“I like work. It fascinates me. I sit and stare at it for hours.” –Oscar Wilde
Greetings, “C” team members. And, just to clarify, the “C” team is not the group of employees at your bank who managed to maintain this letter as a grade point average from grade 9 and beyond (although some of us, given the level of ingestion, socializing and other non-educational activities we undertook during that time, are actually pretty amazed we averaged even this).
No, this offering is for the CEO, CFO, CIO and other “C” level executives who have the opportunity and responsibility to focus the organization on opportunities that can be game changers. The game changer that’s the topic today is enterprise content management. The message is that it’s time to focus the organization on this initiative.
To begin, you are by no means the people who will ever understand, or need to understand, the details of ECM, and there are people at Cornerstone Advisors (GonzoBanker’s mother ship) who will forget more on this topic than I’ll ever learn. Disclosure complete. So, the focus of today’s rant is really on what an executive should know and do about ECM.
ECM, at its simplest level, can be described as the combination of:
One big point to understand here is that ECM, when successful, is thought out and deployed throughout the enterprise with a common set of rules and approaches. More on that later.
So, you might think at this point that imaging systems have been around for years in your shop, and there are lots of other technology/strategic projects in the works right now, and “gamer changers” have come and gone and all that’s changed is your cost (upwards). So, why this, why now, and why you?
There are 7 big reasons:
Most of you know there is no longer any single big win that can change your performance, if there ever was one. Improvement requires the focused combination of enterprise design, standards, process revision, technology and measurable/enforceable success metrics. The whole area of ECM is ripe for success.
But it needs “C” level focus to happen.
Cornerstone’s Imaging and Workflow Automation services are designed to improve your enterprise content management capabilities and turn cumbersome and diverse information repositories into dynamic sources of business insight. You’ll gain:
Contact us today to get started on a path to maximum efficiency.