Recently, the Association for Intelligent Information Management and Business Forms Management Association announced that they have joined forces. BFMA is now a part of AIIM! Read the full press release here. As a longtime board member of BFMA and a new member of AIIM, I wanted to share why forms management matters to information management.
In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, information reigns supreme. A company's ability to manage its information proactively and effectively often dictates its success in the market. However, with the increasing volume and complexity of data, it becomes imperative to have a solid framework in place to process and protect this vital asset. Enter Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
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There are some chores I love, many I don’t mind, and a few that sap my will to live. Folding laundry falls into the soul-crushing category. I’ve tried doing it while I watch the Price is Right or rock out to Taylor Swift (yes, she’s my guilty pleasure!), but nothing distracts me from the monotony of that task. And my least favorite part about it has always been trying to match the socks.
Times change. And that's one of the biggest reasons there's now a resurgence in business process management. Globally, firms are reaching a point where they don't feel they can eke out any more efficiencies from their current processes. At the same time, they understand that new entrants are coming into the marketplace with dramatically different business models. In the insurance industry, for example, companies such as Progressive have developed an online Internet service that has had an obvious impact on older insurance companies and their business model. Examples like that exist throughout this industry, and just about every industry throughout the world. New competitors come online and throw a "spanner in the works" to existing business models. Times change, and organizations have to change with them.
Businesses looking for ongoing growth and scalability try to achieve these goals through different approaches that can provide “that extra advantage.” One such approach is business process management, which aims to find and make ongoing improvements in the operations of a business. This is currently a popular tactic in the business world, featuring various applications, techniques, and tools which make it a complex field of business development.
As we enter into a new decade, it's hard not to look back and reflect on how different everything is now. Twenty years ago, the world was a completely different place than it is today.