Document management systems (DMS) are increasingly becoming an important tool for managing blueprints, designs, and technical documentation. With cloud capabilities and features such as document versioning and collaboration tools, DMS’s help organizations manage the creation, storage, retrieval, and sharing of documents in a secure manner. They enable teams to collaborate on projects by providing access to relevant documents with just a few clicks, as well as allowing them to quickly access documents from anywhere. Additionally, with easy document organization capabilities, users can easily search and find the right documents for their tasks without having to spend time sifting through a massive database of files — perfect for engineers that are working on time-sensitive projects.
Document management is an important part of the supply chain process. Your approach can either save or cost your organization critical resources.
The coronavirus pandemic — and the current onslaught of viruses — has had a definite impact on the housing market and on the way consumers view real estate transactions. To keep pace with health and safety recommendations, many real estate teams moved from real-time to virtual viewings and closings. This shift made the buying and selling of homes more efficient for all parties, so many of these processes are here to stay.
There is no denying that the media landscape is changing in response to the current pressures of the looming recession and the continuing impacts of the global pandemic. Market movements and industry changes are forcing creatives to find new and innovative ways to reach their target audiences. For marketing firms, the onus is on merging creativity with data driven knowledge in order to better serve customers.
Owners of towing and roadside assistance businesses are feeling the crunch as the economy continues its downward trajectory. In particular, many towing companies are dealing with the pain of staff shortages as they struggle to find — and retain — good drivers. These shortages mean logistics are even more important than ever, with customers waiting fourteen — or more — hours to get towing assistance.
Post-pandemic supply issues continue to plague most car dealers, causing extreme shortages of inventory across the country. In many cases, cars are completed, but sit on manufacturing lots, waiting for microchips, leaving showroom floors and car lots with little inventory to choose from. Of course, customers could try to custom order a new model, but those weight times are extraordinary, with some brands and models taking up to one year to be delivered to dealers.
The size of the average engineering team is growing this year, with some reports noting a potential 79% increase in team size in 2022. Of course, this team expansion will bring with it the need for better communication and collaboration between team members as well as the need for optimized productivity. Engineering leaders understand this, which is why the focus of more than a third of them is to improve operations, processes, and tooling. In fact, ensuring that teams are focused on mission-critical work is essential for heightened performance and managers are targeting technologies that can contribute positively to this goal.
Many nonprofits were hard hit by the pandemic, especially those that did not have large reserves of capital upon which to lean. As they move toward recovery, nonprofits are realizing that the member landscape has shifted and there is a new climate when it comes to generating needed funds. Smaller donors are less able than ever to be able to offer support, but our culture is becoming more focused on the things that nonprofits provide — value-focused services to underserved communities.
In the world of construction and contracts, project success is the key to building customer loyalty and trust — and developing a reputation that will keep new customers seeking your services. In loose terms, the success of a project is defined by how effectively the outlined goals and objectives are met and, of course, if the project can be brought to completion on time and under budget.
Data capture and its associated technologies — barcodes, QR codes, RFID, and others — are critical pieces of the data gathering process that is intrinsically valuable to all businesses. However, the world of logistics — from manufacturing floors to warehousing, distribution centers, transportation hubs and more — is particularly well-served by strong data capture and handling techniques.