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How to Use Document Management Software (With Our 5 Top DM Software Solutions)

Are you still relying on manual data entry and paper-based systems for document management? If you are, take notice. You could be losing 18 minutes of your productivity time searching for the documents and information you need.  Those 18 minutes might not seem that much, but they mount up to account for ~50% of your […]

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What Are Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)? How To Create SOPs in 10 Simple Steps

“SOPs also provide a certain kind of insurance. With systematized operations in place, a company won’t unduly rely on any single person for institutional knowledge or company advancement; it’ll all be codified within the SOP” Dean Scaduto, The Lowdown on Standard Operating Procedures Standard operating procedures (SOPs) in business create consistency, guarantee quality, remove ambiguity […]

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Business Process Management Software: Understanding BPM and How to Get Started in 5 Steps

Poorly managed processes have caused disastrous and costly errors. For instance, a measurement mix-up between metric and imperial units by NASA caused the disintegration of one of their satellites. This cost the air and space agency $125 million in damages. Business process management (BPM) is the management and control of business operations to prevent costly […]

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Workflow Software: Your Digital Solution to Industry 4.0 and How to Implement It

The global workflow management system market was valued at $4.8 billion in 2018. This figure is anticipated to rise with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27.7% from 2019 to 2025. One reason for this tremendous growth is the digital transformation of businesses globally. This transformation is called industry 4.0. The workflow management systems […]

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Identify Inefficiencies, Cut Costs and Improve Transparency Using a Workflow Diagram

Don’t lose money due to poorly managed business workflows. Read this post to learn about the humble workflow diagram today!

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HAZOP: Your Ultimate Guide for Conducting an Effective Risk Assessment

The International Labour Organization estimates there are 340 million occupational accidents and 160 million victims of work-related illnesses every year, globally. Major workplace accidents and incidents are critical safety issues inherent to business operations. Even one small incident could lead to more serious risk pathways developing.   That is why the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health […]

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Operational Excellence: How to Systemize Your Business to Perfection

What would happen if you upheld every New Year’s resolution you’ve ever made? Every year we make ourselves promise to exercise more, eat healthier, learn a new instrument, and so on. If we always improved in these ways, our productivity would skyrocket while we lead healthier and immensely happier lives. Apply that logic to your […]

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Swimlane Diagram: How to Complete Multi-Departmental Processes Without Chaos & Confusion

A simple swimlane diagram could stop your team from running around like headless chickens. Here’s why (and how to create your own diagrams).

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Safety Audit: How to Prevent Workplace Injuries (Free Template!)

In the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)‘s report titled “Health and safety at work: Summary statistics for Great Britain 2019”, 581,000 non-fatal injuries were logged. 138,000 of these were severe enough to put workers out of action for 7 days or more, and 147 workers died. Those figures are only rough estimates though, as almost […]

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SIPOC: How to Easily Define, Map, and Understand Essential Business Processes

Looking for a process improvement tool that allows you to map, define, and understand your business process better? Meet SIPOC.