The SAFE Enterprise: How Your Business Can Benefit from Next-Generation Document Management
With a budget-friendly, out-of-the-box solution on the market, Enterprise Content Management is no longer a nice-to-have among today’s most competitive companies.
We are talking about your business, not the starship Enterprise, even though some days you may feel like Captain Kirk matching wits with Khan. Although your operations are Klingon-free, your enterprise faces challenges at every turn. Your sales team needs to spend more time selling and less time on paperwork. Accounting has a hard time keeping up with AP and AR. Your human resources department is concerned about making sure all documentation is in place for every team member. Your customer service people are the best in the business, but they waste too much time looking for customers’ documents. And to top it all off, your industry regulations are becoming more and more restrictive. Business as usual is no longer an option.
Enterprise Class, Affordable Price
SAFE is Cabinet’s ‘enterprise-class’ document management and workflow software platform. The industry term is Enterprise Content Management, or ECM. ECM is a broad category, but it is typically thought of as complex, expensive and exclusive to companies with seven-figure IT budgets. Not long ago this was fairly accurate, but things have changed. Things have changed because organizations like yours have been asking companies like mine, “Why should ECM systems be out of reach for ‘the rest of us’?” Our answer: “They shouldn’t.”
SAFE is an out-of-the-box solution, meaning you don’t pay someone to configure every feature you need (and don’t need), taking months to implement.
Cabinet SAFE delivers the functionality, reliability and control of systems costing much, much more. And SAFE is an out-of-the-box solution, meaning you don’t pay someone to configure every feature you need (and don’t need), taking months to implement. We recognize that automation, intelligence and accessibility are the key, non-negotiable factors driving business today. And the SAFE suite has been designed to facilitate just that, covering the gamut of must-have capabilities, from document capture, search and creation to rules-based workflows, robust reporting and a comprehensive audit trail – all with the ability to integrate with other mission-critical software platforms.
Staying Ahead of the Curve
What are the primary benefits of adopting an enterprise-class document management system? Ten years ago, “getting rid of filing cabinets” was the sole focus of companies looking to invest in software like SAFE. Today, this sort of investment requires much more justification – as it should. People now realize they should expect their enterprise document management system to do more than provide secure storage and retrieval.
Your sales team knows they should be able to instantly access their customer records, view project management reports and seamlessly create correspondence and proposals with their ECM. And they know it should integrate with your CRM.
Accounting knows it is possible to reduce the amount of time spent and errors created manually entering and seeking approvals on accounts payable. And they know this AP solution should integrate with your ERP. Your Human Resources is pretty sure they can automate the creation of critical hiring documents, verify signatures and securely archive confidential employee files with their ECM. And they know it needs to integrate with the HRIS.
This is what enterprise document management, content management, process automation, or whatever it is being called these days is really all about: making time for your people to do what they do best. It’s not as complicated as you may think, and now may be just the right time to “make it so.”