What is ECM and Why is it Important to Tribal Government Efforts?
Organizations are increasingly turning to enterprise content management (ECM) software to handle the documents and processes needed to deliver services and improve their communities. ECM software is helping Tribal Nations manage documents, automate processes and deliver better services to their members. With ECM, you can accelerate processes, deliver services in a cost-effective way and enhance and support compliance requirements for programs and funding. Content managed by ECM includes paper and scanned documents, electronic forms, emails, photos, videos, data streams or even screen shots. Preserving the vital records of tribal membership, cultural heritage, infrastructure projects, history and more is a central benefit of deploying an ECM solution.
ECM can link documents to your other programs by connecting existing departmental systems and databases – such as enterprise resource management, casino management systems, accounts payable solutions, human resource systems, healthcare systems, asset management solutions, court or human services case management and law enforcement incident report management systems — to a central ECM document repository, extending the value of these existing software investments. Instead of working back and forth between various systems and paper files, employees retrieve an electronic copy of a document with one click, accessing a virtual file instantly.
Why Use ECM Software?
It’s no secret that tribal government is drowning in paperwork. In times of ongoing fiscal crisis, it’s tempting to move innovation to the back burner. But technology can actually help tribal governments survive and thrive in leaner times. ECM is a wise investment because it puts tribal agencies back in control of their documents.
Agencies at all levels of tribal government can take advantage of ECM software to gain control of their paperwork and related processes.
This whitepaper will explain how tribal governments benefit from using ECM technology. We give examples of how ECM can improve business processes, and identify long-term trends that are impacted by ECM. Finally, we provide tips on how to start an ECM deployment and explain how to select the best ECM solution.