify and Simplify the 4 Phases of Your Document Lifecycle
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